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Saturday, December 7, 2013

Thriftasaurus

Thriftasaurus

Since Thriftasaurus usually starts sometime Saturday evening/night, it usually marks the end of my week. I usually kick off my shoes & relax my feet, just kick it, just kick it after writing & posting Thriftasaurus. This week, I have looked forward to it more than ever. This single week has been the most stressful week for me that I can remember, it was one thing after another, work, home, family, money, sickness, backstabbing almost nothing was left out & I honestly don't have any actual friends to turn to which makes things worse & even more stressful. I thought that I would get some joy out of thrifting on Friday, but it's wasn't very enjoyable, I did find a couple things - the Golden Acorn was sorta maybe "empty hand syndrome". I gave one away last year & thought, "I can pack this away with my Christmas decor & use it next year." Everything around here seems to be picked to hell by resellers (which is why this trip wasn't enjoyable, it was extremely disappointing) - even packages of dollar store pencils I saw at the thrift store for $1.99 popped up on a local resellers page for $2 a pop!


Gold vinyl tree from an antique market. I paid $25, which I still thought was pretty decent. By Tinsel Manufacturing Co. Is vinyl & aluminum the same? Just wondering. It feels exactly the same... (could be a different box). Don't have the energy to put it together. 


Also got this Gremlins pennant from 1984. The tag seemed extremely worn, which tells me it's been in the market for quite some time. Wonder why I've never seen it before?


These vintage oversized Halloween cards by Norcross came from Ohio trip in October, along with the Hallmark paper candy things. The cat is my fav, it's flocked & the eyes are that thing (I don't know what it's called).


One last thing to show... we picked these yup yesterday at Value Village as a gift to mail our cousin, totally her (& me). My fav - "a clean house is a wasted life". It's my new motto. This are by Fiddler's Elbow.


Sorry it was I was so depressing this week!
I have a couple things to share this upcoming week, since I'll be spending lots of time at home. I set up a small tree with all my kneehuggers in my bedroom, but I doubt I will be doing anymore decorating this year, I'm just not into it anymore this year. I'll still be buying for next year, but this year... not so much.
On the plus: I found a $100 gift card. It's not a store I enjoy, so I think I am going to sell the card on Card Swap. Has anyone used it? 

::linking up::
The Thrifty Groove.
Hope you had a fun week full of wonderful finds! Link up below. 






19 comments:

  1. There just has to be better days ahead for you!

    That is funny about the Gremlins flag, my daughter was watching that movie this week!

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  2. Mean old week! Hope it doesn't repeat. Kneehuggers around your Christmas tree - great idea. I haven't found one yet, keep looking though. Went to a swap meet (first time in mega years). It was sweet, little old ladies mixed with the Hospital Auxilary ladies and lots of gentlemen selling a good variety of old and crafted and knitted. It was fun, low key, in a church gym so warm, well lit and comfortable. Do something nice for you !

    Joy

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  3. Sorry about your shitty week! I will be heading back home to Detroit for a visit this summer. Hitting Canada for a day, (Windsor, 10 min drive from Detroit). Going to hit lots of thrift stores in Detroit and suburbs while I am there. I hope I have some good luck. Its definitely been picked over here in Tampa. I have had some good luck in Orlando...going to drive there next weekend and give it a try. I love the Gremlins flag!! Are you listing that or keeping it? My son is a gremlins fan, he would love it! Sending you good mojo for a fabulous week!

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  4. The thrift stores locally to me... have always been pick over by the professional eBayers. So it takes a little driving for me to find interesting things at a thrift store. Or flea market.

    Or another state. :) I still find good things in Oklahoma at their flea markets.

    But the stuff here in North Texas at the flea markets. Have been grossly over priced for years.

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  5. Hey youve got lots of virtual friends on here !! we cant give you a hug for real which is a shame .. shitty times come to us all but theres always tomorrow to look forward to

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  6. Very sorry to hear you've had a hard week -- hope things improve in the days ahead. All warmth and best wishes.

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  7. I'm sorry to hear you had such a bad week, esp the back stabbing part, people like that are the worst. I've prayed for you to have a better week and feel the joy of the season, sending blessings your way ~ Dawn

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  8. What kind of people backstab and act out during the holidays?! People you don't need in your life, I'm assuming. So sorry to hear that you are having a rough week. It sucks to feel like you don't have anyone to turn to. Not sure how much we can help you out here in Cyperspace, but just know that Hanna & I are here if you ever just want to email us to vent. We are good listeners and we tend to take the sides of our friends, no questions asked.

    ~Erica

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  9. I wish you a great week this upcoming week. I hope you get to enjoy some of the holiday spirit and that things turn out better. You will find a treasure trove of Pyrex!

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  10. Hoping this coming week is much better for you! We all have those kinds of weeks and they suck! Still you found a few great thrifty things to share! Thanks for linking to TTF!

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  11. I hope this week looks up for you. It is the pits having all that happen but we are all here for you and go ahead and vent away! Cyberspace Hugs!

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  12. I hope this week goes much better for you!

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  13. Sending you happy thoughts from Ireland!

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  14. I hope things pick up soon *hug*

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  15. I get how you were feeling this past week I'm behind in everything I'm just not feeling a happy month yet. Hopefully this week is a happier one for you. I liked your finds. Thanks for letting me join your party.
    Have a nice day.
    Denise

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  16. I hope you'll post a pic of your knee hugger tre.

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  17. Las fotografias trasmiten, son geniales. Ha estado un regalo el visitar tu bloc, es genial, te invito visitar el mio y si te gusta espero que te hagas seguidora.
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  18. I'm sorry to hear you had such a crappy week and I'm sorry to hear that you're feeling so isolated. If I could come up there and give you a giant hug and shoulder to cry on I totally would.
    I'm excited to see a picture of your knee hugger tree, and totally jealous of your gold tree score. So cool!

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