I wish I could justifiably describe in words how successful my thrift store trip was on Tuesday. For starters, Abram and Maggie had a wonderful time treasure hunting with me. They enjoyed holding and exploring each goodie that I would place in the cart, and neither of them insisted on getting down. We were probably in the House of Bargains for a solid hour, or maybe more, and they were just two happy little babes. Each room had so many treasures that I barely had to dig! In fact, there were many things I had to put back, like an antique Free-Westinghouse sewing machine and a gorgeous blue typewriter. Ok ok, enough… here’s what I found!
Yep. Those are tap shoes. And they were the perfect size. It’s one of those finds that you pick up and say to yourself, “I can’t NOT get these.” This is going to sound ridiculous, but I love a tap shoe. In fact, when I was 6 I took tap dance lessons, and was even in a production. Ever since then, the little girl in me has wanted to be a tap dancer. So maybe these shoes were a sign that the time has finally come. Or maybe not. But regardless, I have some cute tap shoes! That scarf was mad cute, and I remember my tap dance instructor always wearing a scarf on her ankle, so I bought this one. It will probably spend most of it’s time on my head.
I’m not a hundred percent sure what this piece of luggage is used for, but I’ve been looking for something like this for a while. I’ve needed something that matches a suitcase that I have that can hold all my toiletries. Now I don’t have to use a plastic zip lock!
I don’t feel I need to give a proper explanation for these other than I would never let these continue to sit in a thrift store upon seeing them. They were each a quarter and almost too good to be true. I actually gasped when I saw the deer.
“….barfs from shock and excitement…” is what I almost did when I found this in a box that I technically wasn’t even supposed to go through. This is a First Edition Nancy Drew Mystery, and also one of my all time favorite books. Just typing that gets the hair on my arms standing up and my tear ducts ready for waterfall. When I was a child, I would disappear for days inside Nancy Drew’s world of detective work. One of my good friends, Sarah, also loved Nancy as much as myself and we would spend summer days pretending to solve mysteries just like her. This is so special to me.
This shirt is ugly, I can see that. But when I picked it up, I was able to look past what it is now and picture what it could be. I think I will take the width in and then sew it to a skirt to make a dress. I love the collar.
I have no idea what brand this bowl is or when it was made. Doesn’t have any marks on it, and it could’ve been made last year. But judging by the color… well who cares. I wanted it. It’s my favorite color forever and always.
Blogging about this thrifting experience was almost as fun as actually doing it!