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Sunday, March 25, 2012

My New $1.99 Spring Jeans


The other day I was out for the afternoon doing one of my favorite things.  I was thrift store shopping.  When you go to these stores, as we all know, you have to have an open mind.  You rarely find exactly what you're looking for, but instead you find all sorts of things that you could (maybe) use, but sometimes they need a little tweaking, or you just want to put your mark on them.  Well I was in the dressing room trying on jeans when over the loud speaker came this, "Everything with a green tag is 50% off today". 




 It just happened that the pair of jeans that I was trying on had a green tag.  
They were a little bit too long and marked 
at 3.99.  Well, for 1.99 I figured 
I could use them as a project 
and maybe come up with a feminine pair 
of jeans to wear on a day 
that I felt just a little bit more 
like having fun. 


Big decision, what buttons to use?

 So with the help of a few buttons, some cotton lace and a couple iron-on appliqués this is my pair of 1.99 spring jeans.





I think they will be fun to wear to 
an afternoon barbecue with a pair of Keds 
or flip flops 
and a cute tee shirt.  
What do you think?

Have fun thirfting . . . I sure did!

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36 comments:

  1. Connie- Those are really, really cute! I hope you show us them when you are all dressed to go someplace. Great idea! xo Diana

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    1. Thanks Diana, I think they will be fun for spring and summer. Connie :)

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    1. I'm so glad that you dropped in for a visit, and thank you. I just think they will be a little more feminine for those days when you want the comfort of jeans, but also want to feel "girly". Is that a word?

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    1. Esperanza, I'm so happy that you stopped in for a visit. Thank you for the sweet comment. Connie:)

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  4. Hi Connie, I'm so happy that you found my blog bc I now have the pleasure to have found yours! This is seriously fun, your blog is an absolute feast for the eyes, I can spend hours here and the fun never subsides! Thank you so much for following me and you can bet i'm following you and looking forward to your posts and your amazing art! BTW, love what u did with the jeans, now I wan to run to the thrift store and see what I can find as well! Hugs and have a super creative week.

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    1. Hi Jade, Thanks for the visit and for the lovely comments about my blog. Your art is delightful and talk about fun I love your "Whimsical Winged Girls". Plus, any girl that loves red shoes is okay with me. This week I'm out of state, visiting with my daughter and granddaughters. It's the week of spring break so it's a fun time to be a grandma, we are going on adventures each and everyday. I'm so worn out by the end of each day that even though I'm sleeping in a different bed than my own I'm dead the minute my head hits the pillow. I guess that's why we have children in your early adult years. Well, I'm sitting in the public library using their computer while the girls are picking out books for me to read. So, have a great week, your new blogging friend, Connie

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  5. Not bad for $1.99....Your lace jeans are adorable. What a pretty way to make them your own. I just love, love, love thrift stores. So many treasures can be found. Great job on the jeans Connie. Wishing you a wonderful day.

    Hugs and Kisses,
    ♥Ana

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    1. What a sweet note, you made my day! Connie :)

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  6. very stylish! and your shower was just delightful...very adorable scare crow!
    Lezlee

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    1. Hi, I'm so glad that you found my blog. The scarecrow was fun for the baby shower. After the shower I took the ball out from under her shirt and replaced the straw hat with a cowboy hat. We have an outdoor barbecue kitchen with a western cowboy theme, so she fit in as a cowgirl for the rest of the summer. I love your corrugated cardboard bunnies. What a delightful idea. A few years ago I purchased a huge roll of corrugated cardboard (so big I had to get someone to help me load it in the car) for $4 at a yard sale, so I'm always looking for cute ideas with this paper. Thanks for visiting and do come back. My welcome mat is always out. Your newest follower, Connie :)

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  7. Fun post and I love thrift shopping too...cleaver jean idea! Thanks for dropping by my blog!
    Enjoy...Lenae

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    1. Lenae May, It's so nice to have a visit from you. It's Thursday evening and I just got home from a four day visit with by daughter and granddaughters in Oregon. Did some great thrift store shopping while I was there. I'll be posting my treasures in a few days so be sure and come back. I love secondhand stores. People toss out some pretty cool stuff. Love your blog and your delightful fairies! Thanks for the visit, Connie :)

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  8. you made those jeans look adorable! i always look forward to what you have to share with us. have a great day, lisa

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    1. Thank you Lisa . . . you are such a sweetheart. Connie :)

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    1. Mrs. B. Thanks for the visit and I'm glad you like them. Do come again. Connie :)

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  10. Wow Connie! Those jeans have gone from thrift to designer in the blink of an eye. Well done!
    Many thanks for your visit and kind remarks. The blue and white dish was my mum's, I have another smaller one. They are a little cracked, but great for planting bulbs in. Have a great weekend, love Linda x

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    1. Linda, Thanks for the sweet visit. I'm glad you like the jeans.

      As for your Mom's dishes, I think that it is especially wonderful that when beautiful dishes get cracked or chipped they also get re-purposed as planters, art supply holders, mosaic tiles and all other things that creative minds imagine. Love your blog! Connie :)

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  11. Hi Connie, I love to get comments and especially lovely ones, such as yours!! You did a number on those jeans....really creative and for so little...that takes a certain eye, which you have! Have a wonderful weekend and enjoy Spring, N.xo

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    1. Nella, glad you like the jeans . . . very simple, very cheap project. I think they will be fun as soon as our weather gets warm enough to not require a coat.
      I'm still thinking about the beautiful potholders that your Mom crocheted. You just can not find lovely detail like that anymore. I'm sure you count them among your treasures.
      Thanks for the sweet visit. Connie :)

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  12. HI Connie, I too love thrift store shopping. It is wonderful especially when you find wonderful things that are just perfect for you. Yay!
    Blessings,
    Debbie

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    1. Debbie, I just got back from a trip to Bend, Or. I'll be posting some of my great thrift store finds after my current post of a back-road adventure on my way down there. Have a great weekend and thanks for the visit, Connie :)

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  13. LUV them! Thrift shopping is one of my favorite things to do.

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    1. I'm so glad you like my jeans . . . you find the best things at thrift shops. I also feel like I'm doing more to help the environment when I shop secondhand. A good pair of jeans from the thrift store already have that wore in and comfortable softness that only comes from many washings. Thanks for the sweet visit, come again, I love company. Connie :)

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  14. love your play with spring jeans!!!
    good morning to your being!

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  15. Hi Rachel, I'm so glad you stopped in and brought a little sunshine to my site. What a sweetie! Have a warm and cheery day, Connie :)

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  16. Your blue jeans turned out super cute!!!

    Dee

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    1. Thanks so much . . . they were fun to make, easy and fast, too.
      Connie :)

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  17. What a great idea, loved it!! They turned out so cute. (o:

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    1. Thanks Sandy, just a simple little change and a few little stitches on the sewing machine. I think they will be fun with a pink or white tee and a pair of keds or sandals. Connie :)

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  18. Aren't you clever! I love going to thrift stores and garage sales. It's almost garage sale weather here and I can't wait!!!

    Happy Easter!

    Hugs,
    Kay

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    1. Shopped my first garage sale of the year Saturday. I got a beauty rose pattern hat box (good for storage) a pretty white metal box (also storage in my studio) and the cutest little wooden cabinet where I'm now storing my paper tags. All this for $5 not bad. Wish you lived closer, I'd love having a garage sale buddy. Connie :)

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  19. Hi Connie, just had a look at some of your old posts,I love what you did with these jeans Iv got some that Im going to add a bit of lace and buttons too, oh I cannot wait to have em looking all girly,thanks for sharing. Love Jill xx

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    1. Hi Jill, thanks for the sweet comment on my old post "$1.99 jeans". I actually wore them for the first time today. Have a great week, Connie :)

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