We’re on Etsy!

I have collected a lot of fun and beautiful vintage items, but I do not have space to enjoy them all. So, I am offering them to you on Etsy! Stop by and have a gander. Maybe something will tickle your fancy.

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Vintage Thrifting

The things that most people donate to thrift stores are used, out of style, cleaned out of Grandma’s house, etc.  That can make those stores a perfect hunting ground for vintage goods. Whether it be clothes, furniture, records, dishes, books or decor. I am not a huge fan of vintage clothes, but I love finding vintage treasures to decorate my home with.

I know I said I don’t do vintage clothes, but I just loved the fabric pattern of this dress.
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Sometimes the items aren’t truly vintage, but they have been styled to look old, or “retro.” I have quite a few in Baby Girl’s room.
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I bought this vintage MCM magazine rack a while back. I repurposed it to be a diaper holder in Baby Girl’s room.
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I am a fan of vintage kitchen goods. I like vintage Pyrex, and other glass.
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This toaster is from the 1910s.
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I am also a fan of vintage or retro art.
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Because of vintage thrifting I started a vintage ceramic animal collection.
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Old stuff is so cool. Here are a few more vintage goodies for you
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Stranger than Fiction

What is the weirdest thing you have seen at, or bought from, a thrift store? I have seen some ugly things, strange things, and some scary things.
This bunny was pretty freaky. (It did not come home with me.)

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So was this angry baby doll.

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Seriously though,  who markets these things?!
And, lets not forget the sasquatch.

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The weirdest thing I have actually bought at the shop came home with me last week.

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That’s right – a DNA testing kit! It was $1 and unopened, so I scooped it up. I have been wanting to have this done for a while. Ancestry will test your DNA and tell you what parts of the world your ancestors are from. So cool, but normally these kits cost $100. Score! I have already sent my spit sample in.
Weird find? Totally. Weird but awesome.

Thrift Giving

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How do you feel about gift shopping at thrift stores? I think some people find it tacky. As for me, I used to but now I don’t. I put a lot of thought into gifts. So if I come across that perfect gift for someone at the shop, I will totally buy it for them.
Christmas is coming up. With five kids it could get very expensive. Luckily, my kids have been brainwashed raised to love the thrift store, and don’t mind one bit if some of their gifts originate there. I go often enough that I can find almost anything they are in to. A lot of times there are brand new items for sake at the shop, or ones that are like new.  I would guess that around 75% of the gifts we give at Christmas come from the shop. Most people don’t ask where their gifts come from, so it is my happy secret.

What do you think about thrift-giving?