Monday, January 9, 2012

Thrifting Therapy

Typically, I don't venture out of the house (or my pjs) on Mondays.  It's all those years working.  I despise that awful end to the weekend.  But this Monday I felt energized.  Wild hair and all, I was out and about getting my thrift on and good thing, because I found some amazing wares.  Note:  All of these items were purchased at Goodwill.

 Textiles:

Sunny yellow blanket


Pottery Barn Velvet Duvet 3-piece set ~ A steal at $12.99


Flat sheet to be used in a future sewing project




 Accessories:



Jam & Cheese jars.  Love these.  (The hubs thought they were Ham & Cheese jars.  Ha!)


Can't wait to transform this glass bottle into a lamp.


Perfect kitchen storage


Does anyone know anything about this lamp? I was thinking Arts & Crafts period...


And drum roll, please....


A KitchenAid Hobart K45 Model Mixer w/ 3 attachments

The mixer is the same style and color that Julia Child used in her kitchen on her television show (or so I've been told.  My fact checking self hasn't been convinced yet.)  And the final kicker...I got it for $9.99! (Well, finally found a photo of her with the older model mixer.)

I absolutely love hitting the thrifting jackpot and there's nothing like a little thrifting therapy to void off the case of the Mondays.


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31 comments

  1. Wow, you made a haul. Good thrifting!

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  2. Oh my gosh, you seriously hit the mother lode! I want to go thrifting with you!

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  3. I love the pattern on that black and white flat sheet. You have an amazing eye for thrifting...

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  4. Jackpot! I thought I got a deal when I found the industrial kitchen aid mixer for $30. Score! :) And I love the color. Where do you live? I want to go there to thrift...we have nothing like that here in the Seattle area.

    Rachel
    http://www.holy-craft.blogspot.com

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  5. Seriously a Kitchenaid mixture for that cheap..wow congrats and congrats on your other finds as well!
    Sarah
    www.budgetfriendlydecorating.com

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  6. @Rachel - I currently live near Astoria, Oregon, but I used to live in Seattle. The Ballard Goodwill & the Lynnwood Goodwill are AWESOME! I used to go to the Ballard Goodwill every week and I always make sure to stop in when I'm back in town. Oh, how I miss it so.

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  7. Love this post! It's linky party time again on my blog! I hope you can join! Here is the link! Your friends are welcome too! http://www.thesouthernproductqueen.com/one-stop-shoppe-linky-party-2

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  8. Wow!!!! I would love to go shopping with you. Saw your post at Somewhat Simple link party. Would love to have you drop by Suppers, Youngans, & Thangs sometime. http://suppersyoungansthangs.blogspot.com

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  9. A Kitchen Aid for under $10.00!!!!! I am soooooo jealous. I want one so bad but can't afford a new one right now. AWESOME!!!!!!!

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  10. No way JOse! YOu totally hit the thrifting jackpot!!

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  11. OMGoodness! Where do you shop?! These finds are SO AMAZING!!!

    Would love for you to stop by @ toddlindsey.com

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  12. Oh my goodness - I can't imagine finding a beautiful mixer like that for $9.99 - I would be bragging about that one forever!! Enjoy!!!

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  13. Wow! That's fantastic! All those great finds! Can't wait to see your projects made with the sheets! Blessings from Bama!

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  14. Fantastic! Serious high fives are in order here. Major score on the mixer. Go girl.
    I saw the 'cheese' at my thrift store last week. I should have grabbed it!
    xo jeanne.
    http://www.beeskneesbungalow.com

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  15. Wow, where do you thrift shop? I need to go. What a killer deal on that mixer!!! I'm so jealous!!!

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  16. Oh Meg! I have to ask...did you feel even a wee bit guilty taking that off Goodwill's shelf for under $10? If you are like I am, you did a happy dance for days afterwards. I feel the same way that you do about Mondays and early morning! Thanks for sharing your deals..you did great. I'm your newest follower and hope you will visit and follow my blog, too. Thank for the fun post, Helen

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  17. $9.99?! You lucky duck! Ours was a good deal at $200...at least I thought it was a deal :p

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  18. Holy crumb! I need to go shopping with you! Happy follower now and I'd love if you joined a 'beat the winter blues' party I'm having on Saturday :-)

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  19. fantastic bargains - and I covet your mixer!

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  20. WoW,,, I'm in awe! My thrifting is nothing like yours..
    You hit the jackpot with that mixer!
    Good for you...
    Sandy

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  21. SO much great stuff... but the mixer! And only $10! You must have been dancing on your way out of the store!

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  22. Awesome haul. Textiles are beautiful and I'm amazed you found the mixer for $10!?!?!?! WOW.

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  23. That's an awesome thrift haul...but I must say the mixer takes the cake!!! ;) I have wished for a KA mixer for years. My son who graduated from college last spring -- and got a fab job quickly -- bought me one for Christmas. He is the most sweet son ever. :)

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  24. Who on earth gets rid of their KitchenAid mixer?? Good for you! Great find. :-) Fun to see the little pic of Julia in her element.

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  25. Are you serious! What great thrifted finds. That mixer is a dream.

    (Stopping by from Everything Under the Moon)

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  26. Dang! You hit the jackpot with all that stuff. And congrats on the mixer. What a steal! I find good stuff at G-will but never that much stuff that is all so awesome.

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  27. Very cute!! Thrift stores are the BEST! Thank you for linking up to "Strut Your Stuff Saturday." We hope you come back to share more great ideas next Saturday. -The Sisters

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  28. You seriously found that Kitchen Aid at a thrift store? Does it work? I'm soooo jealous!

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    1. Hi Jenn! It totally works! Seriously, I am still in shock that it was at Goodwill.

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  29. 1. My husband brought that exact same harvest gold mixer into our marriage (he inherited it from his grandma) and I joke with him that it's the reason I married him. I love it and the vintage color.

    2. I'm so jealous of that yellow blanket in the top photo. So cute!

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  30. What a steal with the mixer! I have had a Kitchen Aide for years and love it!

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