I found a few new thrift stores and have been waiting to check them out since they have pretty limited hours. I also stopped by the old standards…
Woman’s Guild, $10 total. Love these ashtrays. The lids come off for handy cigarette storage.
Salvation Army/Angelview Thrift. $??? – I totally forget how much I paid for these. Like a few bucks each. Must add them to my vintage ceramic owl collection, which is a bit out of control.
Salvation Army, $3.55 – but it was 25% off day! Pink and gold vase.
Woman’s Guild, $5. BIG ashtray. I need to smoke more.
Woman’s Guild, $1 for both. Jonathan Adler-esqe stoneware. Love the scary happy snail with horns, and the big bottomed lion.
Salvation Army, $2 – plus 25% sale. Little art deco mirror. I’m hoping it will inspire the art deco makeover in the bathroom…
Random garage sale, $3. Awesome cork and teak lamp with a horribly stained lamp shade…I negotiated switching the shade with another beautiful and PERFECT white nubby drum shade that was on a random ugly lamp. They did it! And then at the last minute (while I’m paying) they remembered that they couldn’t switch them since some lady bought the ugly lamp already, so they took the shade back and knocked $2 off the price. Oh well…but who leaves stuff they bought at a garage sale? It was a lamp not a dresser or something heavy. WEIRD.
Salvation Army, $20 – 50% furniture sale. I’m angry looking at these.
There were 2 sets – the 2 chairs above and a small table and then another set of 4 matching chairs (without arms) and a big table (that should have been mine) for only $30. I asked for pricing, negotiated, and agreed to buy all the chairs – 6 total and the big table for $50.
Then a thrift store nightmare of disorganization happened. Some stupid horrible family said that they were buying the 4 chairs and the big table even though I had worked it all out with the manager. Then I threw a total hissy fit – like a 4 year old – and the stupid store gave the big set to the family because they have kids or whatever and gave me the two chairs because I’m just one person and I was being “selfish”. Stupid breeders.
**That awful family also bought an old purple and gray Laz-e-Boy, a southwestern style forest green couch, and a chipped MDF bookshelf. Obviously they don’t care about style – so that beautiful set of faux bamboo swiveling patio chairs will be destroyed by their little devil spawn. Bastards.