things that came home with me from the thrift store

March 22nd, 2011

tin container with wooden top

-a metal container with a beautiful wooden top; I want to say teak because it sounds fancy, but really I have no idea.

vintage bunny tin

-a slightly creepy bunny tin.


-a basket to put the baby my yarn in

stripey blanket

-a super awesome stripey blanket

blanket artfully draped on the couch

grand total: 10 bucks. I forgot how awesome the thrift store can be, how did that happen?

Posted in thrift.

19 Responses to things that came home with me from the thrift store

  1. Heather says:

    Great finds, although the bunny is a bit creepy. I recently introduced my little girl to the treasures at the thrift store. She found a big hat and fake flowers. She was delighted!

  2. Suzanne says:

    I try to go to Saver’s thrift store each Monday when they have their 99 cent and half off tags. I have extra women’s sewing patterns on my blog this week (as a giveaway) that came home this last thrift trip. And yes…that bunny is a little off…lol!

  3. Jessica says:

    I love that blanket.

  4. Chris says:

    Woot! I love finding great bargains. I like to think of thrifting as an adventure. You never know what you might find.

  5. Lia says:

    I love a great day at the thrift store. You had some awesome finds. I was at the thrift store yesterday but dropping off instead of buying. Still a good feeling but not quite as fun.

  6. Wendy says:

    Nice scores! I never find anything good at the thrift store. I just don’t seem to have the knack for it.

  7. Mom says:

    You might have recognized that blanket from years ago: your sister Caroline had one just like it. It was a Santa Fe purchase. Nice to see it turn up again.

  8. Ann says:

    I guess thrifting runs in the family. karma is good.

  9. The rabbit IS a bit creepy but I love that blanket! Good find.

  10. Thrift stores keep shutting their doors around here – probably because they only rarely had anything cute like that in…

  11. AprilAllYear says:

    What you have there in that blanket is an authentic Mexican serape. Love them. That was really a steal. I wanted to show you a couple of others, and found some here:

    They are not uncommon here in Texas. The serapes are nicer than the falsa (which everyone seems to have 10+ of to use practically like packing blankets or picnic blankets or wraps or cargo protectors or seat protectors or doggie beds or couch protectors or or or).

    Nice post. I love our resale shop here, too.

  12. ingrid says:

    I love that creepy bunny tin!

  13. mixette says:

    You were a rock star from Mars at that thrift store! Adore the stripey blanket.

  14. Sascha says:

    Thrifting bugs the crap out of me. Everyone but me finds cool stuff. I need a basket for the baby. Preferably one with a lid.

  15. Carla says:

    I agree with Sascha, I never find cool stuff at the thrift store … all the norcal hipster kids beat me to the good stuff! I have thrift-find envy!

  16. Angela says:

    Great finds! My mom used to have a wicker stool that looked very much like your “basket”… ;)

  17. Fun finds! I have a similar wicker basket & serape blanket at home.

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  19. sophia says: beautiful is that?? it looks like an all in one food waste bin. chop and dump. kind of yucky in terms of cleanliness i guess, but that’s what crossed my mind when i saw the picture. a beautiful round wooden chopping board on top of a nice bin for food waste.