Thursday, March 1, 2012

Thirfted Thursdays - Bits n pieces

Started to think I forgot about Thrifted Thursdays, didn't you? Well it's back! I haven't had a whole lot of luck in my past few thrifting adventures so I thought I would show off some of my favorites from previous excursions.

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I picked up this beauty for 10 cents!! I kid you not. I bought it 3 years ago but can not forget the incredible price I paid for it. It's frame sure isn't the cutest thing in the world, but the owl sure is. I love his big eyes and criss-crossed chest. This is probably my favorite owl item of my entire collection.

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This gorgeous little jewelry box was given to me on my birthday from my boyfriend. Isn't he sweet? Technicallyyyyy, I didn't thrift this, but Brian did. I was so excited that he went thrifting for my prezzies instead of buying stuff from a department store. I like when guys pick up on what you are in to - and for me that is thrifting.

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Aaaaaand I picked up this gem two years ago (I can always remember when I bought things based off of where I was living at the time, haha), for under a dollar. It is in brand spankin new condition! You could use it as a neat lunch box, pencil case, or photo box (what I use it as) amongst other things. I love the photo on the front and fun colors. The face looks more banged up in the photo than it actually is, it got slightly banged up when I moved last summer.

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Anywho, hope you all are having a beautiful day. I know I am. The sun is shining and I am wearing the beautiful teal necklace I received in the mail yesterday from Grace and Viola's incredible giveaway!! Thank you so much. I am going to show it off in a post tomorrow. Aaaand today I won my second ever giveaway from Cupcake and Corsets, a $50 gift card to Novica.com. Thank you so much as well - I am having the hardest time narrowing down what to buy!! Oh my gosh. I tend to have the worst luck, but it sure seems like it is turning around.

Speaking of giveaways...have you entered mine? CLICK HERE for more details.

40 comments:

  1. the wooden box your boyfriend got you is beautiful!! I have a similar one from Morocco.. it smells so good! the owl hmmm 'picture' is adorable! love everything with owls =)

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    1. Thank you. I have seen a couple similar boxes in thrift stores, that is cool that you have a similar one :] I love everything with owls too!

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  2. Wow that embroidery owl is so cool! I've been trying to learn to embroider and can't get my head or my hands around it so I totally appreciate all the beautiful and hard work that went into that picture!

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    1. :] Thanks. I want to learn how to embroider as well but I am sure it will take awhile to get the hang of.

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  3. That owl is really cool, but the wooden jewelry box is definitely my favorite! It's so gorgeous!
    xo Heather
    http://ahopelessnotebook.blogspot.com/

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    1. That jewelry box is on of my favorite items. The detailing on it is so pretty. My boyfriend did a great job :]

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  4. the owl is my favorite! loving it. and oh gosh - awesome boyfriend you have there - that's a nice find. when i was younger, my sister used to go to estate auctions and we found the BEST stuff. i had boxes of old beads, costume jewelry, scarves - still have a lot of it!

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    1. :] I want to go to estate auctions so badly!! I can never find anyone to drag along with me though. That is awesome that you and your sister did that.

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  5. Allison, you seriously seem to have the best luck EVER. In winning giveaways, finding awesome thrifty steals (like these) and in meeting famous people. You lucky, lucky duck.
    Heading to your giveaway now....*wish me luck, I never win anything! ;)*

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    1. Thank you! I have no clue how I lucked out on two giveaways - jeez louise!!! I am so thankful though. And I stalk both the thrift stores and celebs so I am bound to run into something, haha. Eeep. I wish it wasn't only for fbook users :[

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  6. 10 cents for that super cute owl embroidery?! That is like amazeballs! I'm consistently impressed with your thrifting skills Allison!

    Thanks for finishing up your giveaway entry. You're official now :) Good luck!

    rolala loves

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    1. Thank you! I have some sweet thrift stores that have half off days on their already super low prices, you have to fight off the masses but it is worth it.

      :]

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  7. 10 cents!?! So cute! And you lucky duck winning all these giveaways!

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    1. Thank you :] I don't know where the luck came from.

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  8. The owl is amazing! Great finds!!

    Callmesnakke

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  9. Hello cute little owl! 10 cents?! That's crazy! All of your finds are so cool :)

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    1. Thank you!! I really lucked out. It was on super sale.

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  10. cute blog! i love it... you got yourself a follower! xxx

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  11. I am glad to hear you had such a lovely day. Way to go for winning TWO giveaways... I have never won one.

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    1. Thank you :] You will win one. Just stay positive. I also think that breaking up entries help. Do the initial entry, and if they have the option for other entries do one a few days later?

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  12. That owl is adorable! And congrats on those giveaways:D

    Also, yep! That is the Japanese soda, I have one in peach flavor and one in melon I think. Hope opening them isn't hard!

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    1. Thank you so much!

      I haven't had one myself, but I heard they are good. I have always wanted to open one :]

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  13. Wow Allison you won TWO giveaways!! That's fantastic : ) Congratulations!! I love all of these finds. The jewelry box is my favorite! Boyfriend did a great job!!

    Happy weekend!

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    1. Thank you so much, it has been a lucky two weeks for me. Brian will be excited to know everyone likes his gift :] He already knows I like it a bunch.

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  14. I love the jewelry box, I think I've started accidentally collecting jewelry boxes since I own about 7 of them. The Lone Ranger box is great too, I love the colors, they really pop. You won two giveaways, lucky! Throw some of that good luck this way :P

    <3Honeysuckelle

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    1. Haha, that is awesome. Thank you. And I will try my best! *sending positive vibes your way :]

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  15. Oh my god I remember when Brian bought that for you! He was asking everyone's opinion to see if he did a good job haha

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    1. Haha, that is really cute. He always freaks out when xmas or my birthday is coming up.

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  16. That tin is awesome. Just looked at your little "about me" bit and guess up what, I grew up in a place called Lincoln in England! My mum still lives there. It's a beautiful city, you should check it out.

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    1. :] I would love to! Hopefully I can get to England again soon. I need to work on my frequent flyer miles.

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  17. That jewelery box is so cute. I once found a wooden box looking similar to it when I was in India (I bought it as a present) and it had this secret compartment to it when you would put pressure on part of the wood. So awesome!

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    1. Wow, that is awesome! Mine doesn't have any nifty secret compartments. I am sure who ever received that as a gift was really excited about it :]

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  18. wow! my mum has a jewelry box like that, it looks EXACTLY the same! That's kind of cool :)

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    1. It could be the same design. I saw one that looked the same at a thrift store not too long ago. Mine came with a note that someone had bought it in 1977 in the caribbean.

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