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Sunday, January 24, 2010

Cross Vintage Coasters

Cross Vintage Party Coasters.

Don't know much about them. No address or year, just the fact that they were Made In England & there's 16 in each pack. Packs were 99cents each & I got two of the elephant packs. Bought at Value Village, Windsor, Ontario.

Saturday, January 23, 2010

Burger King Gift Card Giveaway!

Alright. This is my first giveaway. It's not much of a giveaway, but, I ordered if off of iCoke with some points & sorta, trying to stick with a sorta New Years resolution, I'm gonna give it away. Don't know anybody who actually is into fast food enough to give it too, so thought I would give it away on here. Giving it away to someone who wants it is better than tossing it in the trash. Ya know?

A whole..

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Friday, January 22, 2010

Windsor! The best thing since sliced bread!

I meant to post some Windsor finds from my trip to Windsor, but was caught off guard by some happenings. You know how it is. Below (& I guess above!) are some of my Windsor finds from my two trips there in the past month.

Anyways, I bought some Care Bear mugs. I was feeling nostalgic of my '80s childhood being back home for the holidays made this a perfect surprise. They were 49cents each. Bought them at a new Value Village, that oddly enough, opened up near all the big box stores in a brand new, happening plaza. I bought these on my first trip down.

Also on my first trip down I picked up Talking Toast! The Best Thing Since Sliced Bread! This is the original Talking Toast from 1986. Don't be fooled by imitations! Made by Hoan Products Ltd. in Mahwah, NJ. Made in the Bristish Colony of Hong Kong. Speaking of the British Colony of Hong Kong, I never knew there was one until this very moment. We got a coin mixed in with the change at work & a coin from Hong Kong came through with a picture of the Queen. No one knew what the deal was. NOW I KNOW. I'm so going to share. Bought at Value Village in Windsor. & surprisingly enough there was a 5 year warranty on this thing!

The Mushroom Bowls! Besides the psychadelic schrooms, why in the world was this stuff so popular in the '70s? It's hideous, but I love it. Found these when I popped into a Bibbles for Missions thrift shop located in Windsor. They were labelled at $2 a pop, but to my surprise & to the surprise of the woman infront of me, they were having a 50% off sale. Kinda disappointed that they didn't have a fourth, but a threesome is hot enough. Woman who worked there asked me if they were soup bowls. I told her I had no clue. Made in Japan.

I also bought this Smurfs mug on my last trip, 49cents. Reminds me of a SNL spoof of the Anna Nicole Show. Mug says, "A Smurfing We Will Go!" Ganz Bros. Toys. Ltd. Made in SO Korea.

Reading this post will cost you a quarter!

This post is dedicated to my grandfather he passed away this past weekend. May he rest in peace. I originally bought this as a surprise for my boyfriend. It's not like the usual statues of this nature, every thrifter has seen hundreds of these, but is made of cheap plastic. I like to say it's from the '50s, but we all know it's probably not. So yea, originally bought for my boyfriend, but it's sat gathering dust on the bottom of a book shelf, so "I Loved You This Much".

I'll remember you always & forever.

Monday, January 11, 2010

Fashion Is For Fashion People!


This is probably the most expensive shirt I have ever bought. Now, this shirt wasn't from a thrift store but it is vintage! This was an eBay buy. Finding a David Allen Coe shirt, especially a 50/50 (50% cotton, 50% polyester) ain't gonna happen to often. OKAY, OKAY, I'll let you in on how much I paid.

$76 USD!
& $5 USD shipping!

I'm justifying buying it, since I don't usually spend my money so freely. My grandparents gave each of their grandchildren $500 for Christmas to enjoy. My father also gave me $100. Also a couple months ago I made a killing on a Marilyn Manson shirt I found here in Toronto at Vintage Depot in Kensignton Market. Paid $7, was marked down from $10 & sold it for $232.50 on eBay. So I consider the shirt justified.

I'll look much better in it than Josh here, but first I'll have to lost 50lbs. Can I do it?

Have faith!