weekend sale circuit: oct. 17-18

rummage saleAt the risk of sounding totally cliche, T.G.I.F.! This week’s been a doozy of the tiring variety, and the worst part is, there’s no good reason for all the fatigue! At any rate, let’s look ahead to this weekend…one that will, fingers crossed, be filled with secondhand shopping and maybe a nap (or three).

Hidden Treasures Mid-October Sale: Stock up at this St. Anthony thrift, and enjoy 40% savings both today and tomorrow, on everything from furniture to books, clothing to kitchen goods.

Assistance League Thrift Store Designer Sale: Shop this Penn Avenue thrift today and tomorrow for 75% savings on designer jewelry, shoes, purses and clothes. All art work is also half-off this week!

Vintage-Packed St. Paul Estate Sale: Finding vintage clothes at local estate sales is a crap shoot, but this privately listed, east-of-the-river sale looks promising, with an abundance of clothes, head vases, tools, military collectibles and so much more. Early birds will get the worm at this event; it starts at 7:30 a.m. tomorrow and goes ’til 5 p.m. (Sunday hours are 8 a.m. to 4 p.m.)

Calvary Lutheran’s Annual Rummage Sale: Running today ’til 5 p.m. and tomorrow from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m., this Southside sale has become a fall tradition for me. I was there bright and early this morning, and scored some gems, including a vintage Woolrich car coat, a brass and glass candle holder, a new-old wool quilt, an oil painting study of a dying geranium, which I know sounds weird, but is actually quite pretty and some other various kitchen-y things. There’s still tons left, and more to be put out, so hop over to. Bargain-hunters take note—everything’s FREE tomorrow between 2 and 3 p.m.

Happy shopping!

xo,

Meghan

estate sale find

Isn’t this the prettiest tablecloth? I picked it up this morning at this estate sale for $3, in addition to a ’60s-era aluminum floral rocker for the back deck and a handful vintage home and garden mags. I need an intervention when it comes to buying vintage ephemera and paper products. I just can’t seem to stop myself!

Well, I hope you’ve all had beautiful Thursdays. I’m off to (belatedly) celebrate the birth of one of my favorite ladies at this restaurant we’ve been dying to try. Her present has been a work-in-progress for practically a year…can’t wait to finally give it to her!

xo,

Meghan

recently thrifted

Well, hello there!

I stopped by an estate sale in Edina last Saturday on my way to my big brother’s house. It was crowded and slightly claustrophobic, as estate sales on Saturday afternoons typically are. I’ll never understand how seemingly polite people can get so pushy. I mean geez, there’s a whole house full of stuff to go around! Calm the hell down, you know? Anyway, here are a few of the pretties I found…

Six vintage slates, made in Portugal, $2 each

A prom souvenir plate from 1977, $1

Handmade denim rag rug, $2

About the sheets I used as a backdrop, aren’t they lovely? I got the set (fitted and flat sheets, two pillowcases) at Salvation Army for around $6 all together. The print is slightly Liberty of London-ish, isn’t it?

Anyway, if you have the hankering to do some treasure-hutning of your own this weekend, here are a handful of estate sales happening around the metro area…8836 7th Ave. N., Golden Valley, 2420 Irving Ave. S., Minneapolis4514 So. Mallard Trail, Eagan7510 Cahill Road, #220, Edina, 4105 Vera Cruz Ave. N, Robbinsdale.

And with that, I’m off to drink drinks at Haute Dish with Angie.

Toodle-loo!

Meghan