Thursday, March 28, 2013

We Came. We Saw. We Thrifted.

"Susie" by Goddard, Museum Print Edition

This past Tuesday, I decided that I needed an entire day of thrifting. So after mapping out a trip to three thrift stores in the Souderton and Montgomeryville area, I  hit the roads with a friend and without a budget in mind.

The first stop was The Care and Share, which is literally a shopping plaza of thrifting. Each thrift store within is conveniently divided by departments. Of course we browsed the books and oohed and ahhed at the vintage furniture.

But it was in the variety thrift shop of The Care and Share that I scored this lovely "Susie" print which now sits atop my dresser.

6 records. SIX. Guess how much! 

I'm not sure I can decide on my favorite find of the day, but I can definitely pinpoint the cheapest. I salvaged this vinyl playlist from the Care and Share Thrift Outlet, where ya gotta dig for the treasures:

24 Groovy Greats LP
Blondie: Autoamerican LP
Iron Butterfly: In-A-Gadda-Da-Vida LP
Carole King: Music LP
The Kinks: Low Budget LP
Stevie Nicks: The Wild Heart LP

All six albums for $1.50!!!

Ooooooh, a pretty peacock.

The cheapest find of the day did have a close contender. While I love, love, love this turquoise necklace and bracelet set from the Salvation Army, this skeleton key tray was one hella cool find...on sale for 39 cents!

Like my newly acquired vintage art, this tray is staying right on my dresser. 

Now, isn't that dreamy? 

I wasn't necessarily looking to spruce up my dresser, but that's exactly what happened. What I was really hoping to find was a nice addition to my Spring wardrobe. But instead I got a pile of tunes, a colorful costume jewelry set, vintage decor and... 

Freud for me and The Doors is a gift.

...a few good books. I rested my favorite coffee mug on top, which wasn't thrifted but a thoughtful gift that I love. 

I scored all this stuff when I was just looking for some clothes. But considering the quality of the haul and the teensy weensy price tags, I'm quite satisfied. 

Vintage "Susie" print: $2.25
Six assorted LPs: $1.50
Turquoise peacock necklace with matching bracelet: $5.00
Skeleton key tray: .39 
Paperback books: $3.00
Three yards of vintage fabric: $3.25


Wait a second. Where did the vintage fabric with the floral print go? Has anyone seen the fabric I bought for my photo backdrop? 

Oh, there it is! 

Silly rabbit, vintage is for thrifters. 

Well, my sister's dwarf bunny, Coco, has taken over my vintage fabric. I guess she's entitled. It is almost Easter, after all. 



What have you conquered from the thrift store?

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12 comments:

Christmas Carol said...

Now I really want to drink tea from a black cup on your skeleton key tray :P It's such a great find!

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Jill said...

The Doors Complete Lyrics! i've never seen that book?? Is it all just as it says or is there more?

Jackie Jardine said...

Thanks, C. Carol! I love that tray. It's a little dinged up, but for 39 cents, an awesome find!

Jackie Jardine said...

Hi there, Jill. I got this book for my sister, who is a huge fan of The Doors. In addition to the lyrics there is a mini biography in the beginning, some notes on inspiration and some black and white photos. I think she's going to love it.

Jessica Cangiano said...

I know precisely what you mean. There are days (and I personally find they're often ones when I'm stressed to no end) that simply require as many hours devoted to thrifting as time will permit. You found some great treasures (I would have swooped down on that Doors lyrics book as well) at fantastic prices - clearly this was a fruitful day of thrifting.

♥ Jessica

*PS* Thank you very much for your comment on my vintage Easter outfit post. It's really touching to know I've inspired you to consider possibly buying a wig. If I can ever be of any help to you on this front, please don't hesitate to ask.

Jackie Jardine said...

It was a fruitful day, Jess! And it was just what I needed.
Thanks for taking the time to comment. And when I get to more of a final decision on the wig issue, I will get your expertise. Many thanks!

<3 Jackie

Sir Thrift-A-Lot said...

I love going thrifting without a budget, but always have to have one when going into an antique market. Lucky on the albums, I pay $1.50 a piece! The skeleton key tray is awwweeesome.

Sir Thrift-A-Lot
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Jackie Jardine said...

Oh I hear ya loud and clear when it comes to budgeting the antique expenditures. Thrifting comes pretty cheap, but vintage shopping can get mighty expensive. I went to a Vintage Book Fair a few months ago and man, talk about sticker shock!

I do love my skeleton key tray. =)

<3 Jackie

Adriana Lucia said...

I love going thrifting with my girl friends! It's so fun!!

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Jackie Jardine said...

Me too, Adriana. Alone or with friends, thrifting is the best. I love your style, by the way. Your blog is adorable!

<3 Jackie

Van said...

LOOOOVE it all my friend. Every. last. thing. Even coco, oh I want a bunny! Miss having a bunny! :D

Jackie Jardine said...

My sister does love her little pet. She's a ball of energy!

<3 Jackie