Friday, May 11, 2012

Insta-Friday in real life, thrift store edition


Time for a Friday look at this week’s cell phone photos. Trouble is, I didn’t take many photos this week.

Last night, while my daughter was at dance class, however, my husband, my son and I went to Value Village to use up a 30% off stamp card I had completed. I snapped a few photos while we were there.

These photos mainly show items that we admired but didn’t purchase. See what you think. Are there any items you would have purchased?

I especially loved this Corning Ware teapot, but it was kind of crusty looking.

My husband liked this painting. He said it looked like it was painted by a kid. Apparently that's a plus for him.

I really was tempted to post this one in my kitchen.

I admired this pretty pink plate. Where would I put any more plates, though? Hmm…maybe a wall of plates?

I didn’t know that Royal Doulton made teacups that look like this. They were $14.99 for each cup and saucer though. Too much for me.

I don’t sew. Period. But, I love the look of old sewing machines, like this one.

And, I like this case, which holds another vintage sewing machine. If the case was empty, I would buy it as a suitcase.

I also admired this bolt of fabric and the nearby vintage sewing patterns. I would love to be able to make my daughter a vintage-looking dress. Probably not going to happen.


I did take home these books. You have no idea how excited I was when I saw them. They are pretty new books, after all. I’m not going on a diet (EVER), but I like to read about healthy eating.
The rest of the items that we actually did purchase (most of them against my husband’s will), I will show you on Monday! Come back if you have a chance.

Monday is also Value Village's half price day, so that's where I will be. It doesn't include dishes, though. Bummer.

Have a great weekend!

Linking up to The Hollie Rogue and The Thrifty Groove and:
life rearranged

28 comments:

  1. Love Posts like that ,nice Pieces ,especially that for the Kitchen ,funny :))

    Wish you a great Weekend!

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    1. Have a fantastic weekend yourself!

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  2. I am impressed by the organization at Value Village!

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    1. Maybe it's because they are for-profit rather than a charity store. I find the prices a little high sometimes too.

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  3. Oh, I love those mugs! But you're right. Too pricey. Oh, and I have a wall of plates that makes me very happy. My husband- not so much.

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    1. Yes, I'm sure I would have bought the mugs if they were cheaper! I want a wall of plates, but I picture my son throwing a ball at them. ;)

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  4. Did you husband purchase that painting? I kind of like it, too!

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    1. He didn't. He leans towards not buying things, unlike me!

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  5. Oh, and I never ever find such awesome cookbooks. Lucky gal!

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    1. I don't either. My eyes bugged out of my head when I saw them.

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  6. love the teapot and plates! would love tp have them :)

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    1. I feel that maybe I should have bought that pink plate! ;)

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  7. Ohhhh love that case the sewing machine is in! And that bolt of fabric!

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    1. I know, I would have loved to buy the case, but I didn't want to pay the $20 for sewing machine and all! :(

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  8. Love that old sewing machine and the suitcase! Wish we had an awesome store like that around here. Have a great weekend!

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    1. I love the blue colour of the first sewing machine. So fun! Thanks and have a great weekend too!

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  9. What a fun trip to the thrift store! I loved seeing the different things and prices. And it looks like you hit the jackpot on the books. I love to find these types of books at athrift store. Have fun reading through them! Thank you for joining TTF. Have a wonderful weekend and a very happy Mother's Day!

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    1. I love finding newish books too! I have way too many though! ;)

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  10. Fun photos Jo! My mother had a Corning Ware teapot that she got for a wedding gift like the one you saw except hers had a blue flower pattern! I love looking at those stores too! Angie xo

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    1. I have seen the blue flower ones too! I'll probably end up buying one somewhere because I can't resist! :)

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  11. Oh man, that Vegan book looks great! I've been browsing vegan cookbooks on Amazon lately and that looks like something to add to the list. Great stuff!
    ~Trudy http://thriftscore42.blogspot.com/

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    1. No recipes though, Trudy. :( It is more about healthy eating. I always like to get a few recipes too!

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  12. I'm trying so hard to refrain from thrifting right now in order to save some money and this post is making me feel withdrawals. The coffee mugs and painting are my favorite!

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    1. I know what you mean. Even though thrifting is cheaper than the mall, how much stuff do we really need? Not that it stops me! ;)

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    2. I know just what you mean Wendy. Even though thrift stores are cheaper, how much stuff do we need? Doesn't stop me though. ;)

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  13. Those are some serious finds!!! Love it:)

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