Wednesday, October 13, 2010

Thrifting In Idaho

Before the fated Friday run I got a great day of thrifting in with my friend Jamie (Remember? The friend with the amazing apartment!) outside of Boise in Caldwell, ID where I went to college. I have a few small towns in the Northwest where I love to go to find those one of a kind pieces that end up making an outfit. Caldwell is my favorite of those towns. Leather boots with wood soles from the 70's, Pendleton heritage styles, intricately detailed vintage dresses, 100% wool skirts and handmade sweaters that look like they have been handed down for generations. These are all things I have seen before and a few of them I found again on this trip. The lighting is terrible in the hotel room I'm staying in but I had to show you guys this stuff. I can't wait to wear it all!

Classic classic pieces. Some for wearing some to decorate my apartment. The hat may be my favorite find of the day.
Military button ups, silk demur collared blouses, Pendleton camel blazer, high waisted wool trousers, and a faux fur collar.
I originally tried this dress on as a joke and ended up loving it. It's one of those bad on the hanger but great on the person items. It has little pockets on the front at the hip!
My favorite combination of items from the day of hunting...

I'll post pictures of the early 1900's player piano music scrolls I found when I get home and hang them in my apartment. They are going to be my new living room wall decoration!

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9 comments:

Stacy said...

Score!
How I miss my week long thrifting road trips!

Laurita P said...

looks like a good trip, i'm liking those pants!

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dana said...

I didn't make this trip last year but after the great finds on this trip I promised myself it would be an annual pilgrimage from this year on.

Apparently the bed bug epidemic hasn't made its way to this part of the country yet as everyone I asked about it there laughed and thought I was kidding... they didn't even know bed bugs were a problem in other places. Oh Idaho, you lucky lucky state.

Stacy said...

Lucky them! I wish I didn't know they existed.
My new trick is to keep everything in plastic bags in the freezer for a week.

dana said...

good idea!! now if only we had freezers at our houses big enough for furniture...

Stacy said...

Business op!

Anonymous said...

Are those Justin boots? I just bought some exactly like those off Ebay & they're already a favorite! Beautiful finds!

dana said...

These boots are actually made by Laredo. I have had a pair of Justin boots for about 2 years and I have worn them to the bone so when I saw these, and they were in my size, I was so excited. They are identical in style to my Justin boots but with a more study leather, a think well attached sole and they have never been worn... and for only $15!! I haven't ever heard of Laredo but I looked it up when I got home and found a lot of vintage styles (http://www.google.com/search?client=safari&rls=en&q=laredo+lace+up+boots&ie=UTF-8&oe=UTF-8#q=laredo+lace+up+boots&hl=en&client=safari&rls=en&prmd=ivs&source=univ&tbs=shop:1&tbo=u&ei=y8e3TOyfFIq4sAPQ7-mRCQ&sa=X&oi=product_result_group&ct=title&resnum=3&ved=0CEYQrQQwAg&fp=5a996d56de453056) but I think that they mostly just make traditional cowboy boots now. Can't wait to break them in!

harbourmaster said...

AMAZING! I haven't been able to go op shopping properly all year and am super envious of this haul! Hahaha I love that you tried that dress as a joke. It's gorgeous!

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