7/23/08

Grand Opening!


Welcome to PonyParty.

I'll be updating the shop every day for the rest of the week and will take a break on the weekends. A girl's got to go shopping sometime, right? Thanks for all of your excitement and suspense. I hope it was worth the wait. If you don't see something you MUST HAVE today, check back with us later. I've been saving some special items for later this week once the shop is well under way. Many of you have asked about the colored lotus bowl set and I'm still talking Brett into letting go of them. IF I do put them up, I'll let you know in advance.

To celebrate our Grand Opening, I'll be doing a few give aways. All you have to do is list your favorite thrift store finds in the comments section below before Saturday and you'll get a chance to win one of three thrifted items of your choice. ALSO, if you mention our store and link up to us on your blog this week, let me know and I'll give you %20 off your first purchase. Make sure to e-mail your blog post URL and full name to our new shop address. Aponyparty (@) gmail (dot) com.

Back to work. You guys are the best!

~Rachel

68 comments:

Annie said...

My absolutely fav thrift finds are:


--A 210 Polaroid Land Cam
--Old books
--A Vintage painting of a huge boat at dusk. It's foggy, mysterious and wonderful!

Meg said...

How exciting! The shop looks great. My favorite thrift store find for a square waffle iron for the yummy. he uses it all the time and loves it.

Jill said...

I LOVE my London Fog jacket. It's cream, tan and sky blue houndstooth, hits mid-calf, and it was only $7! I still haven't taken the price tag off, I was so proud of the deal.

ScrappinJill said...

The shop looks yummy. I love all the owl finds and the dutch dolls...too cute! My favorite thrift store find is an old picnic box which I have made into a storage case for my embellishments and paints in my workroom :-)

lindsey said...

The shop looks great! I can't wait to sit down and browse every item!

My favorite thrift store finds are my vintage suitcases that I found at Decades in SLC. They always have one or two to choose from and I buy one every time I go. I use them for storage now, but someday I want to stack them and use them as an end table.

dainjb said...

the shop is awesome!

my favorite thrift store find is an old print from the book "goodnight moon" which was my childhood favorite. i bought it and it's in storage waiting for when we have a baby & baby room, haha. i am soo one of those girls that buys stuff for her unborn children.

Artsy Momma said...

My fav. thrift store find to date is an old school little people tudor house for my daughter. I am still hoping to find additional sets but I refuse to get them on eBay since they are way to pricy!

DavenHeather said...

my fave find so far is an old typewriter and some mugs.. i love mugs!! your shop looks awesome. i love the things you have picked! congratulations and heres to a successful opening! i mentioned you on my blog..

emily said...

i love to collect old frames and re paint them!
thanks for this give-a-way and i'm off to check out the new shop!

Freckled Nest said...

This http://www.flickr.com/photos/frecklednest/742393857/in/set-72157600152246955/ Pantry Jar is my fave find :) I wanted it so bad but couldn't afford it ($32)... a few months later, Momma bought it for me for my birthday :)

Rach--- I LOVE the shop name :) And EVERY one of your thrifts are JUICY! I wanted it all!!! My faves, the yellow sugar shaker, the band hat (it's funny), the organic green flower mugs and the lime green juice container :)

you should eventually add some of your modified vintage ideas...*like* the hot pink things you made.
I'm totally inspired by your vintage Pony Party :)

Hugs and Congratulations! :)
LA

ps. i'll blog about it soon for you :)

Sarah said...

my favorite thrift store find are these two lamps that have the big round early 1960 shade in black and aqua speckle... the base is actually n ash tray for cigars but I have cool green beads in them.... I got these for our first apartment that was very sheek... now they just make our more contemporary home eclectic.... I don't think I'll ever part with them.

Kathlyn said...

I found a round lamp in a thrift store last year. I took it home, painted it green and found a cylinder shade to put on it. It looked just like the lolly lamp from pottery barn, except I got mine for $5!

Kate said...

AWESOME vintage things!! Added to my favs!

Holly said...

Ooooh. Should have read that entire post, but I got too excited and jumped straight to your shop. I already bought something, so is it too late to link you up on my blog for that 20%? Anyway, favorite thrift finds...a wooden soda crate for Holly soda (I use it as a spice rack in my kitchen) & a tin piece from the side of an old Chinese restaurant in China town from the 1930's. It has a hand-painted dragon in embossed tin. Lucky, lucky find!

Katie said...

hands down my favorite thrift store finds -

Old Bingo cards from the Conservation Club like 400 for $10 - Awesome for mini books.

Oh and all time favorite - 1970's prison trays. Who knew unbreakable blue plastic would be so awesome?

Stefan, Sarah and Lukka said...

My favorite thrift store find was a 1920's copy of Mother Goose in really good condition!

elliebelle said...

I love the name of your shop! How did you come up with it?
As far as my favorite thrift store find (it was actually a vintage store on Etsy) I got an adorable yellow sweater that I really like!

Funky Finds said...

my favorite find to date was a box full of pink melamine dishes & two pink & black canisters...for $5! woohoo :) jessica

P.S. I'll post about your new shop on Funky Finds in the am.

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Amy said...

Hi Rachel! I love love love your new Etsy store - the name is so cute, and I want to buy everything on there!!

My fave ever thrift find was a navy blue 1950's hat that kind of reminds me of something an air hostess might wear! I've never actually worn it outside, but it makes me happy just to look at it ^__^

Good luck with the store, even though I know you don't need it ^__^ Amy x

karmabutton said...

My favorite find is from the Hell's Kitchen Flea Market on a random Sunday. He is a little plastic Labatt's Canadian Pilsner model. I had to clean him up a lot, but now he is a great addition to my studio and hold random supplies. You can see him here: karmabutton.blogspot.com! : )

Beth said...

I'm brand new to thrift stores and am just discovering a new town... So far I have found some old games with cards to use in scrapbooking or card making. I love how they are naturally aged - no inking needed! I also found a little blue pyrex bowl that is just right for summer fruit. Yummy!

Charin said...

Oh wow Rachel!! :) :) The shop looks so great! :)
As soon as I get some happy money I'm going shopping in there ;)
My favorite thrift store fimds are always little bowls/containers to re-use for storage around the house :)

Tracy said...

My fave thrifty items have been things i pick up for my 18mth old son! I found a old fisher price "happy apple" that makes noise when you move it. The cool thing is i used to have one when i was a kid! I love finding things that make me think of my childhood!!! Like the strawberry shortcake book i found recently!
I love your shop!! Great eye candy!!

Katy said...

I am excited for you!!! I know that you will be sucessful! This means a few more Saturdays of hunting before school starts :)
love ya girl!!!!

Tracy said...

My favorite thrift store finds
a twelve drawer artists cart for 12 dollars,an entire new set of christmas dishes for 8,and an original fisher price a frame house for a buck!I love thrift shopping-have fun!

Lu said...

your shop is awesome!

K! said...

Oh my gosh, my favorite thrift store finds include so many things! Umm.. a Christian Dior dress ( !!! ), a vintage camera with an accordian-like lens part, the pair of jeans I'm wearing now aaaaaand a pair of vintage snake earrings!

Joy said...

I have a 50s red sparkly hair-dryer chair with ashtray that reclines! it is awesome...but still at my parents' house....sigh, I love that thing!

Jodi said...

I'm always drawn to dishware. I don't know why!

I love my little teal and yellow tea cups that I found once.

Love your shop, Rachel. Already placed my first order, so oh well on the 20% off. lol

Keep on thrifting girlie, and good luck!

~wenhether~ said...

I am really loving the shop! I scored a sweet find there already.

My favorite thrifted find is a small cabinet that I got last week. I am going to clean it up a bit and repurpose it for my wade collection. Hoping to have pics up on my blog later this week.

Good luck with the shop...I will keep checking it for new great stuff!
Heather

Anonymous said...

HEllo helloooooo!!!
Totally TOTALLY love my old high school t-shirt that was from 1988 WHICH WAS WHEN I WAS 6 and have people asking ALL OF THE TIME "Did you really do there then??"

I look like I'm 18. COME ON PEOPLE!
also loooove old books.
this was cute! best of luck to you and yours! :)

Sammy

Anonymous said...

My favorite thrift store find was a retired american girl doll for 8.00 and i sold it on ebay for 160.00. i had no idea that it was worth that much, didn't even know those dolls retired but grabbed it because it was so cheap! I don't anticipate that happening again for awhile. =) Love the name of your new store..so cute!
Tammy in Michigan

dianna said...

cute stuff in your shop! my fave finds are vintage childrens books, prints(once found a really cute LIFE print of a flapper butterfly - like the one in the apartment on Threes Company tv show :)) and vintage Christmas ornaments - YUM! hope you list some of that in your shop!! :)

~Dianna

Marcy said...

Just last week I picked up some locker baskets and a globe!!! I've been looking for those for so long!!

Jamie said...

You have such a great eye for awesome cool things!!

My fav things I've found have been the most adorable ceramic wedding couple for a cake topper, the cutest chenille tiffany blue coverlet that I use always, & OF COURSE my shelf for my papers that is like the one you found, but from an old high school music room. Yay for thrifting!!!

MandieGirl said...

My favorite find was a vintage turquoise Fiesta teapot. (i collect fiesta, young and old) I use it to hold little bendy straws in my kitchen.

Jen said...

Well, funny you should ask this rachel!

Local fetes are the best places i find....

I managed to find this super cute mirror for £1http://www.flickr.com/photos/jenhazelnutdesigns/2684320177/

This utterly adorable, brightly coloured and highly impractical wall hanging/mobile
http://www.flickr.com/photos/jenhazelnutdesigns/2694411653/

A wreath and some napkin rings for another puond :) i was thinking of your approval on all of these bargains when i bought them :)

evan said...

I've got this wooden salad bowl thats shaped really funky. I think it was like $1.50. I love it! You're shop looks great, Rachel! You've got me inspired to thrift more often. Or I may just let you do it for me and buy from you instead:)

Niki said...

Congrats on the store opening! I was just there and you have picked out a great selection (i owned the green s&p set long ago).
I collect vintage barware and love to go poking around in tiny off-the-beaten-path shops. A few years ago i found this tiny stoe that was STUFFED with crazy mismatched things. In a box under a rack of dresses i found 4 Tiki glasses - they were a rare version of a female Tiki Leilani. The owner - a little old lady named Belle, who was 112 if she was a day - looked at me like she had never seen the glasses before and declared "you can have them for a buck a piece."
SCORE! 2 for me and 2 for my friend Chris who collects Tikis - best $4 i ever spent.

Dixie said...

Love the name of your Etsy shop. Really cool. I love to buy glasses and vintage bowls.

vannasmom said...

I love your store , terrific finds!! My favorite all time thrift store find , is my bread box , it is in my camper , I refinished it and made it looking like 60 ish designs , love it!!

P to the A to the T to the T to the Y said...

I love the name of the new shop and the all the loveliness thats in it:)

My favorite thrift store find was this vintage yellowish/green bamboo shaped sugar bowl. I was soo into thrifting when I had my own home, and I cannot wait to get back into it when I have my own place again!

Sarah Joy said...

A naked pine desk with hutch. $10!!! I sanded and stained it espresso brown and it looks just like on the pottery barn kids desks that go for over $300!!!! My hubby about died when I came home with it shoved in my back seat over the carseat!!! :) SO FUN!

Anonymous said...

As of late I've found:

-dark leather boots made in Canada
-vintage cookbooks with drawings inside
-and a sparkly skirt with a village scene on it

Jen

paula clare said...

My favorite thrift store finds:
1. vintage trims (bags full!)

2. fat, cute ceramic birds

3. vintage party supplies

Gari-Ann in TX said...

I'm such a thrift store fan too! Women after my own heart! :)

I think I had the best thrift store find EVER about 3 weeks ago. I found an authentic Coach leather wallet (the kind that retails for over $200) for....guess! $1.... That's right, the wallet was ONE DOLLAR at Goodwill!!!

Love reading about everyone's finds!

Marie said...

love that teal tray! Its super fab the whole store rocks!

Vanessa said...

I love the organic green floral mug set!! you have so many awesome things! Thanks!

Have a wonderful day

Vanessa Nesbitt
Minneapolis, Minnesota

Quiet Violet said...

Too cool, Rachel! I love the name... I used to have Pony Parties with the two little girls I watched! Fun, fun fun!

It looks like you're selling a lot, too. Congrats! :D

<3
Miss V.

Caroline said...

i found a old store manaquin/bust that has cool light pink molded hair pastel painted eyes and a really long neck...i love her!

Margaret said...

Great shop! My favorite thrift store finds are a vintage bright orange fondue set, a big blue canister with a green flower that holds my kitchen utensils, and the dark wood end tables in my living room. My favorite thrift store item is vintage postcards! I love finding them and creating cards out of them. I LOVE all the kitchen stuff in your shop! I have been collecting vintage stuff for my kitchen for awhile!

Mandi said...

Your shop is great!!!! My favorite thrift store find is probably the PERFECT fitting green Tshirt that said "Your grandma is a girlscout." and hat a really tiny sketch of an old lady. I lost it somewhere in the dorm in college. It makes me so sad. haha

Shopworthy said...

My fave thrift store find is a lovely scandinavian porcelain trivet in fantastic condition...

Tara said...

Some of my fave thrift store finds are my hard cover Nancy Drew books (50 cents each!) and ceramic fawn (baby deer) bookends made in Japan (75 cents each!)... sooo cute!

Barb Stewart said...

I'm really excited about the owl trivit, scrap metal "A", and the glorious green vase that I just purchased! But, the items that I really loved and wanted were the vintage bowls posted on July
17th....they were just YUMMY and it kills me that I missed them somehow!

Rachie Pachie said...

So far...

* a pink 80s dress!
* funky shelves for my scrap stuff
* those green mugs you have on your sweet etsy spot!

Great shop. I'll post a link soon! :)

Melonie said...

Love your shop! All the best with it! My favorite thrifty find (it's so hard to pick just one) a huge pyrex bowl with bright red polkies!! Love it!

Carrie K said...

Im new to thrifting but can see im going to love it!

I love old kitchen stuff, old quilts and especially old books!

old books make me happy and i have to limit myself...lol

your shop is fantastic rachel :)

Leah said...

favorite finds:
milk jug caps from my hometown
German Books
and old apothecary jars

Rory and Jess said...

My favorite finds are a yellow striped glass carafe...I'm going to use it for lemonade! Also a sweet little turquoise plate. Love your stuff!

Lauren Z said...

How Fun!

My Fave Finds are the cool silver pieces that I seem to always find. They are usually tarnished beyond belief, but I now have a cool silver tray for all my perfumes, a silver dish for my "nighttime removal" (of my clips, watch, rings etc) and I also have a silver "cordial Server" (from like the 40's) (it has 6 little silver cups hanging in a little tray) that I use to keep rosebuds in :)

Kristen =) said...

I love love love this store... I have looked at all day and I am making a list of everything I want for my boyfriend to buy me...LOL

I went to my very first vintage/thrift store the other day and I literally smiled through the whole store.... there was so much I wanted.

I will be blogging about you store soon and I will send you an email when I do.

Bee said...

My faves have always been vintage dresses!! just love finding stuff like that!!

Melody said...

I love to find thrift store baskets in a multitude of sizes. I love old cast iron skillets. Oh and vintage hairbrush/mirror sets. My most useful thrift store find though was an antique toddler bed that I got for $12. I use it all the time when my goddaughter comes over to visit.

cara harjes said...

the shop looks incredible, rachel! great finds!
and by the way, your profile pic is beautiful!

Emily said...

Congrats on your new shop!

My favorite thrift store finds are:

*Old dishes (especially china & milk glass)
&
*A large vintage mirror that's begging for a coat of paint ;-)

Michelle B said...

Congrats on the new shop! I have to tell you that I have the yellow pyrex bowl...I actually have the entire set..red, green! They were passed down to me from someone to use in college and I thought they were cool so I have always had them. I saw them at an antique shop a few weekends ago - and was shocked to see the entire set sold fro $68! I had a score and I didn't even know it! I also realized that my parents house is stock full of good finds! {their basement!} I just don't always know what to do with the stuff or how to display it. I would love to see more pictures of your house as it comes together for some ideas! Thanks!