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10/10/14

score thrifty : color + film

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Welcome to a new installment of Score Thrifty!!

For anyone new, in these posts I compile some of my latest finds while thrifting, photograph them,
and then share how much I paid for the item, what I'm planning to do with it,
or how I'm using it. :)

Let's start with these necklaces, shall we?!
Okay so awhile back I was at Walmart (#iknowright) with a friend, and she was looking at purses,
and suddenly I spotted a bunch of these bubble necklaces.
IN ALL DIFFERENT COLORS.
FOR 5 BUCKS.
I mean, since WHEN does Walmart sell these?!! 
Seriously..talk about stepping up their game.
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And then recently I noticed they not only had the bubble necklaces, but this style as well.
IN ALL DIFFERENT COLORS.
FOR 5 BUCKS.
And then the traumatic indecision follows as you try and determine what color you should get
that will work best with your wardrobe.
Anyways, I obviously didn't get these at goodwill or thrifting, but the deal was too good not to share. :)
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I found this top in the "dresses" section at a Goodwill in TN recently.
It always cracks me up looking through 'dress' racks and whenever I find shorter ones
my mind always goes to this quote I saw awhile back.
#preachit
The fun thing about clothing items like this is I just wear them like a tunic or longer shirt,
and pair with colored skinny jeans.
Way more fun!!
Also, I love how this has pockets on the front and flared sleeves.
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I just wore this outfit last weekend -- obviously I am wearing this top ^^
and then added yellow skinny jeans and boots (both from kohl's) and the coral walmart necklace.
Go bright or go home, right?! :) 
I'm all about color.
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This mint maxi skirt is from goodwill ($3.50) and I kinda freaked out when I found it!!
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Worn in this outfit below with a striped top, the yellow walmart necklace,
and some leather sandals (not pictured, but you get the idea).
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How cute are these vintage Curious George books?!
I got all 3 for $1.
Originally I was going to tear them up to make cards or frame the pages,
but I'm debating now and may just leave them intact.
If you have any ideas for these please comment with them! :)
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Fisher Price plastic camera -- $2!!
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Another copy of Jane Eyre -- 50 cents.
This doesn't even need a description...that book is insane.
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Gold necklace - $1.
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These next couple items I basically got for free -- I went to this amazing garage sale last weekend
and the lady checking me out didn't charge me for a few small things, just threw them in there!
That was quite the garage sale, by the way.
The one gal who was running the show commented to the other lady about me:
"She's 21 and she likes antiques. There's hope for America."
Laugh. Out. Loud. :)
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loving this leather clutch!!
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does it bother anyone else that they don't make food containers/labels with cool fonts anymore?
exhibit A:
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I couldn't believe it when I spotted this vintage postale scale.
SO. COOL.
$5.
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Never seen white hexagon bowls like these before -- 50 cents each.
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Found this awesome wooden frame with glass inside for 5 bucks last weekend, yay!!
I want to get a really large print for it at some point and maybe hang in my room...
going to take me awhile to decide on an image to go in there though! 
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Now these next two clothing items were found in the same day, at the same goodwill.
ORANGE for the win!!
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really loving the vintage brass buttons.
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Both of these were $4.50. 
Oh happy day!!
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Recently I was second-shooting a wedding, and I was running ahead of schedule
so when I spotted some garage sale signs I thought:
"I can either drive to the church and sit in the parking lot, or go thrifitng."
#DUH :)
Isn't this blue checkered dress beautiful?
It is handmade, and the 3 pockets on the side add so much character.
Planning to do a shoot with it in the future.
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Now this (below) I almost cried when I found.
11 packs of unopened, polaroid film...for $8.
#floodgates
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I still can't belive it.
So when I got home I tried loading some in my camera, and the bummer deal is that on the packages 
it says "use before Jan. 1976" #vintagealert and so the battery thing in the bottom of the film packs is expired.
BUT I'm hoping to get a new pack of film (that will have a new battery), 
and try loading the negatives into it and see if they will shoot.
Because the film itself is perfectly fine, it's just the battery (which powers the polaroid camera)
is toast because it is a million years old.
If anyone has any expertise in this area or advice to share, I'm all ears. :)
And regardless, I majorly dig how colorful the boxes are and will keep them forever.
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Anyone remember the blush wedges I got in the spring?
Well I found these black ones recently at the very same goodwill!!
Someone is going on a wedges strike or something..and I'm not complaining.
Because I'm not a heels girl, but WEDGES...
wedges are my JAM.
$4.50
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Set of 6 small, glass ice cream cups -- $2.
I have 4 larger glass ones of these already, so I really need to have an ice cream party.
Soon.
Maybe tonight. 
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And speaking of parties, I had a revelation idea this morning that I need to do
a girl's party all about COLOR.
Everyone can come dressed as colorful as possible,
and all the decorations will be super fun and bright!!
So doing this when my schedule slows down enough to do it.
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Obsessed with these colored glasses!!!
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.88 cents each, I can do that. :)
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Hope you enjoyed this post and have a beautiful weekend!
I know MANY of you guys are fellow thrifters, so does anyone have a recent find to share?!
That's what the comments section is for.. :)

See you back here on Monday!!

love,
H. Elise
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16 comments:

  1. Teach me your ways please! Seriously, I stink at thrift shopping and need to learn!

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  2. Hannah, I love all of your amazing finds!

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  3. Loved seeing your awesome finds!!!!

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  4. HANNAH.
    this post is just seriously awesome. yeah, we need to go thrifting together again...how DO you always find all these stellar deals? Seriously I can't take time to comment over every cool thing because they are all SO COOL buuut...
    I WANT THOSE CURIOUS GEORGE BOOKS. =) #admittedfan
    and I love that blue checkered dress!! the POCKETS!!!
    and the blue striped tunic!
    and the necklaces! #yaywalmart
    and the selfie photos..love those.
    and last but not least the colored cups and icecream dishes. I will come for your party. And I just might bring "Belle" along, cause I ordered it! (thinking of us!)
    okay...and the "there's hope for america" comment! Totally made my day! HILAR.
    I needed some laughs after this week...got them here tonight. thankyou. you are the best friend EVER for understanding and letting me off for a few days from blogtober. bless your heart.

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  5. What are you planning on doing with a lot of your glass things? Are they for your hope chest or mom?

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  6. Woah, lots of awesome scores here! Really loving that mint skirt. Really cute! Those hexagon bowls are really cool too. :D

    Recently I found a Levis knee length denim skirt (with pockets in the front and back!) for $6 at Goodwill. I rarely find denim skirts that length in my size, so I snatched that up! Then last week we went to a large neighborhood garage sale where I found a couple cardigans for $2 each and a vase for $.50. My sisters are the ones who found the best deals though, like the extended edition of LOTR for $2 each (they didn't even look like they'd been watched before!) and a bag stuffed with fabric for $5.

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  7. I'm constantly amazed at all the great things you find! :) I love your coral necklace, gold necklace, red leather clutch, orange dress, colored cups,etc. I never am very good at finding good deals but once my sister found some boots on sale at Old Navy for under $1. :)

    Btw, I'd love it if you'd check out my blog that I just recently started: http://www.photography4jesus.blogspot.com/
    It's private but I added you onto my blog readers' list so you'll be able to take a look at it if you're interested. :D

    Have a great weekend! :)
    Haley

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  8. The necklaces... yay for friends like you who dig orange as much as I do! #orangerules #justsayin'
    Kaylee

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  9. Hannah, you score such awesome finds!! #lovetheseposts One of my friends was wearing one of those walmart necklaces this morning - such a fun splash of color. :) I so hope your polaroid film works with a new battery, because that is such an epic find, wow! Have a great rest of the weekend. :)

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  10. These are great!! I need to go to a garage sale soon...

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  11. I'm here VIA the lovely and awesome blog of Chelsy. Hope you don't mind me commenting :)

    I've started a collection of thrift-ed Fisher-Price toys! Aren't they fun!?

    I have a few things...
    F.P crib Activity Center
    Pull-Along Prop Plane (plastic)
    Pocket Radio - Ten Little Indians (wood)

    I really love coming across the vintage F.P toys. They are such imagination and fun.
    I started my collection to pass on to my own little ones.

    Hmm wonder if the polaroid film works in my vintage Polaroid Land Camera ;) Old-new stock IS a tear worthy find :)

    Love this post!
    As I say....give me Goodwill over the mall!


    Blessings,
    Elizabeth

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