We found a nice little selection of items this week. Since our last Nifty Thrifty we have been busy working on our wedding website (we'll share soon... we're really excited about how awesome it is turning out) and photographing our space so we only made it out to Savers and the Salvation Army on Saturday, but it worked out nonetheless.
Julia can claim credit for this awesome Savers find. This piece of seasonal fiber art is so cool! I am lobbying to keep it. It is like a paint by numbers on crack!... in the best possible way of course. We're not quite sure what the technique is; it's seems to be something between crewel and cross-stitch... is there a name for that?
I, on the other hand, claim the rights to this Savers find, which is pretty sweet on its own, but it doubles as a small boost in our personal infrastructure. The lens that came with this camera set, which I purchased for $20, also fits my Nikon D200 that we use for our blog! Before having this we were limited to my fixed 28mm lens as well as a 75-300mm, but now we have a 30-70mm lens, too!
I also found this classic cork pencil and notepad holder. I probably took about five steps into Savers before spotting this and claiming it as mine. I've always wanted one of these, but we'll have to decide whether we would rather have the spherical kind instead.
I also snagged this awesome blue, grey, and black wool houndstooth tie at Savers, which I will probably be keeping. I really like wool ties--there is just something a bit more substantial, and yet laid back, about them.
We are also welcoming this Swiss Alpine pie dish to our personal collection of dishes in this pattern. Julia found this at Savers with a good deal of staining, but after a quick clean with Bar Keeper's Friend it looks great.
We love to buy vintage boardgames and own a large collection of them, so when I spotted this one at Savers I had to open it up and have a peek. All of the pieces are still there, and we'll be trying it out soon. We wouldn't want to sell off a really fun game before we've tried it!
Julia purchased this small teal wool Faribo brand blanket at the Salvation Army when we stopped their briefly after our Savers run on Saturday. The blanket looks like it might have been an airplane blanket, but we couldn't figure out which airline it could be from - the most likely option would be Canadian Airlines, since they used a Canadian goose, but we couldn't find any logos of theirs that looked quite like this; any ideas?
I spotted this colorful set of fondue forks at the Salvation Army, and we quickly added them to our cart. They will now be joining a listing with this stainless steel and teak fondue pot we've had lying around.
And last but not least, we found four more of these little popcorn bowls, which will be joining the set we picked up last month that is currently up on Etsy to make a set of seven small individual bowls and one large serving bowl.
Overall is was a pretty good haul for one day... some things to keep for our own collections, some things to sell, and even one thing to use for future blog pictures!
What do you think of our purchases this week? Thoughts, favorites, comments? What did you thrift this week? Do you thrift mostly for keeps, mostly for resale, or a combination? Tell us in the comments, then link up your thrifty finds to share!
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, Sir Thrift-A-Lot, and a brand new one at Remnant!
Without further ado, a few easy rules for the Nifty Thrifty Link Up:
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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.
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