The thrifts have been kind lately. We are two weeks away from relocating our home so normally I'd be packing but since the Army takes care of most of that for us, I've been out hunting for more things for them to pack. Even the pickiest of thrifters (and I'm pretty picky these days) will find something they love in Springfield, MO.
First off, a well spotted box of neon letters by Elsie later turned into the inspiration color I've decided to design the kids' next shared room around. I'm a sucker for metal letters.
I also came away with two more vintage sheets, another cup for our collection (to replace one of the three that have broken!), and the cutest little vintage cash register I've ever seen. Everything color coordinated well. I guess I was having a yellow/aqua day.
I'm wearing: Vintage striped dress, thrifted. Vintage skirt, handmade from a vintage dress. Cardigan, Target. Belt, thrifted. Highwood clog c/o Lotta from Stockholm.
Thursday, despite feeling a little under the weather, we got dressed and took an impromptu road trip to Ozark, MO. into some fresh thrifting territory. I have to admit I got the itch after seeing Jenny's Instagram feed turn up a Catherineholm bowl for $ .55! I knew I wouldn't find one but I just had to go hunt. Like Edward Cullen when his eyes turn red. Jenny knows darn well what I'm referring to. She explains it even better here.
Turns out there was a Catherineholm casserole dish with my name on it just waiting for me on the bottom shelf of the Ozark Goodwill. I have had one in my Etsy favorites lately that was going for $55 so finding this one in black for $4 was a bit thrilling. I almost didn't take a photo of it thinking someone else might snatch it up while I was adding a filter on Instagram!
We hit up River View Flea Market near downtown Ozark next and found some beauties. I tend to spot anything aqua or mid-century first. This darling cake carrier was almost pretty enough to come home with me but since I never rarely bake, I decided to leave it for someone else to enjoy.
These two just about made me cry. That cabinet of multi-colored drawers was going for $375 so there was no question that it was staying put but those two woven rugs were almost too much. Their colors were gorgeous but as pretty as they were, they wouldn't have worked in our house. Sorry, beautiful rugs. I'll remember you fondly.
With thirty minutes to spare before needing to head home to pick Sebastian up from school, we stopped in at Spring Creek Antiques. I literally carried Ruby through the aisles because I didn't want to waste any time getting the stroller out and hauling it up the stairs! I almost didn't see this afghan but Ruby was taking her time playing with some toys so I took another look and there it was! You can't beat a $6 afghan in near perfect condition. Oh, and that aqua metal camera was a steal, too.
Thank you, Ozark.
Any child of mine that behaves well on one of our treasure hunts gets to pick out a treasure of their own. I think it's a great way to win them over to the thrift side while they're still impressionable. This time Ruby picked out a sweet, vintage teddy bear and while I tend to avoid second hand plush animals at all costs, she gave me a doe-eyed look that I couldn't resist.
I'm going to miss the great thrifting in and around Springfield but I've heard Colorado won't dissapoint. If you're new to thrifting or just like to hear how other people do it, Jenny just wrote two great posts on tips for thrifting part one and two and I hear there are more to come. Jenny's been doing this for years so listen up!
Do you have great thrifting nearby or do you virtual shop on Etsy and eBay? Any epic finds recently?