Tuesday, June 28, 2016

Thrifted Accessories & Vintage Bliss Tuesdays Linky Party #89



If you have been reading this blog for any time at all, you know that I head straight to the vintage dishes whenever I enter a thrift store. I don't often take the time to go through clothing, pick through purses or browse the jewelry counter. Last time I was at the Salvation Army Thrift Store, though, I had a coupon that required spending $25 to get $5 off. (It was an old coupon. You can now get a $10-off coupon when you donate clothing or housewares.)

I didn't find quite enough glasses, plates, etc. to reach $25. But I did spot this floral-design straw tote bag. I got the idea from Design Mom to keep a "summer bag" packed and ready to go for summer excursions - you know, with sunscreen, towel, hand wipes, sunglasses - that sort of thing. So when I saw this thrifty bag, I knew just what I would use it for. Of course, being the hasty and kind of unobservant thrifter I am, I didn't notice the name stitched on the bag.

When I got home my daughter was like, "Why does your bag have a name on it?" Oh well, I'll just pull those stitches out! (Dianne says it's a country name and I can leave it on. I'm not even sure what it's meant to say. If it's Suyana (or Sullana), that is a name and a Quechua word meaning faith and hope. Sullana is also the name of the capital of the Sullana Province, in the north-western coastal plains of Peru.)



Heading to the cash, I noticed this pretty silver bracelet. I have large wrists and I find many bracelets uncomfortable. This one is nice and stretchy and smooth so it feels quite comfy.


It still had the original Denver Hayes tag on it (from Canadian retailer Mark's), with a price marked around $17. I got it for $2.99.

Do you buy accessories at thrift stores? What do you look out for?


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14 comments:

  1. It's not a name but a country in South America so you don't have to take the stitches out. LOL! It was probably brought home as a souvenir. I think it is cute. Thanks for hosting and yes I look for all kinds of things at thrift stores but not clothes. I always forget to look at those.

    xo Dianne

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    1. Do you think it says Guyana Dianne? I didn't read it that way. It would definitely make more sense if it's a place, lol. Thanks for dropping by! Jo

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  2. Thanks so much for visiting me and for the invitation to link up with your fun party! Just shared my two most recent posts... all with vintage found goodies (my fav!) Thanks for hosting! :) ~Rhonda

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    1. Thanks for visiting and linking up Rhonda! I look forward to seeing your vintage goodies! :) Jo

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  3. Hi Jo! Thank you for the invitation to your blog and yes, thank you very much, I'm not only joining the party, but I'm your newest subscriber. You had me at vintage and dishes! My dish storage is overflowing, and in my most recent post of musings, I had the surprise of a thrifter's lifetime when I shopped our circuit. Thank you for hosting this new-to-me party platform, and I look forward to getting better acquainted with you, your blog and readers.
    Rita C at Panoply

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    1. Hi Rita, Thanks so much for coming by and joining the party! We are kindred spirits I think, as my dish storage is also overflowing with vintage dishes. I can't wait to hear about your surprise...
      Jo

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  4. Such a cute bag, I would leave the country name on. I check out accessories and have bought more jewelry at thrifts that I care to admit. Also more dishes than any woman should have. We have that in common. :) Joining in today.

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    1. Thanks Pam! I believe I will leave it on. :) I might just start looking for jewelry too! We definitely have the more dishes thing in common, haha. Thanks for joining in. Jo

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  5. Thanks for visiting my blog and inviting me to your thrifted gem party!

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  6. GORGEOUS bag! It's perfect for the summertime.<3

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  7. Summer bags are great ideas, we are always doing the whole "who has the hats? Who has the sunscreen?" thing here at home. I think I'll back a summer bag now. Years ago I meant to do an art supplies bag but kept forgetting to pack it and now the kids aren't as interested in doing artsy stuff on outings to kill time!

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    1. I almost feel like we need a summer bag packed for each person, right? Because everybody has a hat and glasses and needs a water bottle. Oh, the art supplies! Isn't it so sad when they aren't that interested in them anymore?

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