My lunchtime thrift shop is so busy that cool new things arrive daily. All of the items I found this week arrived either the day I shopped or the day before. If I were obsessive, I might have to stop by daily to make sure I don’t miss anything. But, I’m not obsessive, I’m not obsessive, I’m not obsessive. Really. I’m not.
I found a great hand-made shell mirror ($3.25) for my daughter. This will be great for a shell-themed area she is creating.
I also found two vintage brass candle sconces which are exactly like some that I inherited from my grandmother. I never wanted to paint hers, but these might see some paint one day. Or not. I might keep them so they all match. They would make quite a statement if all four hung together. These were $3.75 each.
And finally, this little girl clucked away until I picked her up. I just couldn’t leave her behind. For $1.25, it really wasn’t hard to bring her along home. She’s got a sweet little retro look to her.
During another lunchtime visit (but I’m not obsessed, remember) to the Salvation Army thrift store, I found these. A pyrex mixing bowl and two flowery plates which make me smile.
My lunchtime thrift has a sister thrift in a neighboring town. I stopped by there this week and found some Franciscan plates. Groovy, aren’t they? I’m still trying to find the pattern name for these; the backs show 104-73. Anyone know the pattern name for this retro design?
I almost missed this next item. It was on the top shelf and as I’ve mentioned before, I’m vertically challenged. When I pulled the box down to look, I was smitten with these cuties. Won’t they make an adorable addition to a tablescape?
Yard sales were a bit of a bust today. We visited two neighborhoods having community sales in two separate towns.
The gold new-in package napkins were $1 and the only thing I found after stopping at numerous sales in one community. They were what I call a desperation purchase. You know what I mean, the purchase you make when you haven’t found anything and you are desperate to have something to show for your time? Yeah, they were a desperation purchase.
The girl’s black gloves, which appear to be vintage, and the sweet little lamb cake mold were found at the other community sale. The seller’s mother-in-law had gone into assisted-living and these had been her things.
My husband has fond memories of lamb-shaped cakes his grandmother made at Easter when he was a child. This little cake pan was certainly worth every bit of the dollar I paid just to bring that sweet memory back and a smile to my husband’s face.
The six blue and white saucers were made in England by Churchill. They don’t look old and that is fine; I really like the design. When I tell you that I paid a total of 25 cents for the six of them I think you will understand why they came home with me.
I hope to join the parties at Apron Thrift Girl’s Thrift Share Monday, Flea Market Finds at Her Library Adventures, Today’s Thrifty Treasures at Southern Hospitality, Nifty Thrifty Tuesdays at Coastal Charm, Thrifty Thursday at Tales from Bloggeritaville, and Thrifty Things Friday at The Thrifty Groove.