1. April 12, 2013
    Melissa Whitcher

    How fun Tara!!! I love all your finds. Thanks for sharing the thrifting ” bug” with me. :0)

  2. April 13, 2013
    Krista thehappyhousie

    Fab fun finds Tara! Love the washboard! Danielle, over at 2 Little Superheroes did a tutorial recently on using coconut oil to refresh old wood… wonder if that would work? You can check it out at
    I get to go thrifting tomorrow with some girlfriends to celebrate one’s bday. So excited! Grandparents are the best to have around:)
    Krista @thehappyhousie

  3. April 13, 2013

    You found some great finds! The picnic basket was a great deal!

  4. April 13, 2013
    Becca-Lou Creates

    Gorgeous sewing kit purse, what a great find.

    I’ve come o you from the blog hop, lovely to find you. I’ve it you in my bloglovin so looking forward to coming back and reading more.

  5. April 14, 2013
    Mel@Mellywood’s Mansion

    So I read this turning greener with envy at every line, love the sewing kit, adore the picnic basket but madly desire the washboard…and don’t even get me started in the idea if a day shopping without kids. So I’m happy for you but more than a little envious 😛

  6. April 14, 2013
    Danni Baird @ Silo Hill Farm

    I’m so glad you had a fun day out alone! Successful too! Love that little purse and the picnic basket. I have a washboard very similar to that. I cleaned it up with some Murphy’s oil soap and then just hit it with some wax and the letters popped right out!

  7. April 14, 2013
    Amy of While Wearing Heels

    You found some GREAT deals. I vote you take your lovely basket on an actual picnic. That little change purse/sewing purse is ADORABLE. Great finds!

    • April 14, 2013
      Amy of While Wearing Heels

      Hey what happened to disque?

  8. April 14, 2013
    Tara @ Suburble

    Friends – my comment system went crazy on this post (Why? oh WHY?), so I’m emailing my replies to you.

    Sigh. Why am I not better at this computer thing?

  9. April 15, 2013
    Elena Sullivan

    Love, love, love that washboard. What a great find!

  10. April 15, 2013

    Awesome finds! I am in love with the thrift store near my home. I have to make weekly treks there just to see what I find. The picnic basket has to be my favorite of your finds!

    • April 15, 2013
      Tara @ Suburble

      Thank you, Charity! It’s one of my favourites too. If only I could decide if it will stay a picnic basket or not….

  11. April 16, 2013
    Linda @ it all started with paint

    I adore that picnic basket! I remember I bought one from Crate & Barrel for a lot more than $5 when I was first married. Silly me. Overspent (cuz I was a successful exec making the bucks back then) and thinking we would actually picnic! I think we used it once. At a Ravinia concert. And I recall it was all too practical either! Oh well …

    🙂 Linda

    • April 16, 2013
      Tara @ Suburble

      Linda – I still don’t know what to do with it! I’m afraid that if I keep it a picnic basket, it will meet the same fate as yours – used once, and kind of a pain in the butt the whole time….

      Still – for $5!!

  12. April 16, 2013
    Linda Bouffard

    It all looks like fun to me! I often get sewing things at tag sales. Ultra cheap! Thanks for linking up to What to do Weekends Party. Fun thing to do on the weekends… go tagging. Take care, Linda

  13. April 19, 2013
    Jenna LaFevor

    Still lovin all these finds! Just wanted to say thanks for linking up to Give Me The Goods Monday! Can’t wait to see what goods you bring next week, Tara! Jenna @ Rain on a Tin Roof


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