My friend Meggan and I don’t often find the time to get together, but we’ve found that Thursdays sometimes work well for both of us. When we both have one free (about twice a year, and always on the coldest days) we head over to a local thrift store for a thrifty Thursday. I’ve officially given Meggan the designation of “master thrifter”. It’s sort of like being a master gardener, but without a test. Although I’m sure if there was a thrifting test of some kind, Meggan would ace it. So I’m always happy to follow her lead while thrifting.
Last Thursday we headed out in sub-zero weather. I expected the thrift store to be dead, after all only slightly crazy people and master thrifters are going to venture out in the ridiculous cold for some bargains, right? Wrong. The store was hopping.
The Christmas stuff was displayed front and center and I found some fun vintage holiday gear. The milk glass Tom & Jerry bowl is so festive!
I chose a couple of items just because their vintage packaging was so awesome, like the tree stand and the cranberry set.
I don’t often find good vintage tablecloths at the thrift store, so this Christmas one was a fun find.
I forgot to include these adorable little house ornaments in my original photos so I had to go back and get a photo of them. Aren’t they sweet?
In addition to the Christmas finds, I also came home with a few other small items.
I love the shape of that coffee pot. I am picturing it with a plant in it next summer.
The ironstone casserole dish was missing it’s lid, but for $3.49 I knew it would work perfectly to add to the stack I have in my Welsh cupboard …
I also added another vintage silver plated salt & pepper set to my non-collection.
I’m using that non-collection in a holiday centerpiece on my table this season.
You never know what you might find at the thrift shop, but you really have to take your time to look. Sometimes there’s a stash of knobs tucked in with a bunch of hardware. I almost missed these. I think they’ll work well on a future black dresser.
This little kid sized chair had a bad spray paint job, but I have already brought it into my workshop (a.k.a. on top of my grand piano) to give it a makeover.
Stayed tuned because you’ll be seeing it again soon.