Thursday, December 3, 2009

One woman's trash becomes another woman's "OMG I have wanted one of those FOREVER" treasure.

Howdy ladie's and gents.
(By the way I have to say thank you to my new followers. It made me downright giddy!)
So I've got the traditional cold and or flu that comes along with this season.
Maybe this blog won't be as sman-dazzling as it could be.
Let's get to the point. This buggy.
It's my cherry on my sundae. My sprinkles on my cupcake.

A good friend of mine, we'll just call him ...Justin, called me up. He asked me would I like something his mother couldn't get rid of, no one seemed to want it. I think that's how he first worded it? Sign. me. UP! THANKfully somewhere it got conveyed this was a vintage baby buggy.
A what? Then the rays of heaven opened up.
You see, my hopefully captive audience, I was JUST drooling over vintage baby buggies at an antique sale. THEY wanted over 60$ for theirs. One was even over 150$!!!!
The great thing about this item is that it's made for dolls. So it fits great in my little breakfast nook as a piece to admire. I like to move things around a lot though, so visit me later and then we'll see where it's at.

Oh behind it you see a washing... scrubber ...??? I should know the name for it but I don't.
I do know it was made for mainly underthings in olden days to be washed on. Like pantyhose.
I think they look charmingly rustic. My mother passed that down to me. Total price of my dreamy relics? Free.00$

Then there is this gem. The lights.
You are looking at the lights.

Thankfully they replaced the 70s lamp craziness that was going on there.
This is my mother in law's cast off. See, normally I kind of glaze over what my
ex husband tells me when he calls me. I'm sorry but it's just the facts mam.
However. When I hear the words. "My mother doesn't want" And "I think it's your style"
well my ears perk up, and I say YES PLEASE!

Now, last but not least.

Check HER out!!
She lived in my empty downstairs vacant apartment.
Along with empty boxes.
So I asked my landlady, might I borrow it for an event?
Borrow?? You can HAVE it she replied!!
She now fills my kitchen with music that is the soul of my house.

And did anyone notice I was too cheap to buy another curtain rod for the darker panels?
Yep, I simply pulled them up behind, through the existing rod.
Voila. FREE installation. And now it's also cutting down on my heating bill, making my kitchen oh so much warmer.

Check in soon, because I don't even know what I'm going to post next...

Tuesday, November 24, 2009

Booty of the Year

Hands down the best deal I scored so far this year was something I NEVER thought I would own. They are so expensive I learned to use their name with a hint of disgust veiled under my tone of awe when referring to them.

Yes folks I got me a pair of Jimmy Choo's.

At. A thrift store.
Perhaps it was the Made in London that tipped them off to the fact they should be put in the fancy hutch behind the glass, slightly more expensive than the rest.
Still, they were only about $15.oo folks.
For those who aren't aware, these footwear retail for between $500 to $1,000 a pair.

I wore those babies out of the store, and all the way to my car I had parked about a mile away.

Whomever they belonged to, I can proudly say YES I have walked a mile in your shoes.
Now how about try walking in MINE for a day?!
Actually that would have been a challenge the beginning of this year, when I took 26 units in a manic panic to transfer. (Which was still unsucessful. Me, bitter?! Nawww) But now I am left with so much free time, I can actually BLOG.
I have debated selling them...but I also love being able to say I own a pair of Choos. What, shoes? No no CHOOS darling.

Saturday, November 21, 2009

I actually forgot I had a blog. This is how forgetful I am.
Don't worry folks I will get with it now that I'm left with so much free time these days.
And, pinching penny's will need to go hand in hand with that.

To keep this on topic, I just bought a hose for 4$ at a garage sale down the street.
AND met a new great neighbor! It paid off waiting to get the hose, because it matches
the bricks I reused to make a pretty design in the back.

Tuesday, September 15, 2009

What is cheaper than thrift shopping?

Thrift shops having a sale. Ohhhh yea. Nothing sweeter than that.
Today in St. Helena the Catholic thrift shop was having a BAG sale.
12.50$ per bag. Seems a steep price, but hey it's St. Helena.

I walked into the shop and it was almost BARE!!
I found two pairs of pants I would actually consider wearing in public.
One was a 50's capri style white pant, and
the other a classic brown linen J crew pair.

I went with the latter. The white pants did horrible things to my backside
that we won't discuss in detail here.
Of course I had to spin my neck around to
check out how it fit on my tush! J Crew, now that passed the test.

At the check out: Half off the 3$ price tag=$1.50 SWEET.

Now I can fit in with the other St. Helena linen wearing fashionistas.
Just in time for me to move to Vallejo.
Oh, the irony.

Also found that day the other two items in this photo.
Price tag? Also, about a buck each.