Saturday, March 29, 2014

Restoration Lane

It's been a while, I know.  What can I say :)  

I found this Mid Century Lane Desk today.

For $20.00.  And he threw this in.

For Free.
Yeah, I know.  It was a very good day, which included some other equally amazing finds.

But back to the desk, it's a little beat up so I am going to attempt my first restoration job.  If you've got any tips let me know.  I'll be sure to post pictures of the after - I think this desk should clean up to something pretty spectacular.

And here's a big favor, if you know which line this desk is part of please share.   I have gone down the rabbit hole of the internet searching for this bad boy - trying to get a glimpse of what the desk might look like when it's supposed to look like what it looks like.   Based on the serial number I know it's from 1958.  That's all I got.

Do you have a catalog from 1958?  A matching piece?  I would love any suggestions of where else to look.  I'll be back soon with some of my favorite finds of the weekend, and hopefully some excellent after pic.  

Happy Hunting!

Friday, January 24, 2014

What I found: Jan. 24

Even with all my griping about thrift stores, there is still many a treasure to be found.   Below are the items I brought home this week.

My obsession with Mid Century portraits continues.   I call her Margot.

Brass animals, I can't quit you.

How amazing is this lucite and brass desk organizer?!

Almost amazing as this Sterling mid century candle holder.

I love this Dansk salt shaker and pepper mill.   I also brought home another larger somewhat matchy Dansk pepper mill that were planning on keeping to replace one that isn't so pretty.

His and Hers record album sorter

I love a good thermos and both of these are clean as a whistle.

 This is a gorgeous ice bucket, ready to party.

I'll be adding this beauty to my growing milk glass collection.  I've never seen a piece quite like it.

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Thursday, January 23, 2014

Thrift Store Gripes

Just popping in to air some grievances.

Salvation Army:
$2.50 for a children's book!?
$3.99 for a small milk glass bud vase!?
$24.99 for 1 brass horse head bookend!?

Why must you use black sharpie to price your items, directly on the items.   WHY????

Random mega church thrift store:
Printing out what an items is listed for on Ebay, then offering your item for 25% less does not improve your chances of me purchasing that item.

Random family run thrift store not associated with any charity:
Looking up individual record albums on Ebay as a pricing guide, at the cash register, during check out makes my head actually want to spin off.

In spite of all the above I had some decent finds this week...I'll be back tomorrow to share my loot.