Sunday, April 28, 2013

Random Shopping finds... J Crew and Thrift Shoppes!

I saw this in the J Crew Outlet in Michigan City, Indiana and instantly fell in love!  I love the citron cardi  (to me it will always be tennis ball yellow) and the navy shorts and crisp white shirt.  But what I am loving most of all is the polka-dot bow tie!  It is absolutely adorable!  I have been picking up bow ties at second hand stores lately because I so want to copy this trend.  I love this look so much.  Casual and yet so polished!

I also gushed over this lobster cotton sweater.  It just screams summer and reminds me of my time in Kennebunkport, Maine.  One of my most favorite places in the whole world.  This is on my J. Crew bucket list for sure!  Adorbs.

Since getting my iPhone, I love that fact that I have a camera with me at all times and I must admit the photo quality is pretty sweet.  I find myself taking pictures and videos of totally random stuff.  This post is simply a collection of some of these pictures!  :-)

I stopped in a Thrift Shoppe (I like to spell it that way to class it up a bit  :-) and found this vintage table!  I love this - the metal detailing, the decorative trim all make it adorable.  I don't know what I am going to do with it but I could not pass it up for $10!  White with silver metal accents?  Deep cherry with silver?  Mahogany with gold?  Seriously confused.  :-)

Then I walk five more feet and come across with this low side table.  It is SO cute and again it was only $10!  I think I am going to paint this and use it for flip-flop storage in my new navy and pink closet.  But the more I look at it, I think it would be a wonderful bedside night stand.  Storage for books and such.  And it also has a larger drawer for storage at the bottom.  I will have to think about this one.

 I also found this vintage magazine holder.  This is definitely going to get painted and stenciled but there are so many possibilities that my head is spinning.  I am going to take my time until I come up with the perfect idea.

Then I found this adorable metal sign at Hobby Lobby!  I love the saying and think I may have to use this quote somewhere in my house!  SO cute.  

So those are just some random shopping finds I wanted to share.  I have lots of work to do with my thrifty finds.  Hopefully, I will be posting "AFTERs"  very soon.  Have a great week - enjoy the promise of Springtime!


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  2. Major case of thrift shoppe envy! Seriously, ten bucks for an end table? Is that American currency?
    I can never seem to find good deals. Trust me, I have spent hours upon hours scouring the 'thrift' stores and flea markets within a 30-40 mile radius. I have renamed most of them the Un-thrift Stores. It seems that they can say anything is 'vintage' or 'antique' and that justifies a 2,831,091 percent markup! Even if it still has the original store price tag of $9.95 on the bottom (true story, happened to me Sunday.
    **But I'm not bitter or anything.** haha!

    1. Hi Lora! With the economy, Thrift Stores know they are hot right now. But if you stick to true thrift stores like Goodwill, Savers, or Salvation Army you will find good stuff. They price the stuff to move it fast. It may take a little TLC but totally worth it. :-) Good Luck! St. Vincent DePaul stores too and Habitat ReStores. :-)