Tuesday, July 5, 2011

Retro Tuesday!

This week's Retro Tuesday finds came from a somewhat sketchy-looking thrift store in Arlington.  My mom and I were a little apprehensive going in, but when we saw the sign on the door that said '4th of July Sale!  Everything In Store - 50% Off!', we charged in!

My first finds of the day were these two mushroom-themed items!  Actually, my mom spotted the embroidery, and snatched it up because she knew I would love it.  I squealed with excitement when I found the mushroom canister.  I have one of the smaller ones, but I rarely find them in thrift stores, especially the bigger ones.  And I  never find them with their lids.  My mom told me that in the 70's, she had received the exact same set of mushroom canisters as a wedding gift, but thought they were ugly, so she returned them! (If only she would have known that someday she'd have a daughter who loves them!)

My next find were these vintage pillowcases.  They're both so cute, but the striped one is my favorite.  And luckily, I found two of the striped ones!  I wish I would have had the patience to dig through their linens more, though.  All of the pillowcases rang up at $0.50/each!

And my final find (that I still can't get over!!) was this adorable vintage button-up shirt.  My mom and I believe it has to be from the 70's.  It's in near perfect condition, and it's polyester!  Eep!  I can't wait to pair it with some jeans and white sandals. <3

Have a great night!
xo, A.

13 comments:

Meggs said...

I have matching salt n pepper shakers to match your mushroom cup :) LOOOVE them.

Angie said...

I love that mushroom canister and that shirt is so lovely and vintage-y! ^_^

Eleanor said...

i love the embroidery. such good finds xxx

Sugarplum Kawaii said...

Marvelous shirt...in practical polyester. Excellent!

Amylou said...

You found so many neat things! I love the pillowcases. I've been collecting some for embroidery. Such a neat shirt!

Natalia said...

Those are some great finds!

The Cookie Button said...

EEEEE, I am in love with the two mushroom themed items! How adorable ^_^

Katie said...

That mushroom canister is precious! And that shirt looks like it would be ohsoadorable. Thrift store jackpot.

HazelandMare said...

Aww, hehe, love those little mushrooms! I'm glad you got some good deals on these adorable items!

Lacey said...

Love your mushroom canisters!!! We just got our own apartment and the entire mushroom set sits proudly on our counter top from our local antique shop! 30 bucks for the whole set I couldn't turn it down :)

peppermint*tea said...

The mushrooms are so cute : )

Heba said...

love that shirt so much :)

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Lindsay @ Delighted Momma said...

Great finds!! The little mushroom cup is adorable!! I always do a little happy dance when thrift stores are %50 off too! Just found your great blog! I think I love it ;)

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