For Part 1 of The Amazing Hemet Tour I wanted to showcase some of the local thrift stores I frequent, beginning with the thrifty tease of the Assistance League Thrift Store.
Closest to the Brick House, this store is only open a short portion of the year with very limited hours. Good for clothes, jewelry and some small kitchen stuff the pricing is spectacularly low and the local women who run it are always colorfully and totally spaced out.
They also hoard a secret treasure in the back room – a vintage Herman Miller rosewood conference table with those pretty swag legs. Believe me, I’ve offered to take it off their hands a number of times, but unfortunately they use it to sort clothes. Sadly it’s NFS.
Another place I check out on my rounds is the Hemet Hospice Store. I’ve found some rad stuff here and they have a whole separate furniture warehouse down the street.
Yeah, I didn’t grab this signed Indiana Jones poster for how much? $100 – YIKES.
Salvation Army. Love. Love. Love.
They had this rad Realistic Concertmate thingy but not much else. It’s a huge store but can be hit or miss.
Angel View is a delight. My one and only go-to for finding awesome crap. As always on this slow thrifting day they delivered a few treats.
Plaid chair? Cool. Surprised owl in landscape painting? Rad. Together? The coolest lodgiest look you could hope for.
CRAZY wicker green lamps. I could totally imagine these looking very chic in a particular kind of interior. Maybe with this:
Now these 70’s chrome and glass shelves called my name. Ohhhh how I’m pining for them right now. I have nowhere to put them and at $129.99 each, I wasn’t willing to dish out the $260 it would cost. Angel View is really jacking up prices lately.
These bottom places aren’t thrift stores. These are a couple of vintage shops just outside of town that I like to visit. Mostly full of junk they had a few surprises…
For TWO YEARS I’ve been watching this crazy ass Diana Ross painting.
I want it.
I need it.
I love it.
BUT at $750 it’s nowhere close to coming home with me. I’ve pleaded and begged but still after all this time the owners are very assured of its worth.
Maybe in two more years I can talk them down.
Here is a new little booth that was a big surprise. Modernism! It was like a ray of sunshine amongst all the terrible turn of the century doldrums scattered in this antique store.
These speakers are kick ass, and I wish I had a spot worthy of them. Also, I loved this coffee table – a big thick chunk of wood on an Eames LTR base? LOVE it. I just didn’t love the price of around $400.
This little booth makes me want to open up my own little consignment space. Maybe 2010 is the Year of Dealing. Furniture that is…