Sometimes when thrifting we end up with a lot of the same items. It's not that we start out with a plan for what we want, like going to the mall with a list. You never know what you'll find at the thrift store. This week Irene came across a bunch of scarves and purses. She stopped at five thrift stores near us that she visits weekly, and at every store she scored great hand rolled scarves. At a couple of the stores she found the purses. It's cool to find a 50 year old bag with the original tag! The brown lizard skin purse is so nice I'm considering keeping that one.
I love this scarf, it has a cool texture and a groovy design. The green Dooney & Bourke purse isn't really that old, and not something we would normally place at the antique mall.....but we have a customer that specifically asked us to look for this brand.
The black alligator bag is fantastic with a suede interior. I think it's real, but I'm going to have it looked at before I price it. I'm always surprised by the variety of silk scarf designs at the thrift stores.
This Bob Mackie Cock-a-Doodle-Do scarf is so much fun! The colors are incredibly vibrant. It's so large it would make a nice topper on a side table.
The black crocheted bag with it's clear Lucite handles look like it could have been a kit and is handmade.
This black patent leather purse was a real surprise. After closer inspection we realized that the outside cover was reversible.....so clever and it looks like new!
The fabric side has a gold tread design with a pink and green tulip pattern, very petty for spring.
Irene also found a nice collection of red, white and blue scarves, a few by Vera, and all of these should sell well for the Fourth of July. The white crocheted purse is perfect for summer, and the beaded evening purses are nice too.....but I really like the black fabric purse with the the round handle.
Probably the best find this week is the blue refrigerator pitcher made exclusively for Westinghouse by the Hall China Co. Irene noticed it in a thrift store glass case earlier in the week. She waited until the ticket color on the pitcher was listed as half price that day, and then she bought it. "Sister you sure are an extreme bargain hunter!".....................Jolene
Sisters team-up to sell and blog about all things vintage. Irene, is an extreme bargain hunter and collector. Jolene is an interior designer that loves decorating with retro items and wears vintage everyday!