Every week can’t be awesome folks. I have a theory that there is thing out there in the universe called Thrift Karma. For every trip where you find a vintage Coach Willis bag, you must suffer a few weeks of finding nothing. It’s how the universe stays balanced.
Therefore, it only makes sense that after I was gifted an amazing haul last week, all I would find to add to my wardrobe this week was this cardigan.
I really love this piece. Orange and green is one of my favorite color combinations, and the label gave me a nice grin.
But my week wasn’t a total dud. A coworker decided to sell his accidentally lavender IKEA sofa on Craigslist for a wee $50. How does one come into possession of a sofa that is lavender against one’s will, you ask? Well…his wife intended to dye the sofa’s cover blue, but was greatly surprised when this came out of the machine:
While I was perfectly content with my old sofa, I had been secretly longing for one in a prettier color. I was happy to take this accident off my coworker’s hands and put out a curb alert on my old green one. :)
The ones that got away…
While only one item came home with me this week from the thrift shops, I found a few other items that sparked my curiosity, if not desire. ;)
This retro-fab plug-in fondue pot is something I would have happily snatched up for its $5 price tag. Unfortunately, I have absolutely no cabinet space for it. :( Instead, I just looked at it longingly…imagining the hours of cheesy bready goodness I would be missing out on. :'(
Look closely at this one, friends. That’s a hair dryer THAT PLUGS IN TO YOUR CAR’S LIGHTER THINGY. What the what?!?! If I drove by someone using this WHILE DRIVING, I would report them. Seriously, if you’re so pressed for time that you are styling your hair during your morning commute, perhaps you just need to go in to the office a little later.
For $5, you could also purchase this snuggly fish-shaped body pillow. Because everyone fantasizes about cuddling a tuna, right?
If you look behind him, you’ll see failed Marvel character, Spider Banana! (!!!!!)
I feel like something was lost in translation here. Seriously. How is this a thing?
What wonderful/wonderfully odd things did you find this week? Tell me! :)