Thursday, December 29, 2011

Thursday Tray Update

I've added some new Nashco's to the collection in the last month. My good friend Polly Sonic gave me a short stack of trays for Christmas, two of which I already had (Mississippi & Goddamn Florida) , but the thought was appreciated. In addition to those however she found this New Hampshire Nashco! 

Look at that beautiful Lilac!

While I was out Christmas Shopping I managed to make it to The Barn Sale in Hamden despite their wackadoo hours. This is also where I saw the Christmas Fetish Boots. (?!) While I found nothing cheap enough for gift giving, I did find myself a white Long Island Nashco. It's not in great shape but for $1.50 I couldn't pass it up.

Long Island itself is fine, but it's flower is a bit chippy.

That's all for this Thursday. Next Thursday you'll see the trays the Vinyl Whores got me for Christmas and hear Dan's tale of Etsy woe.

Tuesday, December 27, 2011

Thrift Share Monday: The Return

Hey Nerds! I'm back. I've been having an extended break from many things in life, not just the VS Blog, for the past 6 weeks. But now that Mercury has moved out of Retrograde, life is finally getting back on track, and I'm ready to share some thrifts!

And what a triumphant return I have to share! First as most of you know, it was Christmas this past weekend.  I received many lovely thrifted gifts from my Mother and my friends. Here is a highlight reel:

A Kings Crown compote from Mom:

Mom also picked up this dish and tray set at an Estate Sale:

We are still puzzling over what it might be. Part of a vanity set? A sugar without its creamer? It's a mystery.
As usual I spent the Holiday weekend with the Vinyl Whores who presented me with many vintage cookbooks to add to my collection. They may have gone a bit overboard.

They also gave me this new old stock Santa. The Boys scored at a hardware store where the owner reportedly has not bought any new stock since the 60's.  We call the Santa "Tippy" since he doesn't really like to stay upright on that weird donut thing he's standing on.

He'll stay in his package until next Christmas when once again I will try to find the time and energy  to decorate for Christmas. (It's my most consistent Holiday tradition.)

On my way back up to Connecticut on Monday evening I made a few stops along the way at some of my favorite places to shop. Namely Stew Leonard's and the Westport Goodwill. Westport was kind of a bust so I decided to make one last stop at the Goodwill in Bridgeport before heading home. It's a good thing I did.
Some of the workers were putting out new merchandise for the next day and had pushed out several carts with bins onto the sales floor. I gave them a brief once over and when I got to the end I spied a boot with a Frye tag inside. I gasped, I picked it up and checked the size: 7 1/2. Maybe slightly too small, I'm an 8. Damn! I tried them on anyway, and they fit like they were made for me. Then I flipped over the boot to read the price...

$12. Yes, this $218.00 pair of boots for $12. Sold!

I'm linking up with Apron Thrift Girl for Thrift Share Monday and please check back later this week for a Thursday Tray Update as well as more details on the Christmas gifts. The Vinyl Whores are coming to visit this weekend so I should have plenty to share next Monday too.

I hope everyone had a great Holiday of choice and I don't know about all of you, but I am really looking forward to 2012. (Even if the world is going to end.)

Sunday, December 25, 2011

Thrifts of Terror: Seasons Greetings!

Who wants some red fetish boots?
Anyone? Anyone?
Only $12.

Seen at the Barn Sale in Hamden, CT

Happy Holidays!

Monday, December 19, 2011

Thrifts of Terror: We Wish You a Scary Christmas

I completely believe in the threat of no presents from Santa to keep your children in line over the Holidays.

However scaring the crap out of them with these two may be going a bit too far.

Seen at the New Haven Goodwill.

Sunday, December 11, 2011

Thrifts of Terror: Christmas DIY

Want to dress up your existing artwork to make it look more Christmasy?
Step 1:  Choose your artwork. Pick your best velvet painting that looks like a tree.
Step 2 Gather your supplies. In this case you will need some crappy tinsel, velvet bows and a staple gun.
Step 3 Randomly staple your tinsel and bows all over your artwork.

Now you have a fancy framed Christmas tree!

Can't get the staples back out without ruining the original artwork? Don't worry, your local Goodwill will be taking donations through New Years.

Seen at the Milford, CT Goodwill.

Sunday, December 4, 2011

Thrift of Terror: It's Beginning To Look a Lot Like Christmas

Except in this box, which is empty.

But apparently once contained an Old World Sequined Soldier.
Which makes no sense as soldiers usually want to blend in with their surroundings.
Unless in dress uniform, and then sequins? Not so much.
Sadly the actual Sequined Soldier was nowhere to be found.

Seen at the Orange, CT Savers.