Friday, 25 July 2014

Look What My Thrifting Fairy Godmother Brought Me!

My thirfting fairy godmother was clearly showing me lots of love in June.

First my local place was having a 50% of sale so when I saw this pillow, clearly hand made with all of that cross stitch I just couldn't help but buy it, and for a $1 someone spent way too much time for her to get all dusty.


This plate was too much at $6 but for $3 I have just the thing I want to make with it, fingers crossed it doesn't break!


I love these old fashioned alarm clocks score at $3


Elizabeth has a bit of a bird thing for $1 each I thought these would be perfect in her new room.


I nearly had a heart attack when I saw these, I truly believed that I did have a fairy godmother, $5 how freaking fantastic are these going to be with a little paint. Seriously why would you get rid of these LOVE!!!


But the item that had me hugging it and whispering to Elizabeth in an excited voice was this OROTON bag for $3.50, for those of you not into bags or aware of this brand, this bag, when in store was $350 dollars. Ask me how I know, back 3 kids ago I bought the exact same bag in white which was lost in a move. I also had previously purchased the larger bag in this range in black and the matching wallet 12 years ago which I still have to this day. There was not a mark on the bag I could not believe my eyes.



See miracles can and do happen!

Mel xo

14 comments:

  1. Fabulous finds, Mel! Guest no one at the thrift store knew what a Oroton bag is, like me. You scored big time!

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  2. Your TFG was very good to you Mel. Great finds! I especially love the Paris plate and those 2 decorative wood thingies. I'm not really into purses, but that has got to be the deal of the year for you. I've been looking for an old fashioned alarm clock for ages and haven't found one yet. So glad you're giving that pillow a home. It's beautiful, and there's a lot of work in that.

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  3. You do have a thrifting fairy godmother and high five to her too, you've got some great finds!

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  4. Congrats to you on the sexy new handbag and all your treasures! That pillow really is lovely. I get a little happy/sad when I see homemade a in the thrift store. Sad because I know someone made it, and I don't know who. But happy because now it's going home with me; to be loved again:)

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  5. At 1/2 price, your TFG did amazingly well. I'm not familiar with Orton bags, but at 99% off that has got to make your month!! I love that Paris plate and those wooden storage pieces, but they're all such fun treasures. I can't wait to see what you do with them!!

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  6. Total score Mel! Love the plate and little birds, and what a bargain that bag was!

    Hugs xx

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  7. The Oroton bag is an awesome find, Mel. You were lucky with that bargain.

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  8. The person must not have been looking when they priced the Oroton bag Mel. I can't wait to see what you have in mind for all of your Thrifty finds. I wish I had better luck when I went but when I take the kids I get a little bit distracted. Love your finds.

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  9. You do have a thrifting fairy godmother! Please send her my way!!

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  10. I need to shop where you shop. I have a purse thing too but sadly when my big clean out happened a few years back, I only kept a few. That pillow has the perfect colors for your room!! You really got some awesome deals Mel!! Way to go.

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  11. Wow. You found some amazing things! Apparently, the person pricing the handbag had never heard of Oroton either, huh :). Lucky you!

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  12. That pillow is adorable. What a haul!

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  13. Again, I will just have to be jealous of your thrifting Godmother. She doesn't exist in Utah. Boo. I might have just had to buy that cute cross stitch pillow, too! And I think the birds will go great in Liz's room. Good finds.

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  14. That bag was just sitting there waiting for someone who knew what it was to stop by and rescue it! Nothing beats the thrill of seeing something special priced as if it's nothing at all. I always feel like I have to pay for it quickly and get out of the store before I'm caught 'stealing' a treasure.

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