Thursday, September 4, 2008

This Weeks Thrift Store Finds

I found some great items this week at thrift stores and antique shops. These buys are some of the best I have yet to find. If you haven't been to a thrift or antique store in a while you should make a run for it. They have awesome things and it's always at a great price. Here's what I found this week (and the week isn't even over)!

I found this sweet little vintage brass lamp at a Goodwill store. The leaf design of the base and the shape of the milk glass shade give the impression of a ready to pick flower. I got this for $2 and it works! It still has it's original wiring, but I will probably have it rewired so I don't have to worry about burning the house down when it's on. :)

In one of my older post titled "My Wish List" you may have remembered seeing the tall milk glass compote with the tear drop pattern. Well, guess what? No, I didn't buy it online. I found it along with the smaller lace edge milk glass bowl at another Goodwill store. I was in total shock when I walked through the door and they were the first things I laid eyes on. I paid $3 for the larger one and $2 for the smaller one. What a deal, only $5 for the both of them!

I found this awesome milk glass bubble bowl at a local antique store. Along with this, I also bought a smaller lace edge bowl similar to the one shown above this bowl. This bowl cost me only $1, that's right, $1! I know, I know. I'm on a roll. But look below!

Isn't this awesome?!?!? I had seen this at a Salvation Army about a week ago and it was priced at $100. Since I am shopping on a budget I decided that was more than I wanted to spend I went the other way. Well, you can imagine how shocked I was when I returned yesterday to find it marked down to $40. I couldn't leave it and I didn't! While it is beautiful like it is, I'm going to put a fresh coat of paint on it to brighten it up. I'm also going to add glass knobs and pulls to give it sweet cottage feel. I will post pics as soon as it is complete.

This is the coolest rocking chair in the whole world! This is a vintage bentwood rocker. I don't know a lot about the maker it just says "Made in Poland". Now, lets play guess the price. Lol! Was your guess $50 or even $100? Too high! My mom bought this for me and she paid only $15 for it the same Salvation Army where we purchased the dresser.

By now you should be itching with excitement about going thrift shopping. So run, don't walk, to your local thrift store and show me your finds!