20 April 2010

For The {Love} Of Thrifting

Last Friday....Stella and I went thrifting....and here's the loot we brought home....


Most of the stuff will be making it's way to my space at the antique mall....although....a couple sweet things have already made themselves at home here....I actually really loved everything....but a girl can only have so many typewriters...fans...and jars.

And look what went right over our home today.....I love seeing hot air balloons....it's a common site here when the weathers nice. In the summertime, you can often see 5, 6, 7, 8 of these in the sky at once....it's a beautiful site.

xoxo, Andrea

33 comments:

  1. Loves vintage fans and typewriters...we can have too many?
    :)

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  2. I love all your finds. Hot air balloons are so amazing. My best memory of those great balloons - when I was a kid I was swimming in the lake when all of a sudden a hot air balloon appeared from behind the tree tops and flew right overhead. It was really neat!

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  3. ohh you did good, I think Stella is a good luck charm!! :) Just curious how come you don't list those precious goods on your website! :)

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  4. Seriously? You found those thrifting?? Man, I am coming w/ you next time! I have never even seen any fans or old typewriters at any thrift stores around here...and if there were they would have them priced higher than an antique store! Great loot girl!

    xo,
    Shellagh

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  5. What sweet new treasures. I have the very same fan in the first photo and I love it. Works very well on a nice hot summer day :)

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  6. Great finds! Beautiful hot air balloons! ~lulu

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  7. Oh man! Good finds! I am soooo jealous you got to take Stella out thrifting...that is the coolest thing. Ever.

    ~mary~

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  8. I have a thing for old fans too!!!

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  9. awesome finds Andrea!!! i love hot air balloons too...to LOOK at...i would never dare to ride in one...too scary for me...i like my feet firmly planted on the ground...

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  10. Love the fans and typewriter and how cool is that hot air balloon, that must be an amazing site!!
    Hugs~Kelly

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  11. Like the fans and love the typewriter. I wouldnt mind having one of those in my house. Great thrift finds!

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  12. how fun!!! And Stella too!! Wonderful finds and those hot air balloons! How neat...I've never been:)

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  13. Great things you found. You just have a good eye for great treasures.

    That hot air balloon is gorgeous. How neat to have that fly over your home.

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  14. mmmmm, yummy finds. You have such good luck. I'm drooling over the fans. I need to find one for my house.

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  15. Nice finds!!! I need a good day like that,SOON!Talk to you later in the week about my pillow!!! xoxo

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  16. You had a fun outing!!! I've been on the hunt for fans... now you've inspired me to hunt one down!!
    oh my goodness i just saw your kitchen redo... it's stunning!!!! gorgeous love the sign on the fan hood... i want one too :)
    i'm a huge fan of BM paints i used it as well when i painted my island.
    xo,
    LuLu

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  17. I love the mason jars, I kind of have an addiction for them- I can just see them bursting with spring blossoms.

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  18. oh my heart just skipped a beat. i love those old fans. i only have one but want more. great finds.

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  19. Great loot that you and Stella found, Andrea. That hot air balloon looks heavenly! We rarely see a few in the sky around our farmhouse, but when we do, it is quite magical.

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  20. great finds. I to love to collect jars...mainly mason jars. The greenish blue ones with the zinc lids.
    We love hot air balloons. We have a running joke in our family. When we first moved into our old house we were driving around our new neighborhood to get acquainted with the area. Then my husband saw a hot air balloon and he decided to follow it. Needless to say we got lost as we followed this hot air balloon, but it was fun getting to know the area we lived in. So now when we see a hot air balloon, we all shout, "don't do it!"

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  21. I love all your treasures..I am so mad at myself for passing up a vintage fan..never will I pass up another one. Hugs to you.xoxo

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  22. Gorgeous view of the balloon ~ and fab finds! Sounds like the right kind of day ~ Rebecca

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  23. When I saw your new finds I instantly thought of The Waltons...John Boy sitting at the typewritter, Mama & Grandma canning in the kitchen, hot summer nights on that porch...Yes I LOVE the Waltons (the house is perfect)!

    Best wishes,
    Tammy

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  24. Andrea, I have passed on more vintage fans but I think I need one now! Thanks for the inspiration.

    kelley

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  25. I love the fan! The picture you took of it is awesome:) How fun are those hot air balloons?? Gorgeous!

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  26. Hi Andrea,

    Boy, looking at the fans and typewriters takes me back to my younger days. I used to have an OLD Royal typewriter (wrote all my college term papers on that), and one of those pretty fans too.

    Thanks for the memories,

    Kate

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  27. great finds! We get hot air balloons too. They freak our dog out though. Fair enough, it's a large object flying through the air!!

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  28. Helicopters, Airplanes and Hot Air Balloons...all called "air therapy" in this house. Love the pictures!! Thanks for sharing them with us!

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  29. oh wow, I love that loot!! so nice to find your blog!
    alicia

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  30. Oh, so jealous!! I have been dying for a vintage metal table fan!! Great work!

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  31. What a wonderful discovery~~your site! Kindred spirit that's for sure. Thank you for sharing your photos and thoughts!

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