Thrifiting in woodland.

29 Sep

When Toni offered to take me to far off places around Sacramento, I was stoked. I’d been meaning to venture away but just could not muster the courage to go by my self. It was really great and I look forward to doing it again.
Heres a ton of pictures of good looking things we found so you dear readers can get stoked on taking the thrity minute drive to woodland too:

Has anyone else noticed how hard it is to find sewing tables with mid mod dapper legs? It interests me to find out why this is? Did woman decide they would stop sewing? Or were the sewing machine companies just stuck in their 1800’s look? ‘It’s going to make a come back Ed!’ Singer bought out Kent coffee furniture in the 60’s so you think they woulda hopped on board right? Maybe they did and the mid mod sewing tables are so precious that anyone who owns one is just very unwilling to let go.

Toni found this really cool watcha ma callit. It was first priced for ten bucks so reasonably there was some hesitancy on thee purchase. We later found out everything was 50 percent off! Five dollars still being a lot Toni took the chance and the lady at the register gave it to her for two dollar something (I dont remember the exact number I just remember thinking scoooore).

I plan to take off the solar tea and make a desert terrarium in this jar.



Full canister set in country living.


I wanted to get this for Serene because she really really does not like bugs.





Outside we found a ton of great illustrated books.







We left Yolo Hospice and headed over to this small thrift store that was closing down. Sadly there wasnt very much left besides thee above illustration for a record and

this blockbusting book. This font is great. I like it a whole lot.

I took this photo so you dear readers could see how great and time warped parts of woodland seem. It was a really short drive out of sacramento that sent you to what felt like a whole nother style of living. Cute old buildings, some atomic architecture lingering abouts. A real refreshing effortless escape.

We checked out the antique store.


Yellow is def not one of my most favorite colors. I am though a big fan of it on dish ware.

When I was a younger thang my mom use to frequent the Casinos. We would always call it Bingo. She’d get on all her lucky jewelry and we would tease her as bad as five year olds could tease ‘hey hey ma, dont um um dont get into any fights with old lady!’ She never felt the need to explain to us that casino’s and Bingo are two totally different things.

ASJDKSALDSAL. I really really wanted Benji for my couch. I feel like he would be good company for my cowardly lion. Sadly I put him back because of his price. My husband (Ben) was really mad about not getting the benji doll. He was especially mad when he realized I bought another spice rack and not this. *Samurai death.

Next we went to the goodwill outlet. It was really good to me there.


I was stoked on these bad boys. I guess what they are is fabric stapled to a frame. Ideas!

If I find a book from my childhood at the thrift store I usually pick it up. Bonus if it is older with rad illustrations. I never dug into Harriet Tubman so I didnt purchase but there was some serious cute going on in that book.


“harder better faster stronger”! I think these were papers for hair curlers?

I had a real dilemma with this spice rack. It was super adorable but I already have one hanging in the kitchen. I sat there thinking for awhile feeling pretty embarassed because poor Toni was patiently waiting for me to come to a decision. I eventually buckled down and bought it. IT HAD CORK TOPS! I came home and Ben shook his head. I tried every which way to convince him that we need this cute little set ‘but we have a herb garden. We can…’ So I guess I either have to figure out a use for these that does not include cooking or get rid of them.

We stopped to eat at a taqueria. Twas grande.

Sally’s.


Poor guy had one of those wonky bases :[

One too many gangster leans.

Toni picked up this great looking lamp. It had it’s color going on.

I took these for Serene :]


So I bought a lot of stuff. But these things are stuff that I am really stoked on. I might have the husband make a label for this and put vinegar in it. I am thinking the font that was used for that magic key record I posted above. Last but def not least (drum drum roll….)

Boo yah. Cute little arrows are something else. I’ve been collecting fabrics recently for a future christmas project me and my boo are going to get into. Stay posted for that because it is going to (er hm hopefully) be great.

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10 Responses to “Thrifiting in woodland.”

  1. Serene September 29, 2010 at 11:59 am #

    Hot damn you guys hit up a lot of rad places! HOW DID YOU NOT GO BUY BEN FRANKLIN MY GOD IS IT STILL THERE? Imagine how good he’d look with your lion. How much did he cost?

  2. joemountain September 29, 2010 at 12:07 pm #

    I know I know. Ben wants to go get it (hopefully he is still there). I think he was nearly twenty bucks. That antique store was kinda pricey but they had some really rad stuffs there. We might go back for that doll (ben is really disappoint) this week. I’ll let you know if we head out there.

  3. Serene September 29, 2010 at 12:44 pm #

    Ben needs little Ben.

  4. Serene September 29, 2010 at 12:46 pm #

    Also I’m so glad your husband is like “YOU DIDN’T GET THAT DOLL? HOW DID YOU NOT GET THAT DOLL? I WANT THAT DOLL. WE’RE GETTING THAT DOLL.”

  5. joemountain September 29, 2010 at 5:09 pm #

    Yeah he’s a real keeper.

  6. thevintagegirl September 29, 2010 at 7:52 pm #

    Hi,
    Nice site you have going here! Thought I’d let you know the “really cool watch ma callit” is a 60’s coffee carafe. It probably originally came with a stand that had a place for a tea candle to keep the coffee warm. The glass for these is almost always Pyrex. This particular one may or may not have had a lid. Hope that helps!

    Karen – thevintagegirl

  7. joemountain September 30, 2010 at 10:40 am #

    Thanks Karen :]
    Too bad the coffee carafe is taken out of it’s original element. Keeping your coffee warm by a tea light sounds pretty awesome/creative. Hopefully it can still be used (that design is too cute to be thrown out!). Maybe it could work as a vase or something?

  8. Toni September 30, 2010 at 11:54 am #

    Karen – That’s good to know! I accidentally called it a vase on my description of it. Whoops!

    Rose – Did we see that stand at the same thrift store? Maybe they went together.

  9. joemountain September 30, 2010 at 6:48 pm #

    Toni- Yesh! Stand was at the same thrift store. Good to know this stuff for the future.

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