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.

Tuesday, October 30, 2012

Tuesday Thrift Find: These Dumpsters are too Good to Me

The soulmate and I found another amazing, mid-century piece of furniture by the dumpsters of our apartment complex. We needed a side table, so clearly this was perfect timing.

Don't you love free mid-century furniture? 

Tuesday, October 16, 2012

Tuesday Thrift Finds: Leather!

I found some wonderful leather items at the thrifts! These awesome vintage booties look nearly unworn, and this vintage Coach purse was a steal! The leather is so thick and well-made. Why aren't Coach purses still this thick and luxurious? 

Whenever I find gorgeous vintage fashions like these, I wonder what people will find in thrift stores 20 years from now. Will people look at our fashion with the same nostalgia as we do with decades-old pieces? Will they even last that long? It's sad that in order to afford well-made clothing you also have to be well-off. I love the idea of a small, but incredibly well-made wardrobe.

Do you think modern fashion is too disposable? Comment below!

Saturday, October 6, 2012

Flying by the Seat of Your Pants

Today was a very scheduled day. Well, it was supposed to be, anyway. I had it planned for several weeks because, my work being as it is, getting off on a Saturday requires advanced notice. 

Plans, shmlans.

The soulmate and I instead decided to just get in the car and drive. That turned into finding random estate sale signs and following them. Which then turned into us bringing home this...for $5. I'm scared to plug it in, though. I've heard horror stories/rumors about old tvs starting fires, but maybe I'm just being paranoid.


Nevertheless, this is going to make an excellent side table! Don't you love estate sales?