3/12/10

Springfield Thrifting Is Usually Good Thrifting

The new D.A.V. sponsored thrift store called Red Racks had it's grand opening yesterday and I happened to have a spare hour so I took my chance and ran. Just kidding. I did, however, pull into a parking lot overrun with people from all social classes clamoring to get inside. I had to practice my patience with narrow aisles and distracted shoppers. I get it. Lots to look at.

I went to the housewares section first and found this beautiful, vintage, U.S.A. bowl in aqua. I could've walked out a happy woman but then I found the fantastic yellow-green melmac bowl, the trio of tulip cups, the hot pink insulated pitcher, and then...more vintage sheets. The same yellow vintage sheets that I passed up the day before. It was like I needed to take them home with me. Then, I come home late last night and realize all of the quilt kits had sold in the first thirty minutes of the update (THANK YOU!) and figured I could probably send those sheets off in pieces to a few more happy people. Sometime soon. I'll let you know well in advance.


And again, thank you for everyone that purchased a quilt kit or chalkboard. They sold out so quickly! There are so many beautiful pieces from this update so head over if you haven't had a chance.


xoxo,

Rachel

32 comments:

♥Amber Filkins♥ said...

I was just at a thrift store today and they had a bag full of those melamine plates, bowls, etc. and I thought of you. They were the same turqoise, yellow, and coral. I should've snagged them. But I have SOOOO much stuff to list in my shop as it is.

And I scored a vintage Radio Flyer tricycle for $9.95. Saylor's in ♥♥

kelly* said...

they sold out SO fast...in the time it took me to give my daughter a bath and put her to bed!
so yea! you...
i'm gonna have to be more on the ball if you make more!

<3

Jenna said...

i totally wanted one of those quilt kits! i can never find good thrifted sheets in my town. don't tell anybody else if you make more, just tell me nkay? ;)

Kjirsten said...

We have a DAV in Kansas City that I love!!! It is my favorite thrift store. It always has great finds!! It looks like you had some good finds as well!! :) Have a great weekend!
~Kjirsten

Lacey said...

I'm soooo excited for my quilt kit! I think this is going to be the first quilt I actually start AND finish!

Alli (One Pearl Button) said...

Awesome finds! Congrats on all of the sales - it is such a cute update!

Meg said...

I made sure to get one as soon as you had them up, I knew they wouldn't last long!! Have a wonderful weekend!!
xoxo~Meg

Lovely Little Nest said...

Question! What do you do with your used thrift store sheets once you bring them home? Doesn't it bother you that you don't know where they've been?

I've been tempted to buy sheets and pillows from thrift stores in the past but even if they look and smell clean, the idea of sleeping on someone else's used stuff grosses me out!

Kristen said...

I wanted a quilt kit!! I guess I wasnt fast enough..

:) erin said...

thrift store, gotta love 'em
xo

Niki said...

OMG - i had those pink and orange striped sheets when i was a kid!

Violet Bella said...

great finds, all of them! i adore the yellow sheets, and those mugs are so cute!!!

Amanda said...

You found some really great stuff!

ashlee said...

I was so sad to miss out on the quilt kits! i will be watching for more!!

JessieB said...

that's great rachel! congrats on making a good seller

courtney.janelle.sews said...

oh gosh! I knew if you got there before me you'd get all the good stuff, LOL! my friends just told me about it last night. I was planning on going this weekend. probably shouldn't have spent $25 at Salvation Army then....but I found the most amazing vintage curtains and aprons and..!

Peptogirl said...

I was wondering what happened to those quilt kits. I have a stack of vintage sheets myself but it's so tempting to buy the kit with pre-cut squares (I hate cutting)! Congrats!

amy lapi said...

it's official. it's worth it to fly to springfield just for the thrifting. and i tried to buy a kit but was too late, so i would love to be one of the "happy people"! :]

Ashleigh said...

I wish I could find stuff like that at the thrift store here in Juneau Alaska.
I went on the Red Velvet Art site to buy one of you quilt kits. I saw two of them there and put one in my cart and clicked back to look at some other things. I went back to the cart 30 seconds later to find that someone had just purchased the kit I was about to purchase. haha. Hot items.

kelsey said...

so cute ! love the arrow lol
hope you have a good weekend
-xoxo kelsey

follow me please ? (:

Talia Christine said...

I'm one of the lucky few to snag a quilt kit!! I could not _possibly_ be more thrilled!!!

I'll send a picture when Im done making the quilt!

-Talia Christine

Bri Bri said...

Oh shoot! I really wanted a one of your kits, but I couldn't find it on there! I didn't get to check the update until early this afternoon. I'm sad I missed out, but VERY happy for you!

S. Wright Creative said...

so glad there may be another chance to get my hands on a quilt kit!

Heather said...

I was so happy to have got a quilt kit.. you should have seen me rush home from shopping. sit on the couch without taking my coat off and pick one of them out so fast.. my husband thought I was CRAZY! for those patterns maybe I am :)

Autley said...

Sweet DAV finds! Those quilt kits did look awesome, I'm excited for you that they sold out so fast, way to go!

Lacey said...

I'm SOOOO disappointed that I didn't get a quilt kit! They were all gone by the time I got there.

With Love, Jamie said...

Awesome finds! Thanks for puting me in a thrifting mood & helping me figure out what to do today!! ;)

jari spry said...

ok... i'm officially ready to come back down to go thrifting with you!!! when works best!?!? ;)
xoxo.

Roxanne said...

Rachel, I'll be passing through Springfield soon and would adore some thrifting tips. The sheets were meant to be. xo

biscuit said...

i drove by that store 4 or 5 times today and they were always packed. i'll go in 2 weeks when it's calmed down. i bet i will miss all the good stuff! haha!

followthedot said...

This makes me want to go thrift shopping REAL bad.

Renee Campbell said...

My mom has that top sheet - the pink and orange one - in her closet. Too funny!