6.26.2010

Thrift Trip Magic

Every time I take my car in for a checkup the guys at the customer service desk tell me it's only going to take an hour to get everything done. The first time I dropped it off I believed them, and I think it ended up taking around four hours. This time around I wasn't about to be fooled. I dropped it off at 9 in the morning and left it there all day. They told me it would only take an hour, and I said bullshit. When I went back to get it at 2 in the afternoon they said it would be 15 more minutes. Are you kidding me? 5 hours? I used that "fifteen minutes" to go to Carrie's Flea Market with my sister, and these are all the goodies I found.

Thanks to their lies, I now have some cool stuff for my house!


I'm always on the lookout for some good vintage luggage when I thrift, but it usually ends up being too expensive. I found that bad boy for only $5, and now all I need it two more pieces just a bit smaller than that one and some table stoppers and I'll have an end table for the living room.

The globe lamp was a pretty spectacular find for me too. My living room is loosely done in the muted colors of the globe so anytime I see a vintage globe I get real excited. The fact that this one has a lamp attached through it made it so much better, and it was only $8! Now all I need to do is make a lampshade that's appropriate for it.

I think the Dooney & Bourke purse speaks for itself. It will most likely be hitting the shop with a batch of purses I need to get together.


These pieces probably don't need too much of an explanation either. Who doesn't love moccasins and especially a pair that haver a very unique, one-of-a-kind print on them. The fringe purse purchase was most likely influenced by this article from Refinery 29 and by my sister who loved the fact that it was a little backpack. The feather hat was my last Carrie's discovery made just as I was walking over to check out. The shape is very different from any other hat I own, and I'm really not sure if I know exactly how to wear it. We shall see.

26 comments:

Chaucee said...

Wow that is some bad customer service at the place you get your car fixed! But thanks to their ways you get some awesome thrift finds! Sounds like a good trade off to me : )

Eli said...

that is so strange about the mechanics! They scare me, I dont trust them!

Looks like you got some really good loot though...makes me want to visit a flea market because we dont have any in Las Vegas

Rebecca said...

Some awesome finds. I am so jealous of all these flea markets you get to go to. Sound like fun. I love the suitcase and those moccasins are really unusual.

Amylea said...

omg! those bags! and that globe is awesome. hehe. i'd love a globe for my room. :)

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Mamushka Marie said...

globelamp!? amazing. such good finds. i never trust the mechanics either they always steal the change out of my ashtray ;)

Jenni said...

Great finds! I love the lamp, and the suitcase was a great find!

Ashlee said...

sometimes, i am glad i don't have to deal with the troubles of a car...

although, the bus can be quite unreliable and generally tremendously annoying.

the globe lamp is brilliant!

Carys said...

These are some amazing finds, I love vintage luggage, but I always find it's really heavy. I love that bag, and vintage globes are so nice!! I almost bought one like yours the other day, it's so cool!
From Carys of La Ville Inconnue

MOUSEVOX VINTAGE said...

Why do car repair places always do that?! It's some universal rule that they will never be able to meet their own time restrictions. Good for you for scoring some killer finds and not giving into their clock!

Lovefox Vintage said...

Wow, I am in love with those moccasins! They are wonderful and what a find! By the way, I really am in love with your blog!!!! I take a peek everyday & am inspired by your styling and photos! I hope to get my blog looking this beautiful too! Thanks!

lovefoxvintage.blogspot.com

xoxo, Benicia from Love Fox Vintage

Kristen said...

Holy Cow!! What a great bunch of goodies. Especially loving the globe. I've been on the lookout for a vintage globe for well over a year now...and no luck. One of these years.

~K

DearBeatrice said...

can't believe you got that D&B bag for only $5!!!!!! what a bargain!! It really makes me want to go thrifting out in stores instead of buying vintage online...

Archives said...

omg - i have an obsession with maps, atlases and globes. SERIOUSLY in love with that lamp!!! all around great finds!

Jess Loves Fred said...

The fact that the globe is both a lamp and a globe absolutely blows my mind.

Miss Claire said...

I also adore the glob lamp! Oh, treasures!

M. said...

ahhhhhh i'm so jealous of that globe lamp and the feather hat!!!!! Such great finds for an unexpected trip! good thing your car took a long time :)

lovelove, M.

Annie, Time Enough for Drums said...

That fascinator is gorgeous, and I love vintage globes. I keep meaning to look for them at thrift stores so I can start a whole collection, and I always ALWAYS forget! Great stuff! Love A.

April said...

Oh goodness! What wonderful finds!!

Melissa said...

Oh wow, everything about that vintage suitcase is perfect!

B said...

Oh, wow truly good finds. I love the idea of a globe lamp. It's just so dreamy and I imagine it would have the perfect glow about it. I didn't think that it still needed a shade but I'm excited to see what you would do.

It would be so great to see you do a room/ house tour one day. It looks like you are as good a decorator as you are a stylist.

Also, I love the moccasins and fringe backpack. It looks like that last set of stuff were made for each other. I can only begin to imagine the amazing ways you will style them :)

B from A plus B

Ashley said...

This stuff is lovely!!! And I'm really lovin your blog!!!

Marta Castellanos said...

You are not only stilysh wearing, so you are decorating your house1!Leave a bit for the others!!!lol! Your great, i´m not tired of saying it...Tought I have to confess I´m totally jealous about that wonderful vintage luggage!
xoxo

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Meghan said...

How sad that those folks can't be straight-forward about the wait time. So annoying for you, I'm sure. The upside? That fringe bag & all your other awesome goodies. Nice work!

fashionist__ahead said...

bags bags bags bags.....
i love them..
:)

Justice Pirate said...

don't trust service writers when they tell you how long things will take!! My husband was a service writer for a few years. I remember customers getting really mad when I would go in to pick him up or bisit him on his lunch break. Now he is a parts manager so he doesn't have to deal with that, but it is hard to estimate because every car has different problems and some cars problems get fixed faster than others. It also depends on the mechanic too! When my hubby was a mechanic he got things done faster than most people, but he was also the top of his class and highly certified (he got higher and higher up promotions). ALSO i think a big problem is that they take faster easier jobs sometimes before your scheduled one!!! They would rather do a fast oil change than change four tires!! So they put someone before you. . .it's horrible that they do such things but they do!!!!!!

maddie said...

geez those are some fab finds! love the moccasins! I'm interning in Arizona on Navajo Nation right now and have been looking at purchasing a pair but they are like $150! I'll have to thrift some like you!

Maddie
http://reallifemakebelieve.blogspot.com