I've been getting into thrift shopping a lot the last six months or so. My parents raised me with thrift shopping all the time, and I always hated it! as an adult I haven't really been bitten by the thrifting bug, until about six months ago when I really wanted to redecorate our apartment but we didn't have the budget to do it. Over the last six months, I've been refining my technique and narrowing down what I'm really looking for. I love keeping my eyes peeled for nice brands of clothing (express, banana republic, etc. for me - Gymboree and baby gap for Natalie), anything I like that has no stains, rips, tears or signs of wear that I like comes home with me pretty much. I discovered recently (after my maternity leave started) that we don't have a whole lot in the way of kitchen goods. It's very slim pickings when it comes to making dinner. My love of vintage dishware is definitely getting a work out - it's pretty much impossible to find Pyrex at the thrift store, but there are lots of other crazy awesome goodies to be found. On one of my recent trips I found these amazing glasses! I wish I had bought all the many styles they had, but I ended up just getting these two sets. Live and learn, huh? The two sets I found are not true Dorothy Thorpe glasses, they don't have any marks on them and the bands are less than an inch in width. While Thorpe made some of her glasses with thinner or thicker bands than an inch, it was significantly less common. Still, they're pretty cool glasses and both are being gifted to good homes to holiday season - and as an added bonus they were featured on mad men so they're stylishly popular and trendy!
And who doesn't want to drink something wonderfully alcoholic out of a glass you can imagine the womanizing Don Draper to have held?