Monday, April 28, 2008

Nifty Thrift Picks of the Week (4.28.08)

Sharing my weekly faves from the Nifty Thrift flickr group where people post pics of their nifty thrifty finds:

1969 kids book
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anja louise verdugo

I adore vintage children's books, especially when they are from the 60's and 70's and have awesome psychedelic illustrations, so when I saw this cover my jaw dropped. It's absolutely perfect in every way: that hair, the dress, those tights, the flowers!!!!! I wish I could reach through the screen and open it up to see what's inside. I have to say, Anja Louise Verdugo is a thrifting genius, she has such a great eye! You may recall this book cover featured in my first Picks of the Week post. You can also see more of her fantastic finds on her lovely blog Clever Nettle and the good news is that most of them end up in her Etsy shop estate sale where her wondrous vintage wares are made available at extremely reasonable prices. In fact, the little gem above had already been purchased by the time I saw it in the flickr pool... lucky duck!

A vintage polyester shirt with a whimsical print is something that in my opinion everyone should own at least one of, and this one thrifted by yummygoods is seriously one of the best I've seen! The blue/orange color combo and the neighborhood print are truly awesome. I think there should be a designated day once a year on which everyone wears their most fantastical polyester print shirt, what a wonderful spectacle that would be :) Visit her bloggy blog yummygoods for more peeks at this fantabulous shirt.

Tiny teapot
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Oliveark finds the best little charity shop treasures! This is the third time (#1 and #2) I have featured one of Oliveark's finds as a Pick of the Week, and I am now officially convinced that I need to make a pilgrimage to the Scottish Highlands for some thrifting. This minuscule turned wood tea set and the tiny woven baskets were discovered by surprise inside the smallest of a set of nested baskets, I love that, and can you believe the wee baskets are only the size of a fingernail?!!

1 comment:

Andrea Eames said...

Love the redheaded girl! The colours are amazing.

I love that old-fashioned little-girl look ... you know, dress, stockings, buckled shoes. I've always harboured a desire to look like Madeleine ... actually came close when I went to a Convent in Zimbabwe and had to wear a straw boater :)

Your picture on w_r with the floral dress and parasol is just amazing. Hope you're having a good week!