Sunday, July 29, 2007

Thrifty Finds

Yesterday I popped into my local thrift shop, St Vinnie's, and look at what I found... I just couldn't believe my eyes when I came across a big basket labelled 'aprons'. It had about 30 or so in it... I was in heaven! I just love aprons and some of the fabric in these old ones will be fantastic sewn into mini aprons for my princess like in this post.

Now I could have bought all of those beautiful aprons as they were only 50cents each and I know that the money goes to a good cause, but I restrained myself and only bought 8. It was so hard to pick which lucky aprons would be spending the rest of their life in my wonderful abode..... After an hour of decision making I'm pretty happy with the selections that I have made. My favourite one of them all would have to be this one...
I just love the daisy fabric, it's absolutely DIVINE!!!! As you can see it still has the original tag on it...
Now isn't that priceless? I also noticed these little treasures while I was sorting through the aprons.They are the cutest little things! After a soak in detol and a good clean they've come up brand new. They all stack inside each other and as you can see my little princess thinks they're pretty terrific.

That about wraps it up for my thrifty post... I hope everyone is having a great weekend!!


  1. What a great find and the original label is such a treat. Love those toys. I'm realising you find the best things at thrift shops when you are not looking.

  2. what an awesome day shopping jode... well done...
    luv Abby

  3. Oh my! I am so envious--I LOOOVE that apron. And the tag, too!

    Don't you just love going into a thrift store you've been to before and finding something that feels like it was put there just for you?!

  4. we have to go to that shop on one of my days off, OK. Wow you know how to find good things. How cool are thoses Cups? Are they cups? love ya

  5. I need to get out to the thrift stores more often. It's hard to do with 2 little ones.

  6. Love vountry op shops for that very reason - here in Sydney there never seems to be finds like those

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  8. Oh you lucky duck! Vintage aprons are lovely.

  9. Hi Fiona,
    You're so right!!! When you're looking for something you can never find it and then when you're just up for a browse heaps of goodies are revealed.

    Hi Ab,
    Just think... When you move here you too will be able to shop at my thrift shop!!

    Hi Amber,
    Tell me about it!!! I'm still pinching myself that I found such a beauty. That apron can just be folded up and put away for safe keeping for now I think.
    The ladies at the shop know me well and as soon as I walked in they said that 'these (being the aprons) have your name all over them'... How sweet, and boy were they right.

    Hi Hayley,
    Yeah they're cups, I think. They're pretty cool alright!


  10. Hi Karen,
    I only have one little one and find it hard at times let alone 2... I feel for you.

    Hi Ali,
    I always thought that the Sydney op shops would be heaven, but obviously not. Thumbs up to the old country town op shop.

    Hi Margret,
    Thanks for the comment. I'm on my way over to check out your link now.

    Hi Felicia,
    I love vintage aprons too... I just can't believe my find!


  11. The aprons might also be a great quilting expedition. Your apron and booties are totally adorable!

  12. wooooooooooowwwwwww how lucky are you! I can't believe you got so much goodness there! I never find things like that in sydney! oh and I always look in the toy section...I've found shape-o's, new kids phones still in plastic, dolly pram! fabulous finds and very jealous


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