Happy New Year! It seems fitting for the first thrifty Friday of the new year to share my favorite vintage finds from years past. Since many of you started following my blog in 2015, I thought you might enjoy seeing selections from my archives...
My first vintage typewriter, a 1959 Smith Corona, from my favorite thrift store's parking lot sale cost me a whopping .25! You can read more here.
This $10 thrift store dresser was a huge makeover challenge! If you look closely at the bottom of the before picture, you can see crumbling parts that required extra TLC. Perseverance paid off and today it is a treasured piece that displays family photos. See the labor of love here.
When I first found this comfy chair at an estate sale, it was used in a guest bedroom. Since then, it has spent time in the living room and eventually moved to my bedroom where it received a lacy upcycle with thrifted vintage linens I've collected. See more here.
I still can't believe I found this fabulous Samsonite luggage set for $4 at a yard sale! With two Etsy shops and no basement or garage, I use vintage luggage to store most of my inventory. See my yard sale adventure here.
I am sure most of you have met Rosie, the vintage sofa I finally found in practically perfect condition, after years of searching. She is truly one of my favorite vintage finds. Read more here.
Who knew that just a little less than a year later, I would find another sofa for $10 at a yard sale! This one definitely needed some vision and lots of work--my first experience painting upholstery. Now she complements Rosie beautifully and has been dubbed Eliza Doolittle by Bridgette who suggested the name via comment, for the character who was transformed in My Fair Lady. Thanks Bridgette, you clever girl! Get the details on this rescued reject here.
Last but not least, is the jadeite and pie bird I brought home from my trip to Texas Antique Week, last spring. See the rest of the trip's eye candy here!
Can't wait to see the treasures 2016 will bring ~ Until next time, happy hunting!
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