Category Archives: Find of the Week

Saturday Thrifting

It was a beautiful sunny fall day and my daughters and I decided to do a little thrifting in the morning. First I decided to return the green pebbled leather Coach Soho purse I wrote about previously. It was so cute but just not in good enough condition and I couldn’t find an inexpensive way…

Find of the Week: A Nice Bit of Leather

Over the years, I have found some fabulous vintage stuff at my small, neighborhood Goodwill. While it is just one of many buying venues for me, it has been a good one. In fact some of my best scores have come from there—a boxed set of Abercrombie & Fitch, Wusthof stag-handled knives. Bought for $18, sold…

Find of the Week: Irish Goodies

Now this is more like it! I wish every visit to a thrift store was like this! Here’s the story. I went to my neighborhood Goodwill a couple of days ago in an attempt to exchange a dubious numbered print I bought last week. (I don’t know what I was thinking when I bought it.) The print…

Find of the Week: Antique Bohemian Garnet Clover Pin

I love old jewelry and have a weak spot for Victorian-era Bohemian garnet pieces. Their brilliant deep red stones and craftsmanship charms me. I have a small collection of pins and bracelets that I wear, and from time to time I sell a piece and other times I add to the collection. This week was…

Find of the Week: Northwest Coast Indian Basket

One of my favorite monthly charity rummage sales (for the Lucille Packard Children’s Hospital) is back in business after taking a hiatus for six months while they looked for a new location. Unfortunately the best location they could find is only a fraction of the size of their previous location so there’s a lot less…

Find of the Week: Vintage Busch German Binoculars

Today, my oldest daughter and I decided to venture out early for a yard sale in our neighborhood and then to an estate sale a few miles away. As always we were darn excited! We arrived at the yard sale about 15 minutes after their open time but they weren’t ready. Books were still boxed and some stuff hadn’t been brought out…