My adventures in thrifting have been disappointing lately. Rain and family events have prevented most weekend yard sales attendance, my illness kept me housebound for a couple of weeks, and times I've been out since have been lackluster, to say the least. I've picked up a couple of books for resale and a few for us to read, a tee shirt or two and that's about it. Some scores from earlier in the summer, though, are this:
a nice plaid vintage table cloth for $1.00.
In May at the normally grossly overpriced Goodwill store I stumbled upon a gift for my husband:
This is a combination adjustable easel and paint box made by Aaron Brothers. It was marked $9.99. We looked at the same piece in Texas Art Supply the following weekend and saw it priced at $89.99, so quite a score.
I've wanted a terrarium for a while and thought about asking for one at Christmas time till investigation showed they were very expensive, whether online or in local stores. It was thus a thrill to find this one in another fairly lame Goodwill store, for $12.99. It is big and ornate, made of wrought iron and glass. I love it.
Not the greatest picture, but you get the idea. Everything else on the buffet came from thrifts too, except the box of silver from my in-laws when they downsized. The butterfly tin, vintage clock, lamp, glass bottle and two pedestals were thrift store finds, with the matching yellow stands found in different stores on separate shopping trips. Oh, and the buffet itself is oak with barley twist legs and was $60 at a yard sale in the early 1980s.
This chair replaced another one in the living room. It made an appearance in the fairy garden post, but is still one of the better finds of the summer:
It's in excellent condition and came with a cushion not shown. It was $28 at the Sand Dollar.
Like everything else in life, thrift scores can be feast or famine. At least I'm old enough to hang on when good deals are thin on the ground and know the next fabulous finds can show up at any minute.
Have your discoveries been skimpy or nonstop lately? Good luck!