Somethings: Clothes, Cards, Crochet, and "Cruisers"

Is it just me or does anyone else go into a store for a specific item, yet buy things from browse every other section before actually going to the section that has the item you came for? Target is the ultimate for this problem. I go in for diapers, yet I find myself first in clothes, then purses, then shoes, then kids clothes, then frames, then the clearance endcaps, then housewares, thennnnn I finally make my way over to the diapers.

It's kinda like eating a bunch of appetizers before dinner. You know you shouldn't, you're just gonna regret it, but you can't stop.

I did  this at the thrift store a few weekends ago. I had a short amount of time and I specifically went searching for a hutch, but before going to the furniture section, I got pulled toward housewares, then toys, then blankets, then t-shirts, then purses, then shoes, and thennnn... crap, before I knew it I'd been there for an hour and hadn't even looked at single thing in the furniture section!

Lets' just say I had a lot of appetizers that trip...

Like these size 6 kids blue Converse All-Stars that I spotted while standing in line to check out. N is busting out of his size 5 shoes and I wanted to get these exact shoes for him at Nordstrom Rack for like $25. Picked these up for a cool $2.99! Tossed them in the wash, good as new!


Found these vintage flash cards in the toy section.

Vintage flash cards are really popular right now as framed art. Look at this amazing wall from Apartment Therapy.


To be honest though, as much as I love this, I may actually need to use these flash cards for their intended purpose. My math skills are, well, not really skills at all. My favorite comment from this Apartment Therapy post was "This brings back bad memories of failing math class in 4th grade..."

How about this yellow and white crocheted afghan blanket. It's like 100 bursts of sunshine!

I love a vintage tee, especially one that is thin, soft, and even a little holey. Oh, and see that arrow on the front, that's some foreshadowing for something coming very soon on this here bloggy blog blog... 

And I die. How cute is this brand spankin' new Gymboree cardigan? It has "I'm a little man" written all over it.

But this little man was not happy about wearing it. Luckily he fell asleep in the car and I was able to clip the tie on without needing his approval. He frumped the whole morning and throughout the entire wedding ceremony. Didn't smile until the end of the day when he got to climb all over a railing with his friends. Note to self, bribe him with approval to climb on things that shouldn't be climbed on.

I also made a stop in at The Sampler and picked up these vintage metal roller skates, aka "Cruisers." Right, didn't everyone call them cruisers back in the day? Wasn't that Janis Joplin's song? "I got a brand new pair of Cruisers, you got a brand new key! I think that we should get together and try them out you see..."  No? Not the right lyrics? Hmph. Well, for the sake of having all C's in the title of this post, you're gonna call them Crusiers and you're gonna like it, m'kay.I'd like to put these CRUISERS in C's vintage sports room -- maybe use them as book ends? 


How about you? Pick up any fun treasures lately? Or force your child to wear something they didn't want to? I want to hear about it!

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23 comments:

  1. Neighbor Kate I love your site! Now please come and decorate my home :)

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    1. Neighbor Susie, I would love to! Let's go shopping at that antique store out by you!!

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  2. I love that you put the lyrics in your blog today. Next time we see you, ask Michael how much he loves that song and btw...it's sung by Melanie! Peggy

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    1. Ahhh, so Janis Joplin was a remake! I'll have to run future lyrics by Mike first :)

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    2. He'll cringe! I sing it to him when I want to make him crazy.

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  3. What a cute post. And that little guy just makes my heart smile. I love the flash card idea....I have one grand that is a math genius. She counts by nines at 5 years old...lol..and then I have one that can hardly add 10 and 10...but she is artistic as all get out. Those shoes look like brand new. I picked up a pair of dress shoes that I don't think had ever been worn the other day for $1.49. They fit my grandson like they were custom made for him. I had a pair of those skates-that's what I learned to fall down....er....skate on- xo Diana

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    1. Some people are skeeved out by wearing thrift store shoes -- but I say either throw them in the wash or clean 'em out with a baby wipe :)

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  4. More great finds! Love the flashcards!

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    1. Thanks Tara! I've also seen them strung together as garland. Possible photo shoot backdrop!!!

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  5. Great stuff! My very favorite is the afghan...LOVE the color and pattern!

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    1. And it's HUGE, like ginormous! It;s so bright and happy... which is much needed here in Cleveland where it's SNOWING on the first day of Spring.

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  6. The flashcards are great! I found a great ladies desk at a yard sale for $5. It had the roll top taken off and looked a little beat up but my husband cut the drawers off each side yesterday and would have painted it today except for the rain but very soon I will have two matching and very cool night-stands for the bedroom!

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    1. Oh, I'd love to see the desk you found. I'm in the market for one as well, it needs to have a really small depth though because it's going in a tight little space. Do you have a blog where you might post pics?

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  7. That is my best shopping method and I have found too many things at the thrifts lately and have to stop shopping so I can clear up some projects. Thanks for sharing and BTW your son looked adorable!

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    1. LOL -- I hear ya! I could thrift all day long!

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  8. That Afghan is the business gurl!
    Scoooore!

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    1. Isn't it awesome!? And it's HUGE!!! Your uncensored comment on my other afghan post was awesome!

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  9. what a great post filled with cute, bargains, and more cute! No bargains for me lately. Love your blogThank you for sharing your lovely blog at the hop. I hope your weekend is as sweet as you are xo

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  10. Hi Katie,

    I love 'thrifting' and much to the dismay of my company, cannot walk past a thrift store without doing a walk through. I love the All Stars, what a bargain! This post has made me itch for another thrift visit!

    Thanks for coming by and following my blog too =)

    Your newest follower!

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    1. Oh me too -- I cant even drive by a thrift store without stopping!

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  11. Wow, cool stuff! Thrifting is so fun, and it's fun to see what other people find too. Thanks for linking up so I could "find" your blog. Happy thrifting!

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    1. Glad you "found" me :) and thanks for hosting the link party!

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