Wednesday, April 8, 2015

Back to the thrift stores and some great finds!

Today I had some time to myself and I decided to go thrifting at a couple of places that I go to regularly but I went to a different city.  Goodwill and Salvation Army.  They did not disappoint!  I went to the Goodwill first and looked at what seemed like everything and I just wasn't feeling anything.  Then on the last aisle I went down I spied a red tea kettle.  I made note to be sure and check that out before I left as there was a woman standing right in front of it looking.  So I waited for her to get done and then walked over and picked it right up and turned it over and sure enough my hunch was correct!!  It was a Le Creuset classic demi  tea kettle.  The price tag said 4.99.  Score!!  I looked it up at Williams -Sonoma and the suggested retail is 100.00 and their price was 70.00.  So I got an excellent deal.  It matches exactly with another piece I found, a Le Creuset ceramic utensil holder that I picked up about a year ago for .99cents.  They are both a beautiful red ombre color.

I left there and headed over to the Salvation Army.  I found a couple of things there.  The most exciting to me was a piece of vintage Pyrex that matches with another piece I already have.  And the price, I picked it up for 2.79.   I was thrilled with this find too.

I found an awesome dress, this is a shift type dress, the Payne dress by Diane Von Furstenburg.  I have been finding quite a few of her dresses and tops lately.   This one is so cute.  It originally sold for 425.00 when it first came out.  I paid 9.19 for mine. 

Then I found a pair of awesome ankle strap wedge sandals by UGG for 8.00.  They are like brand new and just a quality well made shoe.  A similar sandal on the UGG website retails for 110-140.00 so I got another great deal. 

I found a really cute pink canvas tote bag by Robin Ruth for 1.99, LONDON is written all over it.  I have the same brand bag with Hawaii on it, I thrifted it before my first trip to Hawaii.  I saw it in a retail store for 35.00, the London bag is a little smaller but looks like a new bag.  Very cute!

In a bin I found the cutest little wristlet by SAKROOTS.  I love the print, it is so nice it has birds on it.  It has kind of a waxy canvax look and feel.  This little bag is brand new too. 

Last but not least I found a box of vintage French verb cards.  Flash cards from the 60's.  I already had the vocabulary cards that I had thrifted about 2 years ago and now I have the verb cards from the same maker, Vis-Ed in pretty pink boxes.

Today was a good thrifting day!!  I always think, I'll never find anything better than something I have already found and then I do!   Reminding me that there are still plenty of treasures out there for you and me to find so keep looking!!!