Thursday, May 24, 2012

Thrifted Thursdays - Feelin' Groovy

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I have been good this past month (or bad, depending on how you'd like to view it) not visiting thrift stores every week. I am in the process of getting things together to donate so that I can make more room in my life. I didn't want to abandon Thrifted Thursdays, however, so I thought it would be fun to showcase some "groovy finds" *insert Simon and Garfunkel's Feelin' Groovy song here* from past thrifting excursions.

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I picked up these silly bookshelf ends about a month ago. He was half off so I couldn't resist scooping him up for $2.50. I think it would look charming in a kids room or just in my future kooky house. His goofy grin and flowers won me over.

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This is the oldest item (of mine) in this lot of items. This jewelry case was one of my first thrifted treasures in the beginning of college. I was drawn to the vibrant and retro patterned covering. I would have to say finding this piece really peaked my interest in thrifting.

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This pretty crochet inspired vest was scooped up at 90 cents!! I haven't worn it out just yet, but am pretty excited to style it. It came without any creepy stains - that in itself is a major thrifting score :]

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This may be one of my all time favorite thrifts. A 1970's Zonk the Donk Oxfam cut out by Belinda Lyon! How groovy is that Donky?? Part of me wants so badly to cut it out and sew it all together, but the other part of me doesn't want to damage it and preserve it. What would you do?

Hope you all are having a beautiful Thursday!

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36 comments:

  1. You always thrift the cutest things! I love how you're presenting all these colorful groovy finds together. That Donky is totally groovy! Tough call on sewing it together or preserving it as is. It must be pretty tempting to put it together.

    Rowena @ rolala loves

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    1. Thank you so much :] I know. I am still on the fence about it. I think I may frame it...but I don't know. He would look pretty cute on my couch.

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  2. You have quite an eye for thrifting, gal! I love all of these items, especially the jewelry box and it's pretty print. Oh my goodness! I'm not sure if I would preserve it or not. That cute little groovy Donkey would totally be so awesome all put together and sitting against a blue couch! Then again it'd be awesome as a vintage poster! Either way is a win to me :).
    xoxox
    lyndsey of hellolyndsey

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    1. Thank you so much. He would look so cool on the couch *sighhh. Decisions, decisions. I think I may frame it for now and see what happens, haha.

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  3. Your blog is adorable! These are such terrific finds, I especially love the blouse and the book ends, so fun! I am trying not to thrift as often either- but it is so hard to resist! I hope you are having a wonderful day!
    xo Hannah

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    1. Thank you so much :] Ughhhh. I totally gave in to thrifting temptation this weekend - I couldn't pass up the half off memorial day sales. Thank you. Hope you had a lovely weekend :]

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  4. You find the best stuff! I wish thrift stores had objects too here in Hungary, but they only store clothes... Loving that donkey! :)

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    1. Oh no! I love looking through all the knick knacks at the thrift stores by my home.

      :]

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  5. you have to sew it! and then save and preserve it. or just frame your favorite view of it. either way, this needs to be displayed!

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    1. Agreed! It has been sitting in the drawer for far too long.

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  6. I never go thrifting even though I really want to and I know you can find great things by going. I love the book ends and the jewellery box that you found. xo

    www.almostdelightful.com

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    1. You should give it a go some time! But watch out - it is addicting! Thank you :]

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  7. I've just rediscovered my love of thrifting and got my mum hooked too! Loving that gorgeous waistcoat. Rx

    http://sandersonsmithstory.blogspot.co.uk/

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    1. :] Thrifting is so fun, especially going with your mom. My mom and I go all the time!

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  8. Those book ends are great - the face is amazing!

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  9. I am so in love with those bookends!! How cute are they!?! For$2.50?! Great cutie find.

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    1. :] Thank you! I was so excited when I spotted them. My mom thinks he is too goofy looking.

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  10. That crochet vest is an amazing find! And in such good condition? That's hard to do with something white from a thrift store. Two thumbs up!!

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    1. Thank you! It really is tough to find a non stained white item, haha. I was pretty excited.

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  11. Oh man that vest is beautiful! I cherish wonderfully detailed items like that x

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    1. :] I can't wait to style it. The detailing is so fun.

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  12. wow, the book ends are amazing. how am I only just now following your blog. fabulous post, love. If you get a sec, I'd love to hear your thoughts on my latest post for LaurenConrad.com xo

    www.fashboulevard.blogspot.com

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  13. That donkey cutout is amazing! I wouldn't cut it out, leave it! Maybe frame it?

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    1. I am thinking that is a good idea! :]

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  14. Oh, I would preserve the donkey. hahahah that just sounds funny. I love all your stuff! Especially those bookends, and yes, thrifted clothing sans stains is a big plus. I can totally love a dress and once I spot a stain, I'm over it. It just grosses me out for some reason.
    And I can definitely picture how fun your house is gonna be when you have kiddos someday. :) Lots of pieces scattered about that could tell stories for days of how you found them. I think you should try and hold on to as much as you can.

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    1. Haha. I think I am going to frame it. Strange stains gross me out too. They don't come out and it isn't worth the hassle.

      I sure hope that's how my house is one day :]

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  15. jewelry box is so funky and bright i love hee. and the vest is so summery and love how the edges are flower-y and not straight edge,.....if that made any sense

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    1. :] Made total sense! It is fun to break free from the norm.

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  16. That lacy tank is beautiful! And that zonk the donk... I have no words.

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  17. Hi Allison, thanks so much for stopping by my blog. Your blog is super cute and I am now your newest follower :)
    Love your sense of style!
    Have a lovely day!
    xx PC

    http://pony-chops.blogspot.co.uk

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  18. I love funny bookends! I bought some cool cat ones today I'm going to share in the next few days. That jewelry box is beautiful!

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  19. these are AMAZING finds. how fun! i want to shop at your thrift stores so bad

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