Thrifting in Raleigh with Other Bloggers and Getting Lost

10.15.2012

Funny that when you use the word thrifting it gets that red squiggly line under it saying that it is a misspelled word. What, thrifting isn't a word? I think the dictionary needs to be updated again to catch up with us thrifters. Okay, and thrifters isn't a word either. Whatever.

I had such a fun time at the Southern Bloggers Conference and want to thank the ladies who took the time to put it together in such a short period of time. I met up with some bloggers I had already met and met some new ones, too. There is nothing like meeting the people behind the blogs that we follow from day to day.

I have also developed a new friendship with my personal chauffer over the weekend. I rode with Laura from Top This Top That and we found out that we must have been separated at birth. We both said we were wondering what we would talk about on the road. Well, there was no problem with that. We talked non stop and found out we had so much in common. There was a whole lot of laughing, too. We won't tell anybody that we started following the wrong cars to one of our stops on our shopping adventure and ended up at HomeGoods and realized that we probably should have listened to the lady in the box(GPS) when she was screaming at us to make a U turn and to turn here and go back here while all along we just kept following the wrong group of cars. Good grief! We did finally make it to where we belonged. Here are some pictures from our stops.

We were welcomed with open arms at a couple of our thrifting stops in Raleigh on Sunday with signs and goodies. I had a picture from our first stop and it has completely disappeared in lost photo land somewhere.





These first few shots were from our second stop. They welcomed us with open arms in this small shop and also gave us an extra discount. I did make all my purchases, but one here.

Now the rest are all shots from our fourth stop. I didn't take any pictures at the third stop and Laura and I had to leave after the fourth stop to make the six hour drive home. This stop was like a small little shopping village with cute shacks full of goodies, lots of stuff outside and the cutest vintage camper.


I think these greeters needed a bit more sleep.

























This is what came home with me. A beautiful vintage quilt, two clocks and the enamelware pitcher. White clock: $10, black clock: $14, and pitcher: $17. Not too shabby.

This quilt for $40 plus a discount is not too shabby. I will share more pics of my purchases when I show where I use them.

So glad to be back home and so much to catch up on. I will visit as soon as I can. I have to get the top three post and Wow post for tomorrow ready plus I will have Leila. So much to do and so little time.

58 comments:

  1. ooh, love the quilt and pitcher especially!!.. you found some real treasures.. in bloggers and thrifting!

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  2. So many great treasures Kim. I agree with you that thrifting needs to be added to the dictionary!

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  3. I want everything you showed! I'm not too far from Raleigh - I really should go!

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  4. Love the clocks. Great price on the pitcher. I have one and I paid more for it ages ago.

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  5. You got some cute things, Kim! That looks like a great shopping spot, all the places in one spot. Love that. Have fun with Leila! XO, Pinky

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  6. I see LOTS that would've gone home with me had I been able to stay until Sunday ... what amazing *haunts!* And, I'm so glad that I got to see you and look forward to seeing you, Laura and Heather again when John and I sneak away to Atlanta for a weekend!

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  7. So fun to hear about your adventure, this California gal would have loved to be with all your Southern beauties,
    Kathysue

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  8. looks like fun! I have an obsession with clocks, so love those, and that quilt was a steal! I'm an avid quilter, and it's nothing to spend $300-500 on the materials for one quilt, alone! ps don't tell my husband hehe

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  9. Tooo much fun Kim! I love the quilt and the clocks. You crack me up. Did you really think you were going to be at a loss for words for the car ride? NOT for a second. Gosh I wish I were there!

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  10. Hate that I missed the thrifting trip! You got some great deals! It was wonderful meeting you Kim!

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  11. Great eye candy at your stops, Kim. You got some nice things, too.

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  12. Hi Kim,
    I'm so glad that you had fun and found some treasures. I had planned to go to this conference but because of our move it wasn't possible. Did you visit Suzanne's. One of the photos looked like her place.

    hugs
    Sissie

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  13. Kim I hear ya! Between blogging,my business,my home projects and life itself I hardly have any down time! WOW great treasures that you found! LOVE them all!!! Great prices too!
    xx
    Anne

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  14. Looks like you had a wonderful time, and what great shops you visited! I love your new finds, especially that pitcher!

    Kat

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  15. What fun you had.....love the quilt!!!

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  16. great finds! looks like so much fun. love the quilt. :)

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  17. Love your treasures, especially the treasure of shopping with a dear friend! Congrats on what looks like it was a wonderful time!

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  18. I love your enamelware pitcher! i had one just like it and i left it outside and it broke. ...that pitcher got me started on my craze for farmhouse pitchers....and the rest is history! looks like you guys had a great time!

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  19. Ooo, such fun, Kim!! So sorry I missed out, but I know Laura is great company! Hope I can join you next time. Thanks for sharing!
    xo Heidi

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  20. Kim, your photos are amazing and what shabby bargains you got too.

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  21. Love your finds and photos from the weekend, it was wonderful to finally meet you :)
    Debbie

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  22. Love your finds and photos from the weekend, it was wonderful to finally meet you :)
    Debbie

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  23. Kim I bet that was so much fun! I love your clocks.

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  24. What fun you and Laura must have had! That looks like some amazing thrifting.

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  25. what amazing shops wish we had them over here in Australia.My husband though is glad we dont-love deex

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  26. Wish I was there! I also wish we had something like this for bloggers in the Northeast. Most of the antique stores, flea markets, and thrift stores up here don't even know what blog is! Sure looks like you had a great time!

    Gloria

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  27. LOL, I totally forgot about you guys following the wrong cars. Well, we got lost and went to do a U-turn and suddenly realized that about 4-5 cars were following us. oops! Next year, I think we may charter a bus. Totally LOVE your clocks and quilt and pitcher. Great prices too. LOVED seeing you even though I feel I didn't get to spend any time with you at all. waagh

    Haven is on! :)

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  28. What a wonderful time, and I enjoyed all the pics:)

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  29. Looks like some fun shopping. Great finds!
    Mary Alice

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  30. Looks like you had so much fun. Great shops and great friends. The perfect trip!

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  31. One of the top pics look like revival antiques?! MY FAVORITE!

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  32. How nice you had a travel buddy...that makes things so much easier. Love your quilt and of course the pitcher. You get the best deals!

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  33. What a fun adventure Kim and I think Laura is just so sweet! Spell check doesn't like the word "tablescape" either so apparently bloggers just have their own dictionary. LOL!
    Vanessa

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  34. Great meeting you at the Southern Bloggers Conference and having brunch with you and Laura. Thanks for all your words of wisdom and encouragement!

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  35. So Cool! And a camper like that is on my Bucket List!! Too cute.

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  36. It was so great spending time with you at the conference!...Great pics of the thrifting day...and you sure did get lots of great buys!!....You could not have had a more fabulous traveling companion...Laura is wonderful!!!

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  37. Oh, my goodness!!! This is just the eye candy I needed this morning with my cup of coffee!! I need to go back for a second look. Thanks for sharing!

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  38. Hi Kim, Sounds like you had a blast....definitely my kind of weekend. I wanted to go so bad but the stars just didn't line up right but maybe next time. I love that the shops around town welcomed you all with the signs. So special! xo

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  39. Thrifting on Sunday was so much fun! I came home with a couple of treasures myself. Definitely going to drag my hubby back down to Suzanna's. It was such a pleasure to meet you Kim! I hope to see you again at Haven.

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  40. I so wish I had gone to the conference- sounds like everyone had so much fun! You got a fantastic deal on that quilt! And I would love to have that little camper,so cute & fun.

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  41. Sounds like so much fun Kim- and love your treasures!!

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  42. It looks like you have the best time! I would have loved to thrift at those places. You got some great buys to!

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  43. I wish I could have been there it looks like a great time. Love your thrifty finds

    Cynthia

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  44. so much eye candy! love the vintage clocks. i've been on a camera kick for a while. i think it's progressed to clocks now. lovely finds!

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  45. So much good stuff!!! Did you bring back a car full?

    Judy

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  46. I spy all sorts of stuff I would want to put on the roof of Laura's car and bring home. Make a note if you ever ride with her again to bring a third person whose only job it is to pay attention to who you are following.

    Bliss

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  47. Omg! I want the pair of alabaster lamps!
    Great pictures--thanks for sharing!
    Catherine

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  48. I see tons of things I would love to bring home! Sounds like a lot of fun. Some day I hope to be able to go to a blogging conference.

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  49. Oh what fabulous shops Kim! Looks like you had a lot of fun and I love what you cam home with!

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  50. Thanks for taking us along Kim! That camper is too cute!!! XO, Aimee

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  51. at your service....any time! It was a great weekend- thank you!

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  52. Ahhh what wonderful eye candy! Looks like so much fun!

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  53. Kim, Looks like Raleigh has some great shops and It sounds like you had a lot of fun.

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  54. Eye Candy! YUM. Loved the metal architectural salvage! I know you guys had so much fun, I am hearing nothing but everyone loving the conference.

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  55. WOW...what great stuff!
    I need a junkin' fix now!

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  56. LOVE that little trailer!!!!!!!

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  57. That was such a fun day! I want to go back this weekend!

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  58. Such great shops and what fun you must have had! Do you know if the shop with that light fixture (3rd pic maybe) has a web site? I love that piece! Can't wait to see what you bought! Thanks for sharing your adventure! Hugs, Leena

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