Thrifty Giving: Silver & White Presents for Angela

21 Feb

I struck gold at the first thrift store I went to while trying to find some thrifted goodies for my dear friend Angela’s birthday. Usually I’m not so lucky, especially with the passing of Treasures to Find, hands down the best thrift store ever to grace our small town. But, as luck would have it, the Gods of Thrifting were on my side and they knew I had a deadline. I needed some awesome vintage, and it needed it quicklike.

It was a little rough trying to convince myself to let go of this gorgeous sequined and beaded spangled purse, but I knew Angela would love it and besides, we apparently go to enough tea parties and dress-up events so that the gift of a purse like this would actually be practical.

Angela is a fan of stars and who can pass up a vintage rhinestone broach? No me, that’s who. The silver spoon ring and glittery crown ornament were just icing on the cake.

Instant collections are as fun to give as they are to get, and this trio of vintage milkglass vases fit the bill nicely. Milkglass goes with everything. It’s the little black dress of the vintage housewares section. Lastly, I picked up these Opa and Oma mugs (German for “Grandma” and “Grandpa”) because that’s how Angela’s son Kingston refers to his paternal grandparents. Ang will be passing those on to her in-laws.

We bought this gift bag at the thrift store, too, and I love that it featured a clear pouch for a name tag and gift card right on the front. It was made of a light plastic with a blossom motif so it could be used over and over–just change out the card! Isobel lent her artistic abilities to the card and was proud of herself for doing so. All in all, I think it’s safe to say that Angela loved it.

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4 Responses to “Thrifty Giving: Silver & White Presents for Angela”

  1. Ginamonster February 21, 2013 at 11:30 am #

    I covet that crown.

    • Carrie Anne February 21, 2013 at 2:17 pm #

      The crown was one of my favorites because it could transform so easily into a pendant, hair clip, key chain, or broach. It had a metal loop on the back. It was perfect.

      Angela named her son Kingston, so crowns always make me think of her.

  2. allisonthemeep February 21, 2013 at 5:53 pm #

    What a cool collection of prezzies!
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    • Carrie Anne February 21, 2013 at 6:16 pm #

      Thanks, Meepsters! Even though I’m just giving away stuff I found while thrifting I want the recipient to always feel special and excited about their gift, you know?

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