7.15.2011

Thriftin' Like It's My Job

So ya'll remember a few weeks ago when I posted this picture correct?
Yeah, that one.
Where I bragged about the price of the dress I found at a garage sale..
{which happened to be $3}
Well, that picture kinda made me smarter.
Because it kinda made me realize-if I could get that for $3, what else could I find for cheap?
And that's when the mission began...
A mission to find the cutest, cheapest, things I could get my hands on.
And well, my lucky little hands snatched up quite a bit.
Wanna see?
Too bad if you said no-I'm showin' you regardless.
{Thrift Store $4}
{Thrift Store $9}
{Garage Sale $2}
{Thrift Store $7}
{Garage Sale $1}
{Garage Sale $2}
{Antique Store $12}
{Thrift Store $4}

..And that's how you get it done.
All those items for a whopping $41.
If that doesn't make me wanna run around like a toddler with my pants off,
I'm not sure what does.
Point being: I am falling in love with thrifting.
One good deal at a time.

Lucky me,
my favorite "Thrift" store comes equipped with the following:
That's right.
A little thing I like to call a Soda Fountain.
Equipped with Old Fashioned Floats, Malts, Banana Splits, and Sundaes..
Mi madre and I had the honor of stopping in for lunch yesterday.
Yes, our lunch consisted of a sundae and an ice cream cone.
Speaking of sundaes..one time a male friend of mine ordered one and instructed the waitress to "Hold the nuts".
I fell off my chair laughing.
Not kidding.
I seriously need to stop acting like such a grown up all the time.

...Well kids, I encourage you to get to town thriftin'.
Your bank account will thank you.
And your cheapo husband.

Today I am linking up to:
&
If I were you, I would head over to both pronto.

Happy Weekend Thrify Nifties.

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22 comments:

  1. wow, that dress is so perfectly you! love everything you thrifted especially those earrings! great pictures as well--thanks for linking up :)

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  2. so many great finds! where did you get the dress??

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  3. Those are all fabulous finds! Jealous!
    http://sweetteaserendipity.blogspot.com/

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  4. What the!!! You got that cute dress thrifting for $4 that fits you perfectly? AMAZING!

    I hope you use that shutter in your home to hold cards or something..would be so cute re-done!!

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  5. oh how i wish we had a thrift store near here that featured anything cooler than warped tupperware tops. sheesh. i am jealous of your thrift store. there, i said it. AND a nifty little retro soda fountain to boot?? really???? count your blessings, girl! (and please never grow up and act like a grownup because i'd miss the absolute cracking up that i get to do when i read your blog!)

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  6. Such great finds! I have no patience for thrifting, but maybe I should learn!

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  7. LOVE the frames! And I. want. that. purse!

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  8. here from The Shine project...LOVE that purse!

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  9. So glad to find another thrift store super shopper! My husband used to think I was nuts but now he is glad when I only spend 4 bucks on a skirt-almost-new instead of $47.00 plus s/h. It takes time to sift thru the junk to find treasure but obviously you've got the nack. Gotta go, Salvation Army is about to open...... =)

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  10. Wow! amazing stuff. I really need to get out and start thriftin it up!

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  11. I'm obsessed with all of your finds!! I want to steal them all.. hehehe

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  12. I love thrifting! You never know what you'll find.

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  13. I love everything...especially the yellow Sundress...stunning! :) Hello from your newest follower!

    http://therushfamily.blogspot.com

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  14. I literally JUST posted about my recent thrift store finds!!! LOVE IT!! I am OBSESSED WITH thrifts stores!! Cute blog!! I am your newest follower!
    XOXO
    Sadie Jane
    www.simplysadiejane.com

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  15. You are too cool. Omg. I found you through hollie rogue. I'm so gonna follow.

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  16. your thrift finds are all so great! :] i did the thrifting challenge too. but i didn't post {everything} i found, but love being able to get stuff for cheap! :]

    www.myunrehearsedlifetheblog.blogspot.com

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  17. LOVE your yellow dress!! like LOVE!!!!!!

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  18. I went thrifting today and LOVED IT! (I even wrote about it! http://jaimiehart.blogspot.com/2011/07/nifty-thriftying.html)

    That yellow dress is so cute--I'm going to have to up my thrifting game--and I wish my stores had soda fountains...

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  19. Your blog makes me smile! :) I love all your deals...and I think I might recognize a couple of them? :) :) Love that yellow dress!

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  20. I love that you thrift like it is your job! That is soo great!! Oh by the way, that is my REAL job!! I work for Goodwill PR and get to shop and blog about thrifting!! You make thrift look H-O-T!

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  21. LOVE thrift stores, yard sales and auctions. So fun right?

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  22. Erin,

    Great idea to take photos and keep details on your Thrift Store purchases. The proof is in the puddin'!

    Best,
    Raki

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I read and appreciate every one of your comments. Thanks for stopping by my space and sharing a piece of yourself on this huge ole internet. I meant that in the least creepy way possible. I'm just good at making everything awkward. Anyhow, thank you for your comments. They make me smile :)