Effie Sue's Closet

Thrifty vintage : Dress your life

Nail polish

Once upon a time my nails were always done, usually in red. The habit fell off when I was a waitress in a store with a strict “Country Fresh” dress code; flashy nails … Continue reading

February 8, 2016 · Leave a comment

Properly a doorstop

This cat is what I consider my very own folk-art item, and I marvel that he ever came to me. This is a doorstop my paternal grandmother had in her … Continue reading

June 6, 2015 · 1 Comment

Ferragamo, again

“Good grief, that’s a really expensive scarf in that bin.” It was a particularly busy moment at the resale shop, and everyone seemed to converge on the accessory bins. I … Continue reading

July 3, 2014 · 3 Comments

Salvaged linens

“Do you sew?” Beware this question. Either it means the person wants you to hem something, or they are about to give you something that you probably won’t ever use … Continue reading

July 30, 2013 · Leave a comment

Not Your Grandmother’s Goodwill

Originally posted on Goodwill Hoarding:
Before we started this blog 6 months ago, we had no idea how Goodwill Industries worked and didn’t think much of it. Once we stared…

April 5, 2013 · 1 Comment

Round up: Thrifty vintage in the news

I am one of those naughty museum and art gallery visitors who wants to touch the exhibits. It isn’t an intentional breaking of the rules, but I find that my right hand … Continue reading

February 25, 2013 · Leave a comment

Round up: Thrifty vintage in the news

Here are a few vintage, thrift, and collectible news items from the past week. I hope if you haven’t seen them, you’ll enjoy them! The comforts of home. An architecture … Continue reading

January 25, 2013 · Leave a comment