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.