Wednesday, April 7, 2010

i'd rather be thrifting...

i promised awhile back to share some of my thrifting finds. Wanna see?

^i fell in love with this vintage sleep gown. The pale yellow, lace sleeves, and the unique buttoning on the back. I can't figure out if it's supposed to be a hospital gown cos of the open slit in the back, but i sleep every night with my fiance, so i suppose my bum exposed isn't that big of a deal. *wink. It's light and airy, perfect for spring.


^practical tin personal file for this girl who loses EVERYTHING (it even had the key taped inside). A glass measuring pitcher that can double as a pretty vase (you know, for this girl who also needs to learn to cook a proper meal).


^new mustard heels & a woven belt for spring dresses.


^this is actually a gift for my little seester Maddie who kindly did my taxes. It is perfect for her new apartment because 1986 is when she was born and thanks to this calendar, i told her she was born on a Wednesday.


^the neatest salt & pepper shakers with a tint of pale pink. The bottom has a circle slide and works. I love my phallic looking ones, but i had to have these. Perhaps I'll use these one for Rice Babies Love Vintage Exchange.


^my granddaddy always carried a hankie and so now i will too.


^the cutest little apple bell. I've seen a few on etsy and have wanted to get one because as you know, i foresee apples in our autumn wedding, so when i saw this little gem in an antique mall in amherst county- i was thrilled!


obviously.

(image via we heart it)

37 comments:

Gabby said...

Wow, you have some great finds. Come to CA and go thrifting with me, I need your magic touch! xo

Cassie said...

Oh Micaela, you know you will have stolen Rhianne's (fortheeasilydistracted) heart with those shoes - and if truth be told mine a little too!

xx

Sarah said...

i am in LOVE with the mustard heels! it is totally the color for now! great great finds! thrifting is in my future this weekend... & i CAN'T wait!

much love!

Sarah said...

i am in LOVE with those mustard heels! so gorg! I'm going thrifting this weekend & i can't wait!
mucho amore!

Micaela said...

I WOULD LOVE TO GABBY! i imagine you have THE BEST thrift stores there :)

Cassie, you actually read my mind. Awhile back i emailed rhianne and asked if she liked vintage things... i just emailed her asking (and praying) she wears the same shoe size i do because if she does, these are hers! she sent me the sweetest house warming package when i was homesick (two of her lovely holga prints). i'm crossing my fingers she wears the right size!

sarah, do share your finds! :) i love thrifting!!! MUCHO AMORE your way xo

Simply Me said...

You got some lovely stuff ...i love the mustard heels and the salt and pepper shaker , but most of all i love the calendar ..my younger sis was born in Jan '86 and now i can tell her it was a Monday ..thanks to you :)
and i have some interesting finds too but they are from my shopping spree on Easter ..

Ashlee said...

the little apple bell is oh so cute.

"i'd rather be thrifting" too!

Erin said...

Ooh, I love that apple bell! (can't help it, it's the teacher in me) I've got the greatest blown glass apple paperweight, and I adore it.

Haven't been thrifting in ages and ages. Might have to squeeze in a trip to the thrift shops this weekend...

xoxo

PS: Bet you look gorgeous in the yellow sleep gown.

Anna said...

ooo beautiful finds! i'm SO excited to see what sort of amazing things you come up with for your autumn wedding!

jozen said...

that hankie is SO lovely!

Meghan said...

I'd rather be thrifting too:) I really love those heels! You found some excellent items, lady! You have a great eye!

Jen said...

Such cute finds! Amazing.

greystrawberrys said...

I love all of this stuff! :) I have a belt SO similar to that one! :D

Defiantly going to do a 'recently bought' post, however it'll be kinda long i guess! :P

I'm hosting a project, and would love for you to take part, check out my blog for details :)

Hope you are okay,

Sarah xoxoxox

Megan said...

Oh and I also love hankies! I recently inherited some gorgeous lace one, which i will proabably never use but i love.

Megan said...

You are such a good thrifter, you find absolutely gorgeous things. I love the apple bell and the mustard heels.
I wonder if i can sneak in some op shopping today?
Thanks for sharing.

Elizabeth Denise said...

oh wow i love the apple bell!!!!!!! ive been wanting a bell for my classroom and that is too cute. i must go thrifting.
also i received a flag from your brother today, it was such a suprise bc i wasn't expecting anything back but i LOVE it. it is so freaking awesome. im writing a blog about it right now. i appreciate it so much, one of the coolest things i've ever received. you have an amazing brother:)

Annie Cristina said...

Oh my gosh, I love those yellow heels! I'm all about yellow these days. :D

Caroline said...

ahhh look at your finds!! I love all of them!!! Much love sweet lady! xo

Brown Girl said...

Teach me your thrifty ways!!! I totally suck and don't even know where to start but I want to learn!!

The Socialite said...

Great finds! I agree with Gabby! Come to Cali and help us! haha :)

tinypaperheart said...

wow, you must live next to the most awesome thrift store ever! those are some amazing finds!! love them all. :)

Fallon said...

so much cuteness, the apple is my favorite!

livin wide said...

ditto ditto ditto!

great finds!
and love those shoes/belt.

Gracie said...

You have found so many pretty things. I never seem to find anything but maybe I just need an expert thrifter to come with me :)

Jumbleberry Orchard said...

*steals pretty yellow nightgown*

An autumn wedding with an apple theme? This sounds scrumptious!

You have such great taste; unusual yet it all matches in such a delicate, feminine way.

Ruxandra said...

You've found so many pretty things.I think the calendar one is simply adorable...and then, that night gown...i really like the details...
Have a happy day!

Katie said...

you are SUCH a fantastic thrifter! i never find anything REMOTELY as cool as these finds!!! LOVE the hankie!!!

happy thursday pretty girl!!!

Summer {Bisfor...} said...

that pale yellow is marvelous and will look delightful with your skin tone. i want to go thrifting with you. may i? please. sugar on top?

xo

Lauryn said...

You've officialy inspired me to go thrifting today on my day off! :)

Kristin said...

You did goooood lady! Love the S&P shakers!

Steph said...

hahaha I want to go thrifting with you too!!! I LOVE your style! Super finds! I'm diggin' the yellow!

Claire Kiefer said...

Okay so you've officially inspired me to go to some thrift stores in the next few days! I rarely do it because I get so impatient hunting through all the not-so-pretty stuff in order to get to the good stuff, and I can't shake the feeling that some thrift stores are a little depressing inside. You know what I mean? But these beauties make me realize that it's all worth it, and there is certainly no scarcity of thrift stores in the bay area!

You have such great taste. :)

Sabrina said...

Great finds!! I love thrifting too! I always find something and it makes me so happy!

LaLa said...

I was just thinking the same thing! I went thrifting two days in a row yesterday and today found some great stuff I'll share on a post soon! You found some great stuff! <33

Marisa said...

oh, how I have missed you bestie. I can't wait to share my finds while antiqueing/thrifting in Montana.. I have a little surprise for you... on its way tomorrow. xoxo

danielle and dinosaur toes said...

that pitcher, AAAHHHHHHH! I LOVE IT! i actally saw one with a very similar pattern at the DAV a while back, but like a fool i didn't get it, then it was gone when i went back. and your apple is too cute!

Maddy said...

I'm jealous of that file folder. I was just telling my boyfriend that we need a new one... and that one is cute!

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