Saturday, February 13, 2016

Thrift and antique store roundup

It's hard to keep up a thrifting blog when you just aren't finding anything. Thrift stores have been devoid of treasure. And this time of year it seems like more dealers are moving out of antique stores than moving in, so the finds have been few and far between. But yesterday, hubs and I finally found a few treasures.

I added this vintage glass to my collection for 40 cents from a thrift store that used to be a sweet spot for thrift goodness. But it was the only thing I went home with other than some Shirley Temple videos for my mom. This thrift now puts everything I collect in its collectibles section, and asks a few dollars more than I'd expect to see at an antique store.

Then I have a moment in an antique store where I buy something I don't really need, because it's cheap (or at least cheap for around here, that is). This Spring Blossom bowl was in good shape and for $5.75, it came home with me.

The only new addition from this picture here is the burgundy/maroon pie plate (the lime happened to be in the dish drainer, so I thought I'd include it for something of a color reference). I think this burgundy color is uncommon. It's not the in the greatest shape, and it wasn't exactly cheap, but I thought I'd regret it if I passed it up. It was 12 dollars.

More Gemco go-alongs for my Snowflake Blue collection. From a half-off booth, 6 dollars for the set.

And finally, a few flea market treasure from a few weeks ago.

I'm always excited to add Riviera pieces to my very slow-growing collection. Even more excited when they were in great shape and just a few dollars for the set.

I paid a bit more for the green handled utensils and whatnots, the beginning of a new collection of green that I probably shouldn't have started. I think I was under the influence of having fallen in love with a green handled utensil/enamelware/jadeite display I'd seen in an antique store before, but all the pieces were priced higher than I could ever see myself paying. So when I saw these guys at the flea market for quite a bit less I went a bit overboard, lol!

Other than some lids, that's all I've bought so far this year. I'm sad that it isn't as fun or fruitful to go thrift/junk/antique shopping these days, but on the other hand, I've been clearing things out and parting with piled-up stuff I probably shouldn't have bought in the first place, and it's nice to be making some space.

That, or I'm just making room for this years junk - which is probably closer to the truth, lol!

Hope you're finding thrifty treats and treasures!

Happy Thrifting!

1 comment:

  1. It's the same way here where I live. Not a lot of vintage in the antique malls anymore. So many dealers are going for the painted furniture/new but made to look old look. I can't wait for the estate and garage sales to start!

    That burgundy pie plate was a great find!!

    Happy Sunday~