Wednesday, February 1, 2012

thrifty finds

It's been a while since I shared any thrifty finds. Pickings have been slim lately but last Saturday we found two fun items.

A vintage bicycle! For $26.

I especially love the basket!

The bike seems to never have been ridden, just sat in a barn for thirty years. It was very dusty and a little rusty. Michael cleaned and oiled it and it was good to go. It didn't even need a new chain or tires.

Vista Sophisticate. I don't know much about it, but it sure is cute!

Ezra got a ride in the basket. We normally wouldn't do that or ride without helmets but for a quick ride on our quiet residential street we broke the rules.

Spectator Mary Jane's for Gemma.

They won't fit her for a while but they were too cute to pass up.

Only $5 and have never been worn!

What about you? Have you thrifted anything great lately?


merathon said...

sweet! i want those spectators for ME! when will I grow into them?

Kalleen at Second Street said...

So luck! Both are amazing finds. I've wanted a vintage bike forever, but all the men in my life can't understand why I would want bike with no gears and weighs a ton, as if I was a serious bike rider.

jen said...

ooh, i love that basket. i keep telling jon i need a proper basket for my bike, plus a lock and then i can ride to the farmers market every week.

and those shoes are so cute. i want a pair!

Emily said...

Wow! Great finds!! I found some great vintage bedsheets (one of which got turned into a pack and play sheet for my new nephew who's coming any day!) and a pair of Gap jeans that actually fits!

Mags [Margaret] said...

O lalala! I love the bike!

Jess@craftiness is not optional said...

those shoes! wow so adorable! I would definitely have knocked down someone to get those. ;)

Jess@craftiness is not optional said...

but I hope you didn't.

Colleen said...

Those shoes are gorgeous! You absolutely couldn't pass those up. Now I'm wishing I could find some just like them... especially for $5!

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corrin said...

That bike is adorable. I admit that I bought an old bike to sit on my porch just because I thought it was cute.

Laura aka LaLaGirl said...

That bike is badass! I love it!

Zippy said...

What beautiful shoes they are. I'd love a grownup pair for myself.

Sarah said...

Gorgeous bike. My bike enthusiast husband would love to see it. Adorable shoes, too! I love shopping at the Goodwill. One of the few places you can feel good about your purchases, and when you find a real treasure it's a joy like no other!

Jessica @FoundtheMarbles said...

Cute shoes! And in perfect condition too.

*lynne* said...

I've started hitting the consignment stores for baby clothes: my first is 9 months, and I knew he would grow, and outgrow clothes, and if I could spend $3 instead of $8-12 for a sleep&play he was only going to wear for ~3 months, well, that's a no-brainer!! :)

Kerry Fountain said...

I absolutely adore the bike. I always look enviously at the retro bike that Target has had in their stores for a couple of years now but I just cannot see spending over $100 on a bike for me (as I hardly ever ride a bike).

I am new to the whole thrifty finds thing-- where do you search out your awesome finds? It seems whenever I go to a garage sale there isn't anything what so ever that I would want. Therefore it turns me off and I don't go to many. I would like to change that and would love some suggestions!

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