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A Bit of a Binge

This is what is known as a binge:

But I couldn’t help it! I hit up a Brown Button (my fav) estate sale and it was all half price! I’ll try to get through everything, from the left. Six plastic cups $.63 each, poppy art $3.25, milk glass $3.25, teal/brown table cloth $4.50, orange/cream curtain $1, cream/brown small table cloth $1, large floral yarn art $4 (love!), jar of buttons $3.50, two round ceramic pots (green and blue on the right) $5 each, vintage oven mits (not from BB sale) $2, small spice rack (barely seen) $.50, antique 1881 flower tile $10, NIB vintage flower counter protectors $1.50, two original James Bond books from the 50s and 60s, Casino Royale and The Man with the Golden Gun $6 and $5, yellow teapot $7.50, wire hanging basket $2.50, two wood inlay art pieces $3.50 and $6, antique ceramic elephant$2.25, and two ceramic flower mugs $.75 each. Whew!

In addition I also found an amazing store this weekend called Fabric Recycles in Overland Park. I have probably driven past it a million times and never noticed. It’s all remnants of fabric, which are perfect for crafts! I am using a lot of the following stash for some embroidery hoop art around the house. More on that later!

I also found two great pieces for the Rock Star and myself. A vintage houndstooth fedora and a sweet record player stand! I had no idea record player stands existed until I did some research on Ebay. I wouldn’t have known what it was had I not done the research. Sweet score for $5. It’s perfect. Someday it’ll get cleaned up and painted, but I wanted it in place for now.

It has been two weeks since I’ve gotten to the sales and it was such a fun weekend of hunting! Now back to the projects.

P.S. I finally finished cleaning the chrome on the legs of my blond maple table and listed it on Craigslist yesterday. She’s a beauty!

So there’s the weekend’s update. I’m dreading cataloging and listing all these new finds, but it’s always worth it in the end. Click on my Etsy link on the right of this page to see more treasures for sale. Happy hunting!


About Erin Shipps

Life in your thirties can sometimes feel like you're stuck between what has happened and what's yet to come -- like being amidship. But I'm forging through with thrifty household decorating, DIY projects, health advice, and just life. When I'm not crafting my local Kansas City magazine VintageKC, I'm busy being a rock star's wife and mommy to the most beautiful 3-year-old. Welcome to our world amid the Shipps.

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  1. Woot! Great finds and your table turned out lovely!!


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