I’ve decided to start numbering my thrift stories. This will stop me from having to mention frequent stores over and over, and allow me to get right to the fun!
First, this week’s list:
Today was another 50% off day, so the place was hoppin’.
I’m imagining someone having great visions of their cereal meticulously organized, but then realizing that all these containers are the wrong size for the pantry.
Everyone needs a commemorative plate from the Beaty-Orton House in Jaspter, Texas.
I thought this vintage style Frosted Flakes bowl was pretty cute.
Husbandman wanted me to look for a trifle dish. They only had these wee little personal sized ones though.
I got excited for a second because I thought this was another vintage glass insulator. But it’s just a jar.
I had to talk myself back from picking this up. I have a salad spinner already, but this one is much fancier.
I find these self evident signs amusing. Just in case I have guests who mistake my kitchen for the bathroom.
I’ve been noticing more and more new or nearly new coffee makers, Keurigs, and other fancy coffee machines showing up at thrift stores. Husbandman and I recently switched from our percolator over to a french press; it’s easy to use and easy to clean, and doesn’t take up as much space. In contrast, our percolator was impossible to clean properly because I couldn’t reach into it to wash out the tank, needed disposable water filters, and took up 10″ x 10″ in counter space. Hmm… maybe that’s why I’m seeing more of these here.
I wish I could have gotten a better shot of this, but it was in the changeroom hall. It’s by “R. Allen” and makes me think of my old Barbie Dreamhouse.
This poster from a Paul Kwilecki show was really interesting, but I decided to leave it.
Yes, yes, I know; I’m not shopping for furniture. But I always have to look.
I like this midcentury take on modern country. I particularly appreciate the “tooled leather” seats.
Someday I’m going to do an entire post dedicated to the random chair.
Old sewing machines are super fun to look at, as they always have a lot of beautiful, interesting details (like the art nouveau paint here). Unfortunately, they’re not useful anymore and take up a ton of space.
Don’t fear the upholstered furniture. It’s more scared of you than you are of it.
This would be an excellent set for someone who has a mid-sized living room and needed it filled right now. The couch is $300 and the chair with ottoman is $150. On 50% off day, that’s $225 for your living room done.
I’m trying to figure out where one would put this fainting couch. In a reading nook? At the top of the stairs?
I’m really happy for whoever bought this vintage armoire. I wish I could see what it will look like when it’s been restored.
This white metal bed has been there for a while. It’d be a great project for someone willing to put on a ventilator, strip all the paint off, and buff the metal. As it is though, I’d be concerned about the lead content of the paint (I’m old enough to remember when the “chippy-paint” look could cause health problems).
So what did I bring home today?
Even though I didn’t find anything on my list, I did bring home three things.
A summer shirt for me (purple is my favorite color):
A very funny shirt for eldest daughter, who finds it humorous (and fitting).
New slip-ons for the boy. His Crocs were toast and he needed another pair of shoes that he could slip on and go. As you can see, never worn.
That was thrift no. 3! I hope you had fun shopping with me!