Monday, March 28, 2011

Thrifted Lovelies

So maybe it's a good thing I live in the middle of nowhere... There aren't a whole lot of places to shop, and I find myself wandering through aisle after aisle of peoples' junk at the local thrift shops... These are the latest gems I've happened upon, fallen in love with, and dragged home with me... :)
An absolute beauty in need of a little cleaning and polishing, but in great shape!  It's just perfect for storing these...
I was in search of a nice leather belt to use as a handle for a navy and white striped bag I'll be making...(tutorial coming soon!)  I found both of these belts at the same time...$.99 and $3.99.  They are absolutely gorgeous!  Much too pretty to be cutting up... They will be the perfect addition to the fun summer dresses I'm hoping to make with the help of this...
I've been wanting one of these little ladies for a long time now.  I thought she was a little steep at $59... Until I went home and looked her up online...$219 brand new!  I'll take her!

Sometimes you just have to be in the right mood for thrifting.  It can be dirty...and disappointing when you find nothing.  But it can be such a thrill when you happen upon lovelies such as these!

-Chartreuse- 


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17 comments:

  1. Wow and she is fuchsia :) and the both are most def. "lovelies" :D

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  2. Nice finds! I love the bureau! For some reason it reminds me of the dresser Gramma had in her bedroom.

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  3. I love your thrift finds! The dresser looks a bit like my mother's, which I now have - it's the "Art Deco" style, and I'm itching to Redo it, but my niece says no - I'll be glad to see if you make changes to yours! And ... I "followed" your blog :)

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  4. That bureau is gorgeous! You definitely got lucky with these finds!

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  5. Love the dresser, such nice details! The lines are so nice and feminine. So jealous of your dress form! I've looked into make one myself, because they are so expensive. I'm teaching myself to sew, and would love to have one of those to help me make adjustments and see if something is turning out right. Great thrifting!

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  6. I so wish I could stumble upon some gems like those! Wow!

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  7. You done good! Dress forms are high. and that dresser...OMG.

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  8. oh my goodness - great finds indeed! I can hardly believe that gorgeous piece of furniture wasn't snapped up by an antique dealer - lucky you!!!

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  9. I want to come thrift with you. Even though $59 seems higher than my usual monthly budget, sometimes you have to take a plunge. She is definitely worth it.
    Love the dresser and mirror. I am glad you appreciate the beauty of the wood grains.

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  10. Great finds...the dresser is dreamy. I too want a form but still waiting for one to drop in my lap. :)

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  11. I need to go out and look more, clearly! These are great find..thanks for sharing and linking up!

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  12. Beautiful! I see you are new to blogging. Every Monday I have a newbie linkie party and you will be sure to meet some new friends...hope to see you soon. I am becoming a new friend as well.

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  13. i was just thinking... she's not going to cut these belts, is she? whoo... and the dressing form... that was a great lucky day indeed. btw: you have to give her a name. (the dressing form, i mean)

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  14. Thanks for all the comments, guys! It's great to get feedback! And yes, I must give her a name...I've had a few rolling around in my head, but none of them seem right. I'll let you all know when I come up with something!
    -Chartreuse-

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  15. That's a crazy good deal for that dress form. I've found in terrible condition for $129.00!!!

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