Thursday, March 26

thrifty thursdays...

hurrah...it's the start of a regular feature on my little 'space'.

thrifty thursdays is where i will show you the evidence of my thrifting from the night before.
i am thinking this might be quite interesting because quite often as i wander the aisles of my local thrift store i glance at other carts (i am quite sure we all do that and then wishing we hadn't if we see something we really wanted for ourselves). more often than not i am thinking "oooh, well they must be an ebay seller" or "ummm, are you quite sure you want that" and in turn they gaze upon my little 'haul' and are quite possibly thinking "what a load of old crap" but of course i like to think they are admiring looks with a hint of envy

anyhow we will soon see...as i show you my haul from week to week, you can judge for yourselves dear readers.
there are two lines that come to mind
"oh Tif, that's just totally grand, what a steal"
or
"oh Tif, that's total tat, what were you thinking"
so i shall leave it up to you, my discerning readers...

1. a lovely chinese robe which i added a bit of lace to...


2. a patchwork quilt not unlike ones in japanese craft magazines, that quite honestly made my heart skip a beat

3. a sweet little plate, perfect for tea and biscuits, and perfect for my vivant store


4. a head scarf from Liberty's of London...enough said


i am thinking it might be interesting to film a 'thrifting' excursion and pop it on YouTube...our #1 and our #2 however are thinking NOT, as our #1 commented to my 'brain storm' of an idea late last night
"oh no mum you can't do that, you'll end up getting loads of hits but not for the right reasons, you'll be one of those YouTube people that are ridiculed"
and then our #2 added "and of course do you really want the world to see the 'real you' in your bi-focals"

she's thinking it over, whilst you decide if it's a load of 'tat' or 'treasure' ~ Tif

5 comments:

Gigibird said...

I think the You Tube idea is great....can we take a vote?

Puanani said...

Nice plate! I could not walk past that treasure.

Michelle said...

oh the scarf and quilt are my pick...love them...
and if you were on you-tube i would have to spend my nights fighting the kids for you-tube time...
i think it would be the start of a fantastic career...please don't give up on the idea...you could be the next rachel ashwell but more vintage
(in the nice way)...

janet clare said...

unbelievable treasures from a thrift store! and you need a shopping trolley? Ours are nothing like that...

kat said...

fabulous finds! yes please post weekly treasures, because we're trying to cut back on spending(blah) as we prepare for the arrival of our new bebe - which here means "very little thrifting for poor kat!"