Tuesday, December 25, 2012

Happy Holiday Wishes From Let's Go Thrifting

Grabbag selection of 18 vintage decorations: $6. 

As Christmas night draws towards a close, I do hope that all my dear friends and family are having a wonderful holiday. I know I am. I'm just taking a bit of downtime before devouring a slice of pie. 

In the coming days I'll post all about the food, the gifts and everything in between. 

But for now this is your Let's Go Thrifting blogger, Jackie Jardine, wishing you   a happy, healthy and of course thrifty holiday season.

Friday, December 21, 2012

Vintage Photo Friday: A Festive Feline

Nothing says Christmas cheer quite like the family cat preparing to attack the tree. 

Interestingly enough, this polaroid was stuck in a family album that included no other Christmas photos. Just one shot...of this cat. 

Well, Merry Christmas, family cat circa 1970. You look like you had a lovely holiday. 

I cannot believe Tuesday is Christmas day, and furthermore I can't believe I was unable to find a single thrifted gift for any friend or family member. It just doesn't seem like Christmas without a thrifted gift under the tree. 

Maybe one of you fine thrifters had better luck in secondhand shopping this holiday season. I certainly hope you did. So tell me. Did anyone partake in our National Thrift-A-Gift Week?

Who made your nice list and scored all the vintage kitsch you could salvage? Who made your naughty list and is getting secondhand granny panties? 

Tuesday, December 11, 2012

It's National Thrift-A-Gift Week!

Why is it National Thrift-A-Gift Week? It's National Thrift-A-Gift Week because we thrifters know how to pick great presents, gifts made better by the fact that we didn't max out our credit cards to buy them.

We thrift some of life's essentials. We thrift novelties and decor. We thrift for entertainment, for sport and even as fodder for our blogs. 

Why not thrift some gifts this holiday season?

Let's give it a week... a week's time to hunt our favorite secondhand stores for someone special in our lives.

With a little luck and maybe some secondhand Christmas spirit, I'm sure we can find something someone will love...at a price that'll really deck some halls. 

So let's hit those thrifts. I'll check back in seven days to see who really celebrated our Thrift-A-Gift Week. Until then, happy holiday thrifting, everyone!

Friday, December 7, 2012

Vintage Photo Friday: The Zombie Faculty of '43

Voted Most Likely To Eat Brains.

Sad to say, it's been slim thrift pickings lately. Aside from the ever-popular hideous holiday sweaters, and discounted wrapping paper, I haven't been spotting any real secondhand gems that must come home with me.

But I have found ample time to crack open a few scholastic memories from yesteryear and I'm eager to share them with all of you.

This Vintage Photo Friday, I give you the yearbook picture of Mrs. Melrose E. Weed, a university secretary of 1943. And she bares a resemblance to...well...the living dead. 

You think?

So I've been light on the thrifted wares. It's true.    But there's plenty of Thrift Rants, Thrifted Gift Ideas, New-To-You-Years Resolutions... and more to come. But when I do find that special secondhand something, you'll be the first to know. 

In the meantime, happy thrift hunting, everyone. 

What have you been thrifting?