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Monday, August 6

Thrifting, Iowa Style

If you follow me on Instagram, you've probably seen sneak peaks of my thrift store finds while I've been in Iowa. Here's the full story.  While I'm in my home town in Iowa for my best friend's wedding, I wanted to do a little thrift store shopping. My mother-in-law, some friends from church, and I visited two thrift stores in our area, and WOW. I can't believe all the cool stuff I found, and the low prices!

I took pictures of all the awesome stuff that I would love to buy, but knew I couldn't fit in my suitcase. 

I saw this beauty right when I walked through the door, for all of $2. 



This green leather pouf was going for $7.


These would be perfect for my painted mugs, especially at 25 cents each!


Check this out! It's a bowl and nut crackers! There was no price on it. I put it in my bag to ask about at the front. 


How cute are these canisters?


A little spray paint, and this mirror would be fabulous, especially for $3.


This is a big Van Gogh style painting, for a couple bucks.


This set of four midcentury modern-ish chairs were in great condition.


This like-new hair curler set was $2.


I thought about buying this skirt, since I liked the pattern and it had an elastic waist. It was several sizes too big though, and I decided against taking on another sewing project.


I love this vintage suitcase.


I happen to know insect jewelry is big right now, and this bumble bee necklace is right on trend.


A beautiful coffee table...


And another one....plus I love the lamp!

This rocking chair was going for $25.


This beautiful chair was only $10.


These matching mirrors were $25 each.


This jacket was under $5.

In the end, my mother-in-law bought me the jacket and another tunic top for my birthday.


I bought a black pencil skirt, some mustard yellow velvet ribbon for 50 cents, and the nut cracker set.


It was only $1!!!


I'm linking up today at Simple Design, check out the other thrift store finds there and get inspired to check out your neighborhood shops!