Every time Fabgrandpa and I arrive in a new area, one of the first things we look for are the thrift stores. I am totally addicted to them, and love to go shopping in them whether I buy anything or not. We saw this thrift store last week, but haven’t had time to go there until today. It turned out to be the mother lode of thrift stores! I remember back in the 1960’s my favorite aunt owned a thrift store much like this one. She had a lot of stuff crammed into a very small storefront, with things piled on top of other things. Even when I was eight or nine years old I loved going to that store and poking around all the junk.
I loved this dresser! I have always wanted on like that. I couldn’t tell much about it because of all the stuff sitting on it, but still, isn’t that just lovely?
This antique dresser would definitely need to be refinished, but I love the style of it. It has a rectangular mirror that is better shape than the first one, but I really like the first one better overall.
Aren’t these just too cute? Who wouldn’t love these ballerina ceramic lamps? with the right shade, they could be a really interesting addition to any room.
Can you believe there are this many irons in a thrift store? What are all those people doing now? going around crumpled and wrinkled? They had several fruit juicers, toasters, and can openers, too.
This is something else I have always wanted–an antique kitchen pantry cabinet. This one is not exactly what I want, but it looks pretty good for what it is.
I liked these crystal lamps too. Really, I think they’re cute.
But the big thing I found, and purchased, today, was this gorgeous china tea set. Yes, it IS probably a stretch to call it pottery, but meh, I liked it. I have been looking at tea cups, saucers, tea pots in thrift stores and antique shops for oh, about thirty years or so. But I have NEVER found such a complete set before. This tea set has the pitcher, a sugar bowl, six cups, and six saucers. None of the pieces have any cracks or chips in them, which is amazing in itself.
Does anyone know what this mark says? Please don’t tell me it says “A sucker born every minute”.
This tea set is light as a feather, and feels rather fragile. But if you come to visit me in my new house, we can have a tea party. The set was marked $154, but I asked them to come down to $120. And they did, but the guys lack of hesitation told me I could have gotten this for less. I’m not disappointed, though, because I love this tea set.
I love the scene painted on the saucers. It looks so inviting and peaceful.
Even though I spent way more than I intended to when I went in the thrift store today, I feel good about my purchase. I love this tea set, and can’t wait to use it in my new home! So, my friend Gaelyn, what do you think of this frivolous purchase I made today? When we go back next time, I am going to be looking for a george foreman grill.