Smart ladies love thrifting, creepy dolls and other finds


Even when the weather is warm and sunny, I would rather be in an air conditioned box AKA thrift store sorting through stinky old records and piles of horror-inducing baby dolls than drinking lemonade on my porch (there are too many bugs out there). Here is a sampling of the wonders I have found in the past few months. I post things on my Instagram but many of these photos I’ve been saving especially for you all!

Creepy Dolls

Holy shit, there are a lot of these at the thrifts.

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Buster Brown’s eyes look like they were drawn on with white out.

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Speaking of fucked up eyes…

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I think the bathtub one is my favorite.

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Why does this child have a mustache?

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A whole box of rando doll parts! Just what I always wanted!

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The one with the glasses is oddly adorable.


Mug Shots

This section is for my husband, who thinks he should have a tumblr dedicated to thrift store mugs called Mug Shots. Sadly, that name is already taken but it doesn’t stop him from bringing it up every time we go thrifting.

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You’re reading that right: the root beer mug was marked $100.

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I appreciate the 70s-ness of this gem.

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Is this to put dentures in because I certainly wouldn’t drink coffee from it.

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I think this is a cultural stereotype I do not understand even though I am 25% Norwegian.

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Fuckin’ A.


Sometimes I just don’t even know.

Private Lives

Katie and I both had eyes for this weird poster.

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I had no idea there were Grey’s scrubs and now I feel gross even knowing that information. Can we talk about how shitty One for the Money was?

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Jekyll and Hyde was a gothic-themed restaurant in Manhattan that looked just like this mug. There were animatronic props, according to the Wikipedia page so I probably would have hated it due to my fear of talking animals.

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I’m not sure why I didn’t buy this.

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I mean, I am obsessed with my cat, but not this obsessed with her.

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I think about this all the time. Why AREN’T I rich?

Stuff I Regret Not Buying

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These didn’t have price tags on them and I am thankful because I pretend they are $10,000 to keep me from crying myself to sleep every night.

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I really don’t need any more strange lady paintings (I have four) but they remind me of Emily Henderson and The Brick House and make me happy. She was under $5! {{SOBS!}}

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I’m sure these cost more than I wanted to spend but they’re so pretty.

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I almost bought this but I don’t have a screen door and therefore have no reason to prop open my front door.

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I have 25 plates that are just sitting in my dining room cabinet but what’s one more, especially a cute literary plate?

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I don’t even use my new blowdryer but that didn’t stop me from coveting this cute vintage one!

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I am SO sad about this plaque. It would look so cute in my office even though I work in HR and not a library.

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Lambchop is the effing coolest puppet ever.

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I thought about getting this and stamping contracts with “Peanut B. Fudge” instead of “Received” but then I realized I don’t use that stamp either.

Thrifting lamp

This was a WTF until yesterday when I suddenly became depressed that I didn’t buy this $45 yellow potato face lamp.

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