Wednesday, October 22, 2014

instant (thrift) karma

Last week week I mentioned in this post that I was going to be dropping off some vintage to the thrift store in hopes it would give me good "thrift karma" as I like to call it and yes, yes it did. The same week I dropped off my donations I found three items that I had been searching for so here they are!
Lisa if you are reading this I did not find them at "our" store that location is still giving me lemons but the Ellice Ave Value Village paid off for a change.

vintage eyeglass frames: I have been thrifting for ten years now and have never found a pair of vintage frames this week I found two. They are slightly too big for my face so using them for my everyday prescription is out of the question but I may contemplate getting them converted to sunglasses. I have the winter to mull over if the fit of them bugs me too much. Either way they were cheap. I hope they have opened the flood gate to more frames and hopefully a pair that fits me!

vintage beaded cardigan: I have not thrifted a vintage sweater in almost a year. I always stalk the sweater section and always check back before I leave the store in hopes of finding a secret gem. This black beauty needed some love but I fixed her up and I can't wait to wear it. This is my third black vintage cardigan I am pretty much going to be wearing black all winter since that is what the thrift gives me.

pyrex primary blue refrigerator dish: (not pictured) I had yet to thrift a blue refrigerator dish so I was happy to find one with a lid for cheap this week. It is not mint so the little dings in it just mean I can have no guilt using it for baking and storage.

Anybody else have good thrift karma these past few weeks? I am hoping for a few mixing bowls and then my current thrift list will be near complete!

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  1. ooohh.. im loving those eyeglasses!!! the frame shape is so fab!!

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  2. I'm so happy your thrift karma worked out for you! That sweater was definitely worth saving. Such incredible bead detailing. And those glasses are amazing!! Lucky lady! I've noticed Ellice has been significantly better for thrifting lately. Much more interesting vintage pieces and cheaper prices most of the time.

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    1. Glad to hear I am not the only one who thinks the Ellice location has gotten its game back.

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  3. lately i found quite a few vintage specs on flea markets ... for super little money! but in germany you never find beaded vintage sweaters. i don't know, if german women in the 50s didn't wor them - or if german moths have a bigger appetite on mid century knits. i just own one i thrifted in the states that i never dare to wear ...

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    1. That is so interesting to know that beaded sweaters are hard to come by in Germany! I am slowly learning to wear them out more I do tend to hoard them so I have no clue why always look for things I know I can't bear wear.

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