Wednesday, July 27, 2005

thrifting on the east side

this afternoon i stopped in at a thrift store i've been eyeing for a couple of years now but have never been to. it's a bit out of the way and in a sketchy neighbourhood but i decided to give it a shot. i am quite happy with what i scored for a mere $4.50!
thrifted

i am in love with these red slingback flats! not only are they in perfect condition (the soles look like they haven't even been worn) but they are straight from the 80's! the label is proof...they're from a long-gone shoestore chain called "aggies"! (i have fond memories of shopping there for the pointiest shoe i could find as a teen in the 80's.)

i also picked up some lovely vintage yarn that just looked so ice-creamy together i felt inspired to make something cheery and bright. some of this yarn has the original label with an old 25-cent price tag from "eatons" (another now-defunct canadian store). and i don't know if you can read the label in that picture, but it says 100% unknown fibres! hahaha i love that! does that mean that they aren't sure but there could be some cashmere in there?? actually, it probably means it's terribly flammable and i probably shouldn't use it to knit up a pair of oven mitts.

7 comments:

robin said...

love the slingbacks. i think they would look great on paul with his new pink hat!

dk said...

total score!!! I love those colors!

the knitrider said...

baahaha! mystery yarn. i think there is a bleach test you can do to find out if its wool or not. the thrift stores out there rock! i think there is a ripping out disease going around, so lets be more careful from now on! i also read lots of ripping stories yesterday. love those shoes!

tania said...

haha!
oh aggies,
makes me think of the cloverdale mall...
;)
good haul!

Carla said...

"100% unknown fibres"
That's hilarious!

Hanna said...

Nice thrifting you've done! The shoes and the yarn looks great together, love the label too - fun!

Lizy said...

Very beautiful colours..Your shoes look wonderful.