This week we happened to be in the Dallas, Georgia area, and had a little bit of time to kill. We have been wanting to stop at the Blue Chicken Auction and Thrift Store ever since we saw the first time two years ago but have never had time before.
Their sign by the road is funny. This thrift shop is huge! It was several rooms and an upstairs.
There were lots of things to see, but it was hot in some of the rooms so we need to go back when the weather cools off, and there has been time for the collection of stuff has had a chance to turn over.
I saw a lot of things I liked or thought were unique. I absolutely loved this sign:
I saw this vintage sewing machine as soon as I walked in the door. I really wish I had a place to put it.
Apparently there was an instrumental band called The Harmonicats in 1947. I wish I had bought that album now. It’s just a bit of Americana.
I walked away from this pretty mirror twice, but wound up buying to use in the bedroom. I think it’s pretty.$12: deal or not?
We left this at the shop. It’s another thing I wish I had gone ahead and bought. I could have framed it and hung over by Fabgrandpa’s computer desk.
It has been a long long time since I saw a real pogo stick. I think this was the most dangerous toy ever made.
I had some troll dolls when I was a child, in the early 1960’s. One of these almost came home with me, but I changed my mind. If I were to buy one, it would be one of the smaller ones if I ever see one.
I love this little chicken salt shaker, but the mate to it was missing. It was made in Japan, so it is probably from the early 1940’s I would guess. It’s just so cute to me.
Fabgrandpa found two things he liked. The first one was this travel alarm clock. It folds into a small size. He used to have one similar to it for years, but it finally quit working. $2.88 Deal or not?
This cute ceramic bird from Mexico had a tag with the price written on it, and the words “hurt foot”. It does indeed have a broken foot, but Fabgrandpa loved it enough to bring it home and let it live on the kitchen windowsill. $2.00 Deal or not?
The last thing I got was this metal wall sculpture of a grape vine in a pot. It is going on the wall in the kitchen. I have been looking at things like this online and they are very expensive, at least the ones I like are. The new ones I have seen are in the $80 and up range. I paid $15 for this one. Deal or not?
Did you go thrifting this week? What treasures did you find? If you love going to thrift shops and junk stores, here is a website with a forum you might like: ThriftShopper.com.