Monday, February 28, 2011

Hunted::Gathered: 02/28/11

This past week my finds were all over the place. For instance, I found this pair of boots. First of all, I LOVE this shade of brown so that was the first appeal.  I took a closer look and they were a size 8 1/2N. "Hmm, that could work. But I really don't need another pair of shoes..." I left them behind to continue my way to the housewares section. I ended up making my way around the store and found a piece of fabric with a neat pattern. I made my way back to the boots, they were still there. I took them off of the rack and saw the price tag.. $2.99! "For that price, I HAVE to try these on." They fit perfectly!

Cobbies Vintage Boots- 8.5N
The piece of fabric that I found is actually a dish towel made by Funktion. I was planning on cutting it up for a project that I had in mind but now I'm not so sure. We'll see. At another thrift I found this little wooden bird. It has a mod look so I couldn't hold back. It is one of my weaknesses. I am also having a hard time figuring out the wood it is made out of. On the bottom the grain looks like mahogany, but the finished part of it doesn't look like mahogany at all. I plan on applying some wood conditioner to it to really make the wood sing.

After the rain subsided, I went to a garage sale. There i found a beautiful vintage table runner. I actually don't know whether to call it a knit/ crochet/ or lace table runner but what I do know is that it is beautiful. I picture using it at my wedding, it has the perfect blend of romance and vintage. My pictures really don't do it justice.

One of the most offbeat finds for me I think is this unicorn that I found. It reminds me of David Stewart for Lion's Valley but I've never seen a unicorn in his line. It pulled at my heartstrings because as a child I was fascinated by unicorns. Something I had long forgotten about. It may have been sparked by the My Little Pony craze at the time, also by the fact that the only How to Draw book at my local library was a Learn to Draw Horses book. I spent countless days drawings horses as a child and would try to get my friends to draw them as well. They always grunted at the idea but conceded because I was very persistent.

Last but not least, my favorite find of the week are my little warriors. I found these two little vintage vikings as I was paying for the unicorn. I am glad that I saw them because they were easy to miss amidst all of the figurines behind the cashier. They both measure in at about 4", so they really aren't that big but what they lack in size they make up for in cuteness.

I don't know about you guys, but I am really grateful for ATG's thrift share. It makes mondays a day to look forward to and it also motivates me to maintain a record of my purchases for the week. I'm sure the Listing Challenges will help as well once I get to that phase. Thanks Selena!

1 comment:

  1. Love, love, love the little vikings! The boots are killer, too!