Tuesday, November 15, 2011

My weakness...

I thrift way too often, sometimes multiple times a week.  I have a little Etsy shop where I sell some of my wares because if I didn't, you would see me on hoarders.  I truly love everything I buy, so thankfully I get just as must joy sharing those goodies with others.  I can't not thrift.  I've been doing it forever, it's my zen.  

Here are some of my own personal favorite treasures...

 I found this Bambi needlepoint for $7 and it has a note on the back.  It's from 1985 and says "to Derek, Love Aunt Maxine and Aunt Lucine".  I treasure it and have it in my kids room.  
 Another pretty needlepoint.
are you getting the picture?  I can't wait to have a bigger house with a giant wall to display all my beautiful needlepoints.  I have almost all of my beloved Grandmother's needlepoints in my basement and I hope someday my grandchildren will treasure them as much as I do.
 This is a huge paint by numbers.  I found this one thrifting a while back.
Did I mention tchotkes?  
 And dishes?  I have a set that matches this vase in a box in my basement and can't wait to have more room to display/use the whole thing.
 teacups and saucers are also a weakness.  
 as are fire king mugs.  Unfortunately a lot have been broken over the years.  The nice thing about thrift is that you can never be too disappointed with breakage.   My kids have broken 3 out of 4 of my jade cereal bowls.
 This luggage is lined with pink! You can see more here.  I love vintage luggage.  
and last but certainly not least, this beautiful vintage typewriter.
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Hope you enjoyed it!

Peace and love, Amy


  1. Lovely finds. And I adore that pink luggage set.

    <3 Jackie @ Let's Go Thrifting!

  2. I know what ya mean! I like to go 2-3 times a week and the walls in my house won't take nails and stuff so I can't hang much and I have so many cool needlepoint and pictures to hang. Neat finds!


  3. I just seem to collect clothes and rings. I haven't gotten into hoarding home decor yet! (I hope that doesn't happen...eeeek.)

    I'v had my eye on this dress ( for ages, but given how cheaply I shop, it's a little too pricey pour moi.

  4. This post is great!! I'm so glad I found your blog! I'm a new follower!

    Digger ~xoxo~

  5. I really need that Fire King mug with the pink diamond pattern. It is gorgeous!

  6. everything is so cute! i really love thrifting too. things just looked better 20 years ago I think! haha :)

  7. i love those needlepoints! i never find finished ones, just the kits - and i already have too many projects :)

  8. Wow love those pink luggage's that is pretty cool and your dishes...awesome!!

  9. Love all your thrift treasures!! I enjoy the thrill of the hunt too! New follower via Thrifty Tuesday!

  10. You find some great things! The pink luggage rocks! I am a new Twitter and FB follower from Sugar Bee Crafts. Vicky from Mess For Less