I drove by The Super Cheap Thrift yesterday and saw the Half Price Sale Banner out front. So, I went back today when they were actually open. I was surprised that the shelves were still very well stocked, as the Half Price Sale brings people out of the woodwork and the store is generally pretty empty by the second day. The Bean has had his eye on a pair of framed prints there for about two months. They were $6.00 each, so today, he decided to buy them for $6.00 total. But, when we checked out, we were told that it was Clothes Only this sale. And, that is fine, but the sign should have stated that it was clothes only. He decided to only buy one of the prints, but I decided to buy the other one - I hate to break up a set of anything. Plus, they are very nice - professional framed and matted - probably from a hotel or something. The Bean is certain they are from Criss Angel's room at the Luxor in Vegas. (He kids, but he'd love it if it were true!)
The Bean is completely into all things Mythology, so these are a really nice find for him. Not your typical "almost 15 year old boy" sort of thing, but better than scantily clad girlie calendars and Vampire posters.
So, what did I buy? Let's see...
A big wooden cheeseboard with knife attached. So completely not my thing, but I will stick it in the Flea Market Booth. That reminds me of something. I have had four calls in the last four days from the Flea Market. People have brought items up to the checkout and asked them to call me at home and ask if I would take less on items. This morning they called with a $15.00 offer on a $25.00 item. That $25.00 item is worth about $70.00, so I have a good price on it. I can see people wanting a discount if they buy multiple items or are buying an item over $100.00 or something. But, wanting nearly half off an item? I don't think so. Besides, it is a store - not a yard sale. If I had stuff spread out on a table and they asked for a better deal, okay. But, I have to pay rent and a commission. Sorry. Enough about that - I just thought it was weird. What do you think?
Back to the stuff:
An odd salt glazed piece of pottery - not sure what the holes are for. Another weird thing to research.
A "vintage" tin, or so the tag said. Old enough for me to chuck buttons in it.
Love this little painting on black paper. Very sweet. The sticker in the corner needs a bit of elbow grease before I can clean it up.
Tru-Tone Taps for tap shoes, stacking salt and pepper shaker teapot set, funny JAPAN pig and a "yet to be determined if it is silver or junk" Phoenix necklace.
An old Paymaster Paycheck Writing machine. This thing weighs a ton. It has that neat old industrial look.
Check out the original price on the back!
And for the keepers:
Even though this says it is a French Terragon (spelled incorrectly, I might add), I'm pretty sure it is an old Brach's Candy jar. I have another one just like it and it stll has the Brach's label on it.
My two favorite finds today...two old metal thermos bottles. I have quite a few of these already and I have told my self that I will only collect RED ones. Or ones with RED in the design. But, I really, really like that gold one. I do have a red with gold and a blue with red, so I guess a gold and blue one could fit in.......Any excuse to keep a treasure. That's me!
So, what did you find this weekend? Spill it!