25 Jun 2012

A slow thrifting week

I'm going out on the hunt today, hoping to find some great stuff!  I have to hurry and shop, shop, shop, as my kids are done school for the summer on Thursday.  For some reason, they don't love to browse around the shops like me?!  I just don't get it ;)

Last week I found some lovely Bensimon shoes, looking like NOS (new old stock) to use some Ebay slang. I don't think they've ever been worn - and they're awesome.  Too bad I have big feet, these babies are a size 7 - 7 1/2.  I'm going to relist them on Ebay today.  I did have them on a couple of days ago, but someone helpfully pointed out that they're marked as a 38/5.  I wasn't thinking and assumed US 5 but realize now it's a UK 5.  That would've been an embarrassing blunder!

Very cute and perfect for summer

Have an awesome (and hopefully sunny!) week everyone!

7 Jun 2012

Why hello there!

Sooo...this is what happens when you go on vacation and forget (practically) that you have a fairly new blog.  Sorry about that.  I have gotten to thrift recently (yay!) and found some grrrreat (channeling Tony the Tiger) stuff.  

Surfing around on the net recently I came upon a post of The Recycle-ista's about flatware.  SO glad I found that post.  Silverwear was something I've never looked at as I really haven't ever been interested in it, not too fussy about what we eat with and I've never known any names to look for.  Fast forward to yesterday at my local VV and I stopped in front of the flatwear to look.  (I always feel self-concious squinting at the bags and trying to move things around to see the marks)  Anyhoo, I found myself some Lauffer (forks and spoons) that was made in Norway.  Now, I know pretty much anything Scandinavian is good.  Period.  So that piqued my interest.  I couldn't remember the list of names that the Recycle-ista had put in her post, but thought I'd take a chance.  So, along with some completely useless and cheap cutlery in the bags, I brought home the Lauffer that I'd found.  I was doing some research last night and turns out, it's worth more than I'd ever pay for a fork!  I haven't listed it yet, but think I'm going to put it on Ebay, as I'm not sure how well it'd do on Etsy.  Update:  The Lauffer flatware is now on Ebay here, here and here.  Yay!  Something accomplished ;)

Some Vera scarves were calling my name...and I've finally figured out a way to photograph them.  It's only taken me 6 months.  Genius, I know.
The board hanger (for lack of a better name) is an idea from Soulemama.  I believe it is in  her first book, The Creative Family. I can  move off some of my kids art and hang the scarves.  It's life changing for me, let me tell you!

So, up went the Vera and a Patricia Dumont, very cool design, alas, polyester.  But she's got very mod looks to her scarves - I like them alot.
I also picked up an awesome Pyrex flameware coffee pot.  Yet another reason I wish I had a gas stove...it'll be going in my shop as well.  Just gotta get my butt moving.  Soon. 

Happy thrifting guys!