Wednesday, October 24, 2012

~ Fall Cravings~

As a lover of garage sales, thrift stores, curb side junk pick up and shopping for deals in general it has been VERY hard for me the last 6 months. I made a personal vow to get rid of ALL our excess stuff, organize a lil sewing and craft area with the some of the free space for myself, and just retrain my thoughts before I made time to go "shop" for anything. "Don't buy it unless you LOVE IT or NEED IT." is my mantra.I would like to interject now that I do NOT have a shopping problem nor do I have a hoarding problem. I just hate clutter and love empty space. I've made simplifying our lives a mission. Well... I still like to keep a ongoing picture list on my phone or in a folder on the laptop of things I'm on the hunt for just in case I am out. This includes things we need but also things I want,things I may want to use for projects or possible gift items. Yesterday, I was killing some time until Moe got done with his Wilderness Survival Club after school and decided to just do a pop in at a local thrift hole... It proved to be an excellent idea!

                                                          What I was craving......
leather ankle boots

 a white queen size bedspread cover with pom poms....

a colorful stripey hippie cardigan

                                                       What I found......
a YELLOW queensize bedspread cover!!!! this is IDENTICAL to the one I originally was searching for and will look great with our gray duvet cover and white bedding! kind of freaky... $3.00

leather ankle boots that fit perfectly $2.00 (yep. I buy used shoes)

a stripey hippie cardigan with front pockets:)  $1.50
I still love the original blueish and turquoise cardigan above.. but this does the job and that one sold ages ago.
                                     so there you have it. cravings curbed for now...things I'm still on the look out for : a nice fall wreath(i will probably end up making one), random wood picture frames (with the glass still intact! harder to find than you would think) for a frame wall I'm making, a soft well used men's flannel shirt for weekend lounging, and vintage Christmas bulbs. Do you have something you are looking for right now? My searching is always changing and keeping it at a extremely low budget makes it fun and slightly adventurous on a very nerdy level. Happy Hunting Friends!!


  1. I love a good hunt for a bargain too! I love your bedspread. You sure did hit the thrift store at the right time. Congratulations on your finds!

  2. I kept a few of Dad's old flannel shirts from when he used to wear them for work (now he does sweatshirts bc they stay in place better). They're like dresses on me and I have to roll the sleeves up several times, but they're so cozy! If you can't find what you're looking for, let me know and I'll get you one the next time you're in town :)