Sunday, September 18, 2016

Mid Century Love

My favorite thrift shop scores are always when I am so lucky as to come across some mid century goodness. It's not often enough, in my opinion. But when the stars are aligned and mercury is in retrograde...I know to hit the shops (I made that part up. I really don't know about that kinda stuff and the impact on my thrifting experience.)

I decided to stop buying dish sets long ago. They take up a lot of storage space, they are a beast to pack and ship, and they cost the buyer a small fortune to ship. It is hard for me to pass up all the amazing sets I find. I have paired down to a more manageable purchase of cups and saucers and serving dishes. 

Such as these beauties:

I kinda lied, I did purchase a dish set. But I separating them into more manageable grouping. This here is the cup and saucer grouping. 

And the bowls...

I proceeded to list the serving plates as well as the creamer and sugar bowl separate. 

THIS. Always my favorite cookbook of all time. The first copy I found, I just thought it was cool, I didn't realize how desirable and valuable it was. So when I stumbled upon another copy,  I nearly peed myself. Then I saw the condition and my bladder immediately regained control.  Totally shitty condition. But I still love this book imperfections and all. It has clearly been loved by the previous owner. It had a sultry past, but so did I, so no judgement here.

And this. Totally good condition, so I do feel redeemed just a bit. It was a 5 ring binder kinda day at the thrifts.

I scored some more mid century knit/crochet magazines. Not really for the knit/crochet aspect, more for the kick ass fashions.

Its time to admit that people in the 50's were way cooler than us.

And this gem...

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Saturday, September 3, 2016

Thrift Stores Closed Due to Hurricane Hermine

Yep, the thrift shops were closed due to hurricane Hermine. Thankfully, it was rather mild where I live, some of my friends weren't as lucky, flooding and whatnot. Many businesses were closed, thrift shops included. I guess I will have to go twice as much next week to make up for it. 

Well, here are some fun finds that I found last week. 

Fun mid century fashion magazine, I would do anything for that coat. Although, living in Florida, it would just sit in my closet. But whatever....

This recipe file is kind of freaky. See how it appears to be 3-dimensional on the cover? It isn't! Crazy huh? 

Back in more innocent times. Teenagers would read about the mystery of the missing hat. Now they read about who's getting fucked.

This luggage was almost passed up....As I was leaving the thrift shop, bags in hand, I saw this gem underneath some cheesy vignette set up. So of course I purchased it. By the way, I don't think thrift shops should have vignettes. It's like they are trying to be a boutique. If I wanted to shop at a boutique, I wouldn't be shopping at thrift shops, for crissakes!

These 2 gems! OMG. Love love love the cover art!

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