Don't think that because I haven't done a thrifting post in a while that I haven't been thrifting!
The opposite is true.....I have been picking and hunting at barn sales, flea markets and the good ole' Goodwill so much that I am still trying to dig myself out from under it all!
I thought I'd share my recent finds at a new local flea. My new vintage loving friend Deb bought an 1840's house because of the three out buildings. Imagine if you can what they were all filled with this past weekend!
We have had nonstop rain since last Thursday and it continued on Saturday. Everything was moved inside so I went, bundled in three layers, gloves and a scarf.
She had a flea market in August and I filled my trunk up then. The best part is when you ask her "how much?" she almost always says "2 bucks". I paid 2 bucks for the great little shelf and the rusty metal tin box.
Her husband had a "man area" and I always check those out for unique things. I found the really rusty Bee Gees lunch box amongst the junk.
This green spring is from a motorcycle. It is thick and very heavy. Found in the man area. I was thinking candle holder....the guys thought I lost MY springs! Two bucks.
This next treasure is some sort of box made of wood and cardboard. The whole outside and bottom are covered with very nicely worn soft leather. I have no idea what it is for. Any ideas? I loved it so I had to have it. It was 3 bucks because Deb loves it too!
A heavy wrought iron plate or frame holder. Two bucks.
These are the most adorable kitschy little Christmas scenes. The pinecone tree house has lots of little critters, a welcome sign and a Christmas wreath. The small wood crate has a cornhusk doll, tree, fireplace, wreath, curtains and a little deer by the tree. The half circle is all embellished on the outside with ribbon and plastic holly. Inside is Santa and a squirrel. Someone put a lot of time into these! Two bucks for all three.
Deb and her husband found old large very tall ladders and cut them into sections for sale. Five bucks each. Pretty ingenious and a pretty good price.
I saved the best for last. One of the vendors made tray tables out of vintage coke crates. She had two with the tray holder for sale. I had to get them for my booth. She hand painted the legs to make them look vintage. Way more than two bucks and five bucks!
Most of these will go to my booth and a few will be listed in my Etsy shop. I may not be able to part with the Kitschy Christmas scenes!
I did get some things for me to keep surprise surprise.
I bought a very long rag rug from the flea in August for my wrap around porch and I love it. When I saw she had another basket full I had to go through it. There it was, perfect for my front hallway. Five bucks.
This little pumpkin is made out of a man's shirt and the buttons are left down the front. How could I pass it up when my kitchen is blue and white? Five bucks.
That is my latest and greatest haul and now I need to organize and list and price. NOT my favorite part of thrifting!
The weather man is talking snow so my favorite past time will be over soon until Spring. Can I say I am envious happy for those of you that live in the southern states and can thrift year round!