recently thrifted

I’ve never seen myself as a jeans and T-shirt type of girl, but I have to say, there are definitely times when nothing else feels as right. The tee below I bought from a grizzled guy with a bunch of old stuff laid out on a tarp behind the “village” bar up north near my cabin. Hanging up alongside his pop-up tent was a long string of soaked Harley tees from St. Paul and Sturgis, 3 for $10.

I shared a peek of one on Instagram already, but this is the one I’ve been wearing most often.

high plains thrifter // harley teeDSC_6733Except for the eagle, it’s pretty plain, but it’s also hella soft, and I find myself putting it on after work before I head out to do my weeding, watering or walking of the dog. All lame activities compared to the two-wheeled adventures its former owner probably had whilst wearing it, but hey…at least it’s not in the dump, right?

xoxo,

Meghan

Photos c/o: LB Jeffries.

recently thrifted

I’ve been in a bit of bling-buying mood recently, which usually spells t-r-o-u-b-l-e for my bank account. Instead of picking up the first sparkly thing that caught my eye at the thrifts (or 10 of them), I vowed to seek out well-made pieces that would fill a need in my collection and/or complement what I already have. Here are three of my favorite finds…

Processed with VSCOcam with s2 preset I’m planning on finding a longer, thinner chain for this silver and enamel eagle pendant ($15), but in the meantime, I’m wearing it as is. Like all the time. And I can’t even explain how delicate these shell earrings are ($10). Both were purchased from the lovely Holly at yesterdays’ Double Peace Studio’s pop-up.

Processed with VSCOcam with s2 preset It’s a rare day that I leave the house without a bracelet on. And on silver days, I’m most definitely wearing one of my beloved cuffs. When I spotted this beauty with abalone inlay ($12) at Second Début‘s St. Louis Park location, I had not choice but to snap it up.

Processed with VSCOcam with s2 presetP.S. Did you know that Second Début location has a vintage section? It does, and holy crap is it amazing! Not at all cheap, but definitely home to some top-quality stuff.

xoxo,

Meghan

recently thrifted

I’m in the thick of getting organized for a garage sale I’m having next month (more on that soon!), an activity that’s inspired me to lay off the thrift-store circuit a bit. It’s hard to be excited about bringing stuff home when you’re working so hard to clean house, you know? At any rate, here are a few small finds from recent weeks.

A 50-cent vintage shot-glass-turned vase from New to You Thriftique.

Processed with VSCOcam with f2 preset A set of six glass salad plates, also from New to You Thriftique. (I paid $2 for all six.)

Processed with VSCOcam with f2 preset A blue and white china planter from Unique in Burnsville, which I paid $1.99 for.

Processed with VSCOcam with f2 presetHave you hit the thrifts lately? If so, do you have any fun finds to share?

xoxo,

Meghan

recently thrifted

Late Friday afternoon, I scooped my Mama up from the airport and made a beeline for her favorite thrift-store in the Twin Cities—ARC’s Value Village in Richfield. For nearly eight years, my brother lived a scant mile from this store, and let me tell you, it didn’t take long for a trip to “that nice thrift store down the road” to become an essential part of my Mom’s itinerary whenever she came to town. Now that he’s moved a little further north, I knew she’d appreciate a quick pop-in to her beloved old haunt. We spent less than an hour making the rounds of the bustling store, but I still managed to do quite a bit of damage. Here are a few of my favorite finds!

high plains thrifter // jello molds

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I blame this Southern Living piece for my new obsession with Jello molds. Mom also pointed out that the shiny silver one would serve wonderfully as an ice mold in a bowl of punch. Great point, Momma!

high plains thrifter / tin bowls I picked up these aluminum bowls to serve as props for work, but that didn’t stop me from serving afternoon snacks out of them today.

Processed with VSCOcam with c1 preset high plains thrifter // sandals My love for granny sandals knows no bounds. Both of these pairs are the epitome of comfortable with ultra-cushy soles and sensible strap situations.

high plains thrifter // cocktail napkinshigh plains thrifter / cocktail napkins How could I pass up this bundle of cocktail napkins? I’m easily smitten with cheery ditzy prints and bright colors.

high plains thrifter // purse This Italian-made leather satchel is the bag I’ve been looking for. The style reminded me instantly of this J.W. Hulme Legacy bag I’ve coveted for eons, but could never justify buying. I also picked up this striped tank during our trip to Value Village, and I can already tell it’s going to be a staple this summer. I love the lace straps and stretchy material.

high plains thrifter // cowyboy boots Last but not least, can we talk about these boots? I spotted them from afar, and when I got closer, could not believe my eyes when I saw they were in the eight-and-a-half section. I picked them up, partly skeptical, partly overjoyed, and was like, “no way these are going to fit,” considering how cowboy boots can often look deceptively small. Lo and behold, they fit like a glove, making me the world’s happiest cowgirl.

Also found, but not pictured, a cream deadstock silk blouse from Carson Piere Scott. It has the most delicate pearl beading and details—so perfect for work. I also brought home a tan, long-sleeved Levi’s button-down to layer over dresses and tanks. (My Mom, no surprise, was content to look and not buy, given her jam-packed suitcase situation. She also remarked how much the prices had gone up since her last visit, an opinion I can’t disagree with.)

If you’ve been out thrifting lately, I hope you’ve had just as much luck AND fun as I had Friday.

xoxo,

Meghan

recently thrifted

Hi y’all! I’m pooped from writing literally all day, but I had to share some of my finds from the past week. Apologies in advance for the lack in witty commentary…my brain’s tired.

high plains thrifter // floral dishes Vintage floral plates for a future photo shoot, 69 cents to $1.99, found at the St. Vincent de Paul store off Lake Street.

trays 1 A mint-condition set of cream and gold trays, four for $5, also from Vinnie’s. The striped dress I’m wearing is also a Vinnie’s find. It’s a super-comfy stretchy cotton Calvin Klein number with the most flattering scoop-neck. I think it was $3?

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bookcase 2 A big old bookcase that’s destined to hold our stereo, turntable and records. We need to secure it to the wall before loading it up with vinyl, so it’s currently kind of a hodge-podge. I was so happy that the finish matches our trim perfectly AND that there’s a nice-sized cabinet on the bottom (MORE STORAGE!). I found this bad boy via Craigslist, for sale at Empty the Nest in Burnsville for $30.

Have you been out thrifting recently? I’m drying to hear about your prize finds!

xoxo,

Meghan

recently thrifted

high plains thrifter // brass candle holders

high plains thrifter // brass candle holders I’ve been a teensy bit obsessed with brass as of late, so I was pretty stoked when I happened upon this set of seven candlesticks at the New to You Thriftique. I immediately imagined them together on top of my piano, and when I noticed they were staggered in height…well that clinched the deal for me. All of them together cost $4, i.e. 57 cents a piece.high plains thrifter // juice glasses

 Juice glasses are the just-right size for wine (and, I guess, juice), so when I spotted this set at the Salvation Army Family Store in St. Cloud, I had to bring ‘em home. The bonus is that they match the other set in my cupboard wonderfully! (They were 49 cents a pop.)

high plains thrifter // lars syberg pottery I paid 25 cents for this Lars Syberg planter at a neighborhood church rummage and I’m just smitten with it. Hopefully the crocus bulbs I’m trying to force into bloom appreciate their pretty mid-century home!

Processed with VSCOcam with p5 preset I stumbled upon this stash of beautifully embroidered, 99-cent hankies at Bibles for Missions in Crystal and had to buy them all. They’re just so sweet!

high plains thrifter // betty crocker microwave cookbook While I’m always on the lookout for new-old Betty cookbooks to add to my stash, this copy of Betty Crocker’s Microwave Cookbook is actually for my pal Cindy. (Of course I already have a copy, LOL obsessed much?) She makes all kinds of delicious magic both on her blog and for BettyCrocker.com and I can’t wait to see what ideas this book inspires. (I have no doubt they’ll be awesome!)

Have y’all found anything worth raving about recently? If so, I’d love to hear about it!

xoxo,

Meghan

recently thrifted

I can’t believe how long it’s been since I shared some thrifted finds with y’all! Truthfully, I’ve been on a bit of a “look, but don’t buy” kick, as I continue to edit my belongings (and stick to my budget). That said, here are a few functional items that’ve made the cut.

 The graceful lines and mid-century-like starbursts on this vase sold me. Found for $2 at the New to You Thriftique in Golden Valley.high plains thrifter // recently thrifted

 I finally bought pillows for a pair of handmade lace-covered pillow cases I thrifted at Bibles for Missions oh, about three years ago. They were 25 cents a piece (the prices at that place are nuts!).Processed with VSCOcam with f2 preset

 I scored two ’30s-era Ovenex Starburst-patterned muffin tins at a neighborhood church rummage sale for 50 cents a pop. I gave ‘em a workout this morning, whipping out some Cream Cheese-Cinnamon Roll Monkey Bread bites for our snow-day brunch. (Both plates pictured are thrifted too.)

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 My boyfriend thought our old coin jar was too small, so I was “okay Mr. Moneybags!” and got this canister for him and his (never-ending supply of) spare change. Found at the Salvation Army Family Store in Burnsville for $2.99.

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I bought this fruit bowl made by Royal China Jeannette at the Savers on Lake Street for $3.99. (The hand embroidered tablecloth was purchased at Treasures From the Heart in Baldwin, Wisconsin last April.) They look good together, no?

high plains thrifter // royal china jeannette I’ll never have enough vases (or things that can act as vases), which is why this circa-1975 souvenir glass from the Treasure Chest Gift & Thrift earned a spot in my cabinet…I think it was $1? P.S. I got that freesia for my Thanksgiving table!!!

high plains thrifter // thrifted finds

Another find from the Savers on Lake Street, this covered basket/nest for our (many) remotes (it was $1.99). The verdict’s still out on whether or not the boyfriend will adopt this store-the-remotes-in-the-basket system. If it’s a fail, to the rummage-sale pile it goes!

high plains thrifter // basketHave you thrifted anything you’re stoked about? If so, I’d love to hear what you’ve found and how you’re putting it to use!

xoxo,

Meghan