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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

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baldwinfindsAs promised, here are my favorite finds from Treasures of the Heart, clockwise from top: Impeccable vintage linens, including these hand-embroidered pieces; old lady cookbooks for my collection; a vintage one-piece for a baby boy; work-appropriate jewelry and a lovely silk scarf and last but not least, a “Marvelous Minnesota” souvenir scarf I think I might frame. (Finds not pictured: a gorgeous mink-trimmed swing coat and a couple leather purses.)

Have you hit any new-to-you thrifts lately? I’d love to hear about your finds!

xo,

Meghan

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brunchLast Sunday, my honey and I made a quick stop at the Goodwill in Forest Lake. I brought home couple bags of good things for spring, including a sweet, “date night in June” kind of dress, some cookbooks and heaps of dishes, including this set of mini casseroles…five at 49 cents a pop. I love dishes that can go from the oven to the table. And the fact that these are durable, AND flat-out adorable means that they are going to see a lot of use in my kitchen…starting yesterday! I cut the recipe for this baked French toast casserole in half, using whipped cream cheese in place of ricotta. Served with homemade strawberry syrup, extra-crispy bacon and a pot of coffee, it made for a perfectly cheery, not to mention tasty, brunch.

Have you thrifted anything recently you’ve put to good use? I’d love to hear!

xoxo,

Meghan

recently thrifted, ’80s-era minneapolis-st paul mags

I need more magazines like I need a hole in the head, but when I saw these circa 1981 Mpls St. Paul mags at an estate sale last week, I just had to pick them up. And I’m so glad I did! From the advertisements ($179.95 for a Sony Walkman!) to the hilariously atrocious fashion spreads, flipping through them is like taking a trip back in time. Narrowing down what spreads to share was tough, but here are a few of my favorite pages.

Apparently Dayton’s thought hiring Hitler’s doppelganger to do a little modeling for them was a good idea…

Lounging in a saran-wrap hammock—every woman’s dream…

I would look sad too if I had to wear a giant glittery French horn on my head and hold hands with a man wearing more blush than me…

Haircuts at Horst and Friends salon in 1980 = $12.50. Today = $75.

So much lamé going on in the early ’80s…

At just 50 cents a piece, I consider picking up these babies the best $2 I’ve spent in ages. Have you found anything brag-worthy at the thrifts lately?

xo,

Meghan

recently thrifted, forest lake goodwill edition

I paid a visit to the new Forest Lake Goodwill Saturday morning and came home with a tidy haul.

I found a half-dozen dresses, including these two ’70s sundresses. Ugh…between the strawberry print on one and the pastel eyelet trim on the other, they are just too much.

I was also stoked to snag a handful of books, including Real Simple’s Celebrations guide, Bobbi Brown’s award-winning book on teenage beauty, a vintage Betty Crocker cookbook and a fun read from Reader’s Digest that’s full of DIY bath and beauty recipes.

Other finds, not pictured, include a lacy ice-blue nightie, a couple pairs of shoes, a set of vintage napkins, an embroidered runner and some skirts. The surprise bonus was the sweet promotion Goodwill stores ran last weekend—I saved 20% off everything, since I spent $50+! But don’t worry, there’s another sale coming up on March 23rd and 24th.

Have you checked out any of the new Goodwill stores in town yet? In addition to Forest Lake, there are new stores in Champlin and Lakeville too. Fill me in on your finds!

xo,

Meghan

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I’ve been laundering sacks upon sacks of spring nighties, slips and caftcans in preparation for this Friday’s lingerie sale at Mighty Swell.

The pink dressing gown in the middle of the first photo is by far my favorite find of the past week. I have the exact same gown in teal and wear it all the time, as evidenced below.

It’s the most comfortable thing ever.

I’ve also been stocking up on girly artwork and boudoir-type necessities for Friday’s event, including these sweet little floral prints. I’m a sucker for circular frames.

Some other choice finds of the week, not pictured: a white leather fold-over clutch, a men’s short-sleeved button-down that’s covered in tiny red anchors, a sweet set of rocks glasses and a couple nice summer dresses.

Have you been out thrifting lately? Did you find anything brag-worthy?

xo,

Meghan