Wednesday, July 29, 2009

All thrifted out....



Is there such a thing as being all thrifted out??? I don't think so!
I went to Montreal to visit my friend Celine (not Celine Dion). She knows that I don't have all the thrifting ressources possible since I don't live in Montreal anymore. So the girls, they went-a-thrifting!
That is actually a real bad pic! Out of focus, with Bob taking a bath...
We hit Le Chainon,Value Village,Fripeprix renaissance, Salvation army,a little funky Green shop and a garage sale (on a Tuesday?). We wanted to see more but one was closed for vacation and the church bazzar was held Mon,Wed and Fri...
This morning I feel 85 with arthritis! My calves are burning and I can barely bend my feet! But I digress.
I found 3 Corelle saucers for the cats, a relish(?) dish , a brand new soy candle christmasy scent , a paperback , a silk scarf leopard print, a vintage tablecloth (really cute) and a funky retro vase. And all for under 12$. COOL!
A note on the vase: It came from the really strange tuesday garage sale...I was looking at their stuff and spotted the vase (really dirty vase), I was looking for the price, when a woman whispered in my ear 'pas cher'- not expensive. She scared me so much I nearly dropped the vase! And she really,really smelled of booze in the middleo the afternoon. I bought the vase and went one my merry way. I hope her hangover is mild this morning.
My friend Celine (not Celine Dion) gave me a really nice Pyrex for my collection, the snack server. Her mother would use it to serve peas and potatoes. She says it had a rack (long lost) but I was not the usual snack server rack, it was in black iron with handles on the side....interesting
Well I hear thrifting calling! I.E: the church basement...see you later alligator

6 comments:

The Elegant Thrifter said...

It's not possible....just no way!! I only feel thrifted out when I feel overly compelled to buy something when I don't find anything I absolutely love, or only turn upon things I cannot afford. However, it looks like your efforts paid off as your finds are gorgeous!

Stan

Vonlipi said...

Thanks for your visit!

Yes my efforts paid off but today I'm so tired! lol

It does happen that I don't find anything I love and then I will want to buy anything just to say I found something

The Crazy Suburban Mom said...

Oh wow! Just...oh wow. You found some amazing stuff... thrifted out? thats only when you dont find anything :)

Mom Walds Place said...

You've been a very busy camper!

Vonlipi said...

I was busy,busy,busy!

My calves still hurt...like the dickens!

Leilani said...

Yay for thrifting in Montreal... I was amazed at how big the thrift stores are up there. You got some nice finds and I imagine you'd have to be kind of a character to have a garage sale on a Tuesday.