Thrifting Tuesday: National Thrift Day!

8 October 2013 | category: Tuesday Thrift

The advantage of being a weekend at my parents house:

1. there is a cat
2. they have a very large tv
3. they own a bathtub
4. they have a cabinet full of snacks

but the nicest: There are flea markets everywhere!
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My mom wrote me a hilarious, not very clear, note with some flea market tips.

Friday / Word Animal Day

Market 1. Started the day at the flea market for the animal shelter. Without any make-up (or even combed hair) I stumbled across a camera crew who were filming an old lady. She was petting a fake cat that meowed. Oh boy.

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There I found some brooches and a can.

They have a special cabinet where they keep their precious jewelry. Most of the time I do not make an effort of looking in there since everything is overpriced. But I did now and I saw something that looked like an insect. I asked if I could see it. It was a… actually: I’m not sure what it is.  It was a woven straw brooch! A lobster? A shrimp?  IMG_7901

Market 2. Horrible. At a school were they trained the kids for being entrepreneurs. Very funny but no good stuff. No pictures as well.

Saturday: National Thrift Day! 

Market 3. Choir I started my Saturday VERY early. And wow it was so busy! It was a market from a choir. I usually score at those markets because the stuff is from old people, means: more chance to find a true vintage find!

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I found some cans (and payed a bit too much), a yellow vase (to go into Margriet’s shop) and two christmas oven-mittens. One of the cans they didn’t want to sell me at first because there were some checker pieces inside. I had to buy the stones as well and throw them away. Eventually they figured out that they could put the stones inside another box and sell me the can ;-)

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Market 4. Another flea market, held once a moth. Found some brooches.

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Market 5. At a thrift shop I found two perfect dresses. I didn’t try them on (too much of a hassle) but just bought them at the eye. At home I found out that they fitted perfectly. I also bought a necklace.

Market 6. I went to the regular thrift shop. It normally isn’t this special, and it wasn’t today. I found one blue brooch over there.

So the entire brooch score of a weekend thrifting: Three birds, two leaves, two round geometric brooches and one seal.

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Have you been thrifting?

Afgelopen weekend verbleef ik in het huis van mijn ouders. Lang leve nationale kringloop dag! Ik bezocht maar liefst 6 rommelmarkten of kringlopen. Ik vond een aantal blikken, twee jurken en een hoop broches! 

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1 Comment

  • Reply mw ekster 9 October 2013 at 22:48

    ahhh, speuren naar mooie spulletjes, heeerrrrrlijk! mooie vondsten!
    naar zes plekken geweest! wow! ik ben alleen naar de kringloop in best geweest, is een hele fijne!

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