2012-01-21

This Week I Thrifted...

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What? Vintage (though maybe not, it's hard to see...) beaded collar
Who?  I asked a childhood friend (technically my first friend EVER... we were bbf's... baby best friends), who I got to see again this last week to help me out and wear the collar for me... How's that for special?
Where? A thrift store in Zwolle (here)
How much? 1.20 euro
Why? I think I found the thrift store of my dreams. I mean, thrift stores are in my dreams a lot but this one was pretty fantastic. While we were visiting some family in Zwolle, my aunt offered to babysit my nephew, then she lent my sister-in-law and I some bikes and gave us directions to the nearest 'kring-loop' in her town. This thrift store had charming display cases everywhere made of old milk crates, a big play house in the corner full of all the kid's toys, and a restaurant attached where you could buy any of the furniture they used for seating. With so much effort being put into display, you would think it was an expensive vintage boutique but it was really just a big thrift store with regular thrift store prices. I bought a red suede jacket (coming soon to a post near you), a vintage cigar box for Matt, little goat slippers for my nephew, a rug for my cousin and this beaded collar. I call that successful.
Too bad an ocean separates my house and my new favourite thrift store...

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What did you thrift this week?

26 comments :

Thessa said...

Holy crap! What an amazing find. And it's peter pan collar-y too! I can haz that?

to look for: Style

Laura Wears said...

I thrifted a Danier Leather white tiered leather skirt (love love love), a Jones New York plaid button down and a Mac & Jac silk tank top. All in all, not a bad week.
My finds: http://laurawears.tumblr.com/post/16180264236/thrift-finds

liveonbeauty said...

i love this colar! i didnt purchase anything this week... maybe next week. I am kind of in a process of not buying a lot as my computer just broke and i am getting a new one...
xx
anna

liveonbeauty.org

Terri said...

What a beautiful collar! Have not thrifted at all in the past week...so no new treasures to report. :(

melody-mae said...

I was able to thrift on Monday here in the States it was Marting Luther King day and they had a sale where everything was 50% off! I bought two cardigans, some short black booties, a black cashmere turtle neck sweater, some yoga pants and my hubbie even got a sweatshirt!

I love the cute collar you found.

Linda (little tin soldier) said...

Today I thrifted a plaid blazer, a plaid shirt, a small navy cable sweater, and two skirts! It wasn't my best thrifting day, but one with very practical pieces.

I can't wait to thrift with you in Texas! xo

Outside Looking In said...

Wow, good finds and it is too bad the thrift store is an ocean away. Come and see some of what I thrifted this week! I just posted some of it today.

www.wayoutsidelookingin.blogspot.com

Sheila said...

I found a Burberry button-up white shirt for $4.00! and a Guess plaid jacket with bigass gold buttons and gold trim on sale for $3.75. Score!

I love that beaded collar; it's beautiful!

Tori said...

It's lovely!

http://www.mythriftychic.com/

Patricia Valery said...

I love finding stuff like that - it's beautiful!!!

patriciavalery.blogspot.com

Inez said...

An amazing find! Love, loVe, LOVE the necklace.

Anonymous said...

i got a brand-new LOFT silk skirt with beautiful pleats and matching seams for $3; a BCBG max azaria long black cardigan for $5; a vintage navy pleated skirt for $3; a brand-new anthropologie tee for $5; and a cute grandma-style purse for $2!!!

girl in the poodle shoes said...

My favorite thrift store find is too far away too! At least you have an excuse to visit!

Best,
Casey
Girl in the Poodle Shoes

Heichal said...

Well, I deffinitely LOVE that collar:)

Gayna said...

My husband and I had a great week, scoring a vintage Minolta film camera, an old atlas, some great ceramic kitchen stuff, a sweet 60's bed jacket, some rad 80's records and a giant crocheted blanket! So many opshops, so little time.....

Nikki @ The Ginger Diaries said...

This collar looks so lovely! Actually, all the things you thrifted sound lovely :)

Have a great Sunday!

XO Nikki

Christen said...

That collar is so pretty! My mom gave me a vintage beaded collar for Christmas, and I just haven't found the perfect look for it yet. I'm dying to wear it though; this post makes me think I need to make that happen sooner rather than later. Wishing I had been into thrifting while I lived in Europe as much as I am now!

Carrie Teal said...

I love that Peter Pan collar, what a find. I did 7 hours of thrifting yesterday with my mom and found many treasures. Also, I gave you an award on my blog. I hope you have a great weekend.

newpetite said...

What a great find!!! Cant wait to see the blazer and how you style this collar!!

leFiligree said...

i got lucky this week and thrifted some boring prana pants that had a $20 bill in the pocket!

i left behind some ugly prada high heeled loafers because they were so ugly. and a size too small. but OMG it was the best feeling NOT thrifting those. i felt "discerning."

Jenni said...

Beautiful collar! Sounds like the thrift store to end all thrift stores.

I had an amazing week of thrift scores. A vintage Pendleton sweater, Coach belt, silk cotton sweater, cashmere Jones New York sweater, and vintage Ralph Lauren. *faints*

Lovers, Saints & Sailors said...

Oh wow, what an incredible find! I can hardly wait to see what you do with it.

.Candy. said...

the beaded collar is amazing! been looking for that for a long time now! it's so charming!!!



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Zwolsche Diva said...

Wait, what?
You visited my favourite kringloop this week?
Dan versta je me vast zo ook wel...
Anyway, I love that place and you a bit less for stealing that lovely collar before I had a chance...

Secondhand Sarah said...

I thrifted juicy couture maternity jeans and a wool blazer in camel color (my fav!!!)

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