Thursday, May 26, 2016

$8.50 at Estate Sales

First I got this little metal box for $3.

I like the Climax logo and the arrow detail to move the circle to the right to open it.

I got this large white bowl with little handles on the side for $3.50.

I got another glass jar for food storage for $1.

And I got this Anchor mason jar for $1. I really like the anchor image on the front and back.

Thursday, May 19, 2016

Things I Didn’t Buy 11

I went to an estate sale that had some interesting containers and packaging. First up, a chocolate box from Salt Lake.

This meat chopper box was interesting

Here’s an old milk can opener.

Here are a few older product containers. I especially liked the Drano can.

This old coffee can was interesting.

I thought this nut cracker box was super cute.

And there was a large stack of Photoplay magazines.

Thursday, May 12, 2016

Tops and a Cape

I went on a thrift store shopping spree and bought quite a few clothing items for $32. My initial plan was to get some summer tops because I feel like I’m lacking in lightweight clothing options—I’m just drawn towards fall and winter clothing. I love anything warm and wool and my closet is definitely weighted towards those colder months.

I did have a bit of success. I got this navy sleeveless cotton shirt from The Limited (that still had the tags on it) for $4. It’s a short shirt so I think it’ll be best worn tucked into a skirt.

I also got this Banana Republic silk navy blouse for $8. I love the little buttons and the detail down the front.

I generally don’t wear clothing that’s brown and tan, but I got this shirt for $3.50. It’s an acceptable beige color that looks okay with my skin tone. Basically I thought it was a good neutral and I liked the fact that the fabric had some weight to it. It’s not a see-through shirt that I constantly seem to be surrounded by.

Next I got this red wool shirt for $3.50. I love the color red.

And I like the buttons down the back.

And finally, the item I was probably most excited about, a long (mid-shin length) gray wool cape. I’ve been wanting a cape for a while and considered making one (one day), but I happened to see this cape and decided to buy it. It was $13. It needs a little mending; one of the snaps is gone and the previous owner tried fixing a seam that still looks rather loose to me. I know it’s nearly summer, and while I do enjoy the sunshine, I’m looking forward to winter when I can wear all my cozy clothing.

Thursday, May 5, 2016

Things I Didn’t Buy 10

More books I didn’t buy at estate sales. First this Birds of the World book was really large and heavy with really great illustrations.

Next up, Winnie the Pooh. So cute.

And this postage stamp album was interesting. But I didn’t need it…at all.

I liked this Weller metal box.

And a cute repair kit.