Wednesday, March 9, 2011

Wednesday Thrift Therapy

ETA: I should play a give-away game called "I Spy Gina's Embarrassing Typos!"

Gloomy, rainy day here in KY so I stopped by a couple of thrift stores on my way home from work. Family is heading down tonight to spend the week with me and view houses (sigh, I'm already tired of house shopping). Apparently, they are bringing the cold down from the north and temps are expected to drop down to the low 40's (sigh again).

It was a good shoe day at the GW near my apartment (the sign says it is KY's 50th GW store. Hmmm, wouldn't be interesting to travel around to 50 stores?)
Nice shoes in my size are a rarity for me because I have the most average size feet out there which means I either miss out or the shoes are really worn. These are both nearly brand new! The boots are a strange golden brown and created by Sam and Libby. I will need to get some anti-slide-across-a-floor skid things, but I love them. The Mary Janes are American Eagle and look modern vintage (or stuck in the mid-90's as I have been accused of in the past...;)

Both look cute with the knee length skirts I've been thrifting in the past year.

The best part about these shoes? They were not marked UP!

Here are a few other treasures: the glass canister (love these and surprisingly find a lot of them in Louisville); two (not vintage) rice bowls; a vintage KY state plate (used to collect these, but paired the collection down a few years ago. Now I only collect states that mean something to me); and a Canada glass. Not pictured is a Billy Bragg CD (I always find great Indie music at this particular thrift), a nature guidebook (Shore birds of North America), a broken strand of pearls for a craft project, and a KY Derby glass I picked up for 50c (I see them all over Louisville, but never for 50c!) Cheap, but fun week day at the thrifts!

On the way back to the apartment, I travel through a really cool, historic Louisville neighborhood called Phoenix Hill. If you ever visit this wonderful, keep-it-weird city check out this area. I saw a junk store I need to get back to one of these days (unfortunately always closed when I am in the area).


By the Bluegrass said...

Love the boots! And, love the glass jar. Where is this GW that you speak of? I haven't been to that one. I usually stay in my little circle. I went to the GW at Holiday Manner today. Looked like they had just put a bunch of stuff out. I bought a little picture frame for the little one's room. no big deal though.

Gina said...

I haven't been to that one yet. I'll have to look it up! The one I went to is on Broadway (downtown and I think NE of the Highlands area, maybe close to Butchertown?). I rarely go to it even though it is close by where I am staying because it is hit or miss (I could not believe I found the shoes!), but the prices are excellent compared to say, the one on Shelbyville (St. Matthews). Other than the books and clothing, they mark things high IMHO. Although, really "high" is subjective and you would spend that on new stuff anyway!!

Gina said...

Y'know, we should do a 'city guide' for Louisville on the Thrift Collective blog. No one ever does one for East of Mississippi.

Bounty Huntress said...

Coming to you from the original Keep-It-Weird city! :) Three cheers for productive thrift stops, right? I love finding a bunch of little stuff and not paying retail for it.