Friday, February 19, 2010

my top 4 thrifting weaknesses

1- pretty fabric:


{I have no idea what this is used for, but how cute is that pattern?!}

2 - useless things that make me smile:


{especially if they are pink}

3 - men's shoes:


{if you have big feet like me there is a world of vintage footwear possibly untapped at your local thrift store}

4 - vintage coats:


{a couple are okay, but they become a weakness when you continue to buy them even though you've run out of closet space}

do you have any thrifting weaknesses?

p.s. have a wonderful weekend!

26 comments:

Amanda said...

owls and vintage linens are my weakness!

Adrian said...

Oh my, that rv is too cute!

It's planters for me, and souvenir plates, and little embroidered hankies :)

amberlee said...

That RV and that jacket = awesome! I have a wire basket and well generally container problem. I love the old wire baskets from freezers, I really don't think I could have to many. The trunks on the other hand... Those realy take up space.

susan said so said...

That pink Tonka camper would definitely follow e home!

My weaknesses are so random these days, but usually involve tiny, or books, or bags/jewelry/scarves/footwear (like how I clumped those into just one? Ahh, denial...) or bedding, or vintage children's things, including little chairs and toys.

For the longest time it was teacups and other vintage china or pottery, but I mostly got my fill of those.

LOVE the coat, btw!

xox,
Susan

Lauryn said...

Love the shoes. I too have big feet and am always searching for men's wingtips.

My thirfting weakness is vintage linens, really old books and wooden storage things (jewelry cabinets, crates, etc). Although lately I've been into anything with a granny chic vibe like the framed needlepoint I just got.

three critters said...

mine must be coats (also), ceramic cats or wooden cats & skirts

Mum in Bloom said...

I love vintage children's books, kitchenware, that coat your wearing and that camper - how cool. I also have a thing for vintage toys & love the toy museum in Branson... sigh :)

Kitter said...

Thrifted wool! and buttons, thousands of buttons....and purse handles? although I've only ever made one purse :P

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Miss Sews-it-all said...

I also have a thrifting weakness for fabric including vintage sheets! I also can't help but buy old books, wool skirts, and wooden toys.

Busters Mom said...

Shoes are my weakness. I find so many nice shoes that are like new at the thrift store. Needle point pictures that I had to quit buying because I ran out of wall room to hang them. lol. All kinds of books. And what ever strikes my fancy at the moment when I walk into the store.

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sally said...

I love your weaknesses. Mine are just about any type of vintage home crafts or food cook books. My husband has boxes of vintage suits that he hasn't fit into since early on in our marriage but he just can't part with them. Not to mention his record collection.

Amie Eliza Pinkerton said...

Useless things that make me smile are one of my weaknesses too! That and buttons. I love trawling through containers of buttons at thrift stores. I rarely actually sew them onto anything though. I should really start using them.

Carrie Rosalind said...

My thrifting weakness is vintage luggage! It's SOOOO hard for me to see a case I love and leave the store without it...but I already have plenty! I still pick up one or two every now and then. :)

Melissa said...

OMG! That pink Tonka Camper truck would have been a must have for me too! I love looking at toys at the thrift shop and usually buy dolls and doll size furniture. I too have a weakness for interesting patterns in any type of textile. ;)

Mom Wald said...

Vintage bowls are my biggest weakness. Okay, if I'm honest, vintage dishes in general. It's a good thing they're useful.

Maybe I should try vintage coats, so that I could look trendy like you!

Geek+Nerd said...

Oh yeah! I totally have thrifting weaknesses...vintage sheets, table linens, glassware, Pyrex/Fire King and vintage silk scarves.

GeorgiaPeachez said...

You have hit the nail on the head. Coats, fabric and the why did I buy that? categories. Throw in vintage jewelry and old craft books and I'm good. Now about those men's shoes, I'm sure Stacy and Clinton would not approve.
xo, suzy

g said...

thanks everyone for sharing your thrifting weaknesses!

made me realize how many more I have than I thought I did because I kept reading yours going "oh, yeah - I have that one too!"...so good to know I'm not alone :)

Mindy said...

My current weakness in the thrifted world is vintage patterns. I buy them even if they aren't my size.

That's a killer coat, and I LOVE the pink pick-up!

Karen said...

..the pink camper is awesome..I want it!!

Thrifting weaknesses:Vintage linens,hoodies, backpack purses,skinny belts to turn into little dog collars(thats a new one sigh),vintage crafts....I could go on and on and on...somebody stop me........;)

I Heart ur blog!

TZel said...

I think that the first thing might be a bucket for picking fruit. But awfully pretty!

Kitten's Lost Her Mittens said...

Pyrex!!!

And plenty of other things, too, but I can just never resist a piece of Pyrex. They're useful, you know? I can pretty much always justify it.

Jodi said...

yes my weakness is vintage children's books (especially Little Golden Books). I keep telling myself to stop as I don't have any bookshelves for them at the moment but I just can't. I'm a sucker for adorable illustrations. I also scrounge for vintage greeting cards too.

Wendy said...

Pyrex and sheets! I was at an estate sale and I told the person in line next to me that I had an addiction to vintage sheets and she totally looked at me funny. I wanted to tell her, "It's not like I go home and smell them," but I wasn't sure it would help the situation.