Thrifty Thursday: Fall Finds

Over the past week and a half, I have found some really great treasures at the local thrift shops. Last Thursday I was driving home from the Downtown Arts Center and felt like I just needed to run into the House of Bargains, which is a few blocks down. I’m wandering around, and I see this cute table that looks like it might be a cabinet for something. I go over and open it up, and to my ecstatic surprise, a 1930’s Singer Sewing Machine is laying inside! I don’t know if I can stress enough how awesome this was to find sitting in the town I live, because these things are not super common and they are worth a couple hundred bucks. My mother in law has one, and it sews like a dream! This is the sewing machine I’ve wanted for a while now, and there it was just sitting there. I composed myself, and then very calmly asked what the price was. The lady said $40, and I said, “SOLD!” The only two things I need to replace are the needle plate and the bobbin case, which I’ve already found on ebay for so cheap. I cannot wait to clean this beauty up and start sewing with it! I also found an old Samsonite suitcase that day. The rest of the loot I picked up here and there over the past week at the local Goodwill.

Found any good treasures lately?

Two Babes in a Pumpkin Patch

Sunday evening we decided to go to the local Methodist Church’s pumpkin patch that they have every year with our friends who have the cutest little baby girl. It was around 5:30, so the lighting was just perfect. Abram of course had to wear his dinosaur hat, and Annabelle was sporting her new coat we found at the Micanopy festival on Saturday. It is the most precious felt coat! We had a lot of fun at the pumpkin patch taking sweet pictures and laughing at my ridiculous son.

My Micanopy Festival Treasures

This past Saturday was the annual Micanopy Festival in Micanopy, Florida, which is just south of Gainesville. It is a huge festival that fills the streets of downtown Micanopy, and has some of the best treasures anyone has to offer. Kim, Abe and I set out to the festival with our friends alliray, Katie, Krista and Camilia. It was so much fun! The weather was cool and perfect, and there were so many great booths and antique shops to gaze upon. It’s so hard to go to festivals like these because there is just never enough money to buy all of the loot that I find. I can’t complain though, I made out pretty good this year.

I will def be making a coffee table using the antique window to the right. The other one… I haven’t decided yet.

Abe has already lounged plenty in this winner.

‘This is seriously one of the cutest things I’ve ever seen on my child.

This is just gorgeous.


I just realized as I was inserting that last picture that I completely left out the two BEST PURCHASES! I will have to do a separate post for those, because they are so awesome. You’ll just have to wait and see!

How was your weekend?