UPDATE: Hey, I'm Susie! Thriftables was just a little ol' blog I started in 2012 about thrifting and DIY. When t
he domain thriftables.com got bought up from under me, I decided that I'd let the blog die. It's just a well; I never really updated it anymore anyway.
I will keep the most popular posts up. If you still want to be my buddy, please find me on Pinterest, Instagram, or Etsy. I'll probably start another blog or vintagey project someday soon. When I do, you'll hear about it there.

On a side note, if you find a pin or link that leads you back to thriftables.com, would you mind updating the link to point it back to thriftables.blogspot.com? I would appreciate it, and I'm sure the lost thrifter who stumbles across it will appreciate it, too.

Thursday, July 19, 2012

Collecting Vintage Mix-and-Match Dishes


No matter how many vintage dishes I bring home, I always want to buy more.  How can I say no to all the forgotten pieces on thrift store shelves, especially when they're selling for as little as $0.25 each? Well, being the financial panther that I am, I don't just go buying any and every cute ol' dish I come across. In fact, I settled on a few ground rules to prevent myself from becoming a complete hoarder and wasting money on dishes I just don't need. The result: a fun and unique dish collection. 

The rules: 


  • I'll only bring home pieces from the 1950/60s. This keeps the theme cohesive enough to look intentional.
  • They have to be predominately pink, black, turquoise, and grey. Again, cohesion is key. 
  • Priority is given to jaunty designs and atomic starbursts. Nobody needs more plain white dishes, but everybody needs more atomic starbursts in their life. 

My plan is paying off. My collection is not only unique and cheap, but it's also undeniably me. What could be better than that? How do you feel about piecemeal dish collections? Comment below!

Tuesday, July 10, 2012

Retro Couches You Can Buy New



Fillmore Sofa Thrive Home Furnishings
Luna Sofa True Modern
Bonnie and Clyde Sofa Blu Dot
Jane Sofa Gus Modern

A few weeks ago the soulmate and I threw out our couch. It had to happen; it was the single most uncomfortable thing I've ever owned in my life. When you bring in a free couch, you're just asking for a whole slew of problems. It's time to buy a new one, but with so many options out there, we're a little lost on the process. We need a quality sofa that will also blend well with our retro decor. These are my four favorites, but they are all quite the investment. That being said, there are some things you can't cheap out on, and a good sofa is one of them.  

Do you have any suggestions for purchasing a good couch? Comment below!