Monday, October 20, 2014



It might be and just in time for my BFF to visit on her vacation. She drove all the way from South Carolina by herself. Thank you, GPS! What do two long time friends do when they visit? Go shopping, of course. And by "shopping" I mean thrifting.

But first........

 I found this pretty jewelry box the other week. It looks pink in the photos, but in real life it's pale orange. I've never seen one with a split lid.  It's a little stained, but for a dollar I couldn't pass it up.

 I couldn't pass this vintage skirt hemmer, either.

But second........presents!

 A box of drugs? How thoughtful!

 No, drugs, just cool stuff. Lovely bracelet, soap and a smarty pants badge.

The craft stores have discovered Day of the Dead.

 Skulls, which will become a garland, little wooden coffin and Muertos Bride and Groom. Too bad I can't find my candle holders.

 Early birthday gifts: The wolf head is Betsey Johnson, I made the blue hand necklace (craft store) and the big hand is just cool.

 $5 special edition Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince. Oh, look! I got Draco!

On to the thrifting part

 Blue scarf is 100% silk from Talbots, the red one is from Saks, and the tie is Charles Jourdan. 2 silk scarves and a silk tie for $1.25!!!

And to carry all my treasures in.......

 A $5 suitcase.

The BFF brought me another gift. Her Mother was visiting for 6 weeks and bought a ton of stuff. One item was this....

 It's some sort of counter top oven that's suppose to make your live easier. I read some of the recipes and it's not that easy to figure out what to do. Frankly, I'm a little scared of it. The BFF doesn't cook (and she already has an oven). Free to good Home?

You know you always find strange things at thrift stores? I found this

A vest with a theater name tag in it. Wonder how it got to the thrift store 3 years after that person graduated? Dang, no wonder I had a hard time finding things. Bad, actor, bad. (no, I didn't buy it. I don't work there anymore)

Have a good week, and don't let Twisty get you!




  1. Oh dear, if you get two comments from me, just ignore one. Was not signed in! I love all of your finds! Love the vintage jewelry box, and the drug box!


  2. I love that jewelry box and suitcase, bet you had fun with you BF by these scores:)

  3. Yay drugs!! So many goodies! I love that Day of the Dead is catching on. It's so colorful and Day of the Dead stuff makes great year round decor.

  4. ove the suitcase and the Hand of Fatimas. Why does that card say Chai Tea? Chai means tea so its like saying tea tea. Aren't I picky? xxx

  5. The split lid arrangement on the jewelry box is odd -- his and hers, perhaps? The Chai Tea soap packaging is very pretty: perhaps someone thought the soap had a Chai tea spice scent and...?

    I agree that the infrared cooking gizmo is scary. However, those Dia de los Muertos wedding cake figures are charming, even to my Teutonic eyes. Count them as weird dolls!