Monday, January 2, 2012

favorite thrift find to date.

Thrifting is SO fun for me. I love digging through junk, the thrill of the endless hunt, the vintage charm, the crazy color combinations, having to talk myself out of buying something I TOTALLY don't need. Ari is usually my thrifting partner and last week we went to the goldmine of thrifting in Colorado, the Longmont Flea Market. 

You all probably know by now that I work at Anthropologie, which means I look at this cutie pie every day I work. He winks at me and I usually consider winking back. My colleagues may think I'm weird, so I usually don't wink back. 

Lo, and behold...I found the inspiration behind this guy - a pair of vintage salt & pepper shakers. Sadly, I spent $30 on them and have since found them for $10 ((oh well!)). But isn't it cool to see something vintage remade into something larger scale and gorgeous?!

What's your favorite thrifted find?



  1. I follow you on instagram and squealed when I saw those sweet shakers! love!! amazing find. xo!

  2. so very jealous! i too have blogged about our owl friend from Anthro. glad someone cool has the original shakers :) happy twenty 12!

  3. I used to thrift and I loved it! Sadly, there is not a spare inch of space in this house for anything, nor is there anything we need so I'm forced to thrift vicariously through you and other crafty bloggers ;-)

    Great find!

  4. I can't tell you enough how much I love, but love owls! and this one, winking? I die!

  5. I have been keeping on eye on that winking owl cookie jar! I did find a rad owl sterling bank this year. Favorite find? Gosh, that's hard to say. Perhaps my 1960 record player with speakers for $10.

  6. I've seen these at an antique mall in my home city and love them, too! Favorite thrift find...I found some brown hiking boots for $4 that I would wear every day if I could.

    Love the blog! Definitely will be following your adventures.

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  8. i've been staring at this little guy at worked too! i know i'm going to break down and buy him one of this days... i already have a name picked out for him and it's a hoot! haha okay... bad joke!


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