Wednesday, July 1, 2009

Nifty Thrifty, Nifty Gifty

I was able to get away to a local thrift store today and picked up a couple of things (just a couple you know):

I got this set of matching American Tourister luggage. I was just going to get the cosmetic case but then I saw the big one and I was a goner. Plus, the cosmetic case included a mirror in a matching snap case. (The white spot on the big one is a camera issue.)



I got "The Bell Jar", "Walden", "The Odyssey" and a flower pressing kit:



I got a set of pink plastic coffee cups and a couple of blue ones from a different set. I was going to pass on them but I can remember my parents having some yellow ones when I was a kid so I had to get them...nostalgia you know...



I got this neato shadow box clock that I'm going to make up new somehow:



But the real treats were the two sets of salt and pepper shakers inside that they didn't charge me extra for!



Now, the whole reason I went in there was to try and find a vintage-y looking handkerchief for a project but all I found were these:



I need one for a project I started last night. Yesterday I found a clearance 9x12 canvas at Hobby Lobby for $2. It was ripped a little so I bought it and then decoupaged it with a piece of patterned paper I tore into pieces:



I'm thinking of using two of these old photos that I bought a while back on this canvas. (Some of you might remember when I originally posted about these):



So we'll see what I can come up with...hmmm....

Anyhoo, thank you all so much for your blog party ideas! I got so many great ones that it was really hard to choose and now I want to have a party every week so I can use them all! lol I'll hopefully be able to announce the details ASAP.

The amazing Moonspinner from dustjacket attic gave me this fabulous award! Thank you so much!!! And by the way, you need to go check out her blog, especially you creative types...I find her blog so inspiring!



I just want to thank all of you for visiting my blog and leaving your fab comments, it means the world to me and I appreciate it so much! Remember, if you would like some random happy mail, just e-mail me your address at katamommy at gmail dot com and if you have something you are loving and would like to add it to my Friday Night Fab Five, just send me an e-mail!

37 comments:

Kathie @ my net finds said...

I love the luggage set!!! congrats on the award, it's so cute! :-) Your blog is definitely a great read!

Ann said...

Oooh, I am lovin' that shadow box clock! Can't wait to see what you do with it!

laterg8r said...

i love the shadow box clock too - you have an eye for a bargain!

dustjacket attic said...

Maggi I'm stealing your luggage Okay!! And you already have that little travel case that's really mine! xxxx

ps thanks for the lovely words, your a doll.

Julie Tucker-Wolek said...

HOLY SMOKES!!! I loveeeeeeeeeeeeeeee your finds!!!! I wish we lived near each other....I think we'd LOVE to go broke at an antique store together!! LOL! :):):):):):):)):):):):)

As always Love..... Angela said...

I would love to shop and collect those gorgeous items but with three boys I am lucky I have my pre-children Fenton still in tact. It would still be fun to go window shopping with you though :D

Joanna Jenkins said...

You totally scored!!!! I collect salt and pepper shakers-- I figure you can never have enough (and I entertain a lot). LOVE the coffee cups, very cool. And the lace-- I have piles of it that I just can't part with. What a happy time you must have had shopping! Woo-hoo.

Michelle said...

Congrats on your award, Maggi! Love the vintage luggage...love everything adn I'm excited to see what you do with that clock. I kinda pictured something in my mind just looking at it! :)

Melissa said...

Ok, I used to have a tiny suitcase like that and it held my Barbies. It was even that colour and it was cream satin inside. Is yours?


AND, how did you get that picture of me at work at the Library!?!?! I didn't realize it was circulating, and I'm so embarrassed :)

Jessica Cangiano said...

What absolutely fantastic finds! You must have some awesome thrifting haunts in your neck of the woods! I especially like the pink and blue (aqua) teacups and the cosmetic case.


I hope you're having a wonderful week - big hugs!
♥ Jessica

Gingeyginge said...

Fantastic finds!

Alicia said...

oohhh fun treasures! i so need to go thrift store shopping!

Marie Reed said...

I especialy love the salt and pepper shakers! hmmm.. I'm going to start the hunt for something like that:)

Lisa said...

I love your collage and all your great finds! I have an old cosmetic case like that and use it all the time for my makeup (I have a lot of mineral colors and this is perfect for lining them up) TFS

Jocelyn said...

Look at thos finds......swoon.....awesome!!!!! Love the canvas and can't wait to see what you complete!!! Have a wonderful holiday with your family!!!! L)

Maureen said...

Fun stuff! I especially love the coffee cups!

meandtheblueskies said...

Great blog and I love to go Thrift Store shopping. Isn't it great to find cool stuff at drop dead prices? Stopping by from SITS.

sPaRkLiNg sCrApBoOkS said...

I love your stash, especially the pink coffee cup!!!!!!! xOxO

NicNacManiac said...

Awesome finds...love the canvas you are working on....
Hugs, Nerina :)

YSLGuy said...

You found some great ideas.

I can't wait to see what your party idea is going to be.

Karyn - (French Charming) said...

Hi Maggi,

FINALLY! My job is really interfering with my blog comment activities...sigh!

Love all your goodies, the suitcases are fantastic and I can't wait to see how you transform the shadow box clock. I love s/p shakers, I have been collecting them for a while, nice find! Also looking forward to seeing your completed scrap project.

Well, it's back to the grind!!

Big Hugs,
Karyn

Vicki said...

WOW some gorgeous bits there, i love the shadow boxes, and the cases set...ooh and those cups are CUTE - loving those too!! i'm a wee bit jealous :D hehe lol. have a great weekend hun xx

Dorkys Ramos said...

Looks like you came out with some fun finds! And you just reminded me that I want to stop into a used book store one of these days. It's been quite a while! Hope you have a lovely weekend (and I'm stopping in from SITS)!

Miss Liz said...

What GREAT finds! I never can seem to find such neat stuff but maybe i'm not looking hard enough. I think i need to check out the new antique store we just got!

m1ch3113lee said...

Congrats on all the neat finds. I love the luggage. I remember my grandmother having a set of luggage like that.

Jackie said...

oooh Maggi I love your finds today, that luggage set is so sweet!

Amanda said...

Cool treasures! Just caught the link from Chronically Vintage and I have to say I love the blog. Great job!

Andrea said...

What fun finds!! I really should go thrifting more often!!

GypsyFox said...

OMG those are AWESOME finds, my grandma use to have trunks like that! wow I so want to go thrifting now, I haven't done it in so long ut when I do I end up with spec finds like this! thanks for taking your time to look at my slide, you rock! & for the bday wishes as well! what's the ren fair? sounds like fun! xoxoxo have a great weekend!

GypsyFox said...

LOL OMG umm...YES!!!! I LOVE the ren fair, I guess I could see why you would spell it ren for short..LMAO I always have to google the spelling hahaha! we go every year as well :) I wonder if it's the same one, you know how they travel? lol have you been to the feast? I want to one day, but it'd have to be without the kids..hey I just noticed you met your hubby on xbox live, that's great! my hubby plays xbox live like all the time :) what do you play? I can't get into those games, they make me dizzy.

Teresa Kline aka va.sunshine said...

you have some great finds, I used to go antique shopping...I have since taken up creating with paper, embellies, and ribbon...lol...it takes most of my time and money now....thanks for sharing all your great treasures!
enjoy *~*

DoubleL said...

Wow great finds Maggie!

Brunch at Saks said...

Such fun finds! Hope you have a great weekend :) xoxo

nomorelittlemonkeys said...

Don't you just love thrift shopping?!! You scored!

{ erin } said...

I saw a really cool project that used a doiley (sp?) that would be perfect for you. They took a standard tank top (any color you want) and literally just sewed the doiley to it. They added it on the side, under the arm (like, right about where your waist curves). It is REALLY cute. Does this make ANY sense at all?? You can also use them as a mask with some maya mist and make some amazing pp. Good finds!! Have fun!!

donnacr said...

Love your blog Maggi ! Great finds too ..... that luggage set reminds me of being a teenager oh so many years ago ! Very cool ! LOL ! Keep up all the inspiration :-)

donnacr said...

Love your blog Maggi ! Great finds too ..... that luggage set reminds me of being a teenager oh so many years ago ! Very cool ! LOL ! Keep up all the inspiration :-)