my mister took me thrift-shopping this weekend and i was pleasantly surprised for a few different reasons;
- it was spur of the moment, and completely his idea
- he usually hates shopping, with me especially (i like a leisurely browse throughout the entire store, whereas he like to get in, buy what he needs, and get the hell out)
- one of the three(!) thrift stores he took me to was completely new to me - he had discovered it all on his own
- he didn't complain whatsoever when i showed him that i bought this...
(can i just say how excited i was to find this container?! HOW CUTE IS IT?!)
this sweet little spoon...
these great pyrex bowls (that are actually in much better condition than they appear in the photo - was having camera issues apparently)...
oh and i got these too ...
(just the liqueur glasses, i got the tray at a garage sale in Winnipeg)
while i was doing my little photo shoot, i decided to take some pictures of a few other thrifted/vintage goodies i've collected...
this amazing (new in box) coffee server from a yard sale (for $1!)
these kitchen containers... my mom gave them to me when i moved out on my own, i think (if my memory serves me correctly) they were a wedding gift to my parents when they got married... i have also seen the exact same ones in an antique store, in way worse condition, for quite a pretty penny!
the book on the left i got from a friend's garage sale, it's from the 40's and has hilarious "instructions" on how to be a good "homemaker".
the book on the right is from the 60's and was my sister's and mine when we were kids.
one of my faves - this little ceramic owl cup i got from a sweet little old lady at her garage sale last summer
and of course my vintage camera collection... the Polaroid is from a thrift store, the Olympus was my mom's, the Brownie was from a garage sale and i think the Instamatic was from Value Village.
i have others, but i'll save them for another time :)
whew! all this talk about vintage goodies and thrifting is making me want to go hunting again!
do you have a favourite thrifted or vintage goodie? i'd love to hear about it!