Monday, June 09, 2008

I'm a Hottie



Oh yes, that says 107 degrees. That's in my car on Sunday afternoon. It always registers a few degrees warmer but STILL. One would think that with those kind of temperatures expected that Dita and I would have cancelled our trip to the Elephant's Trunk Flea Market yesterday. One would think . . .

Not only did we brave the heat yesterday but we also ran around in the rain on Friday to hit three big Long Island thrift stores. We found many treasures! I was hoping to find some new vintage trims for The Shop but no such luck. :( AND I saw a lady at the flea market with a whole CART full! Argh! I really wish I hadn't seen that. LOL I did find some hankies, a few vintage British pop up books, some great Bakelite belt buckles and buttons and loads of gorgeous vintage pillowcases, though. Once I figure out what I'm keeping I'll list the rest on Etsy. :)

So onto the goods . . .



A few hankies (you know I'll be keeping that pink and brown one!) and some sweet baubles including another enamel flower pin for my collection! I found one on Friday, too. And I seem to now have started a collection of rhinestone pins, too. :) All of this is from the flea market. See that oval rose dish? Dita found it for me. On Friday I found these at Savers:



There are 6 plates and the pink is slightly lighter (not as much as in the pictures). I love them! What fabulous dessert plates! :)

My best deal of the day at the flea market was for this quilt:



I love it! It's my first vintage quilt. :) It has some damage but it was worth it. The lady was so nice. I wasn't going to ask the price of the quilt. It was one of the first places we stopped and I know how collectible vintage quilts are so I instead asked for the price of a jar of buttons and a linen tea towel. $4 for both, okay sounds good, she's not too pricey I'll just ask. $10 for the quilt! Seriously, okay that sounds great I'll take it! When she picked it up to put it in a bag she noticed the damage and said "Hmm, I didn't realize it was ripped. How about $10 for everything then?" Yoink! I'll take it!*

So as you can imagine, I have the flea market fever now. It's a good thing that one is 90 minutes away or it could become a bad habit. I did hear about one in Yonkers though . . .

Anyway, Dita and I had a fabulous weekend together. I'm so lucky to have her as a friend. :) I'll get to see her for 4th of July this year, too! I'll share more of our treasures this week including the goodies I'll be putting in The Goodness Shop AND a giveaway. I think the prize will be vintage Faith Austin hankies, what do you think?? Details to come!

cheers
Rebecca

* - I think that is the new Thrifty Goodness motto, LOL "YOINK! I'll take it!" Yoink, of course, being the sound you make when you snag a great thrifty find. ;) Any one out there yelling "Yoink!" lately??

12 comments:

Vintage Hunter said...

Fun quilt! I love old patchwork quilts like that. Congrats!

Clementine & Mandarin said...

You certainly are a hottie! Sorry, I missed out on a fun weekend of thrifting. What great finds! Boo!

Jane said...

Zonkers! What goodness! Yoink! Reminds me of Scooby and the gang! LOL! So glad you found good stuff. Makes the heat worth it!

Wendy said...

Send some of that heat this way!
Yoink is great, I did have a Yoink moment recently, 2 yards of Marimekko fabric! There a few dinks in it, but really, for $2 I'm not complaining. Will post a pic soon....

Vallen said...

I adore that quilt. I think those patchy ones are just so much more fun than really planned out ones. I'm coming with you next time. I wish. Well, in my heart I'll be there.

Christy said...

Great finds Rebecca!

Unfortunately, no Yoink-ing here. I'm in a strict "no stuff in, lots of stuff out" mode. I haven't been thrifting in at least 6 weeks!

Wendy said...

Awesome finds! I feel ya on the heat though! I wish I had a thermometer in my car to see how hot it is. When I go to leave work it feels like it's 120!

Em said...

Wow great find! It's been hotter than the blazes around here too recently! Sometimes I don't believe my thermometer in the van! I need to go thrifting this weekend... maybe it will be cooler!

Katherine said...

Awesome finds, Rebecca! The quilt is truly an incredible score, lucky you!
Seeing all the goodness you found has me hankering to hit the thrift stores as soon as possible so that I can yell, "Yoink!" LOL

The Polka Dot Pixie said...

Oooooh those plates!!! I think Cake would taste even better served upon them! How fun it must be going thrifting with you!!! :-)

Jenn Maruska said...

"Yoink!" is a fabulous word. It conveys so much, in so few letters.

: D

roseylittlethings said...

Love the Quilt~~

LinkWithin

Related Posts with Thumbnails