Monday, February 28, 2011

My Weekend Loot - Deal of the Day

After the slight disappointment of the Southfield Antiques Show, my beau and I decided to try out luck at the thrift stores. I had a few "Deals of the Day" and thought I would share a few with you all. Above is a Vera scarf that I found at a Salvation Army for only $1.99. I am thinking it's from the 60s or the 70s, either way I am in love with it. I need to wash it and then I'll be able to start enjoying it!

I love vintage tins. I have been collecting them for a few years now and have quite a few. They are great for sorting things and keeping stuff organized. It was hard to capture this tin, but it really is beautiful in real life. It didn't have a price on it and I was a bit nervous to ask, since the Salvation Armies by me have become very pricey. They lady gave it to me for 59 cents! According to the tin, this used to hold mints. I think part of the reason I love old tins is because they normally said what they used to hold when they were originally sold.

We stopped at a few thrift stores and these earrings were found at a different Salvation Army. At $4 they were kinda pricy for a thrift store, in my opinion anyway. Even though they are not marked, there were in great condition and I have nothing like them. I have a few blue dresses I wear during the summer and I don't have any earrings to go with them. Now I do!

The following day (Sunday), my beau and I made our usual trip to the Royal Oak Flea Market. I love to start my Sunday mornings by strolling around the flea market, sipping coffee, surrounded by a bunch of old stuff. I don't always buy stuff, but it's still fun to just have a look around. This week, many of the dealers were having 50% off sales in their booths, so I found some great deals. I got the yellow celluloid vanity containers both for $10. They are in great condition and are pretty old, so I felt they were a great deal. The rhinestone scatter pins were only $2. I can't wait to wear them. :)
I have become an occasional record buyer lately. I love to buy the soundtracks from my favorite old films or the old timey music I enjoy listening to. "Bye Bye Blues" is one of my favorite old songs and both of these sets of records were only 50 cents each! Another great deal!

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BaronessVonVintage said...

ah!!! I've been looking everywhere for a similar scarf, so what a lucky score, gal!

Lauren Hairston said...

Looks like you found some fun stuff! I bought a scarf this weekend, too!

Virginia said...

I saw a similar scarf in the thrift store recently...I should have gotten it! And I've started collecting records too...I love they way they sound.

The Thriftaholic (Leilani) said...

Sweet finds, I love vintage tins too though I've been trying to cut back on buying them (I think I have almost 20 now!).

The Vera scarf was a steal, can't wait to see how you style it.

Jenny said...

I love thrift store finds. I wish I could go thrifting everyday, but then I would spend all of my money and get nothing done. These a wonderful finds! I really love the print on that scarf. xoxo

Anonymous said...

Love that scarf.

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