Much of the painting took place over last weekend, which of course also overlapped with the yard sales. There were a few listings on Craigslist that I didn't want to miss, but I also wanted to be there for my hard working man to help with running to get supplies. What is a wife/thrifter/yard saler/estate saler to do!!??
I ended up combining my trips, he-he..."Oh honey, you say you need more paint rollers? Do you need them right away? In a little bit? Um, okay. Uh, there is a really good yard sale not far from Home Depot (20 minutes away) so maybe I will stop there and then go to HD on the way back, since its on the way and all (not really). Is that OK? Can I bring you a beer or any food? No? OK, (kisses) I will be back soon (hour and a half). I will be on my cell if you need anything".
Notice how I slyly combined a man's dream words: Home Depot, beer, and food? It worked. My good wife-ness was still intact, and I was off to the sales, woot!
I found some new and vintage-y goodness at the sale of a young couple who was moving to San Francisco. She too, was an avid estate saler, vintage lover, and overall good-taste gal. I scooped up a new Crate and Barrel tablecloth for $2.50:
A Harrods teddy bear (that my dobie ended up eating) hence no photo.
Some vintage Ferragamo's, size 10, available here:
And a few amazing frocks for the etsy shop:
Back in the day, the clothes were made with so much more care and attention to detail. The texture combinations on this dress are to die for.
A vintage coat, fully lined:
A vintage mens Levi's Panatela 3-piece suit:
The green coat is just so beautiful, and I thought about keeping it, but I know I wouldn't wear it enough to do it proper justice. It should be shown off to the masses! The Levi's suit is fun too. Total hipster chic.
What is your favorite outfit (vintage or current) that you have acquired via thrifting? Share here or snap a quick photo and post it on the Facebook page so we can all drool over your find!
Linking up to Apron Thrift Girl's~Thrift Share Monday.
Wow, the fit on that long coat is beautiful.ReplyDelete
It really is Six...and the bottom half is very a-line as to not crush the dress and petticoat that one would be wearing!Delete
I am a new follower to your blog and I love your sense of humor! The coat is to die for, love it sooo much. I would be very tempted to keep it also. Great finds.ReplyDelete
Thank you for the follow Poppet!Delete
I like that coat. and that dress/coat combo--very unique (:ReplyDelete
Thanks for stopping by:) What I didn't show is that I also found a longer cardigan sweater with green accents by the same maker as the dress. It pairs perfectly!Delete
Love the way you maintained your good wife image and got to go thrifting too. Such a clever girl! :)ReplyDelete
Thanks Dana! Btw, I am dying over that eames lounge you just brought into the store!Delete
With the price of gas these days you really need to combine your trips whenever you can! You could always use that as an excuse...not that you need one....ReplyDelete
that aqua coat is to die for!!! i LOVE it. then again, i have an unquenchable thirst for aqua.ReplyDelete
and you may want to think about holding a class for want-to-be thrifter wives - The Art of Bull to Get You on the Road to a Sale. --your conversation was classic!
Thanks for stopping by Leah! I laughed so hard when I read your comment!Delete
It's so hard to find really nice shoes when thrifting. Lucky you! Stopped by from Her Library Adventures.ReplyDelete
Cute Ferragamos! I find so many of those at thrift stores! Who is getting rid of these expensive shoes?ReplyDelete