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My mom and I thought it would be fun to hit some thrift stores while we were together for my Grandfather’s funeral. Why not make a sad trip somewhat enjoyable? We knew where a few were, but we found some unexpected ones as well. We found some great stuff… Here is the first Goodwill in all it’s glory. Those white letters against the blue background get my heart going…
I spotted this mirrored lamp for $7.25 and grabbed it immediately. I’m always paranoid in places like this that people are going to come over my shoulder and snatch something I’m admiring. You would not believe the ridiculous lengths I have gone to in order to prevent that!
This blue & white linen tea towel was $1.50. It still has the original vintage sticker on it!
This is not a repeat picture. I actually found a second convex mirror that was almost exactly like the one I found 2 weeks ago. This one was a little bit smaller, but for $1.99 I couldn’t pass it up.
And who would put this lovely thing in a thrift store? This cloche was $4.25…it was another purchase I grabbed right away.
Aren’t these ceramic birds sweet? They were $3.25 each, which I thought was a little high, but I really liked them. I think they’ll look so pretty painted white with a antiqued finish. This alarm clock with a nickel finish was $2.00. I’m thinking I’ll put a new face on it like Jacey from Ones Man’s Trash is My Treasure.
This little sugar bowl is pretty tarnished, but I love the shape. It reminds me of a little trophy and it was only $.99. The wire chicken and wooden eggs were $4.95. I’m planning to spray the chicken a funky color to
de-country it and then hand paint the eggs. The tissue box is metal and actually still has the Home Goods sticker on it. I’m not a fan of the current design, so I’m going to spray it. I think it was $5.00.
This is a hand painted document ring that was $1.50. Not sure what I’ll do with it, yet, but it’s a cool little piece.
This jewelry box is made out of a heavy resin and was about $7.00. I’m planning to paint it either white or oil rubbed bronze. We’ll see what I feel like the day I work on it.
These candles (new in the wrapper) were $.68 each. Great deal, so I bought six. In addition, I bought a wood tray for $6.00 (you can see it on top of the dresser below), brand new navy blue drum shade, and a nice wooden silver chest for $5.00. Hmmm…why isn’t it in this picture? I wonder where I put it. I also got a free bag of wine corks. I have a plan for those up my sleeve, so stay tuned!
And here is the find of the day – this antique dresser was only $15.25! It has dovetailed drawers and is in great condition. It needs new knobs and a paint job, but this dresser is going to be gorgeous when it’s done.
What are some great treasures you’ve found lately? Don’t make me too jealous…if you found Bakelite in the trash you’d better not mention it to me. (see “These are a few of my favorite things” post and you’ll understand my violent tendencies about Bakelite.
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