Thursday, January 20, 2011

Thrift Store Scores!

So, last weekend, we went thrifting.  Well, we only went to one thrift store, and then checked out some of the insane pawn shops near us that we've always mean to check out, but never do.

I admit, I tend to stay away from pawn shops cause I imagine them populated entirely by tears and stolen goods.  What I discovered was that it's not just tears and hot goods, but also practically retail priced!  I was kind of surprised just how expensive some stuff was.  The video games were often more expensive than if I ordered them from Amazon.  They did have a small camping toilet for just $20. While I can get with reusing and thrifting almost anything, it turns out I have a boundary.  A butt-based boundary. No panties, no toilets.  I'm gonna price a few tools, but with the possible exception of the wet tile cutter, I suspect I'll stick with goods of known provenience.

But I totally scored at the thrift store!  For your viewing pleasure:

Big ole mirrow! Only $5.98! 
I had to corral panties in the hallway to take this picture.The things I do for this blog.
My current plan is to paint this an aqua/teal blue.  I think it's going to live in the hallway,
but it might also go in my very orange dining room.  I might also end up embellishing the frame,
or at least adding to it's silhouette.
Brass sconces. $1.19 ea.
Either a coat of spray paint or hitting it with brasso and trying to deplate it to a silver color. 
The candle holder parts are also sort of removable, so these might become
trays rather than sconces.  I keep wanting to type "scones".  MMMM baked goods.
Silver trays.  .69/.99 The circle is actually fairly heavy weight and in good shape.  The oval that I apparently failed to take a picture of is a little lighter weight and dinged up. The circle I dunno, but seriously, 69 cents? You knew I was gonna buy that mess.  The oval I'm considering turning into a chalkboard.
3 glass trays!  My pricey pieces at 1.98 ea.  I'm not sure what era they are but...
...I'm really hoping that's an ashtray and not a utensil rest.  Because seriously, that's funny.
And not a thrift store find, but how I like to close picture posts, my dog!

Blue edging into classic J dog position. 
Her thought bubble: Why do all of my naps get interrupted by bright lights?

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  1. i had to comment on your butt-based boundary! my dad and stepmom recently discovered a love of selling things on ebay...all their old clothing is priced to sell. the kicker? while my stepmom's new bathing suits priced a dollar higher than the used ones...the used ones sold. and my dad "tried" out new underwear (as much as i don't want to think about that) and didn't like them. listed them on ebay-used underwear we are talking here-and they sold. what is WRONG with people? go to walmart and buy a cheap pair, for goodness sake!!! also, i bought a similarly shaped mirror that i have to redo at my thrift store. woot!

  2. Thanks for stopping by my blog today and leaving such a nice comment!

    I about died over butt-based boundaries!!! LOL

    Oh, and, I call my parents Jack Russell, whose name is JD...J-Dog!!! Your J-Dog is adorable!! :)

  3. you've got some fun crafty business in front of you. you'll have to post before & after pics when you get them just the way you want them.

  4. Great deals! That mirror will look great in aqua! Thanks for linking up!

  5. Looks like quite a few scores there. I think your 3 glass things are old fashioned snack plates. I remember getting 4 in a box for a wedding gift in the 60's. They were used for entertaining prior to using paper plates. Cute post.

  6. Alicia, those were some scores, the sconces are great and I am always picking up those trays, but usually pay 2-3 dollars so you did great. I have never been in a pawn store, afraid of the gun fire, I am not surprised, I figured they would not have many deals. You said your friend painted stuff in her booth a green color that always sold, do you happen to know what the color was and who the manufacturer is, I can see the color in my head, but have been unable to find just he right green in the real world

    Thanks Carol

  7. 1. Your dog is super cute.
    2. I LOVE thrift store deals...and yours are great!
    3. Butt boundaries. Do I need to say any more?

    Thank you so much for linking up to "20 Below Thursday"! :) I really appreciate it!!

  8. that was the awesomest deal on the silverplate tray! Thanks for following me, I am with you too now. Cant wait to see what you do with that mirror.

  9. Greetings and salutations~!!

    GFC follow from It's Freakin' Friday Blog Hop *heavensent1*...ifn you have a moment, please stop by my place and have a look around ~ Mad Moose Mama ~ ~ Have yourself a gloriously groovy Friday~!! Peaces...xoxo

  10. that mirror. And those silver platters are pretty dang awesome. I've never been to a pawn shop! I guess I have no reason to after you're review. :) Thanks for sparing me!

  11. Great thrift store finds! I know what you mean about pawn shops, I tend to shy away from them too.

  12. Wonderful finds! I love those snack trays and the silver trays are a super price! That mirror will be so pretty when painted. Love the butt-based boundaries, you may have coined a new term in blog land!! Thanks for joining JFF! hugs, Linda

  13. Your butt based boundary is hilarious! We all have our limits and yours is spot on!

  14. hahahaha we all have boundaries. I should have posts dedicated only to m finds:) thanks for sharing, I love seeing what others have scored on! I have a friend that calls me every other day on the pieces she got lucky on.... we battle ;)
    now following !
    Jumped over from Catch a Glimpse Thursday party :)

  15. Looks like you found some cool finds! I love a good bargain.

    Thanks for your comment on Polly Want a Crafter's Blog regarding my Bird Mobile. :)

    Hope you have a great week...

  16. good haul! I really like the mirror, and it was a great deal!

  17. Lol! I love the butt based boundries! Its so awesome! You totally scored!

    thanks for linking up!


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