Thursday, March 15, 2012

Thrifted Thursdays - It's a small world

Hi all! How is your Thursday going? I am still at home taking care of Sweetpea, so thrifting will have to be pushed back a bit. I did take some photos of past thrifted treasures however. Enjoy!

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Little House on the Prairie? I found this dress awhile back and thought I would try it on for the first time yesterday...I kind of like it. I am not so sure it is practical for every day wear, but it sure is nice to wear barefoot on a sunny day. I really like how it buttons up the side, and all of the ruffles!! I might start selling my thrifted finds...it is getting out of control. Would you rock the prairie look?



Take a gander at these lovely ladies!! Peter Pan collar anyone? I picked them up in Florida two years ago. Florida has the best thrift stores, hands down. I have the original boxes as well, but for some reason they are at my apartment and the bottles are at my moms? Anywho, they are shampoo, bubble bath, and lotion from 1970. This promotion from Avon had girls of varying size from all around the world. They were created for "almost grown-up little girls." I completely forgot about these until I was looking through my closet the other day. I want to collect them all. Dun, dun, dunnn...

Have you thrifted anything wonderful lately? Own any Avon small world girls? I would love to hear about it. I hope you all have a wonderful day.

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  1. Oh man, those little Avon Ladies are just the most adorable thing ever. What a thrift store score! And I am loving your dress- it is making me desperately want warmer weather at home.

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    1. They were quite the thrift store score. I thought it was slightly weird buying used product bottles but they are so cute! And thank you!!

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  2. i love vintage avon packaging! those little ladies are so pretty!

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    1. The packaging is wonderful. I love their mod bobs and colorful outfits :]

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  3. Those Avon collectibles are aaaawwweeesome!

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  4. When I was in Florida recently I noticed the abundance of thrift stores and I did not stop into a single one, I'm totally kicking myself for it. I knew my boyfriend would probably pout the whole time so I didn't think to ask to stop at one, boo at me. I like the prairie look, and it's funny that I do because it is such the opposite of my usual look. The little small world avon ladies are adorables, I had never heard of them before.

    <3Honeysuckelle

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    1. Aw man! That stinks. My boyfriend would probably be bored after about 10 minutes if I dragged him along, haha. Thank you. It is a slightly strange look but I don't hate it. I had never heard of them before I found them at the store but I am so glad I scooped them up :]

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  5. Oh gosh! Those little girls are just adorable! I love them :) I might go to Florida this summer, so I have to check out the thrift stores :).

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    1. :] If you do you definitely should! There are so many of them.

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  6. oooh la la! i love that dress! it's gorgeous!

    drop by allister bee soon!

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  7. Too cute! Lament that I never can seem to find vintagey things to fit my big bust/belly. Ah, well! You snagged a good one!

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    1. Aw, there is cute stuff out there to be had. You just have to dig through the dusty racks for it, haha. Thank you.

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  8. The dress is just amazing! Looks great on you xx

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  9. Those Avon dolls remind me of Momiji dolls!

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    1. I had to look those up, but I actually have one of those too...I think? I totally agree with you! Very cute.

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    2. my doll is definitely a knock off though. It has a holder for a secret message but didn't come with one or anything.

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  10. gosh you just know how to wear bright colors and patterns. this is beautiful

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    1. Blogging has helped me to branch out a bit I think :]

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  11. I had never seen those Avon girls before and I love them!! I like the one in the green peter pan collar best, but there's also one on the box that looks like a Texas girl! hehe She's super cute.
    I love the Prairie look!! I've rocked my own version of a prairie look and I love it. Makes me definitely think of Little House. I think with a little tailoring you could make that dress look perfect on you, because it's sooo pretty you shouldn't sale that one! My favorite part is the ruffled sleeves! Although, I can totally see you making money off your finds....to keep or to sale...either way, you're winning. :)

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    1. I had never seen them before spotting them at the thrift store. I think the cowgirl must be from Texas. I think that is actually the one I own in white but it may be missing the pieces? I can't remember what her box looked like. I will have to investigate when I get home. I totally agree with you and shortening the dress a bit. I will have to play around with it and see what length I like it at. Haha. We will see. It is just that my closet is getting out of hand.

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  12. I've heard Florida has good thirft stores! Maybe bc all the old people that retire there? That dress is pretty cute. I bet it would look good if you shortened it!

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    1. I definitely think that is why. I told my boyfriend that and he got all weirded out, haha. They have some great stuff though, definitely vintage :] Thank you! I definitely will look in to shortening it.

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  13. Those Avon small world girls are so cute and that dress is gorgeous.

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  14. such a great dress! I love the ruffles. & I agree with Arielle, it would look even better if you shortened it. & ah those little dolls! so cute!!! :D

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    1. I agree with you ladies. I need to either figure out how to do it myself or take it to a tailor. :]

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  15. I want those Avon small world girls. I may be emailing you on these great thrift stores in Florida and if they are near Orlando. My husband lives there and I am going for a week in April. I want to find asome things like this.

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    1. Eeep! I am not entirely sure which stores they were, or exactly where they were. We were visiting some family for my mothers birthday. I will ask her tomorrow where they lived - haha, it is sad I don't remember. We were only there for the weekend and didn't go out much aside from the thrift stores. I would imagine that there are plenty around Orlando though! I will get back to you on this.

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  16. For some reason, it strikes me as odd that Florida has good thrift stores. I'd imagine them to be kind of strangely bad since it's mostly a tourist attraction. I'll have to tell my sister because she lives there and has never gone thrifting.

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    1. I think they have a lot of good stuff due to the fact that a lot of people retire there. With that they bring good stuff :] The places I went to were similar to the salvation army and I am sure it is pretty hit or miss, but it seemed like there was one every few blocks. I would definitely tell her to keep her eyes peeled :] It may also depend on the area. I was visiting family outside of the touristy spots.

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  17. I've seen those little Avon girls before! They're adorable! And I LOVE the print on that dress. Totally would do the prairie look. As a matter of fact I've got the perfect prairie boots to go with your dress. All we need now is to find a sweet little bonnet : )

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    1. You have!! I want to find some more, haha. Thank you so much. Haha, that would be prefect. I didn't even think about the prairie accessories!!

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  18. Such adorable finds! You look stunning in the dress, and I would so rock the prairie dress as well, but I haven't yet come across one... and the 70's Avon girls are an awesome, vintage find! Lucky you!!! :)
    Good luck!

    skinnymoonstick.blogspot.com

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    1. Thank you so much. I am glad some one else would wear this. It gives me a bit more confidence to wear it out in public. I found the avon girls hidden in a pile of junk but I was drawn to their bright colors :]

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  19. Oh my word. How cute are those Avon bubble baths and lotions!? Lucky girl to have those. I never get to thrift anything since we have to go about a half hour/an hour away for thrift/antique stores.

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    1. I wish they still made stuff as cute as that. I want to collect them all :] I definitely did luck out that day. I am sorry the thrift stores are so far away from you. It might be a good thing though...they are quite addictive!

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  20. those are so cute! i can see why you'd want to collect all of them :)

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    1. It will be fun tracking them all down :]

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  21. I like your dress! I haven't been thrifting in a while but I am definitely due to :)

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    1. Thank you. I go too often for my own good, haha.

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  22. Those Avon girls are so cute, and I LOVE that dress. Looks adorable on you :)

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  23. Kinda in love with that thrifted dress and it's Laura Ingalls Wilder vibe! I highly approve of any piece of clothing that reminds you of a great book!

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    1. Thank you! Haha that is a good point :]

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  24. WOW LOOK AT HER PETER PAN COLLAR! That is impressive haha. Really cute finds! Also I cannot tell you how much I want your hair. That is all.

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    1. I know, they were trendy 40 years ago!! Thank you so much :] I had been dying my hair every color under the sun, but think I have settled on keeping it red.

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  25. I love the small world girls! I didn't realize Avon used to have such creative merchandising! :)

    Love the dress too, adorable! Maybe if you made it a little shorter it would be even more perfect? :) I can't decide! :)

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    1. The packaging was perfect :]

      Thank you! I completely agree with you. I think I am going to play around with it and figure out a better length.

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  26. Oooooh! That dress!!!! You look amazing in it!
    Toni xo

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  27. holy moly that dress is so pretty! You look sooo lovely. and what an amazing collection, i collect russian dolls, so these little sweeties would be right up my street!
    Rachel
    xx
    ps i'm running a little giveaway, pop on over to enter! :)

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    1. Aw thank you so much! That is so cool that you collect russian dolls :]

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