14 January 2013

things thrifted

thrift2thrift1i've been in a thrifting drought (which may be a good thing for my cramped apartment). in the past month, i've thrifted only two things, both while visiting seattle. 

the first is a vintage mustard skirt -- 100% wool, from italy. i'm still working on dating it, but it's so heavy & has the prettiest shape. it totally reminds me of this lady. robbie calls it my charlie brown skirt, which i love & makes me want to wear it even more. 

and the second is a beautiful copy of little men. i grew up on louisa may alcott (my friends & played out little women during recess). an inscription in the front says the book was given as a gift in 1930. 

what have you thrifted lately?

24 comments:

  1. oh my gosh, I love that skirt so much! Also, YOU. :D

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  2. i love books with inscriptions. i used to collect them, and my high school boyfriend gave me an old copy of the constitution for my graduation. i thought it was a weird gift until i opened it and saw an inscription that said it was given to someone for their graduation in 1928. objects with history are just so special!

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  3. The first thing I thought of when I saw the skirt was Charlie Brown :) I love it though, I think I would love anything if it came in Mustard Yellow!

    http://www.teenyhippie.com/

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  4. Ha! Robbie and I are on the same wavelength, because Charlie Brown was the first thing I thought of when I saw that lovely skirt! Solid find, lady :)

    http://sierrabritton.blogspot.com/

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  5. I haven't gone properly thrifting in WAAAAAAAAY too long :( I miss it.
    I wish people still wrote inscriptions in the front of books when they gave them as gifts. I love the idea that books tell a story when they migrate from owner to owner, and what vacations previous owners took them on, etc.

    xo
    http://kittysnooks.blogspot.ca/

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  6. Oh! How lovely and funny.
    I saw the picture and as soon as I did I thought,
    "Oh! If Charlie Brown had been a girl, she would have worn that skirt for sure!"

    And, that book is such a great find! I've always enjoyed Louisa May Alcott too.

    I haven't been thrifting in awhile (and my cramped room most definitely thanks me), but the last time I want I found a lovely jacket for a friend and a few dishes. It wasn't thrifting, but I did find a great tea-pot at Target last week!

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  7. WOW! What scores. I love it even more with the Charlie Brown label too!! :) :)

    & that book--gasp. Wow! :)
    xoxo

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  8. I totally thought charlie brown first thing too! But it is so adorable :)
    - Time Stand Still

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  9. seriously a gorgeous skirt. and definitely reminds me of charlie brown.
    i'm not very good at thrifiting, i feel like most places get picked over pretty fast here. i need to learn your ways pretty girl!

    K

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  10. I literally never find any books in that good of condition when I go thrifting! Great finds!
    xx
    The Introveted Brunette

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  11. i got that same book about a month ago. haven't hit up anything good lately but i did manage to find some sweet christmas record deals just before the holiday!

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  12. Our thrift stores don't sell vintage clothing. It doesn't sell. I'm the only one who buys it :(

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  13. My first thought was Charlie Brown dress! SO cute. I'm loving that color.

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  14. It reminds me of Charlie Brown as well and I love it!

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  15. that skirt is amazing! i own a vintage copy of little women, what a wonderful find!

    Chioma
    C's Evolution of Style

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  16. Gorgeous!!! I love both finds!

    Love from South Africa

    http://arumlilea.blogspot.com

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  17. I've never had the patience for thrifting, but after seeing what amazing finds are out there (that skirt!), I may have to try again :)

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  18. That book is so beautiful. Jealous. xo

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  19. Such a gorgeous skirt! the colour is amazing and I love the black trim.

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  20. Wow that skirt is cute. I don't think I've lusted over a skirt so much in my life! Great pick, and love the Charlie Brown nickname for it too :) x

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  21. That skirt is an amazing find! and Robbie totally right, it screams Charlie Brown! Which I love.

    I'm in the middle of reading Little Women now, let us know how Little Men is!

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  22. Every single time I have seen this picture for your post in my bloglovin feed, I have thought, "That looks like Charlie Brown." No joke. It looks cozy.

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