Monday, April 14, 2008

Nifty Thrift Picks of the Week (4.14.08)

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

Vintage suitcases are one of those items that seem to be on every thrifter's wish list, thus making them increasingly difficult to find. Not only are they beautiful to look at, evoking travel images of a more glamorous era, but functional too, both for travel or as home storage containers, and they look particularly nice stacked in groups. So many things make this case especially covetable: the size, the shape, the color, the perfectly worn decals... spectacular find!

feedsack baking cups
Originally uploaded by

If you saw last weeks picks, you are probably now on to the fact that I'm pretty much stoked on anything cupcake-related and have been from a very young age. These wonderful baking cups are no exception. I love how the little patterns really do look like old feedsack cloth and they bring back wonderful memories of birthdays gone by! Yes, that was me :)

Reading Charm
Originally uploaded by
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The Girl Reading Book charm on this $2 Goodwill bracelet is just too sweet for... well... words. As a kid, I loved going to the library. I can still recall the seemingly endless rows of books, how their spines crackled when I opened them, and the slight musty scent of their pages. I can't wait until Clover is old enough to appreciate books as so much more than just something to chew on. Since becoming pregnant, passing by the public library now sets off romantic notions in my head about what it will be like to take my daughter there and get to experience it all over again through her.


princessmillatwoshoes said...

Wow! These are some great finds! I especially LOVE the lil girl reading charm! You could make that something you pass down to the women of your family, a thrifted heirloom. Reading is such a magical form of bonding, between kids and parents. Can't wait to have my own to read to...sigh

Jess said...

Hi, I posted the reading charm picture. I love that you mentioned libraries - I bought the bracelet not only because I love reading, but I plan on getting my masters in library science.

Thanks for the pick,

Michelle said...

so sweet baking cups, they will make everything taste better for sure.

Sarah and Jack said...

I remember loving those baking cups on Flickr too.