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The day that my husband wanted to go thrifting

Thursday, January 17, 2013


My dear readers, please send help. Aliens have abducted my husband. yesterday morning, he said "Hey, let's go to a few thrift stores today." What?! Who is this mad man?

So we went to the Salvation Army, Goodwill and St Vincent de Paul and I pulled in a huge home decor score! Just in time because two days ago, I bought this awesome mid century sofa, which I honestly needed very badly! It's so comfortable and is enormous. It even has Pj's approval, which is rare because he's particular about his lounging spots.



The first and most important is this little retro side table.



This puppy is going right next to my computer to house my scanner/printer thingy and office supplies.  It needs to be cleaned up a bit for 6 bucks, I couldn't complain. I had no room in the trunk so I held it on my lap all over town.


Next is my little kitty vase and  wooden candle holders





I scored big on kitchen stuff too with my super cute yellow pot, little strawberry pan, fish shaped mould and some orange melamine saucers and cups.



 (Diversion here- melamine or melamac: what's the difference? I had no idea till I used the google machine. Apparently melamine is the type of resin, Melamac is a brand name. So, it's the difference between tissue and keelex! Thank you, Ismoyo's Vintage Playground!)




Also found a very pretty and huge platter with lovely gold speckled edges...tag still on




Finally, a rare find in my local thrift stores, I scored a load of vintage ornaments, including a whole box of shiney brights. At 25-50 cents per box, I shrieked and proclaimed,
 "Vintage ornaments at the thrift store! My life is complete!!"
 at which point, Olivia held up a box of tiny showmen ornaments and said,
"Snowmen! My life is complete!"
 

For more of my vintage home decor inspiration, see my pin board, Little Vintage Dream House


23 Responses to “The day that my husband wanted to go thrifting”

  1. Your couch is awesome!I love the Siamese cat,I use to have one too but regret selling it a few years ago.Glad your husband wanted to go thrifting,I dream of mine uttering those words,oh that would be hotter than what lingerie is to a man.

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  2. What a score with that couch! It looks so comfy. I love the little cat. It reminds me an awful lot of my nanna's house when I was little- she had a shelf full of siamese cat ornaments that looked so similar.

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  3. Wow...what great finds...So happy your alien hubby enticed you to go thrifting..yea..

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  4. Happy thrifting indeed! Be careful though, as I'm sure you know, when those suckers break (the ornaments that is), they SHATTER. Luckily, they're shiny! (My grandmother keeps every ornament. Including the broken ones.)

    Love the couch!

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  5. Absolutely in LOVE with the couch! And if it's pj worthy then it's doubled it's value!
    www.AhkaVintage.com

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  6. Great couch! It's neutral and yet a showpiece at the same time. I love having a couch with legs. Makes vacuuming up German Shepard fur a breeze....
    The strawberry pot is also adorable. I think my grandma had one very similar.

    -Laurie, retro-reporter.com

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  7. Sweet couch, I want to see the fish mousse thing you make with your mold!

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  8. The kitty vase is so gorgeous!! It looks so realistic. Oh and vintage ornaments, you did a great find there. It's quite often I find vintage ornaments for sale after christmas.

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  9. WOW!!! Great stuff!!! I can't ever seem to find such nice vintage decor here in NYC. It's the worst! I'm totally jealous but completely happy for you!!! That sofa fab!!

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  10. LOVE that sofa! Anytime I find vintage ornaments, the hoarder instinct kicks in! Great finds!

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  11. Depending on the width, the side table looks a lot like the one I have for record (lp) albums.

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    1. Oh yeah!! It looks just the right width for records. It's not as fantastically sturdy as the rest of my vintage furniture but it my printer and xbox fit inside of it perfectly!! :P

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  12. What great finds! Years ago I had a bunch (about 10) different copper molds and like a big dummy sold them at a yard sale for 25 cents each. I also had a copper tea kettle that I sold then too. That was back in my young and dumb stage. lol.

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  13. OMG that is amazing! Everything you got is fabulous. I think my Mom gets kinda bored on my thrifting ventures but I am just like some excited mad woman LOL. You got all the fab vintage in Missouri, girl!

    -Holly

    Veronica Vintage

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    1. I DO have all of the fab vintage in Missouri! We got the whole haul, plus the couch for about $100! I'm willing to share all of the good shopping spots :)

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  14. ooh, I love the kitty :) Great finds, lady!

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  15. What super finds! The couch is really great. I love the kitty find. I've totally been into animal planters lately. They just add a hint of kitsch to the backyard.

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  16. What great finds! That couch is a keeper and I love how it's preportions match that of the window above it (long and narrow. xx Shauna

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    1. Yes, me too!! That window is such a pain for me. It's stained glass from the 30's which is very pretty but it creates this blank wall space below it and that heavy wooden frame felt so "off" before. I'm hoping that some colroful throw pillows on the couch will balance it all out!

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  17. What an incredible haul! That sofa is a total mid-century gem. It's lines and shape exude so much 1950s charm. It's so awesome that your DH was in the mood to go thrifting. Tony enjoys hitting the yard sale circuit with my mom and I on weekend mornings, but hasn't done too much thrifting with me over the years. It's not that he doesn't enjoy it, it's just that he's usually working during the hours the thrift shops here are open.

    ♥ Jessica

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  18. Oy. My mamma had a couch so much like that but in turquoise....and had a "side table" or whatever you called it, in soft golden pine...she used it to hold books. I let them go in an "estate sale" years and years ago. Sigh. Should I not mention the round teakwood table? But it's truly unbelievable that your DH actually WANTED to go thrifting. My DH thinks that's worse than going to Wal-Mart.......

    Kathleen in IL

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  19. Wonderful post and wonderful blog! I LOVE that cat <3 xx

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  20. Love all your finds (red melamine, I rarely see red! but that sofa... awesome!! I mourn the loss of our amazing vintage sofa that our cat turned into a scratching post years ago. lol

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