Wednesday, June 22, 2011

St. Vincent's Thrift Store and a Giveaway!

I'm finally getting around to finish my blog posts about my trip Wisconsin! Geeze, it takes me a while!

St. Vincent de Paul Thrift Store is by far my favorite thrift shop.
The prices are so reasonable and it's always full of wonderful, old things.

In addition to two blue and white checked aprons, here are my
other finds:

Vintage gloves: $.70!!!

A cookbook from 1941 compiled by Grace Church. It's FULL of fantastic recipes — and was obviously used a lot! I've made a list of the ones I want to try, and if they're winners, I'll share them with you.

Check out these great girl's books! I can't wait to read them! What adventures will Patty O'Neal have on the airways?

Perhaps she'll marry that dashing pilot! ;)

And how will Sally Scott fair in the WAVES?

These two recipe books from 1957 and 1948. Also full of recipes for yummy goodies that I plan to share with you.

Giveaway time! St. Vincent's always has a big shoebox full of vintage cards. Here are three that I am giving away: A birthday-love card, baby card, and a blank card.

To enter just leave a comment on this post. You can earn an extra entry by posting about the giveaway on your blog and leaving another comment on this post with a link. Open to international readers. Giveaway closes June 30th. Good luck!

Oh! And please leave your email if you do not have a blog through which I can contact you.


  1. I love St. Vincent's too! They do have low prices and many of my very best finds have come from there!!

    It sure looks like you struck gold Courtney-great stuff-and please do share your favorite recipes from your new cook books (chocolate cake, hint hint!) And I love the gloves-so elegant, and the novels look like fun ones to read:)

    This can be my first entry for the darling cards-and I'll post on my blog tomorrow and enter again:)

  2. You found great stuff at St. Vincents's. I never find anything like that where I live. I love those old cookbooks, they remind me of my mother's cooking.
    The cards are great. I have a blog for kids books set in WW II so these kinds of things always appeal to me.

  3. St Vincent is the best! We have several here in St Louis and I always find amazing old things there. My local St Vincent knows me by name and always gives me great deals when I go in. And yes, please do share a few recipes with us!!

  4. I mentioned it at the bottom of this post too!