With summer underway welcomes the abundance of flea markets and weekend garage sales! I love combining old, unique pieces with new, modern ones… shabby chic anyone?!
Here are some items I’ll be on the look out for:
Vintage suitcases. Stacking them (as shown) adds charm to any room.
Salvaged window panes. I am thinking DIY headboard project…
An old, weathered trunk. A re-purpose inspiration piece to serve as a unique coffee or side table…
Antique cocktail rings – especially cameo-style! It’s the perfect statement accessory to spruce up any ensemble.
Ball Mason jars. Functions as an attractive stand-in for a vase to showcase fresh flowers… or simply a quaint approach to display dried pastas in the kitchen.
Today’s thrift outing proved to be successful thanks to the various stores that participated in a Memorial Day sale! I managed to venture to three stores in my area. Here’s what I walked away with…
Savers in Columbia Heights, MN
Michael Kors long-sleeve top – $4
Limited silk tank – $2
Indeed vintage wedges – $3.50
Wicker basket – $4.99
*Sub-total with tax: $14.85
Arc’s Value Village in Brooklyn Center, MN
Gap skirt with pockets – $3
Gap t-shirt – $2
J.crew button-up blouse – $3
Vintage tin can – $0.34
*Sub-total with tax: $8.35
Salvation Army in Columbia Heights, MN
Ann Taylor LOFT short-sleeve blouse – $1.50
Ann Taylor LOFT overcoat – $2.50
ELLE 3/4 sleeve top – $1.50
*GRAND TOTAL: $28.70… Steal of a deal, eh?! :-)
Check out some of these items featured in the “Recent Finds” page!
Ah, Starbucks - the perfect way to start an early morning! :-) Today I’m off to the near-by thrift stores to take advantage of the Memorial Day sales (reference my last post for details)! Let’s see what fab finds I will come across this time around… stay tuned!
I’ve decided to jumpstart this blog by providing a list of thrift stores in the Twin Cities participating in a promotional Memorial Day sale. The links that are listed provide each store’s location, hours and details of the sale. (Make sure to stop by my “Thrift Tips” page before embarking on this adventure). Happy shopping my fellow frugalistas! :)
Arc’s Value Village Thrift Store – 50% off storewide. http://www.arcsvaluevillage.org/Shop/News/News_33.aspx
Goodwill – 50% all furniture and blue, green & yellow-tagged clothing. http://www.goodwilleasterseals.org/site/Calendar/1944806678?view=Detail&id=116439
Salvation Army – 50% off all clothing. http://thesalarmy.org/loc/thriftstores.htm
Savers – 50% off everything; excludes red tags. http://www.savers.com/Promotions.aspx
Unique Thrift Store – 50% off storewide. http://www.imunique.com/pages/Locations/
Valu Thrift Store – 50% off storewide. No website. Location: 2145 Hudson Rd., St. Paul, MN 55119