I’ve been meaning to share my fave preloved finds for a while but life, work, getting settled in a new country and never enough hours in the day have kept me from sorting through my folder of fantastically fab thrift scores – until now:
As I’m continually discovering new-to-me treasures at the thrift shop, groovy garage sales & swaps as well as some rocking roadside finds I’ll try to share my sustainable gems more frequently. Have a peek through my Fantastically Fab Thrift Scores Part 1 and find out just how I transformed them to suit my quirky style:
How gorgeous is that vintage lamp? All it needed was a good cleaning and a new lightbulb! Grab my top tips for cleaning glass gear right here.
And that lovely lamp is the perfect mate for my transformed vintage garage sale table!
A fresh bright paint job is all this thrifted vintage cross stitch needed!
This vintage embroidery was darling but the plastic frame was in dire need of a clean – here’s my tricks for cleaning less than stellar plastic.
3 vintage dresses with loads of potential!
Here’s my rocking refashion of the first:
I have yet to tackle the linen nightgown in the middle but here’s the frump to fab transformation of the third dowdy dress:
Not all of my thrifty scores come from the thrift shop, sometimes I’m lucky enough to discover treasures in the trash of others that’s left on the side of the road:
How amazing is that vintage sewing machine table? It no longer contained the machine but I think it will make an awesome studio desk once I get it cleaned up and painted!
Sometimes even I decide to leave things behind for someone even quirkier than I am – like that oddball dress. Can you figure out what it’s trying to say??
Neighbourhood garage sale deals: 5 vintage handbags, a working clothes steamer from 1970 and 2 classic suitcases! (I’ll be sharing the hilarious steamer in an upcoming video and I’m still figuring out just what to do with the suitcases)
I couldn’t resist this creepily adorable vintage chipmunk figurine.
The face greatly resembles vintage Rushton toys but I’m not sure if they made full-rubber dolls in addition to their famous rubber-faced plushies. Do you have any idea where this dude could have possibly originated from?
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