Saturday, October 31, 2009
1) Karen Scott brand anything...shoes, shirts, crazy Halloween/Christmas/other holiday vests. I have never, ever seen this brand in a retail store, but I see it in every single thrift store I go to. If only it were JCrew.
2) Overpriced Vera Bradley bags. Now, I have bought some VB bags at thrift stores, but always for about $1 or $2. Never $30! You can find them on eBay for way less than that!
3) Vases full of plastic jewelry...for $80. This is pretty much a Goodwill thing, but I see it at all the Goodwills I go to, so I'm including it. Who in their right mind would pay $80 for a vase of plastic jewelry?!? I mean, I have no problem paying 50 cents for a cool vintage pin or a neat bangle...but most of the stuff in those vases looks pretty useless. For $2, though? I would buy it!
4) Grandma-type orthopedic shoes. They are everywhere. Now if only more Grandmas would buy/give away JCrew flats...in a size 8 pretty please!
5) Super-cute clothes that I would love to wear, but in kid sizes! Since when do kids have cuter clothes than we do? I mean, just look at this little jacket! It was at Goodwill Outlet, so it would've been less than a dollar.
6) Super-long black leather trench coats. Now, some really tall, really cool girls could probably pull this off, but at 5'3", I steer clear of the "I'm about to do something shady in my black trench coat" look. But hey, if you can pull it off, my hat's off to you!
7) Used ash trays. With ash still in them. Um, do I even need to explain how wrong this is? At least clean it out before you donate it!
Just had to get that out! Here's to hoping I find less of this stuff and more great stuff today :) (Oh...and Happy Halloween! I decided at the last minute to be a _______, and rounded up an outfit from Goodwill...I'll make sure to post it tomorrow! Maybe I'll give you a little hint with another post today :))
Friday, October 30, 2009
I'm almost loving brown as much as I love brownies!
Thursday, October 29, 2009
Like, for instance, this cross-body vintage Coach bag:
Let me know- and have a great Thursday!
Wednesday, October 28, 2009
These are brand-spankin'-new red leather JCrew flats, which were at the Love of Jesus. I could just see these amping up my mostly-basics wardrobe, no problem.
Except one tiny detail: they were size 5 1/2! There is no way that my size 8 tootsies can squish into a 5 1/2 shoe.
Should I throw in the towel, or keep looking?
Have a great Wednesday (the week is almost over!).
Tuesday, October 27, 2009
Monday, October 26, 2009
Sunday, October 25, 2009
Here's what I got:
Saturday, October 24, 2009
This is what I wore this afternoon/evening:
From Left: Pendleton Wool Jacket ($8); Vintage Member's Only Jacket ($4); Pendleton Linen Jacket ($4); All, Goodwill
Ever since I found the first Pendleton wool shirt at Goodwill Outlet a couple weeks ago, I've been kind of obsessed with the quality and loveliness. I'm so glad I found these two jackets, too!
And the Member's Only one is so comfy and perfect...now, if it would just get chilly enough to wear it!
I'm going to my Saturday thrift stores after I work today, so I'll definitely have some finds to show you tomorrow! :)
Have a great weekend, everyone!
Friday, October 23, 2009
I got these plain-looking sunnies at Family Thrift a couple weekends ago, thinking I could do something fun with them. Then I saw the new "artist series" Ray-Bans by Maya Hayuk in the November issue of ELLE, and I knew just what I was going to do!
There was really only one step in this DIY: Take out different nail polishes and dot them randomly on the fronts of the frames. (And let dry before you wear them!)
Here are some of my favorite finds, which just so happen to be black:
When I first posted about the tripod, I got a couple comments about how great of a deal I got on it ($1.75!). The funny thing is that I saw this exact same tripod at my local Goodwill a couple days later for $9!
Just goes to show you, even when it comes to thrift shopping it pays to shop around!
Have an excellent Friday!
Thursday, October 22, 2009
Wednesday, October 21, 2009
The Thrifty Quaker
I found some great things in this cute place: 3 old magazines (including the defunct Jane!) for 25 cents each, 3 bangles for $1, A tie-dye T for $2, and a crazy claw necklace for 75 cents.
I also visited Family Thrift, where I got the rest of the fun stuff below: 2 scarves (one is Oscar de la Renta!) for 75 cents each, elbow-length mint green gloves for $2, and the so-tacky-it's-awesome Antiques sweater for $1!
And, finally, the Vera Bradley ID case I found in a bin at Goodwill Outlet. I think the cashier charged me 50 cents for it :) (It's hard to tell how much things are there, since they price mostly by the pound!)
And that's pretty much it from this past Saturday! It only took me half the week to show you all everything I found :)
Up tomorrow... The things that got away on Saturday.
And Friday... A Thrift By Color + a DIY :)
Have a good rest of the week!
Tuesday, October 20, 2009
Here it is:
From top left, clockwise: Sperry Top-Sider Penny Loafers, Goodwill Outlet ($1); Vintage Pins, All Good Samaritan Thrift ($0.25 each); Lace-up Flats, Goodwill Outlet ($1); Carousel Necklace, Family Thrift ($0.45)
I had been seeing lace-up shoes on almost every fashion blog I read, so when I saw these I snatched them up! They are totally me, since they are flat instead of heels like most others. I am a big fan of Sperry Top-Siders, so these penny loafers were a major find. I feel like I'm going to wear this necklace every day. I love it that much!
Have a great Tuesday, everyone!
Monday, October 19, 2009
At the end of the day, I thought the cardie was all I had found JCrew-wise, until I took a second look at this belt, $1 at Goodwill Outlet...
Sunday, October 18, 2009
Left: Crazy Snuggie-like Sweatshirt, Goodwill ($2); Jeans, TJ Maxx ($8); Tights, Dollar Tree ($1); Shoes, Goodwill Outlet ($1); Purse, Goodwill ($4) Right: (What I had to change into 'cause it was sooo cold!) Grey Sweatshirt, Wal Mart ($5); Blue Shirt, Goodwill ($3); rest the same
Yeah. I know I look like some sort of crazy-weird tourist in both outfits, what with the sandals with socks, bag slung over my shoulder, and sweatshirts galore. But in some ways, I am still a tourist in this town. I've been here less than a year, and I still need my GPS to get anywhere, so I think I can get away with this get-up every once in awhile :)
Anyway. So today I was looking for JCrew flats again (denied, again) and a leather jacket (denied). What did I find? Only the most awesome things, ever! (Until next time, anyway.)
Here's what I found:
Another Samsonite Train Case! With the tray!, Love of Jesus ($2); Polaroid Camera w/two packs of film!!!, Antique Store ($6); Pirate Cup, Antique Store ($0.50); Skeleton Key, Antique Store ($2)
So, yeah. I found not only a Polaroid camera, but film!! They don't sell it in stores anymore, so it's hard to find, and expensive if you do find it. Most of the treasures above were found at an Antique store near a thrift store I tried to check out today, which ended up being closed on Sundays. It had this whole back room of stuff for a dollar or two, which I thought was really cool.
The train case I found at Love of Jesus, and I got it, even though I have two other ones now! They are so great for organization and I love the look of them :)
More on my Saturday finds tomorrow- I have to finish some laundry!
From top left, clockwise: Vintage (working) Pencil Sharpener, Good Samaritan ($1.25); Someone's Fridge Magnet Collection!, Good Samaritan ($1); 1960s issue of Cosmo, Love of Jesus ($0.25); Leather Briefcase, Goodwill Outlet ($1)
I know, I know. Totally random, right? But our fridge really lacks magnets, and when I saw this full bag of them for a dollar, I couldn't resist! And the pencil sharpener? So cute and perfect for the desk we'll finally have in our new apartment. What's not awesome about such an old magazine? The ads alone are worth 25 cents! The briefcase...well, honestly, it reminds me of my dad, and I just love it. It makes me feel so grown-up :)
Have a great Sunday, everyone!
Saturday, October 17, 2009
I got: Sperry Top-Siders, lace-up flats, a leather briefcase, a Vera Bradley ID case, 2 Louis Vuitton (not real, I'm sure, but cute!) clutches, 2 evening bags, a JCrew belt, an 80s belt, some typewriter paper ('cause it looked cool), and The Outsiders book.
And that was just at G.O. :) My total: $15.oo.
This is what I wore to thrift today, since it was chilly outside:
From top left, clockwise: Beaded Bag, Love of Jesus ($0.50); LV Bags, Goodwill Outlet ($1 each); Mesh Bag, Goodwill Outlet ($0.50); Leather Evening Bag, Goodwill Outlet ($1)
Whew! I'm tired just thinking about today :) I'll def have pictures and a better recap of the day for the next couple days... for now, some blog reading and dinner with the hubby are in my future!
Photo via the Etsy listing linked above.
I totally want something like this to add to my collection! It is so bright and fun and adorable.
What I'm also looking for as I thrift this weekend: more cool sunnies, the perfect leather jacket, vintage pins, and... some JCrew flats! (I know this is kind of pushing my luck, but hey, you never know! Still pining for those ones that got away...)
Some more eBay JCrew flats, for around $20 with shipping. I know I can find them cheaper!
Have a great weekend everyone, and wish me luck today :)
Friday, October 16, 2009
Yeah, not a fan.
BUT... Oh, the smell of fresh bubble gum. Love it. And tonight, after a super-long day, I am lighting my new (Goodwill, $3) Bubble Gum candle and relaxing.
'Cause what could be better than bubble gum that never loses it's bubble gum-ness?
Have a good night! Can't wait for some killer thrifting tomorrow!
Vera Bradley Bag, Goodwill Outlet ($2); Pink Bangle, Love of Jesus (less than $1); Computer Cover, Goodwill ($2); JCrew Belt, Goodwill ($1)
Have a great weekend everyone!!
Thursday, October 15, 2009
Meet my new brown boots :) $2
I like how my new boots are sort of cowboy, sort of Native American... (it's not PC to say "Indian" in this case, is it?)
Anyway... and my D & B purse. Oh my. I saw it, and I totally fell in love. Even before I opened the flap and made the discovery that it was-gasp!-worth a whole lot more than $4!
Such a pretty bag, $4
And just so you can see it's real-ness in all it's glory...
Ahhhh. How I can I even hope to find anything great this weekend when I found so many treasures today? Let's hope this luck never runs out!
I practically ran to them! I've been searching for JCrew flats on eBay, thrift stores, basically anywhere they don't cost an arm and a leg.
I was excited to see that they were size 8 1/2. (I wear an 8, but sometimes 8 1/2 works.)
I tried them on. I walked around, and around. And they just wouldn't stay on my feet. Too big.
Ugh. The same exact green flats that got away are listed on eBay here (shown above) but, sigh, in a 9.
What have you all missed out on?
Wednesday, October 14, 2009
This is so exciting for me- that other people (that I didn't already know!) read and enjoy Another's Treasure.
I just wanted to say thank you so much to TYSS for posting about me, and thank you all for reading!
It all started with one of my most favorite people in the world: my Grammy.
She has had this tradition for her children and grandchildren for some time: we can all "put our name" on something of hers that we are especially fond of. And when she's gone, it is ours. I don't want to think about a time when my Grammy will be gone- ever.
Thankfully, over the years, I've inherited a couple things early. One of these things is Grammy's mom's vintage gold evening bag. Although I've only carried it a couple times, I've always kept it close to me.
My "New" Vintage Evening Bag, Family Thrift ($0.99); My Great-Grandma's Purse
Now, fast-forward to this past Saturday. I found a vintage beaded evening bag at Family Thrift for a mere 99 cents! And, really, how could I pass that up?
I can picture my future vintage evening bag collection- hanging on the wall all pretty and fancy.
And the vintage pins and cool sunnies I found Saturday have also begun a mild obsession with both items. I mean, what modern girl can't use some neat accessories to amp up her wardrobe?
My current vintage sunnies collection: More to come, I'm sure!
Tuesday, October 13, 2009
Moto-like Jacket, Love of Jesus ($3); Cato Top, Goodwill ($2); Old Navy Jeans, Goodwill ($4); Woven Flats, Love of Jesus ($3); Vera Bradley Purse, Goodwill Outlet ($2!)
I was excited to wear some of my recent finds for the first time- especially the super-comfy jacket and my authentic Vera Bradley purse that I got at the Goodwill Outlet for $2! The funniest thing about it was that the lady that rang up my stuff there was all, "Ma'am, now you know this bag is going to be $2...do you still want it?"
And some more:
From top left, clockwise: Silk Scarf, FanTastic Thrift ($1); Gucci Sunglasses Case, Family Thrift ($0.45); Super-Cool Sunglasses Case, FanTastic Thrift ($0.75); Tripod!, FanTastic Thrift ($1.75)
I'd say that I had a pretty successful day :) I did get another pair of sunglasses too, but I'm going to post about that (and my other new obsessions) tomorrow!
Monday, October 12, 2009
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Have a great Monday, everyone! (And if you're off work, like me, have a good day off!)
Sunday, October 11, 2009
Little Wooden Bowls: $1.25 each, Goodwill
So until we move into our bigger apartment (November!! Yay!!), I will have to be satisfied with little home decor/hubby presents such as these.
Saturday, October 10, 2009
From top left, clockwise: 1) My Samsonite Train Case!!; 2) Today's treasures; 3) A close-up: 2 vintage necklaces ($2 each, Family Thrift), a Tiffany-blue-colored scarf ($1, Fantastic Thrift), a cameo pin ($2, Family Thrift), a hummingbird pin ($0.50, Good Samaritan), a rhinestone pin ($0.50, Good Samaritan), a brown bangle ($0.45, Family Thrift), a sweater clip ($2, Family Thrift), 80s sunnies ($2, Family Thrift), 70s sunnies (in bright blue! $1, Fantastic Thrift), and a very cool vintage beaded purse ($1, Family Thrift); vintage cookie tins? ($0.50, Good Samaritan) 4) My new train case doing what I meant for it to: holding all my treasures and my makeup in our bathroom :)
The rest of my goodies:
My (real!) Vera Bradley Purse ($2, Goodwill Outlet); Little Pryex Cup ($0.45, Family Thrift); Subtle Moto Jacket ($3, Love of Jesus); Impulse Buy- Super Soft Leapard Print Vest ($7, Family Thrift)
More Pics from the day:
II Wore a Bow Today! (Inspired by Idee Geniale); Messing Around in Love of Jesus; Train Case Find #1: Denied.; The Huge Selection of Luggage at Good Samaritan (Where I found my train case for a mere $2.99!)
Whew. What a day, and what a post, right? Hope you all are having an excellent weekend (much like mine!) and see you tomorrow :)