Something really strange happened to me on Friday. I didn't go to one single sale. Believe me when I say that I wanted to. There just weren't any that sounded worth my time or gas. Plus, I had hit that incredible estate sale on Thursday so I definitely found fulfillment there. So what did I do? Hit up the thrift stores and let me tell you, I am so happy I did!
Have you ever left the thrift store in a daze, not believing what you just found? That happened to me not once but twice on Friday. The crazy thing is that it wasn't even Pyrex that had my head spinning. Ready to see what the fuss is all about?
I found this set of Vitrock shakers on the end cap aisle at Goodwill. I seriously thought I was hallucinating when I spotted them. Who donates this kind of vintage goodness? Especially when they can go for a crazy amount of money online? The crazy thing is that they were priced for $6.99 for the set so whoever priced them knew they were something special. I guess they just didn't think they were special enough for the display case where they keep the fake Coach & Louis Vuitton bags.
I can't even begin to tell you just how fast I moved across the store when I spotted this at SVDP. This is the smallest Fire King Red Dots Splash Proof Bowl. This also just so happens to be one of the two bowls that I needed to complete the set. Want to hear the best part? It had a green tag on it. Can you guess what the 50% off color was last week? GREEN!! So for $9.99 this came home with me and joined it's friends.
I should not be surprised at my luck at the thrifts on Friday. After all, I got some amazing things at the Thursday estate sale. Want to see a couple more pieces of vintage goodness?
The sale consisted of a two story 122 year old farmhouse, a garage, and three out buildings. There was stuff spread out everywhere. I spotted these Aunt Jemima & Uncle Mose shakers in the photos on Craigslist and was extremely shocked when my husband came up to me with them in his hand. Evidently they were on a high shelf in one of the out buildings. There was really no rhyme or reason as to where they put stuff. He was super lucky, I think! These are actually plastic and were promotional pieces from 1951 that you got when you sent in a box top from Aunt Jemima Pancake Mix along with 25 cents.
Vintage linens are one thing that I never have to battle for at estate sales. I'm pretty sure that I am one of the lone collectors in the area. Why else would this amazing 54 x 72 Wilendur Lobster tablecloth still be there 30 minutes after the sale opened? There was so much stuff, that I didn't even see this in the pictures online. Otherwise you can bet I would have been on a frantic search for it once the doors opened. Evidently this is a pretty rare item. My husband asked if I was going to sell it. After asking him if he was #@#%&$ crazy, he figured out that the answer was no. Smart guy.
On the way to pick up dinner for Pizza Saturday, Maddie and I ran into our favorite antique mall and picked up another blow mold for our ever growing vintage Halloween collection. Stay tuned for pictures of our decorations!
All in all, not a bad week! There is still lots more to show but I will save it for another post (or three).
Linking up with:
Sir Thrift-A-Lot's Thriftosaurus Thrift Haul
Apron Thrift Girl's Thrift Share Monday
It's A Very Cherry World's Rednesday
The Nifty Thrifty
Until next time...