Sunday, March 15, 2009

Thrifted

With a single thrift shoppe, and nary a garage sale in sight during these final winter days, thrifting can be a bit of a challenge out here. Luckily there's the amazing, magical Mall to visit, and the thrift store happens to be a good one.

The Mall, a subject of a later post to be sure, is also known as The Dump, which is a far more descriptive name, since that's what it is: a take-it-or-leave-it, at the Island garbage disposal place. 

Thus far the Mall has giveth this pair of Keds:
Free Keds by you.


This cool 70s book.



This ah-mazing 70s mug.


This short and stout little teapot. Made in Finland.


This 50s Juniors dress.

And that my friends is hardly all at all...

There's also the off-Island thrift store, which I visited recently, an aside on our quest for Thai-food, books and yarn. The boat ride takes from forty minutes to and hour and half, but it is much fun, there's beautiful scenery and you can see seals, otters (like I did), and even orcas, if you're lucky.

On The Boat by you.
On the Boat again.


Mt. Baker from the boat.

Mole by you.
Passing the boat-time.

Big Island Mural by you.
Mural.

Off-Island, as mentioned previously, has many things our Island doesn't, like a movie theatre, a yarn store and a used bookstore which, I love. None of those places however, compare to the Thriftstore.

While there, I hit the shoe jackpot. Wicked Laura Ingalls boots, a cowboy-ish pair, little mexican booties to wear in the house, as well as comfy indoor-mocs, and a pair of hiking shoes to boot.





Laura Ingalls Shoes by you.

100% Thrifted Happiness! by you.
All items thrifted.


More thrifty stories coming soon. Watch this space. 'till then: Happy Thrifting!

8 comments:

  1. The Dump/Mall sounds like such a magical place! I have been quite jealous of it for some time now ;) You have looked radiant in all of your pics since moving to the island, and your last outfit pic is quite to die for.

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  2. woah. those boots are awesome!

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  3. Ok, this Dump of yours has officially become like this place that I need to one day make a thrift pilgrimage to. Such bounty! Also, not a bad commute to the off-island thrift store either I'd say ;)

    The island seems to be agreeing with you, as megan said, you really are looking quite radiant of late! Many hugs!

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  4. How did that pot travel all the way there? Maybe Myy sailed in it?

    And from previous post still...that cage&bird is amazing! Pairs well with the lock&key :)

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  5. Oh, I wish I could find a place like that too! it seems that all the thrift store I find in the city are often as expensive as regular store and when I go to the least expensive ones, I can never something I like. You definitely have a eye for thrifting!

    MJ

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  6. a well earned high-five from me to you on all your blue treasures*
    i love the cover of the architecture book, are there more ink drawings inside?
    xo s

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  7. all those shoes! every city needs a place like Your Mall :D

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