Friday, July 29, 2011

The latest and greatest

Haven't done a thrifting post in a while.  And I've been going a lot lately.  I'm finding that the best thing to do if you're a thrift find addict like I am, is go at least once a week, on any day other than a Friday or Saturday.  That's when all the rookies are out, gummin' up the works.  A couple times a week is best - but let's get a grip, right?  (I'd probably camp out near the back room to watch the stuff go out to the floor if they let me...)

So here are a couple of my absolute favorite finds as of late...

An awesome German calorie calculator!!

I think, anyway.  I mean, I don't speak German, but if I did - I think I would find that this is a calorie table of some sort.  After I do some more research, this one will be going in the shop.  Look at the adorable graphics!!

Next we have a lovely Saltines tin.  I love this tin.  I'm not sure what I'm going to use it for yet - but I love it.  That seafoam green/red/cream combo is one of my all time favorites.  

This awesome piece of craftiness was headed for the shop, but now I don't think I want to part with it.  The frame is a bit dinged, so maybe someday I'll replace it...

...but look at that detail!  

How cute.  It must've taken a long time.  And a lot of love.  I wonder who made it.  I often wonder things like that with the pieces I pick up.  Everything tells a story.  I love that about thrifting.

And last but certainly not least as this guy could possibly be my favorite thrift find of all time...

Aaaaaacccckkkkk!!! The coolness!  The total, utter awesomeness!  Look at those colors!!  His little beard!! His bright yellow POM POM HAT!  His little GINGHAM BAG!!! Can you stand it??

I'm telling you I almost peed my damn pants in excitement when I saw him sitting on the shelf.  Ok.  Maybe not.  But I did almost hurtle over Jon like it was the thrift store Olympics when I turned and saw him.  Not that anyone else was even around.  But I could not take that risk - I grabbed him up with lightening speed and ooohed and ahhhed Jon's ear off about him all the way home.  I don't know if I'll ever actually use him since most incense gives me a headache - but I love him I love him I love him.

What about you?  Do you have a favorite thrifting spot?  Been to any good estate sales this summer?  Have you had any great finds lately? 


Karen said...

Hi, I found you while learning how to write my first blog and I have to comment on your comment about the little yellow hat, because I sent that pattern into Lionbrand last year as a cosy for a cadbury's cream egg in their competition. I wasn't allowed to enter the competition because I'm from the UK, but they did publish how to crochet a bigger version :)

PoetessWug said...

My greatest old find lately has been my first time reading a book of Jane Austen's...Pride and Prejudice! I got it from the library. It's all weathered and wonderful. So many little fingers have thumbed through the pages!...I'm loving it!!!...And your finds are pretty good too!! :-))

Cassandra said...

That's cool, Karen! Well, not that you didn't get to enter, but neato that it's the same hat. :)

Deb - would you believe I still have not read that book?! I've probably seen like 5 movie versions - love the story - but haven't read it yet. :(

Heedless said...

I love thrift stores too!..but I haven't been for a last time I was very tempted by some red leather cowboys shoes..but knew I wouldn't be brave enough to wear them.

I love the little guy's pipe...Once I found a lady wooden doll with an apron on..and I still love her... :)

PoetessWug said...

I believe it because I'm just reading it for the first time myself!!! ^_^ 50 something years and never reading a Jane Austen novel!! Not even one!!! *smh* Like you though, I've seen almost all of the movies based on her books a hundred times a piece!!!! *smh AGAIN!!* ^_^