Wednesday, June 29, 2011

Great Garage Grabs

Four or so months back I was in a little thrift and came upon a Asian looking male wood doll. My guy has a thing for Japanese stuff so I purchased it for $1 for him. After a little research I came to know the doll I purchased him was called a Kokeshi. He liked my gift and weeks later he came across another male kokeshi it was about for or 5 inches smaller but just as nice. Well on the weekend I spotted this girl. She was .25 cents! Isn't she cute! Now she is part of his little collection. I imagine there will be more to come.

Mesh metal heart necklace .50 cents

Velvet jewelry box $1

Green dish OoOOo so lovely!! $1

Metal zigzag box and ric rac $1.50

(Not vintage but cost a mere .50 cents) I think I will eventually E-bay this one I would squish myself to bag trying to get into this!!

This Calvin Klein handbag still had the remnants of a store tag on it. It was brand new and I paid $4 for it. The lady I bought it from said as I was walking away. "YOU GOT YOURSELF A GOOD DEAL" heheh yea I think I did. I love the size of this big shiny bag! I am also not the type of person that can just drop hundreds on handbags. I think the most I would want to spend is around $30 so this find made me HAPPY!

What a cute idea (Storage for your bulbs and seeds) I bought green enameled box for $4.. looks like I saved myself a 20

Cute vintage silver dress $1

I am lovin this nightie.. although I would wear it as a dress with another white slip under it. $1.50

Cute and bright (A Windsor dress) complete with original tags.

I came across this dress two weeks ago. It actually had a sewing pin in it which pricked me *ouch* The dress was priced at 10.00 because its VINTAGE... Apparently my Salvation army has now started marking vintage items as "vintage" and marking up the prices. They never did this until the past couple weeks. *sigh* (I might have to move to another city soon) hahaha

Anyhow a week later which was this past weekend they were having a dollar clothing sale. I ran to where I left the 10 dollar dress and it was still there! WOOO! So I paid $1

I love these hats! 50 cents

I purchased two strings of these patio lights last year saling. It was the tale end of summer so I saved them to put up this year. I will show you my light stringed patio when I am finished some re-arranging of the patio. I am keeping my eye out for more... no luck yet. But I suppose I have a couple months left.

~Bye for now~


  1. I love the dresses
    I used to collect those vintage jewlrey boxes
    i bet i had about 20
    i would embelish them and give them to all the special girls in my life. when we were going to move i sold them, I still have a few left, i should send you pictures. we ended up not moving but thats ok I kept the very best ones

  2. You did so well with all that lot.I love that nighty and will keep an eye out for those dolls for the man.xx

  3. What great finds! I immediately thought Carol Brady when I saw the last dress. LOL

  4. Argh! Blogger ate my comment! Great finds, VC! Really love the nightdress, that'll look fab with cowboy boots and your coolie hat and that Windsor dress is a stunner, it's fate how you ended up with it. xxx

  5. What a great haul!
    That $1 dress is awesome, huzzah for vintage dress bargains like that ;)

  6. Good deals for sure! Especially love the jewelry box!

  7. Such great finds. I love the necklace.
    Oh and the lights are fab too.

  8. Wow you've had HEAPS of scores!!! Ten dollars ina thrift for something marked vintage is cheap here, in my area it's usually 30 to 60 bucks if they know it's vintage!

  9. I've been so glued to eBay lately that I haven't been to many yard/garage sales OR the thrifts. Unfortunately our thrifts have also discovered the word "vintage" and it's almost impossible to find deals on stuff you love. Of course I adore the mesh locket and you absolutely DID get a steal on that handbag. And how is it that I wasn't a follower of your blog? I am now!!!

  10. Love that little japanese cute.Also love that nighty,anything with roses I will hat is cute too.

  11. I'm obsessing over the third dress! <3 The collar is amazing!

    Lost in the Haze

  12. Love your finds. My fave must be the rick rack, I'm nuts about rick rack. Congrats sweetie!

    So funny, I found a Windsor dress last week!
    It was too big for me so it's now up on Etsy.