An Excuse for the Beach…

There are two benefits from thrifting for beach equipment. 1. What house doesn’t have a few things that were bought for a family beach trip, used only one time and then stored in the garage for the next however many years? This means you can buy those things, barely used, and at a fraction of a cost. 2. Once you have it, you have the perfect excuse to go to the beach!

For example:

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$2 for both of those watermelon umbrellas. They aren’t just regular “Stick them in the ground and hope they stay put” umbrellas.  They’ve got nice clamps on the end, so you can attach them to your beach tables or chairs.

$1.50 for the beach blanket / tablecloth. Much nicer than a towel because you’ll have room too move around and set down your things without covering them in sand.

In the event that the weather turns gloomy while you’re out at the beach, as it did with me, don’t worry. That’ll just give you time to check some of the local thrift stores where you’ll find things like super groovy cowgirl boots…

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A large, shaggy, pleather jacket…

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Or a nice straw hat for your next beach trip…

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Happy Summer!

Tennessee Thrift: part 1

I bought so many clothes on this last trip to Tennessee that I had to buy a second bag to get them all home! There were many great thrift stores, so it was hard to resist! My favorite one BY FAR was called “Pre to Post Modern,” just outside of Nashville. They had so many adorable clothes from every era..

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I didn’t actually buy anything here because I was already over spent, but there were such good finds. I LOVED this jacket, but leather jackets are far from optimal in Florida.. 😦

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Bed Jacket anyone?

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Hats? Yes, please.

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I need this light…

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I took mostly video (go watch it!) here, so my photos don’t do it justice. I promise if you’re in the area and you stop in, you won’t be disappointed. The address is..2110 8th Ave S, Nashville, TN 37204…

Tiny Fancy Lady… Thrifties

Saturday I went to an Estate Sale that had three different closets filled with clothes from one tiny fancy lady. The absolute best find at the whole sale was this dress. FIERCE!

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If only I were a size 4.. This lady also had a thing for leather. There were probably 10 different leather jackets in various colors, leather dress suits, biker vests and a GORGEOUS trench coat…

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My tiny mother found a lot of nice things, and Linda found the coziest cashmere sweater. There was also this jumpsuit lacy thing.. Imagine what kind of woman it would take to rock this outfit!

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The only other real find from the day was this dart board. Only $5. It’s in fantastic shape and excellent quality.

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Now who’s going to hang it for me??? Calling all handymen…