July 2, 2012 | Category: I'm a Shopper
I’m slowly getting my thrifting grove back. I took a long shopping hiatus after Paul was born, but yard sale season has refreshed my need to hunt out treasures, fill all my spaces.
I’m not back in full junky force by any means, but I probably hit up one or two salvage stores a week, and stop at the occasional yard sale I happen drive up on by accident. This week, I found just a few treasure I love.
On Friday, as I was coming home from getting groceries I drove past a yard sale that didn’t look promising at all. And in fact, I was completely right, everything there clutter and garbage.
Except for this set of vintage nesting bowls.
The woman there said she received them as a wedding gift in 1953. She sold them to me for $5.
I’ve done some research (because that’s what I do, I come home and immediately google my haul), and know that there is a green bowl that completes the set. I’ve found the green beauty on Etsy, selling for $12 (with $12 shipping), and I’m so very tempted to splurge and complete my set.
What do you think? Should I do it? (complete sets are selling for upwards of $90, and I would have $29 into mine).
Next up, I found this very adorable and whimsical windmill.
The cool thing about this, is that I found it here in Indianapolis, but it’s from my hometown of Holland, Michigan! When I showed it to Michael, he said he could see it sitting on a shelf in someones lake house. I bet he’s right. If you’re local to the Indy area, I picked this piece up a the Indie Arts & Vintage Marketplace.
Last up, I rescued these little gems out of a dollar bin from a antique shop in Northern Michigan, last weekend.
A hand strung crystal necklace, and bright red clip on earrings. Someone bring me some place fancy so I can wear them?
Have you found anything good lately? As much as I love finding stuff myself, I love to hear a good story. Do share.
I’m linking up this thrifting haul post with the lovely ladies over at Simple Design.