Saturday, August 17, 2013

Thrifting Haul - A Thrifting Diet

I've let myself get a bit discouraged from lack of sales in my antique booth. I know I shouldn't, but it's disappointing to go 5 days without selling a single thing. But thankfully it picks up (a little) on the weekends.

That being said, I've cut back on my thrifting. After reading a post by Van of Thrift Core, I was almost tempted to go on a thrifting fast myself. I had nightmares of my house filling up with inventory and not selling anything. But then I looked around, and realized I only have one bookcase in my bedroom. My house isn't overflowing. Yet...

I realized I'm not ready for a fast yet. Maybe a thrifting diet though. I can do that. I can't imagine driving past thrift stores on my way to the antique mall, wondering what treasures I'm passing by. So I'll still stop and look, but I'm not going out of my way to hit up estate sales and thrift stores that are farther away anymore.

When I went thrifting this week, I no longer felt pressured to buy everything even somewhat vintage and cute, simply to build up my inventory. That was a nice feeling, but on the downside, I don't have much of a thrifting haul to share with you this week.



I like mushrooms on kitchen decorations. Strangely enough, I'm not the biggest fan of actually eating them, but they're sure cute to look at! I have no idea what this actually is. It's ceramic, and shaped like a casserole, but there's no way to hang it on the back, so I'm a little lost. Hopefully someone will know what to do with it though!



These two wooden heads were too wonderfully weird to pass up. They're carved profiles of a man and woman, and I've never seen anything like them before. Not my style, but I have a feeling someone will love them!


I took a chance on this vintage clock. I was hoping it worked and it was cheap enough to take a chance. It sadly didn't, but with a pretty cheap clock kit, it's ticking away again. I won't make as much of a profit on it anymore, but it's still cute!



I found this notepaper holder in a pile of hand-carved wooden things. Everything else was super touristy boasting tropical locations in big letters, but this one is cute. I love the boat and the birds! It's great for keeping paper handy if you're like me and tend to run around like a chicken with its head cut off looking for something to write notes on! I can't be the only one who does that.



I really shouldn't include this here, since it's not a thrifting find from this week, but I'm not going to let that stop me. This was actually the first thing I bought with the intention to resell when I first started considering renting a booth. It's a whole set of china by Sango in the Amish Country pattern. They're so quaint and I absolutely love them. And I kind of love the Amish. Since I wasn't blogging when I bought them, I have to include them now! They're not in the booth yet. I can't figure out a good way to display them, so until I do, they're at home.

Be sure to share your great thrifting finds either in the comment section or the links below!



10 comments :

  1. I love those wooden heads -- very cool! I def. need to try to thrifting diet myself, but it's sooo hard!

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    1. I think a thrifting diet might even be harder than an actual diet!
      Thanks for stopping by!

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  2. Those wooden heads are super cool!
    I'm not sure I could stop thrifting for any long period of time. Would probably lose my mind. I have tried to diet (you're right, its so hard) though. I'm much more picky about what I get now.

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    1. I'm learning to be picky now too, but it's really hard not to buy everything I like! I think I'd probably go crazy too if I completely stopped thrifting!

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  3. The wooden heads are wonderfully weird! I noticed them right away because I love silhouettes. I would probably spray paint them black. I have some metal black ones very similar that are George and Martha Washington.

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    1. That's a really good idea to spray paint them! Your silhouettes of the Washingtons sound really cool!

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  4. The lack of good estate sales around here this summer along with the tons of stuff I need to move OUT of the house have both put me on an unintentional thrifting fast. It's hard but I'm starting to feel a little claustrophobic. Once I get things out, I will reward myself with a little thrifting. That should motivate me, right?

    ~Erica

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    1. That's a great idea to reward yourself with thrifting! The opportunity to go shopping like crazy at lots of thrift stores would definitely motivate me to sell things!

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  5. In the past I have made trivets from ceramic tiles. Maybe that is
    what the mushroom tile was used for.

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    1. You're probably right! Thanks for telling me!

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