Thrifty Finds – Oct 7

I do not think I have shown you the newest member of the family, Lena.  I found her for $15 at a garage sale a few weeks ago. One of her three legs falls out, but that is ok. I am keeping her.  I was so thrilled to find her.  I knew I would find plenty of use for her.

Here Lena is wearing a recent find, a beautiful blue, gingham apron.

Or this full blue and red striped full apron.

Lena also knows that Christmas is coming, so she modeled a Christmas apron.  Love that this apron has jingle bells stitched to the pockets and bells.  Too bad Lena doesn’t have a head, so she could also model more hats that I found. Actually it is too bad she can’t cook.

I totally fell for this hat.  It is a peach bridesmaid hat.  I can just see the 60’s wedding with the peach bridesmaid dresses.  Just so you know, I got married in 1990 and peach was an in color then, too.  So my bridesmaids did wear peach dresses as well.  But hats weren’t in, so no hats.  I am guessing peach is coming back again soon.

Now this hat, I am just not sure about.  The wrap hat reminds me of a towel on my head after I wash my hair, yet, there is something about it.  I think it would be great for a Halloween costume of a 1950’s housewife.

This puff hat reminds me of a wedding cake.  Maybe it was a bridesmaid hat too.  What do you think?

This one I do not think was for a wedding.  It looks more like a Sunday morning church hat.

Since I am thinking church, I am thinking this was an Easter hat.

Since this is black, it would not have been worn for Easter.  I love the little faux fur wrapped around the hat.  I am wearing more and more hats, but I still have not been able to get myself to wear a hat with a net in front of the face.  I can’t remember why women did that. Was it just fashion or were they trying to hide their face?  Glad our current hats don’t have netting.

Since Christmas is coming, that means it will be getting cold.  This faux fur hat would  sure keep me warm.  I have listed this hat, and the rest above, but I am thinking of pulling this one.  It really does get cold here.  I like how this one looks on me.  So if you see me in this hat, say hello.

If you have a store, do you list things. Then do you change your mind and keep it for yourself?

Linking to:  Apron Thrift Girl

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14 thoughts on “Thrifty Finds – Oct 7

    • Several garage sales and thrift stores. If some asks what I am looking for I always say I am looking for old hats and aprons. About a week ago a woman said, oh you might like these…she went to her garbage can in the garage and pulled out two aprons. Yes I want those.

  1. Your dress form is great, and you can’t beat the price! You have a wonderful collection of hats. I’m always using the items I list in my etsy shop in my home decor until they sell. I find it easier to let go of favorites that way. 🙂
    Mary Alice

    • Mary Alice, I love that you use what you buy before you sell it. I agree, if I can enjoy it for a while, then it is ok to send it off for someone else to enjoy.

  2. I love the hats too! So charming. I can never wear vintage hats…I think I have a strangely large head or something, because they never fit — LOL. They’d be pretty even just to display, though. And yes, I list things and then decide to keep them all the time. It’s a bad habit for me! 😉

    • I agree that some of them are quite small. I love them on display, they have such character and color most of the time. Glad to hear I am not the only that lists and then keeps. I am sure there are others out there that do it too.

  3. Wouldn’t you know it – I finally found a similar dress form this weekend at a Goodwill, but since we were on a weekend getaway I had no room in my trunk for it. It made me so frustrated. I even pleaded with hubby to have it sit up front with us or between the kids on the way home, but he would have none of it. I agree it would have made our 4 hour drive home a bit unusual – but it was the perfect dummy (even made in England). Sigh. But I love seeing yours – it sure makes clothing photograph nicely.

    • I am laughing as I have a vision of you with the dress form on your lap, well sort of. It would have made for a interesting drive. I would have begged and pleaded as well. Too bad it didn’t work out for you. I am enjoying my Lena.

    • Hi Esther, I actually ask them if they have old hats and aprons. Not always, but if it appears they might have them. I have had people go into their house and bring them out for me. Keep searching…hope you find them.

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