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Secondhand Sunday – Jackpot!

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There is nothing like walking into a thrift store & seeing a sign that says “50% Off Everything in the Store”. Nothing like it. Then, when you actually find some treasures, well, it’s what thrifting is all about.

The three treasures that I am sharing today come from just such an experience I had yesterday. The St Vincent de Paul Thrift Store in town has moved location several times & I hadn’t yet visited its latest abode. I finally did yesterday & they were having 50% off everything.

My first find was an amazing vintage 60s hat box, I couldn’t believe that it hadn’t been claimed – the woman at the checkout said it had been around for a couple of weeks! It’s going to be great storage for some of my vintage hats. They had it priced at $4.99 – I got it for half that! The pattern on the outside is so fun & the lining is lovely too.

At the jewelry counter, I found a sweet little vintage handbag. The opening mechanism is cool – can’t really show that in a photo, and the beaded fabric is nice. It was priced at $5.99, so half of that…

My final find was at the exit. It was hanging on the wall. I probably wouldn’t have looked at it if it wasn’t half off, but I’m so glad I had a closer look. It’s a vintage mirror. I love it! Haven’t decided what I’m going to do with it yet, but there might be some spray paint involved & it might end up in our powder room. It was half off $12.99.

I also visited a few other thrift stores in town & was tempted by a couple of things, but I’m learning to exercise restraint. Just because something is cool or fun or rare, doesn’t mean I have to have it. I even turned my back on several vintage owls Because they didn’t really appeal to me. I want to learn to only add things that are meaningful to my collections.

Yesterday was a fabulous thrifting day!

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3 thoughts on “Secondhand Sunday – Jackpot!

  1. Oh my goodness – I love that mirror! It’s such an amazing find, for such a great price too. Thrifting is one of my great joys in life too, we have picked up a good few things for our house from 2nd hand stores, garage sales & flea markets. I love never knowing what treasure you may unearth! I got a set of three awesome vintage suitcases (1930’s/40’s) a couple of years ago now complete with the old luggage stickers, they’re so cool. Have found allsorts of other bits & pieces, furniture, crockery, lamps, even a beaten copper set of fire tools (poker etc) It’s all added character to our home & it’s so much fun in the process.

    • Seriously – isn’t thrifting the best? Such a treasure hunt. Your vintage suitcases sound amazing! What a find. Are you going to use them in your house? How is the house coming along. I so wish I had done more thrifting when I was in London – I’m sure I missed out on heaps of treasures…sigh. Next time we are together, on whatever continent & whatever place, we shall thrift together! Miss you my friend.

  2. That sounds awesome – I look forward to it & hope it won’t be too far in the future! I agree with you about London, it’s a shame we didn’t get into it there. However, Spitalfields market always used to be a bit of a treasure trove not to mention Brick Lane market. I’ve noticed actually that there’s not many charity shops around Bethnal Green, only the Spitalfields Crypt run a couple. The last few times we’ve been back to London I’ve been to Wimbledon as I was tipped off about the charity shops there. About 6 in the high street & always something awesome to be found (particuarly on the clothes front) Anyway, miss you friend, very much. Take care & keep inspiring us with your blog.

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