Friday, February 20, 2009

Latest in Loot: Installment 2, Pattern & Color

All pics can be enlarged by clicking for detail :)

This red leather bag ($2, Angel's Attic Thrift) is a favorite new find. So many wonderful colors and shapes in the amazing stitched-on leather pattern (front, back, and sides) It even has snaps in two places so that it can be a larger bag (perfect size for toting magazines, I had 4 in there when I took the third pic) or folded up to half the size. Style AND ingenious!

I came across this smock for a couple of bucks at the Goodwill and it immediately brought back memories of arts and crafts time in kindergarten. I remember there being a big box of smocks in all different shapes, colors, and patterns. The kids would choose from it when it was time to do arts/crafts projects. Of course it was the 70's, so they all looked a little something like this. It figures that when the time came to get creative, I was most interested in perusing the smock box ;)

During my trip to Angel's Attic, when I found the bag, I also found this sweet blue one for $1.50. It ties in the back and has a big pocket in front that's hard to see in the picture. I knew right away that the two had to be together:

I love the tiny floral prints, don't they make the sweetest pair! I'm hoping to come across more so I can start a smock box for when Clover gets older and has friends and cousins over for fingerpainting and what not :D

Until then, they're actually really cute on and I think I may have to try to work them into some outfits this Spring.

I about fell over when I found this vintage unicorn towel-of-amazingness hidden in with all the far less exciting towels at the Goodwill for $2. It's huge like a beach towel, in great shape, and I'm convinced that it is most definitely the coolest towel EVER!

The two vintage elephant planters in the back were thrifted back when I was still pregnant and looking for things to decorate a space for Clover-to-be. I recently found this sweet lil' guy in front to join the herd, which currently resides on the dresser in Clover's Corner.

Vintage needlebooks and an Asparagus Fern embroidery kit all for $1 each at Angel's Attic (it was a good day there). The needlebooks are great and quite old, I'm sure they're worth more than a dollar a piece, they all had original price tags on them for $6-$8 each.

I love finding fun framed vintage embroidery at the thrift stores and now I can make my own! I'm also very into ferns of all kinds right now so that makes it extra good :)

Yay! I finally thrifted a Polaroid camera, which is something I've been wanting for ages. They were charging $7 for it at the Salvos down the street, but I went on 50% off day and got it for only $3.50. Much to my delight, I got it home to find that there was STILL FILM IN IT! Five pics, unfortunately the first one, not realizing there was film in the camera, was wasted on a photo of Lucas' arm.

I took two more then it jammed, so I opened it up, ruining another, and took this final picture of Clover on my bed. Even though she looks a little dear-caught-in-headlights, I really like the soft colors and overexposed quality. Now I'm itching for more, so if anyone knows a good place to buy 600 film online, please let me know! They were actually still recently selling it at my local Target but when I went in to buy some, they had run out :(

Still more finds to come!


anja louise said...

Nice finds! That bag is really excellent.

Manja said...

Wow, that bag is great! You always seem to find the best things ever :)

muchlove said...

Wow, a Polaroid camera for $3.50! What a terrific find.

Caroline said...

To say that I am jealous of this group of finds would be a massive understatement. It's all so good, I don't even no where to place my praise!

That bag is beautiful...I want, want, want an exact replica.

Those smocks are to die for! I have a soft spot for smocks as well, and I have a closet full of them to prove it.

The unicorn towel? Well, I don't even need to tell you how awesome that is. Because, clearly, it is way awesome.

And that polaroid camera (with free film!). You lucky, lucky duck. I'm practically seething with jealousy.

Spandexpony said...

I love that towel!! I heartell that Ebay has a fine selection of 600 film, but going for a pretty penny...

Shannon (A beautiful Dream) said...

What a good haul! Those smocks are simply delightful - I may have to start hunting some down for when Ava is big enough for art projects (and also wear them myself in the meantime).

Also, that bag is gorgeous. Coloured leather is always to precious to find when thrifting.

katiecrackernuts said...

I can see why the leather bag is a favourite. It's brilliant. The Polaroid is a fab find too. I've ruined film that I didn't think was in a vintage camera 600 - 120 rolls which I don't think can be bought at all anymore.

Home Girl said...

you are a champion thrifter - these find are all making me green with envy. i think you should start a business doing this xx

Milla said...

Wonderful finds, as always. I love that blue dress, it's a beauty.
I've missed so many posts in my internet absence that I must comb trough your records to see all the goodies. Can't wait.
And I can't believe I also missed your birthday!!! Which is why I am compiling a birthday package, and will continue to do so when we go off Island today. Value Village here I come! I do need your shoe size please, because there are a few pairs that might be perfect at the Island thrift store.
Many hugs as always and a big email coming your way.

Eyeliah @ said...

Great finds, that purse amazing, the smocks also take me back *sigh*.

Diane said...

Unbelievable find.. the camera WITH film!

I. Love. Smocks. Yours are delightfully perfect. Wonderful!

Heidi Ann said...

Oh, wow - that red leather bag is one of the most beautiful finds EVER!

trishhunterfinds said...

Oh you find such marvelous things.
Did you know they're no longer stopping production of polaroid film!!
Hoorayyyy! We can have pretty photographs forever :)

Mila said...

Oh my, such a gorgeous bag!!!

Alicia Hight said...

Hi. I am interested in the unicorn towel. Would you consider selling it? I am 34 years old now and I have been looking for one for several years. I have had a passion for unicorns ever since my dad bought me one just like it when I was young. My number is 719-210-7684 and my email is
Please contact me whether or not and let me know. If you don't want to sell it please notify me if you ever come across another one again. Thank You
Alicia Hight