Friday, February 1, 2013

Thrift Shop: Sparkles and Unicorns

I've been wanting to do a thrift shop post for a while so Young House Love's Unofficial Macklemore Thrift Shop Challenge  gave me the nudge I needed.

I went to my favorite thrift Store.  (Thanks Shelly for changing my life by bringing me there the first time)
I had $20 in my pocket.

I saw lots of awesome things I might need.

This sweet cockatoo lamp for $4.99 that I think just might look great spray painted white.

A $9.99 Karaoke machine for creating our own awesome renditions of Macklemore's Thrift Shop.

Some awesome shelf paper for when I need to redo my shelves. I don't know how much it costs but I'm sure it's not much.

Awwwww Yeah.  A wax ring and or toilet flange thing.  Who needs Home Depot?  Only $2.99
What do you expect to see on the shelf below the toilet flange?  A rain stick.  All the soothing sounds of the rainforest for only $4.99

An electric wooden birthday tower. Priced at $4.99 I think I made a mistake not buying this.

A ceramic animal.  It's not white but put out the $.99 it costs and get yo'self some white spray paint.

THIS sweater.  This sweater was awesome.  It was not my size and while I thought maybe I could sew it up to make it work I was deterred by the super high $6.99 price tag.  It had bows - PURPLE bows knitted into it.

This swell $.99 blazer was a hot early 90's mix of patterns.

Mardi Gras?  Who's ready for Mardi Gras?  $4.99 is all it takes.

 Don't worry, my thrift shop is just as good as Macklemore's.
Someone else has been walking in them.
Some house slippers.
Bonus heated massage house slippers/slipper.
Fringe John Wayne would be jealous of.

Leather with fringe.  Maybe this is more his style.
Dressed in all pink.*
So what made it back to the crib with me? 
I can't pass up a good jacket.  And the sparkles were a good addition to one of my thrift shop collections.

I didn't make it anywhere near the $20 mark.  The jackets were only $.99 and $4.99, but BONUS it was Monday and Monday is customer appreciation day and everything was 25% off! (On federal holidays everything is 50% off - OMG)
It was a big day spending $4.77.

Oh, what was that?  You want to know more about my thrift shop collections? (All of these items have come from Valley Thrift)


The man in the back in the Angry Birds pants did not come from a thrift shop.  He came from here.
Thrift store unicorns, statue and brass bookends
More unicorn fun here.
 Wanna buy your own stuff?  They've got plenty. Go for it!
Just in case you think I bought all the best stuff.  Here is lots of stuff just waiting to be sorted and priced for tomorrow.
See you at the Valley!

Valley Thrift Store
9840 Reading Rd
Cincinnati, OH 45241

*The picture was taken from this angle because while the pink suit was incredibly cute it was also incredibly small and not only could I not zip the pants zipper but it was so nearly stretched to its max I was afraid I was going to bust the seam - so the strategic angle and untucked shirt are hiding my undies.

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  1. I hope you didn't buy those kitty house slippers! Leroy would be PISSED!

  2. i am so jealous! i wish i could find a cockatoo lamp. (seriously!) =)

    1. Welcome Chrissy!

      Awesome that you should post this! I was at Target the other day and they actually sell an off-white ceramic cockatoo lamp in their spring collection! It made me feel like I must be right on the pulse of style. ;) Of course you will pay Target prices which can seem like a fortune compared to thrift shop prices.