Friday, July 31, 2009

Great giveaway

the juliarose etsy shop is hosting a great giveaway with salvaged buttons. go check it out salvagistas!

Friday, July 24, 2009

Thrifting South of the Border Nogales Arizona el thrifto!

On our venture to the rusty dusty south, we headed south of the border. On the way we stopped by- what else- this fabulous thrift store in Nogales, salvagistas.

It was a fabulous Salvation Army. Heather loaded up on rusty junk jewelry for her creations and I came away with fantastic vintage sunglasses and a wagon full of vintage slips- quite a few that had their original 50 year old tag on them. Oh and the guabara shirts or however you spell them. Heather got a really elaborate one but they had plenty more. In various stages of fabulous or not so much. Everything was a dollar or less that we purchased. Thankfully these items were lightweight and easy to pack into the bayoumobile. We've heard the store has since closed & hopefully will be back to check soon. The plaza is a great place to visit anyway due to its wonderful grocery store- we got great churros & horchata. Lots of mexican decor, paper products, etc.etc. Unless you drive over to Mexico, this stop is on your way to the checkpoint, so check it out salvagistas.

P.S. It had a ton of those cute Mexican embroidered dresses. I'm not allowed to buy them anymore due to an overflowing bin here at the salvage pile, but if you like those cute dresses, go here!

Salvation Army Thrift Stores in Nogales, Arizona

Name: Salvation Army the, Thrift Stores
Street: 490 North Grand Court Plaza
Nogales, AZ 85621-2748
Phone: (520) 287-7965

Monday, July 20, 2009

Junking in the Country !

We had a great time hitting a few junk spots on our way to visit Rue Roux out in the country this weekend.

After hitting the Covington Goodwill (review to follow later this week), we came upon Miss Loretta's. And she was ready to sell!

Obviously, we salvagistas share something in common with Loretta.

She cant seem to let her collections of junk go. We asked: did you have a lamp store, a frame store, a junk store? No, no , no she answered, offering us buckets of lamps for incredible prices.

we settled on a great old rusty truck, a rug, some shutters, and of course the wonderful feedsack quilt for $2!!!!!!

I love summer down by the bayou- such great junking, so little time. So if you come on down, hit the yard sales in the Covington area. You wont be disappointed!

Saturday, July 18, 2009

Thrifting in Tucson Part 2 St. Vincent dePaul

Thrifting in Tucson a deux. Tucson thrifting was so much fun we had to hit some stores twice. St Vincent de Paul on 6th was an unplanned yet enjoyable experience we happened upon after grabbing a cup of fair trade and an enormous chocolate chip cookie before heading out of town.

Dont let the unassuming facade fool you, this shop is crammed to the gills with vintage finds and great rusty salvage bits.

While wishing we had a truck to haul away all of the mid century furniture you could shake a stick at, we found piles of vintage doilies,linen linens, tablecloths,(all travel friendly in our car) and some sweet dishes (like we need more).

I wasnt able to get good pictures of the back of this facility- it is full of salvaged and rusty metal and other items left out in the elements- most of it free or One dollar.Remarkable and breathtakingly good value, this store is a good 3 trucks. Cant wait to get back there again!

St Vincent de Paul Thrift Stores

820 S 6th Ave
Tucson, AZ 85701

Saturday, July 11, 2009

Thrifting in Tucson - the Motherlode- Value Village at 4th and 8th

Hola Amigos.
On our last tour of thrifting the Southwest- We checked out one of my favorite haunts: Value Village on 4th in Tucson. I first visited this Mecca of thrifting 15 years ago and subsequent jaunts did not disappoint over the years. Be prepared to ship your items home from Tucson because they wont fit in your CAR.

I've said it before folks and it bears repeating: anywhere that people go to retire is where you want to be for thrifting. Snowbird locales such as Phoenix, Tucson, Palm Springs, Florida, prepare to bring an empty truck to haul away the fabulous stuff. Tucson's fantastic university district has great coffee, world famous tattoo parlors and Thrifting. Dont miss the Value Village on the corner of 4th and 8th. I cant wait to return again in winter.

Monday, July 6, 2009

Halfy's Thrift Boutique Promoting Thrifting and Animals in the Kansas City Area

Last Summer I thrifted through the midwest and one place I hit was Halfy's in the Overland Park, Kansas area.
Greeted by their erstwhile mascot, this sweet, blind, and deaf lovey guided me to bargains and fall in love with Halfy's. Check it out if you are in the Kansas City area and looking for a good thrift store. Mission Road is a thrift haven.Halfy's takes the thrift mission one step further: ALL PROCEEDS BENEFIT ANIMAL WELLNESS!!!

Halfy's Thrift Boutique
5917 Johnson Dr
Mission, KS 66202
(913) 677-9086

One truck for picking out great business clothes, silver, collectibles & promoting animal health and wellness!

Sunday, July 5, 2009

Gardening & Gratitude

We spent the better part of this morning cleaning out the yard, weed whacking and throwing junk out. It feels so good to have a clean yard. Spent two days at the coast and am dying to report on some of the shopping we did- Hudson's Treasure Hunt and then all of the new thrift stores open in the area. We also saw some great flea market items. We are going to go back next week and take pictures for yall. Look this week for me to post thrifting south of the border.

Thursday, July 2, 2009

We're Almost There Yall

What a crazy week- trying to get everything in order for fall and also plan some down time for the 4th.This photo is such an inspiration to keep on going.The last old General Store I hit was Schwabs in Memphis circa 20 years ago. I hear they are making a comeback though.

Hope everyone has a great fourth. Hoping to post good news next week...