Monday, March 4, 2013

Birthday Thrifting

I turn 31 today.  Ouch.  Maybe I’ll just turn 30 again.  Yes, I like that plan.

My family was in town this week-end for the special occasion.  New tradition is to spend Saturday thrifting while Nate spends the day in accounting land.  I’d love for him to join us.  But I also enjoy the freedom of buying without judgment. I like to buy Pyrex in peace.

I found some great bargains that I will show with you.  Everyone loves blogger Show and Tell.

I have been looking for chairs for my craft room for the past 2 months.  I found these lovelies for $10 a piece.  They are the perfect shape.  They do, however, need a paint job.

thrift store chairs

I can’t stop buying Pyrex.  It’s a sickness.  I told my mom to only let me buy square Pyrex.  She’s fired.  I guess I can’t blame her.  Can you pass up coral Pyrex or strawberry Pyrex?  You can’t.

Vintage Pyrex

I spotted this all bucket in an antique mall. I was telling my mom how adorable it was.  Long story short, the owner of the booth was there.  He kept trying to make a deal with me. I kept telling him it was cute but I am really cheap.  He told me he appreciated frugal people and ended up marking the bucket down from $45 to $5.  And I thought I was horrible at negotiating.

Vintage all bucket

I’m a sucker for the American Gothic painting. It’s so very Iowa. I’m sure this one is totally an original.  I’m not exactly sure where it is going to live but I couldn’t pass it up.

American Gothic Print

I found these cute little rain boots.  They make me think of Spring which will never arrive in Iowa.  4-7” inches more of snow over the next two days.  I will focus on how darling the boots look on our console table.

Yellow Boots

I love a successful birthday thrifting adventure.

Find any good bargains lately?  What color should I paint those chairs?  Who thinks I need a life size version of those yellow boots?  Me too.

54 comments:

  1. Happy, HAPPY BiRtHdAy! (I have been 30 for 8 years now ;)

    I get so annoyed and jealous when I see great thrift store finds on other blogs. Just kidding but it's been awful in my area. If I find something then it is way too expensive. Love all the stuff you got!

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  2. I think those chairs would look lovely in that coral colour you did a button in - then you could use that cute coral pyrex somewhere in the craft room!

    HAPPY BIRTHDAY!

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  3. Sounds like a very successful thrifting adventure! I looove Pyrex too and I am swooning! It's one of my favorite things to find at thrift stores. That bucket is awesome too.

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  4. I can never pass up pyrex either, dont you worry! Happy Birthday!

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  5. 45 down to 5?! Are you kidding me?! That bucket is awesome. HAPPY BIRTHDAY MICHELLE!! (and boo to snow. we're getting it too)

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  6. that bucket is SO cool! i saw one once but it was too pricey for me. i love all your finds, but those little boots make my heart pitter patter.

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  7. ps- happy 31st!! you young'en you. i will be 35 this summer. better go buy my plot at the cemetery soon.

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  8. Happy Birthday! Those chairs are PERFECT. And I'm feeling you on the spring needs to come NOW thing. We scored a hutch this weekend! Woot Woot!

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  9. Happy birthday! What great finds!
    Jenn
    With Luck

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  10. i've turned 25 three times now... you can totally turn 30 more then once! haha :)happy birthday :)

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  12. Happy Birthday Michelle! Girl, I'm 10 years ahead of you. You'll survive. :)
    Love your new chairs and other fun finds! A couple of years ago we cleaned out my husband's aunt's house when she moved to a assisted living center (she's 90 and eveything she had was ANCIENT), and it was so fun to go through her kitchen...I got her set of coral Pyrex mixing bowls. Love them!

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  13. Happy Birthday Michelle! Thanks for sharing fun things on your blog all the time! White for the chairs??

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  14. Happy Birthday!!! I love the American Gothic photo/painting. Its totally Iowa. You should do a gallery wall with all art/images of Iowa. What better tribute to the home state! I am right there with you on turning 31, maybe next year right!

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  15. Happy Bday to u!

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  16. Happy Birthday!! I'm turning 30 for the 4th time later this year. It doesn't get any better. :) Enjoy!!

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  17. I have had the most terrible bug to go thrifting lately. So far I've supressed it since I'm technically homeless for 24 more days. But then it's on. It is ON.

    Also happy birthday. :)

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  18. That is quite a haul! Do you display all of your pyrex or use it. I love pyrex but always resist buying it because I don't know where I would put it all. Those rain boots are adorable as well. Sounds like a great start to the birthday. Hope it is a great year.

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  19. Happy Happy Birthday!

    I can't believe you got those chairs for $10! They're perfect!

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  20. Happy Birthday Michelle! 30 looks great on you ;)

    I love those chairs and can't believe you got that bucket for $5! I wonder how that guy makes any money haha

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  21. Happy Birthday! I'm in love with those chairs, you are such a good thrifter! I don't have the patience. :/

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  22. I love those chairs! and happy birthday :)

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  23. Happy birthday!!!! And wow, were you super successful! Your thrifting purchases rock {I mean those $10 chairs...amazing!!!}, and kuddos to you for your negotiating skills! ;)

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  24. Happy Birthday! Scoring those chairs for your craft room and getting that All bucket for $5 are good birthday omens. You should definitely play the Lotto today. Love the Pyrex too!

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  25. Happy birthday!! You found some amazing stuff! Those chairs are perfect- love the shape so much. Great negotiating on that bucket and those rain boots are toooo cute. I love the coral pyrex too- such a great colour!

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  26. Happy Birthday Michelle!! You found some great stuff...like always! I'm a sucker for pyrex as well! If I could send you our 80 degree weather for your birthday today I totally would!

    -Sarah
    http://limitedspaceorganizing.blogspot.com

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  27. Happy Birthday! I share your pyrex obsession AND love that All bucket. Good negotiating.

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  28. Happy B-Day Michelle. I feel like I just said Happy 30th to you. Time flies! You scored some fun finds on your birthday. I'm liking that $5 bucket.

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  29. Happy B-day. Love the pyrex, love the bucket, LOVE American Gothic. The best score is that pair of chairs, though! Well done.

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  30. Happy Birthday! I would say a deep teal or emerald for the chairs, but I'm a sucker for blue & green. I scored a similar chair last year for $5 and I couldn't believe what a steal it was.

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  31. FIRST happy bday and second I also love leaving my husband at home while shopping..it is nice to buy in peace :)

    and what a deal on those chairs!!

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  32. Happy Birthday! I turned 30 for the FIFTH (yikes, I counted that out and didn't think it was going to be that high...34 sounds better actually) time in December; isn't that weird?
    Great finds. Love the chairs, the mini boots, and $45-5?? How does one go about doing that?!

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  33. Happy Birthday!

    And oh man! Those chairs are awesome! What a find!

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  34. I could. NOT. be. more JEALOUS of those chairs. Everyone that I have found/seen that are that shape are $40+/piece. ahhhhh why aren't there any good thrift places near me?? And those boots are pretty much the most adorable things ever.

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  35. Those boots just absolutely rock! Happy birthday!

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  36. Glad you had a great birthday and I can't believe you got that bucket for $5. I don't he is very good as selling things. More importantly, I want you to know that the American Gothic people follow you with their eyes. I can never come over again. They will see me, even if they aren't in the room.........

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  38. Those chairs are ah-ma-zing!!!! Nice find :)
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  39. 1) Happy belated birthday!
    2) Great finds! I never get so lucky when I go thrifting.

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  40. Happy birthday!!!!!! I love those chairs - awesome find!

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  41. Guess you better start calling me mom, my oldest will be 31 in April.

    Bliss

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  43. Happy birthday...well day after your birthday! Let's be real a birthday is a week long thing. I love all your thrift finds! You really cleaned up!

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  44. Happy (belated) Birthday Michelle!! I turned 32 in January....I'm not going to lie I cringe a little inside when I think about it. But, life is good and I can't complain. Love all of your thrift finds!! Those little boots are too cute. You guys have had so much snow!! We may see a little tomorrow here..which is really strange for us this time of year. Where is Spring???!!!

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  47. I need to go thrifting with you! What cute finds!

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  48. Love those chairs. And they should be coral, methinks.

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  49. HAPPY BIRTHDAAAAAAYYYYYYYYY!!!!

    From $45 to $5?! That is some outrageous negotiating. OutRAGEOUS. I need those little rainboots. Please.

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  50. Happy belated bday! I LOVE those boots!

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  51. Happy Birthday! I'm 30 this year and I'm not sure i want to take that hurdle...anyways! Fabulous thrifting, and your $45 to $5 vintage bucket is very sweet. We (my 11 month old side kick and I) had some great thrift shop luck this week, I'd love you to take a look see! http://www.heartsoulfamily.blogspot.com.au/2013/03/hey-mackelmore-thrift-shop-score.html

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  52. Happy belated birthday! I love your thrifting finds... especially the chairs! :)

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  53. what's the matter with nude? I like the woodgrain on the chairs. Happy Birthday, too, 31 is well into the rear view mirror -- with 20 years on you I can say it only gets better so embrace every one of those years and remember the thrift shop scores, new recipes tried, kisses from Ike and Nate, long late night talks with friends and lovers, journeys taken, tears shed and laughter shared they all represent. God Bless!

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