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Date Night + Thrifty Find.

May 6, 2010

This week we drove up to Hawaiian Gardens for all-you-can-eat Korean BBQ for only $7.99! It’s the cheapest in town & worth the drive through traffic to get there. Afterwards, stopped by our local thrift store. I was actually on the hunt for a pair of vintage feminine teacups, with which to make my mom some candles for Mother’s Day. I saw this tutorial on Martha Stewart & knew it’d be the perfect gift for my mom, who is a sucker for pretty china & always has candles burning in the kitchen. Unforch, I was only able to find one teacup I liked, so I scrapped the idea for the time being. I meandered through a bunch of aisles, until lo & behold, I found this:

A world map & travel bag rolled into one? It doesn’t get much better than this, my friends.

I am still debating whether I want to keep this for myself or open up a vintage etsy shop to sell it. Aiyiyi, what do you think?

12 Comments leave one →
  1. May 6, 2010 7:59 am

    cathie, you need to open up a vintage etsy shop so i can buy that bag off of you!! i think it’s SUPER fabulous, LOVE it!! even better is that you paired it with that beautiful bright scarf too!! now i want to go to the thrift store!!!!!!!

  2. May 6, 2010 8:00 am

    ohmigoodness, that bag is the most amazing bag ever, what a great find! if you do decide to sell it, i would definitely buy it! ;) we need to go thrifting together one of these days. flea market next weekend! xo.

  3. allison permalink
    May 6, 2010 8:48 am

    Love the teacup candle project. I recently found a tutorial on that too and got SOOO excited because I’m a sucker for teacups, but I don’t drink tea! Maybe when we both find some teacups we like we can make the candles together!

  4. May 6, 2010 8:52 am

    That is too good of a bag. You definitely need to keep it- one of a kind.

  5. May 6, 2010 10:13 am

    I’d say both! Fun thing about thrift store finds is you can use it a bit and then resell later to a new lucky finder :)

  6. May 6, 2010 12:52 pm

    wow, that bag is amazing.

    i find so many great things while thrifting. some i keep, some i sell… that’s the best part about having a vintage etsy shop because i can buy anything awesome and decide later if i want to give it to someone else to love.

  7. May 6, 2010 12:55 pm

    love the scarf. love the tea cup idea. LOVE the bag!!!
    i would say i’d buy it but i think danni’s got first dibs :)
    happy thursday! :)

  8. May 6, 2010 3:25 pm

    i love that you’re thrifting now!! welcome to the wonderful world of the hunt of bargains :)

  9. May 6, 2010 5:43 pm

    wow, wow, wow!!! that bag is amazing…i can’t believe you found it thrifting, that’s so cool! guess i need to go thrifting and see what i can find :) or you need to open a store :)

  10. May 6, 2010 5:54 pm

    no. way.
    how do you do that? always with the perfecting thrifting eye!
    i would be debating the same question.. but i think i would say keep in this case. it’s too fabulous.

  11. jules permalink
    May 6, 2010 6:33 pm

    OMG, did MDS lower their prices to 7.99 from 9.99??? I miss that place.
    Great bag, BTW. My bro and sis-in-law on the hubby’s side are EXPERT flea market, vintage shoppers. He proposed at the flea.

  12. May 7, 2010 3:11 am

    Such a great find!
    LOVE it…


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