As self proclaimed thrifters we were pretty lame this week. We only went out one day, and we only stopped at Savers. This panned out pretty well, but only by chance; a day at Savers can be either feast or famine. Thankfully we ended up towards the feast side of the spectrum.
As a general rule we try to make it to estate sales on Saturday, but since our best day of thrifting falls on our only real day of rest it can sometimes be a bit difficult to motivate ourselves. So instead of schlepping around to a bunch of sales that didn't sound very fruitful based on their ads, we decided to take it easy, sleep in, and work on photographing stock.
|on Etsy here|
It tends to happen that once you know about something in the thrift world you start to see it everywhere, and while this is not exactly the same as our Teach-n-Fun rotary phone block toy, it is right up there in coolness. I assume most manufacturers of children's toys nowadays would probably produce cell phone toys, and they probably wouldn't be made of wood either (other than this oddly compelling wood smart phone toy for babies on Etsy). There is something beautiful about the simplicity of vintage.
We love finding things that we've only seen on the internet, and this rounded square red lidded Pyrex is one of them. Very unique shape you rarely find.
|on Etsy here|
These silver ombre rim lowball glasses are a bit too ridiculous for my taste with the embossed floral design, but Julia insisted that we pick them up, and if there's one thing I've learned it's that The Juj (aka Julia) is worth listening to. And after seeing how nicely these glasses photograph I'm more confident in the purchase.
|on Etsy here|
These however, were my suggestion, and not because I am the biggest fan, but how could we pass up such an awesomely hilarious set of bowls. Apparently, based on one individual's research on the internets, they are rimmed with 22k gold, but they were in pretty poor shape when we picked them up. Julia, and her mastery of gentle cleaning, quickly shined them up to the almost perfect condition you see here.
This set of four Fire King mugs in the Kimberly pattern were a bit of a gamble, but they are pretty fun. The set is actually two sets of different shades of orange, or at least two that have been dish-washed.
|on Etsy here|
This silly thermos and lunch box/carry case was definitely a Julia find, and I remain skeptical, but there is quite the market for vintage kitsch.
So we've been collecting these small glass jars for just this moment; while at Savers the other day we came across the stack of three on the left which we decided to combine with the three we already had to make this set. We enjoy building small collections of things like these glass jars. Hopefully we can find somebody that needs just such a collection.
This is probably the most interesting thing we found during our trip to Savers this week. As I was going on my second lap of the store Julia pulled me over to look at this pile of vintage Parisian lace. There are two different patterns and several yards of each! We will most likely not be able to use this, but we could always add a vintage supply section to our Etsy shop. We don't know much about vintage lace at all, but the tag that reads "Paris" and then a bunch of numbers was just too tempting.
And now for the newest addition to our weekly Nifty Thrifty post: a Linky Party!
We have found that linking up with other vintage blogs is the best way to find fellow thrifters and build our vintage blogging community. Some of our favorite link-ups have become more sporadic recently, and though we still love to link up with them, we thought we would try to do our part and add another way for all of you to share your thrifty finds with each other every week! If you've been following our blog, you know that we post a Nifty Thifty every Sunday night (sometimes Monday morning if we're really behind), so this should be a great, consistent way for us all to share our finds week after week. In the future, we might even feature some of our linkers' best finds from the previous week to give everyone a little boost :)
These blogs also host great link-ups that we join, so make sure you check them out, too: Apron Thrift Girl, Me and my Shadow, and Sir Thrift-A-Lot
Without further ado, a few easy rules:
1. We would love it if you would follow our blog on Google Friend Connect (check the right sidebar), like us on Facebook, follow us on Twitter, and leave a friendly comment :)
2. Only link up recent blog posts that showcase your thrifty finds from the week, including items from yard sales, estate sales, thrift stores, consignment stores, flea markets, and even the side of the road! Thrifty finds that you have restored or updated are fine, but please no unrelated DIY or craft projects (we like those, too, but lets keep this link-up focused on thrifty vintage!).
3. Remember to link back to this blog - a living space - so everyone can join in.
4. Link straight to your individual post, not your whole blog.
5. No links to Etsy shops or other non-blog sites.
Thanks for joining in!