What happens when you’re a little dry, a little blue, and a little bored? And you got lots of stuff to do, but don’t want to do it? And you need some inspiration and a little change of scene?? And your hubby is having surgery in a few days, and you better get out now while you can? You head to the thrift store!! Or at least I do anyway. Trekking to the thrift store just about cures all ills. Junkers, am I right?
Incredible Thrift Store Haul~
I’m so glad I got a good day for once. Too many times I go out empty-handed.
Off to the newest Salvation Army in town. Ordinarily I find them a little pricey, but heck, you gotta do what you gotta do. Thrift store prices are not garage sale prices….unfortunately.
Today I found a bunch of good stuff, and I’m thrilled.
Can you believe this gorgeous frame was only $2.99?? I think I will paint it, but it is lovely as is.
A beautiful wall mirror in another ornate frame. Only $1.99. (Hmm, maybe Salvation Army is not so bad after all.) I will probably market it as a tray also. It could be used as a perfume or jewelry tray.
Recipe box, $2.99, marked “Kamenstein” on the bottom, is a company making higher end kitchen products.
I sold one very similar to this before Christmas. I probably will not paint it as it looks so nice…plain, but nice.
In general, recipe boxes sell well for me, so I always look for them. Available now.
These tin wall tiles were only 99¢ each, a deal I couldn’t pass up. Not old, but vintage style. Marked “Hosley” on the back, they can be hung straight or diagonally. I will definitely be painting these.
A drawer divider, really nice quality, lined with a rubbery material. Only $1.99! This caught my husband’s eye. He wants to use it to continue his bathroom drawer reorganization, and I’m saying “Hallelujah.”
And right across the highway is another favorite thrift store…Jimmy Hale Mission Possible….
I buy expanding wall racks ($1.99)…sometimes…when the mood strikes. They can take a while to sell because there are so many on Etsy. But I must say I’ve sold all the ones I’ve ever had. Just price competitively, and make sure you have good photos.
This guy was kinda pricey ($5.99), but I need Halloween decor. Before I started blogging, I sold off all my vintage ceramic pieces.
I also buy these rattan trivets (59¢ ea.) when I see them. People buy these for some reason…maybe as wall decor? I usually sell them in groupings.
I hope I don’t step on anyone’s toes when I say this, but these have got to be the ultimate in
tacky vintage home decor! (99¢ each) I really thought long and hard before buying them, but people do like ornate, and they are vintage. I think I’m going to paint them too. Agree or not?
I’ve never tried these before, and I rarely see them, so it will be an experiment to see if they sell in my Etsy shop….vintagesouthernpicks.etsy.com
Thanks for sticking with me to see all of the incredible thrift store haul. Don’t forget, your opinion on whether I should paint the plug and light fixture plates.
Until next time,