Wednesday, June 26, 2013


As you will soon see, I love things that can be hung up on the wall. Add a good price, a vintage look, and a cute subject matter, and I'm sold!

Cue these adorable wooden veggies!

It was half off everything day at the Roseville Hospice Thrift Store, which is always dangerous for us (meaning we want to buy everything), so these were an obvious, no-hesitation purchase. Even the cashier who rang me up made a comment about them.

They're definitely on my list of favorites. (Okay it's a really big list.) But they're so cool! I gushed over them the rest of the day. Thank you to whoever donated these!

Happy Thrifting!

Thursday, June 20, 2013

Mugs Part 1

Yet another kitchen item I love finding at yard sales and thrift stores: mugs. There are SO MANY designs to fall in love with!

I'm splitting my mugs into a few posts so I can focus on each one - here are three to start.

This Pennsylvania Dutch hex sign mug is definitely on the top of my list. It's a good size, it's sturdy, and it's hex signs! I have a collection of actual hex signs hanging on the wall (I'll get to that in another post), so finding a mug with a bunch of hex signs/folk art on it made me so happy. I can't remember if I personally found this one or my friend Catie did, but I'm pretty certain it came from the Salvation Army in Wilkes-Barre, PA.

Rainbows are colorful and awesome, that's all there is to it. I found this one at the Volunteers of America thrift store in Wilkes-Barre, PA.

I found this mug at the Salvation Army in Wilkes-Barre, PA. I'm a sucker for German things and it's super cute!

I drink a lot of tea (and the occasional coffee), so I go through these mugs quite quickly! More to come in future posts!

Happy Thrifting!

Sunday, June 16, 2013

Puzzle Feature #2

Time to show you some more puzzles!

This one comes from the Roseville Hospice Thrift Store. We ended up keeping this one after putting it together - look how fun and colorful it is! Plus it's really clear. All of these things make for a great puzzle.

Every now and then we pick up a little palette-cleanser puzzle. One that's really easy and small, usually a cute animal. I think this might be the only one I actually took a photo of, so you won't be seeing a lot of those. They're basically morale boosters, to keep us motivated after a bunch of harder puzzles. As you can see in the background, the next puzzle is all ready to be spread out.

This one was also really fun! We did the edges and Ed put some of the purple pattern together, and then I remember I finished the rest of it in one sitting. It was hard to take my eyes off this one, like a book you can't put down. The image is really cool and there's a lot going on. This one and the kitten one from above also come from the Roseville Hospice Thrift Store (it's our usual spot to check out puzzles).

Happy Thrifting!

Friday, June 14, 2013

Yard Sales 6/8/13

Last Saturday, we decided to get up early and hit the yard sales. We checked craigslist and saw there were a lot in our area, so we made a list the night before.

We got up and didn't even stop to have breakfast. And it's a good thing we left early, because the temperature went into the triple digits that afternoon! So by the time we got home, it was already really hot (and most people were giving up for the day).

This was the first thing we picked up. It was bundled with another item (which I'll get to) so it ended up being free. That's something I can't argue with!

This camera came from the same yard sale. I'm not sure if it works yet, but look at this complete set of items!  The camera (of course), flash, three extra lenses, two extra lens caps, an unused roll of film, instructions, and bag. I don't even care if it doesn't work, this one's a beaut! I love those old school camera straps.

This Pabst Blue Ribbon neon sign comes from a different yard sale. The woman actually gave it to us for free once she saw we were interested in it. It's broken, and she said she'll never get to fixing it. We're going to have to look into places to get it fixed because this thing is awesome.

As you can see, top/middle part is what doesn't light up. (Not the best photo, apologies.)

Happy Thrifting!

Tuesday, June 11, 2013

Yard Sale 6/1/13

On our way to a show in Sacramento two Saturdays ago, we saw some signs for yard sales and estate sales. We were early since we planned on stopping at a mini golf place too, so we stopped to check them out.

One estate sale and two yard sales, and we ended up with 3 items - all from just one of the yard sales.

A new addition to my brass animal collection; a unicorn. (More of the collection here and here.)

This old framed photo. Not sure of the location, but I like the aged look of it.

We've been on the lookout for vintage clocks, but they're usually broken and overpriced. But broken and a few bucks? We'll take it! (More clocks here.)

Some good yard sale finds, followed by indoor black light Monster Mini Golf and a Finch show = a great Saturday.

Happy Thrifting!

Sunday, June 9, 2013

Brass Animals Part 1

I know I mentioned my brass animal collection in this post, so here's your first peek into it!

Since I have quite a few animals, I figured I'd break them up into different posts.

Ed got me this snail from Route 65 Trading Post as a part of my Christmas present last year. We found a whole bunch of little brass animals that time, so you'll see that antique store popping up a lot with these.

This owl also comes from Route 65 Trading Post, but a different time. It's so surprisingly heavy!

I got this ram from the Antique Trove.

This turtle was also a part of my Christmas present from Ed (from Route 65 Trading Post).

More to come in future posts!

Happy Thrifting!

Friday, June 7, 2013


I love finding unique vintage necklaces. They can really pull an outfit together, and they're usually much sturdier/better quality than modern ones. Here are some mine!

I use the same chain for the orange one as do for the one on the left - that's why that one's all alone. I always seem to have more charms than chains.

This owl comes from the Hometown Flea Market in PA. I actually wore it so much that it broke, and I'm attempting different ways to fix it. (Anybody have tips? The very bottom/tail broke off. I tried superglue but it fell apart again.)

I got this jumping deer at a community church yard sale. It's one of my favorites because of how detailed it is - plus I grew up in the woods.

I found this one at the Attic in Bethlehem, PA. It has a crack in the stone, but so far it hasn't actually fallen apart (knock on wood!).

This one also comes from the Attic. I definitely recommend that place for unique jewelry. They have more than just jewelry, but that's usually my main reason for going in.

I got this one a long time ago at a yard sale. I haven't actually worn it yet because I've been meaning to get a thinner chain for it (this one is too thick/awkward for me).

I know I have more, but I've grown out of them/they are back at my parents' house in my childhood bedroom. 

Happy Thrifting!

Monday, June 3, 2013

Boy Athletic Tees

One of my fallback outfit items is a boy's athletic tee. They're comfy and they have cool designs. I personally am not the athletic type, nor do I like to watch sports, I just like the graphics!

I got these at the Salvation Army in Whitehall, PA while shopping with my friend Amber. It had been a while since I got any new ones, so I ended up getting four.

 Baby blue is not a color I tend to wear, but I absolutely love the style of this one.

Crossed bats, baseball, and diamond? Classic.

I don't have that many black athletic tees so I was on the hunt for one. I like the roaring panther mascot on this.

One with a batting baseball player.

I have a bunch more, but that's all for now!

Happy Thrifting!