Out of Jail Thrift Store Hauls
Anyone following my blog lately knows I’ve been laid up this summer recovering from broken bones, so I haven’t been out at all, much less visited yard sales, estate sales, or thrift stores. My doctor released me to do anything I wanted provided I didn’t overdo because one bone still needs healing. So I’m OUT OF JAIL! FINALLY! Anyone who thinks sitting in a chair 24/7 is fun….huh…you just try it. Not fun!
I have 3 favorite thrift stores in town, so I went to all of those in the last couple of weeks. The Foundry Superthrift in Midfield, The Salvation Army in Hoover, and Lovelady’s in Irondale…for those followers who are local. I have a very favorite Salvation Army over near Booneville, Mississippi when hubby and I are camping nearby.
When I’m thrifting or yard saling, I’m looking for smalls that I can resell online and ship easily. Furniture? Nah, I don’t buy it unless it’s an irresistible deal. Just need to resist the irresistible since I don’t have a booth! I’m running over with furniture at home. Maybe I SHOULD consider a small booth in the future! Many projects wait in the wings. In fact, You DO want a tour of my basement, don’t you???
I love these Vintage Office wooden in/out trays. This one has a sticker for Globe-Wernicke, the maker of high quality furniture and office supplies. It’s available right now in my Etsy shop.
Here is a vintage vanity tray that was incredibly dirty. All it needed was a good cleaning, and it’s already sold!
I will be giving the napkin holder a paint makeover when I decide what color. In the meantime, I hope you recognize the Beatles! I bought these a while back from Kimmy at “Scrambled Pegs” on Etsy. She can paint anything you want on a wooden peg. https://www.etsy.com/shop/scrambledpegs/ Read all about my “Hottest Yard Sale Buy” to hear my Beatles’ story.
Here is a darling cross stitch picture in my shop right now. I find that these sell for me, especially if they’re cute and colorful. All it needed was a new brown paper backing, which was an easy fix. I saw several nice cross stitch pictures at the thrift store, but they were a bit pricey. This wasn’t priced at all. I took it to check-out & told the cashier I would buy it if he gave me a good price….50 cents! An unbeatable buy!
This was the week for finding picture frames. I usually combine several vintage gold frames in a lot to sell. These are in my Etsy shop now.
I found the larger double frame at the 2nd thrift store visit. I don’t see these very often, and I’ve never sold one, so hopefully it will go easily with the smaller ones.
This next piece is an interesting item. I grabbed it because it was silverplate and looked unusual. I figured it as a condiment server of some kind. With a little research, I found out what it is. Does anyone recognize it before I tell all?
Awww, I’m going to tell you anyway….it is a Victorian Pickle Castor. The tongs would have hooked onto the side piece. Unfortunately, the glass jars to hold the pickles are missing. I may have a hard time selling this unless I run across duplicates, or someone catches my vision of using it for something else. It is marked “EG Webster & Bro.”
The last store visited is a favorite. I picked up these lovely finds~
This is not vintage, but I always grab these when I see them. They sell well for me, and this will be even prettier when given a makeover with white paint. Looks like wood, but made of heavy plastic.
I’ll probably try selling these as a pair since they are complementary. They meet the criteria…cute and the price was right at around $2/each. I’m not crazy about the frame color. I might paint them white if these don’t go as is.
A primitive rustic recipe box, in my Etsy shop now~
Vintage Bacon Press is cast iron~
Lastly a vintage suitcase. It was really the interior that sold me on this…so clean! I think I might paint the exterior, and possibly decoupage it. What do you think?
All in all some good thrift store hauls…my OUT OF JAIL thrift store hauls! So glad to be out!
What do you think? What about the vintage suitcase treatment?
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