Wednesday, August 17, 2011

It's National Thriftshop Day

I really forgot all about it, honest to God, I didn't remember until I looked at my calendar this afternoon.  To no ones surprise, I found myself with 20 minutes to spare on my lunch hour.  Here are the goodies.
My heart skipped a beat when I saw these.  I had just walked in the door and the heavens opened and sunbeams were shining and there they were...all pretty, and white, and suede, and Bass, and MY SIZE!  They were $3, and look like they have never been worn.

Might have to get some ribbon shoe-strings...they really deserve something better.  Any ideas?

I have one of these already, but couldn't pass it up.  It's a great book with tons of ideas.  I will add it to my shop soon (I hope).

There was an older couple standing near this and I asked the man if he was getting it.  He kind of laughed and shook his head no.  It's an old tackle box or tool box.  Can you see the ruler on top?  It's metal and...has all those great compartments.

  We'll call it the original "Caboodle".  I paid $2 for it.

And finally, this vintage Liz Claiborne one piece.  It's way too short for me, but I think it's super cute. It will definitely be in the shop soon.  Sorry about the horrible pictures.  My camera is missing (my 2 year old is suspect) so my phone has to do.  At least the last one fuzzied out my tired no makeup face, and the fact that this one piece is way too small for me.
Don't forget to check out the "I like to party" page to see where it's at this week.  I am going to try to get it cleaned up and organized better soon...I promise!


  1. The shoes are amazing!! I totally missed nataional thriftshop today (I know shame on me) but glad you managed to get a few minutes of thrifting into your day!


  2. THREE DOLLARS!? what a steal for such lovely shoes!

    xx Grace

  3. excuse my sticky fingers I meant national not that extra a version I put up there.

  4. you're so clever and swift to shop only in 30 minutes, great stuff you've got! The saddles shoes are my favorite!


  5. thanks guys. I am still in awe over those shoes!

  6. GASP! Those shoes. $3? Whadda steal! If they belonged to me, I would try suede or 1/4" grosgrain ribbon laces in a bright or pastel color. I'm having total thrift envy... Do show us what you end up doing! Would love to see the results.

    Van // The Clothes We Wear // Wearing motherhood with style.

  7. Great finds! Those shoes are wonderful! I love the old metal tackle box. thank you for joining TTF and have a fun weekend!

  8. love your shoes. you got such a great deal on those.

  9. I love the caboodle that you found! Things like that have so much more personality than a plastic one!! Thanks for stopping by the Firefly...

  10. oh, those shoes! swoon! they were meant to be yours if the heavens opened up. i mean, who can argue with that?


  11. Hi~

    I love all your thrifty finds!! Shouldn't everyday be National Thriftshop Day?? Also, I have the honor of featuring you as my New Neighbor on the Blog. Please drop by & see...


    Drop By The Tattered Tag

  12. antiquing and thrifting are my favorite!! I wanted to let you know I have awarded your blog with the "Versatile Blogger Award"!! Check out my current post for more info! Have a great day!

  13. I didn't even know it was national thrifting day! Luckily, I made it thrifting anyhow. Dying over those shoes! Thanks for linking up at Thursdays are for Thrifters!

  14. Oh my, I love those shoes! I have been looking for some oxfords for so long and haven't been successful even in retail. Lucky you to have found those wonderful shoes!!!!! I am from Wichita, and I have never seen any good shoes in the thrift stores.

  15. I see that Jess already awarded you, but as I already posted that I am awarding you, you just get the award twice. :)

    I have awarded you the Versatile Blogger Award: