Thrift Score Thursday: Sylvia Edition

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This week’s Thrift Score Thursday isn’t very thrifty, but it’s still pretty nifty.

My favorite find this week was this cute little stovetop espresso maker for $2.50.

Isn't it adorable?
Isn’t it adorable?

I wasn’t excited for myself, as I already have a larger Bialetti I thrifted for $5 years ago, but instead for a good friend of mine. :) In a recent brunch at The Gourmet Shop, she mentioned she really wanted one of these, but didn’t feel like paying the $60 price tag that day. I snatched this little guy up right away and was happy to see it hadn’t even been used! It still had the manual inside and everything!

I took it home, scrubbed it out (better safe than sorry), and the next morning I left it (along with a couple other treats) on her front porch.

If you haven't read this book yet, you need to. It's amazing.
If you haven’t read this book yet, you need to. It’s amazing.

The rest of my finds stayed in my possession though. :)

Short, less short, and long!
Short, less short, and long!

This ended up being a pricey haul (for me anyways), but it was well worth it.

The green dress was $10 and the grey one was $38, both purchased from a pop-up sale by Thrifted Sisters. I usually don’t pay that much for my clothes, but I fell completely in love with these two frocks. The middle dress was $1 at the thrift shop though. I don’t mind paying more for quality vintage, and I like supporting local folks who are helping to make sustainable fashion easy for people who don’t have the time or perhaps the inclination to thrift. :)

My two friends who dress like normal adult women raised their eyebrows when they saw I was going to purchase the green cheerleader dress. “I think that’s meant for a child,” said Erin suspiciously.  Whatever. I thought it would be perfect for St. Pat’s!

Then I tried it on.

Okay…it fits. But man oh MAN is it short! As in, my life is going to have to be an endless series of squats from now until next weekend if I want to wear this thing. It also had a secret lurking as well.

Huh? Why are you stitched up?
Huh? Why are you stitched up?
I shall be Sylvia for the day!
I shall be Sylvia for the day!

So…we’ll see how I manage to make this one work!

The total cost of this week’s haul is:

Green Dress Meant for a Child: $10

Multi-colored dress: $1

Grey Maxi: $38

Espresso Maker: $2.50

Total: $51.50 (Whoa!)

Yikes! I’ll have to scale things back a little next week!

The Ones That Got Away…

Of course, I could have spent even more this week had I purchased everything I found interesting.

These lockers were priced at $25 apiece. I want them. I want to repaint them and put things in them. I want to have room in my tiny apartment for them. Alas. It wasn’t meant to be.

I want these. So bad.
I want these. So bad.

I can’t figure out what this thing is supposed to be, or if it has a function other than being a weird ornamental(?) monkey coconut.

What the hell is this?
What the hell is this?

This tea kettle would be perfect for my kitchen. It’s so cute & kitschy! Sadly, I spent way too much at the Le Creuset outlet for the one I have now, so I’m afraid I’m stuck with it forever.

I wish I had found you before.
I wish I had found you before.

I also passed up on this flock of geese. Seriously…who ever needed five of these?

Why so many?
Why so many?

This fishy purse also was left behind, but it would have been a fun addition to several outfits this summer.

My mind is still in the Caribbean!
My mind is still in the Caribbean!

I could quite get over my squeamishness at purchasing a used head massager either.

I'll bet it comes to life at night...
I’ll bet it comes to life at night…

And I’m obviously immune to “As Seen on TV” products.

*snicker*
*snicker*

What were your favorite finds this week?

 

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