Thursday, July 21, 2011

Recent Thrift Finds…

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This little guy just looked at me and that was it!  I really like his high waist pants!  He’s very retro and all homemade.  Got the lunch pail for a toolbox, for my vintage trailer; ‘Driving Ms. Daisy’.  I think I might be spraying it red or the yummy teal in my trailer. 

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Some rather ugly hooks, replaced with these….

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A few coats of primer and paint and an added faucet handle….a whole new look! 

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In my pursuit of all things Mexican, for my vintage trailer, I found this wool vintage jacket on Etsy.  I have really enjoyed wearing it.  It needs of a lot of TLC as a lot of the threads are loose.  I recently found a bag of wool yarns in many colors for $1, so I will get to work on this in the fall.

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Isn’t the back just a blast?  Love it and it’s really warm but lightweight.

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  I added a aged page, from a 1912 music score, to this romantic vintage frame and it’s headed to my Etsy shop. 

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And these are are headed over there, too.


I will be linking to….


  1. Thrifting and yard sales!! What did we do before they came along? I like what you did with your frame too. I'm off to your shop now!

  2. Hi, Found over at time travelers party. I see you like treasure hunt.
    I feel the same way so I am follower 114. Pop over to outjunking sometime for a visit.

  3. The sock monkey reminds me of the one my grandmother kept for us as kids. How sweet.

  4. I might do those faucet hooks in the bathroom in the guest house..I don't have any yet...the jacket looks like it was made from a Mexican it!

  5. What a great things of interest and finds. You did very well with faucets. Look nice.

  6. Love the frame with The Swinging Waltz music paper in it.......very unique!

  7. Stopping in by way of Time Travel Thursday. Notice you're in WA. I loved living there (Whidbey) years ago. One of my absolute favorite places. Amen to your Erma Bombeck quote. Got my eyes teared up. Got lost in my thoughts and had to relook at your post. I really like the idea of the music in the frame ... I love music. Great post! Enjoyed my visit. Thanks, Jenn

  8. Oh the fun of finding treasures at a thrifty price. My favorite thing to do. Love the wool Mexican themed jacket.
    Hugs Jeanne

  9. That sock monkey is the cutest I've seen...look at those lips! Love your vintage red jacket too.

  10. Great finds! Love the framed sheet music. I see you are a NW girl! Yahoo :) thanks for linking up to Transformations and Treasures!

  11. Hi Karen. Just linked over from Ain't for City Girls. I had to save a copy of the Mexican jacket to send to my mom. I remember having one as a kid. It was very cool, but very itchy. Thanks for the memory.

  12. Love your vintage sock monkey. My favorite kind!!!


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