Wednesday, June 29, 2011

Thrifting Finds

Today I did some thrifting.  I found the Poodle at a Good Will store by my Moms house.  I can say though that I really don't like thrifting at good wills.  First of all they sort by color and they don't mark and sizes on their clothes.  It makes looking there for any clothing a bit overwhelming besides the fact that I haven't found any vintage clothing at a Good Will in about 10 years.  What I had stopped at the Good Will for was a slip and they had none. NONE!!!! All I found was the poodle and a 70's avocado green ice crusher (which I bought for my in laws because they like those 70's colors).  The poodle was 4 dollars and the Ice crusher was 6 dollars so not too bad a stop.  Later in the afternoon I stopped at a Valu Thrift where I happily found 3 full slips not positive of the their vintage but definitely older than the 80's I am guessing from the tags.  I also bought  a camisole and three half slips and paid a grand total of $13.54 so again not a bad find and it was what I was looking for as we have a wedding to attend on Saturday and well last time I needed a slip they seemed to have left the building.  Have I ever mentioned that I think I have a black hole in my house?  Right now it seems to have a fondness for beige slips and black pedal pushers oh and my purple polka dot peasant blouse that I made for myself and didn't post this spring and well now it is gone into the black hole living in my house.  Well enough about that do you all have any favorite places to thrift?

11 comments:

  1. We have a pretty good Goodwill here, but it can be hard work to dig through to find the good stuff! I've also lived in two towns with great Hospice thrift shops. And you can't beat them for a cause to support!

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  2. I do love your poodle! Can't comment on Thrift stores, we have charity shops in the UK who have ALL cottoned on to the 'vintage' thing and so things that used to be 50p are now several £s!

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  3. I thrift store and charity shops are mostly the same thing proceeds do go to charity usually the only difference I have noticed between the American and British version is the size many of ours are massive in size. That being said I only popped into two charity shops when I was in the UK and that was 10 years ago.

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  4. I have found some good stuff at the Goodwill by our house BUT like Mrs Florence said you usually do have to dig through to find it. Most of the vintage clothing I have found Ive pretty much stumbled upon by dumb luck. I have noticed though that the best goodies have been found right when it started to warm up and people were having yard sales, and probably spring cleaning. I found alot the past month but it has since started to dwindle off.

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  5. I love that poodle! very cool! I agree with you about thrift/charity shops... I've never found any actual vintage at one, except for a little scarf come to think of it! They are occasionally good for trinkets, ornaments and such things though!

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  6. The poodle is fab!
    The Goodwill here is sooo expensive...I can go to the clearance rack at Ross and find vintage-looking items at better prices!
    There are two other thrift stores in our town but it is so hit and miss...garage sales use to be great but not anymore in my area. Like Atomic Mama, I stumble upon most of mine and it's ;ike Christmas all over again!

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  7. lol You bought three full slips, three half slips and a camisole...I've had a similiar experience where I landed (what seemed like) someone's entire undergarment wardrobe and came home with four slips in outrageous colors like melon orange and Pepto-bismol pink. Those are the best thrifting days ever!

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  8. I am one step a head of you and I am on it - its done...new color yay!

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  9. I find this really beautiful poodle! Oh, please ... do not complain where I live there is no vintage stores or garage sales or anything like that, I envy when I look online the wonderful things you find in your country ....

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  10. Rosie how can there be no thrifting do people never get rid of things? Or do they all send it all to the dump??? Do people find no value in other peoples trash???

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