Sunday, June 26, 2011

Get Thrifty {Ventura, CA}

Downtown Ventura is a great place to go thrifting! 
I'm lucky to live so close... When I was in high school and I lived more inland my friends and I would drive out to the coast to go thrifting in Ventura. 
But now I live right around the corner and it's nice to stop by when I have a few hours.
They just put in a Goodwill downtown, and I know that they are not the best place to get great deals, (sometimes their prices are marked up way too much) but I managed to get these great home decor items on the cheap:
This tiny little chest doubles as a picture frame. I think I might use it too keep spare sewing needles or ribbons.

I also found this simple lampshade at the Goodwill. I'm planning on painting it and finding a fun, funky shade.
The other thrift shops downtown are always good for finding great deals!
...Like this leather belt. All the belts at this shop are only $.95!
And at the last shop I found this fantastic throw pillow.

I didn't realize until I got home, but it was originally from World Market, and I know how pricey their toss pillows can be.

So these are the treasures I found this time at my favorite thrifting spot. It was pretty crummy weather on Saturday, so hopefully next time I'll be able to get some good photos of the downtown area and he beach.
I hope you had a wonderful weekend!


  1. Cool finds!

    I agree, downtown Ventura thrift shops are AWESOME! I couldn't believe some of the stuff I found there!

  2. Holy cow! I am rather jealous of all your cool finds! ;)

    A World Market pillow for $2.95?! Bananas!