Sunday, January 20, 2013

Curious Finds

I hit up two different thrifts over the last few weekends and lucked into to honest to goodness vintage finds. The first being this:

When I saw it in a bag I just assumed it was a new egg made to look like a vintage one. What a pleasant surprise when I got home and looked inside to find "made in the Republic of Germany" and some grass:

The other side is cute, too.

A lucky vintage find! And the cost? 59 cents. In that same trip I came across a box of flash cards from 1963:

They are a good size and I love the graphics.

This weekend I went to a thrift that is further out that I don't visit too often. I noticed immediately that a woman had one of my coveted Ralph Lauren flowered/striped sheets in her basket. I hate seeing that! I followed her for a bit hoping she might ditch it but no luck. (yes I'm a thrift stalker. Sue me.) But then it was like the thrift gods took pity on me and I found this in the section of random bagged items:

An entire baggy of true velvety vintage millinery flowers. I snatched that bag and hid it in my cart. I honestly checked later to make sure it was still there. I pretty much got over that sheet. There were 8 bunches of flowers. I think those brown ones are my favorites.

I snagged the small cracker jar on the same trip knowing it would make a good home for my fanciful find. So what did I pay? 99 cents for the jar AND 99 cents for the entire bag of flowers.

On this same trip I also found a fun apron:

I love the red gingham and the smocking. I believe this was meant to be a pinafore but whomever made it put embroidery on the top part but on the wrong side:

However it is still sweet and I was happy to pay $2.99 for it and I think I'll just fold down that flap, what do you think?

So all in all a good couple of adventures. True vintage is nearly extinct in the thrift these days. I found a few more items on both trips but mostly utilitarian things like hangers and baskets for organizing. I went in search of an old Scrabble game to scavenge the tiles but no luck. Maybe next time.



Wendy @ Ramblings from the Sunshine State said...

Great finds! I found one of those eggs a few months ago. And a few aprons. Love the flowers :)

ThriftyGirl51 said...

Some good vintage finds! I hate when that happens, see something in someone else's cart that they beat me too!!

Decor To Adore said...

What a find on those flowers and the egg!

Thank you SO very much for the feature!

Serena said...

Wow, I know someone who's dying to get his hands on vintage millinery flowers, as they are so hard to find. Great job!


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