Tuesday, September 21, 2010

Thrifty Tuesday

I thought "Thrifty Tuesdays" would be a great new weekly post since I thrift every Tuesday! Yet, my plans were at a stand still when once again, I lost my digital camera! I know, tisk tisk! I take it every where I go, then take it out of my purse in random places and forget! Not that my digital camera is working the greatest anyways. It's just, what's a girl to do when she needs instant gratification and has no patience? I'm on a schedule! I love film cameras but I try to savor film too often, leading me to develop film only once a month. So I've gotta find my digi soon!
These photos are old and taken at one of my very favorite shops in Akron!

My impatience has taken over. Impatience to take care of things. Talk about things. Search for things. Do work for things. I mean hello, I'm at the thrift store browsing like a kid in a candy store and I noticed myself staring down an aisle saying "Nah." That's NOT what good thrifters do! I literally now run in, browse housewares and dresses then leave. I suppose it's due to the fact I don't want to be there digging all day. By the way, am I the only one that feels ridiculously dirty after thrifting? I swear the second I'm in the car I'm breaking out my hand sanitizer. Then when I get home I immediately throw the clothes in the washer! Haha. But I mean seriously, isn't it odd that thrift stores sell underwear? Not to mention, I went to a Habitat for Humanity today and actually saw toilets, that were still dirty! Dirty as in, you-know-what was in them! Ew! Not trying to diss these places, I just personally feel weird after leaving. My most favorite things I own were thrifted!
 I found TWO of these pretty clocks. Kept one, sold one. It's my favorite!
One of my most recent favorites! 
Thanks Kaelah for urging me to get it! 
This number was $10 and asking to be up-cycled!
The curved tufted couch behind me. 
[one of the only -poor quality- pictures I have of it!]
It's absolutely stunning and will stay in my life forever!

Since I'm moving out in t-minus THREE weeks! I've got a lot of packing to do along with shopping! Since Brent and I are going to live separately I've gotta pick what to leave at his apartment and what to take to mine. It's been really difficult because as much stuff we have at Brent's, I've still got a massive list of things to purchase still! Like hello, a trash can? Yep, might need that! I've got a chair, our kitchen table, bed and dresser. The big things I need still are a sofa, area rug and storage! My friend forewarned me that huge sofas will not make it up to the new place! So I'm off to find a new one, my previous baby will have to stay at Brent's!

Saw this little one today and fell in love. Then, after contemplating for 30 minutes I fell out of love. I decided to walk away from this $10 charmer. It was plush, but full of stains and a little low for comfort. I've always had a lot of luck finding great furniture though so I know the right one will come to me eventually!
I also found these fun, sunny plates in a set of 8 for $4! Remember my crazy dinnerware ideas? They were cute, but I knew I could do better price wise on my own!  These will be a great start. When I showed my mom she said they "looked so me." Haha. I love when people look at something and know I'd like it. 

I got a bunch of new dresses to add to the shop too! I will add them when I find my camera!

On a side note: My little blog is starting to come together after only a few months! I'm so happy about all the amazing blogs I've found out there to inspire me and those of you that follow me to keep me going! I just purchased an AWESOME item for a giveaway that I'll be posting after another ten followers! I know that the blog is still really random and unorganized, but I promise in these next few busy months I'm going to try to bring it all together. 

21 comments:

  1. SOOOOO GLAD you went back and got that sewing machine! mike asked me about it randomly the other day! we were tempted to drive up and snag it ourselves if you didnt! :P

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  2. Haha! That's so funny! My parents gave me a hard time about it, but it was stuck in my head all day after leaving it! I still haven't re-painted it yet, but will soon!

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  3. I've been dreaming of a tufted couch for years, but I have yet to find one. That shop looks amazing!

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  4. #1. I really really really really want that owl clock.

    #2. I want to start thrifting more, perhaps I'll start my own thrify tuesday. :)

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  5. I would say first check Craigslist, then check papers for estate sales and always search for local Resale shops. We have a Restore: Habitat for Humanity that gets TWO shipments a day of furniture. If you check often you will be garunteed to find one! <3 Also the shop is such eye-candy! A little pricey but completely worth visiting! Thanks for checking out my blog!

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  6. your blog is super cute too :) woho! follower num 40!

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  7. Karleena, you definitley should! Some days are let downs when you go and don't find anything, but the days you do find things are great! Also, I just sold my other owl clock two weeks ago on my etsy! If I ever stumble across another one I'll remember ya! ;)

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  8. Oh! i am in love with that owl clock! <3 great post :)

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  9. I'm jealous of the shops near you! All the fun shops are an hour away in Nashville, so it's a challenge!

    PS: You are beautiful.
    pps: I love that couch. Best wishes packing-- and getting a trashcan! It's always the simplest things we forget!

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  10. Woohoo Alex! Thanks so much!! Keep following, I'll be posting an awesome giveaway soon! <3

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  11. Thanks so much Elle! The clock was such a happy find! =]

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  12. Amberrrrrr! A lot of the places I shop at are just plain-Jane thrift stores! I live right by a state-popular marketplace and it has brought a lot off antique shops to the area recently. There's always places out there waiting to be discovered! A lot of them I found through my friends! I'm pretty bad at discovering cool places on my own! Haha. PS: YOU ARE BEAUTIFUL! =] I so badly want to go to TN! I've only drove through it! Oh & yes, hopefully I get that trashcan! Haha. It really is simple things! Dish soap, a vacuum... something to kill spiders with because I can't on my own!

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  13. This owl clocks is soooo adorable! I wish I had bought the otherone! :))
    Happy autumn!

    http://lilycupcake.blogspot.com/

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  14. I had an amazing vintage couch and it was even notarized by a dealer, but sadly mold got the best of it. My advice would be to take great care of it!

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  15. a little off topic but...you are so adorable!!!

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  16. Just stopping by to say hello! I'm a follower of Kaelah Bee and saw your giveaway.
    These thrift store finds are so awesome!

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  17. Ashley awe thanks! I love your blog!

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  18. Meredith! Thanks for stopping by! I am excited about her giveaway! Hopefully you'll win one! <3

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  19. hey i have that same exact owl clock! my friend got it for me while she was visiting cali. i love it. does yours work? i haven't tried to find a battery for mine yet.

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