The Nifty Thrifty: Brass Christmas and Winter Clothes

I hope you all had a lovely Thanksgiving weekend!  We definitely enjoyed hanging out with Chris's family, cooking up some tasty food, and stuffing ourselves silly.  What with the holiday, and all our preparations for Black Friday and Cyber Monday for our Etsy shop (making lots of listings and putting a bunch of items on SALE!), we didn't have much time to thrift.  We picked up just a couple things, and we also found some time to take pictures of a few more vintage clothing items we picked up recently (we wrote all about starting to buy vintage clothing for our shop in this post).  Hopefully you had a bit more luck than us, so make sure you link up your finds, too!

By the way, you may have gotten used to Chris writing these posts (with lots of influence and editing by me...), but I was behind everything we bought this week, and Chris has no idea what to say about clothes so I'm taking over for today.

We made just one trip to Savers this week and picked up this solid brass Christmas tree candle holder.  The simple shape of the design is very cool, and I bet it would look even better with four candles all lit up as part of your Christmas tablescape.

I found this whole stack of awesome vintage fabrics at Savers, and I'm hoping to bust out my sewing machine and make some throw pillows.

This chunky nordic wool sweater by Rey Wear would be the perfect cross country skiing accessory. It's awesome as a hilarious oversized hipster sweater on girls or guys.

buy it on Etsy here

This amazing 60's dress and vest set by Ruth Norman for Gay Gibson is so Scandinavian folk mod cool, I just can't stand it (in a really good way).  We found this at the Salvation Army in Fitchburg last week.

This long wool cape by Avoca (an Irish company) in lovely shades of turquoise, blue, and purple is so elegant and warm.  I think it's late 70's or 80's, and it came from Savers a bit ago.

buy it on Etsy here

This beautiful vintage fox fur headband or cowl scarf is obscenely soft and wonderful.  I love that this piece can go classic as a headband or modern as a scarf.  We picked it up at Savers the other day along with the brass candle holder, vintage fabrics, and...

This cute litte fur hat.  It might be a little silly, but I love it.  I'm actually wearing it right now.  It's like a fitted hood that just wraps your head in warmth and happiness.  I'm not 100% sure of the type of fur, but I think it's rabbit even though it has amazing colors on the sides that reminds me of a chipmunk.  It has a quilted interior with a very old looking tag that says simply, "Made in Canada."

This mink muff is a gorgeous color and great shape.  I'm not sure if anyone actually uses muffs anymore, but if they do, they need this one.  This piece and everything else that's not listed yet will be up in our shop soon!

I guess this Nifty Thrifty is a bit different from usual, but what do you think?  Did you find anything great this week?  Link up with us!

These blogs also host great link-ups that we join, so make sure you check them out, too: Apron Thrift GirlMe 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!


  1. oooooh....the muff is DIVINE (although here in Adelaide it's 100 degrees all this week!)

  2. Love the tree and fabric - nice finds!

  3. The blue dress looks great on you, altho maybe without the vest haha.

  4. Oh, those fabrics and the purple coat are to die for!

  5. I like the styling of your clothing pics a lot! Great job. Thank you for hosting.

  6. I don't know which is my favorite. It's all wonderful. You have excellent taste.

  7. That cape is exactly my colors. I love the drape of the fabric on a cape, but in the end usually prefer my winter coats for warmth.

  8. Love the model photos:-) They showcase your finds perfectly.

    Thanks for hosting & Happy Holidays!


  9. I love love love that blue dress and vest set! The fur hats are so strange, but so neat! And you are just quirky enough to pull them off. I mean that in the nicest of ways! : ) I would look like such a doffus!

  10. I found you through Six Balloons and love your style. That cape rocks! I just featured a thrifted cape made in Dublin and so regret getting rid of a mohair tartan cape when I moved, silly girl. The fur hats are wonderful and the second one isn't silly at all - very 60s après ski! I found one like it in a thrift shop and sadly left it there as it was moulting badly. :(


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