When I opened up my computer to blog on Friday, imagine my surprise when I saw that Hanna beat me to it. What a sneaky sister! So I think I've given her post enough time in the spotlight so now I can share with you what I found during my fun filled weekend in Astoria.
I left early on Friday morning and started my 4 hour drive to Hanna's house. I did stop both on the way there and on the way home to do a little out of town thrifting but I will save those finds for next time. This post is all about what two Thrifter Sisters find when they are together!
As Hanna mentioned, when I was almost to her house I saw that the Yankee Trader antique store was FINALLY open. I say finally because in the four years that I have been visiting Hanna in Astoria, it has never been opened when I was there. This is going to be huge for me to say considering I've been to some pretty great antique stores, but this is my absolute favorite one hands down. Like, when Hanna & Matt move out of Astoria, I will still drive there just to visit this store. Each booth is decorated in it's own color scheme and theme. Every single thing is vintage. No "new but made to look old" at all. The coolest thing is that it is all owned by one wonderful lady who takes great pride in her displays. So much so that she closes down her store from December to May to completely redo the whole thing. It's a huge store too! Plus, she is also really crafty. She makes the cutest whimsical creations out of vintage materials kind of but not exactly Magpie Ethel-ish but on a much larger scale. If you ever get the change to visit this store, you won't be disappointed!
There was a huge stack of these ice cream containers but I only bought three. I think I am going to have Hanna pick me up a couple more before she comes to visit next time. I heard some rearranging going on in one of the booths and found Sister pulling this turquoise bridge tray out of a stack of dishes. After looking it over, it only took a split second for us to realize I needed to buy it.
We tend to get a little wild when we are crafting or playing games while enjoying delicious cocktails. This tray should save my furniture.
I spotted the Rainbow Stripe 403 but walked by it because Hanna has forbidden me to buy any Pyrex until after Christmas. She assured me that she hadn't bought this for me. Yay! Only need the 402 to complete the set. I love the red leaf pattern on this vegetable bowl. I have the same bowl with the blue leaf pattern. The weird thing is that this bowl is marked Fire King while my other bowl as well as all of the plates I have in the same pattern are marked Pyrex. Who cares! I love both Pyrex and Fire King.
Want to see what I bought that still make me absolutely giddy?
Hanna twisted my arm into buying these sweet pink snowflake glasses (HA!). I normally don't buy full sets but I figured that I can use these just during the holidays and in the winter time then pack them away.
Since Hanna only has one Goodwill that she visits sometimes twice a day (she has a problem, I know) we race each other to find treasures. It's a sick competition. I have decided that I really like vintage Christmas tins so I think I am going to start hoarding them. The bulbs and garland are for wreaths. I am going to try a tinsel garland and bulb one this year.
We both almost walked right by this Shiny Brite red mercury glass garland. It's a good thing I spotted the label otherwise someone else may have found it. Can't have that, can we?
Pretty fun haul, huh? I had the best time thrifting with Hanna. I just wish we had more time together to do it. Friday is Plucky Maidens and I will be there. Keeping my fingers crossed that Hanna makes it to meet me.
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