Monday, March 24, 2014

Thrift Report: Back in the Groove

Hello friends! I've been on a blog hiatus recently due to a huge writing project for work, but I'm trying to get back into the swing of things. Last week was spring break on the campus where I work. Granted, as a staff member I don't actually get to observe the break, but at least it was quiet and peaceful in my office and I managed to get lots done!

On Friday, I rebelliously took the day off and hung out with my mom. We did some shopping and thrifting and lunching and all kinds of fun stuff, and I actually bought more inventory for the shop than I have in a long time. Here are some recent fave finds:

I happened to walk into a thrift just as a huge, mint condition collection of 1980s era Fiestaware was being unloaded. I snapped up the pieces above for the shop, as well as three turquoise dinner plates for my own personal collection. I use my mom's old 80s Fiestaware for my everyday dishes, but I've been short on dinner plates recently. Score!

I adore this cute little collection of vintage cabinet vases:

I've had two of them for a while, and just recently picked up the third. They're cute would they be as bud vases on a spring table?

And then there was this:

You guys know I have a vintage magazine rack problem. This is proof. that curlicue gold one makes me swoon.

And that's all I've had time to photograph, folks. Even though it's 20 degrees today, I can see my tulips popping up through the ground, so I know spring is on its way. And I always catch thrifting fever in spring, so that's something to look foward to!

Wishing everyone a wonderful and productive week!


Linking up with my friends at:

A Living Space
The Cottage Market
The Dedicated House


  1. Pink and turquoise Fiestaware? I'm in! And that curly magazine rack is super special!

  2. Such amazing finds friend!!! Loving those vases and that gold magazine rack makes me want to redo my whole living room! No joke is awesome!!!! And thank The Lord that the tulips are coming up because I'm about to lose it!!! Happy week you!!! Nicole xoxo

  3. Wow, everyone seems to be finding cool magazine racks all of a sudden. I even came across one this weekend that I would have bought if I needed it.
    Pea-green envious of your Fiestaware find! Holy cow!

  4. Love that bud vase collection. Perfect for spring flowers!

  5. Welcome back Heather! What beautiful colours,,,,,,,,perfect for spring xxxx

  6. Missed seeing all you great finds, glad you're back. Great Fiesta, and love the sweet pottery vases. I am crazy about my gold (but not swirly) vintage magazine stand too!

  7. Hey, Hey, Hey!!! So glad you are back! And find THE BEST stuff!! So jealous of the fiesta ware. The magazine rack...I die.

  8. Wow! Love the vases and the magazine racks. I wouldn't have been able to resist them either!

  9. The fiestaware is incredible! Great score there!

  10. Wow - great finds! I took a Friday off 2 weeks ago to go to a few estate sales. Ahh, the life of a thrifter!

  11. I love all your finds I would love to find some of those items in my local second hand store.
    Have a great week.

  12. the black magazine rack is really nice! if these kinds you found were more common here i guess i'd have a magazine rack hoarding issue too. :)

  13. I love all of your finds! Thanks for sharing. You are one of the features at the Make it Pretty Monday party at The Dedicated House. Here is the link to check out your feature. Hope to see you at the bash! Toodles, Kathryn @TheDedicatedHouse

  14. I love the Fiesta colors!!! I have my grandmother's Fiesta from the 40 and 50s but the colors are bright orange, yellow and green. The pink and turquoise are beautiful, I haven't seen these type of pastels before. I'm going to have to be on the look out.


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