Everything Turquoise and Green

I have no idea why I love thrift store shopping as much as I do. It could be that I have always loved "finding" little treasures. Growing up on the California coast, I would find shells, sea glass and the occasional rusted metal treasure along the shore. Small smooth stones found their way into my pocket also and I would arrange these sweet wonders on my window sill and keep them in old coffee tins. Now I forage in the bins and shelves of my favorite San Diego thrift stores and share the goodies here and in my Etsy shop.

Recently, for whatever reason, I seemed to see everything that was turquoise - or green and turquoise! An old plastic silverware sorter, a round plastic plate and various pieces of vintage trim started the whole thing! And what about this awesome cup with the zodiac!!

This was such a great find! In perfect condition and the perfect size for family dinners!

Not everything was turquoise - these plastic doilies totally rock and there is a jade green plastic table runner that must be from the 50's.
And then there were babies.
And more babies.
And more teeny baby stuff.
Plus, who wouldn't like a plastic stork!
But my favorite finds are always fabric. I come from a long line of seamstresses - and I cannot resist wool, linen flocked fabrics or any vintage piece that catches my eye. This sweet embroidered wool shawl has a few small holes but overall - a very special find. And the dotted swiss already has a creamy beige color. Perfect for some projects I have in mind!!

I am off to the Pasadena Swap Meet this weekend with my treasure hunting pal Bebe. I just know that there are tons of things to find and share.


  1. There really are some wonderful thrift shops in SD. When we lived there, I loved the thrift shops in Chula Vista and always found some treasure. My last antiquing trip (on the east coast) I found the best things in thrift shops. Thanks for sharing. Have fun up in Pasadena.

  2. Wow you've found some gorgeous things here - love the colour combination too. Pleased to see you're getting on with your blog!

  3. Thanks for stopping by my blog to visit. Love love love all the Vintage material and lace, fabulous colors too!!! Me and Hubby are off Sunday to the Longest Yardsale in America, the 650 mile one that runs from Ohio to Alabama, I have never been I cant wait to see all the junk awaiting me!! tootles, Janna

  4. There isn't one thing here that I don't like!
    And your photos are excellent to boot!!
    Ahhhhhh....The Pasadena Swap Meet, please please do share some of this goodness with us here in blogland!!



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