Friday, February 4, 2011

Thrifty Find of the Day

So moving back home has not been the most exciting experience of my life, but it has its perks. Among other things on the list, is the thrift store, which happens to be about 5 minutes from my house. My mom and I try to go at least once a week. I absolutely love the thrill of a great thrift store find (Yes, I know I live life on the edge), whether it is that piece of furniture I have wanted for years or just a dainty little teacup to add to my assortment of white china. I can remember when I was young and the thought of buying anything from the thrift store was beyond revolting. When my mom would find me something that was just too good to pass up, I would make her promise not to tell where it came from. Wow, the things that mattered at thirteen. Now, I am proud of my unique finds and their bargain price tags. Many antique and vintage items are one-of-a-kind and are impossible to locate even without a budget in mind.

Today's thrift store adventure didn't end with any unbelievable finds, but I felt this tote bag was most definitely blog-worthy. I spotted it from afar and at first glance I thought it was a vintage grain sack. Oh, how I love anything made from a grain sack. Actually, I just love the sacks in general. The originals are so unique, ranging from a simple stripe to a beautiful french design. They are very popular for covering pillows and chairs.
photo from Willow Decor

Well once I got closer to the bin, I realized it was not anything made from a grain sack. But, it was an adorable tote bag that had the same southern vintage look. With its blue stripes and $2.48 price tag, this was mine. I'm thinking new beach bag. I'm also thinking beach in general. Enough with the sleet and snow.


  1. Great find, Lauren! A beach sounds good to me, too!

  2. Love your "new" tote bag! I agree, it is time for warmer weather and the beach.