Sunday, September 8, 2013

Weekend Thrift Finds

Sadly, it has been a couple of weeks since I got to go on a thrift excursion. The young ones have made it clear: they like what I find them at thrift stores, but they don't like going! Their strong opinions have made it hard for me to get out but yesterday I took advantage of a moment of peace and went out for a quick fix. I could only make it to one store, and unfortunately, it seemed both overpriced and picked over, but I take what I can get, folks.

Here are my spoils:

I spotted a set of four of these glasses and quickly shot off a text to my friend Kristen. She collects this pattern but I wasn't sure if she needed goblets. She messaged right back that she wanted them, so into the cart they went.

Next, a very sturdy and cute basket for my daughter's Little Red Riding Hood Halloween costume. This will serve as part of the costume as well as the treat bucket. I also picked up a skirt for the costume, but plan to doctor it up a bit so I am not sharing yet.

Then my favorite find of the night, more vintage Christmas cookie cutters!

These are in pristine condition--obviously owned by someone not fond of baking. I needed many of these to help reach my goal of having 4 of each one. I still need quite a few but this bag included several of the ones that are harder to come by, like the turkey. On the flip side, I now own seven Santas, so if you have any interest in owning one, please send me a message and it is yours.

Also in the bag with the cookie cutters was this cake decorator. I have a few of these but this one is newer and in better condition.

The book section was pretty sparse but I pawed around until I found a few I wanted to take home, including these two children's Christmas books.

The Christmas carols book reminds me of one that I had as a child (and still have, sans its cover), and I love that it includes my favorite old English carol, "The Friendly Beasts."

Finally, I found these sweet little wooden buckets, which will be employed in my next Little House on the Prairie party somehow.

A few good finds, and I returned home in a better mood than I had left. Retail therapy, thrift style. Linking up to Sir Thrift a Lot.


  1. Looks like you found some neat stuff even if you were only gone for a short while. What luck finding the perfect costume basket right before the holiday :)

  2. I always love seeing pretty crystal on other blogs but just don't have the room to collect it myself. That basket is absolutely perfect for a Little Red Riding Hood costume!

    Have a great week~