Sunday, April 20, 2008

Thrifting Impossible

My mission: $50 in my pocket. A large outdoor flea market with my bff, Dana. Mission: Cover as much ground as I could before the DH and DDs arrived. Luckily we moved quickly as Cathrynn arrived with a nasty headache and fever from a booster shot the night before, and Frank with his usual attitude about me & money ("what you spent $50 in 4 hours???") #$@* MEN! but he still managed to snatch the ugliest dog in 2 states for a mere $100. A dog that can bark for 8 hours straight. Anyways, it was dollar days for me! I love to see vendors with boxes of all junque piled high and signs that advertise only $1. My favorite scores: the powder blue tole painted music box and powder puff (I have my Gram's and thrilled to find another!). A hunter green canvas purse with an ice-cube style Lucite clasp. A tin of sewing notions with rhinestone buttons buried in the bottom. A book of Etiquette (a hoot for me and Dana as I once had a date correct me for pronouncing it "etaquit"). And 10 vintage dresses for $1 each!
I'm not a doll collector but she was $1 and still in her box. It was all mangled and her dress and lace are all gray. A bath is pending. These pins weren't exactly a bargain at 4 for $15, but I loved the size and colors...

4 comments:

Thrifty Miss Priss said...

Oh what yummy things! I also LOVE the hat you found yesterday!

BittersweetPunkin said...

I love all your things...I could spend $50 in 5 minutes...so I think in 4 hours you were being very selective!

Blessings,
Robin

Ele at abitofpinkheaven said...

I think you got a bargain. Love that powder container and Those floral pins are running pretty high around where I live too! I thinnk you did really well, only spending $50.00!!!!

cindylou said...

ooohhh, you did well, I am drooling at all your bargains, I love thrifting and antiquing too.