Today I managed to go to two thrift stores and I actually found a few things at both of them. I hadn't been to one of these thrifts in about two years since they primarily only handle clothing. They do have a few knick knacky things here and there and generally at really cheap prices, so I decided to have a look since I was driving by. The first thing I saw when I walked in was a glass showcase full of dishes with a sign that said "Antiques". I figured they had hit the big time and the prices would be sky high, but then I saw that most of the dishes in the case were $1.00 or so. I love thrifts that just get it in and move it out - no worry about high prices and what things are "worth".
Because the pickings are think at the thrifts right now, I find myself looking in every area for anything. Anything at all! Case in point - the purse and the hockey jersey. I never look at the men's clothes or the purses.
The hockey jersey is from the 2004 All Star Game. One just like it sold for $34.00 a few days ago. I paid $3.00 for this one - so that's a good enough profit.
The purse - well, it caught my eye because it was pink. And, I do love my pink. I could tell it was a good quality handbag, but I was actually surprised to discover the COACH tag with a serial number inside. I was pleased to see it was only $2.50 too. However, the thrift chose to price it with a Sharpie ON the actual bag on the inside. Why, oh why did they do that??????? I am hesitant to sell purses because there are so many counterfeits out there. I just may have myself a fancy dancy new purse!
I also found a nice piece of white pottery, a very sweet piece of Washington State Pottery, a handful of vintage hankies, a first edition Harry Potter, a copy of New Moon and that big blue picnic basket in the top photo. I don't really consider that a picnic basket because it doesn't fit into my collection. But, it will still make handy dandy storage for my felt. The lady that runs the thrift told me $3.00 for the handful of hankies. But, when I checked out, my sweet little ancient lady friend scoffed at $3.00, said, "That's too much!" and charged me $1.00. She always gives me a deal. I love her! (And not just because she gives me deals).
But, probably not this one. Still, it was funny and it was only 50¢, so I brought it home.
That little one was one of the very first pieces of pottery that I ever found. It started my collection and my love of pottery. (Which is good or bad, depending on who you are...Breadman) The small one is signed Virginia Walker and the large one is marked Washington State with a VW under it. Could they both be from the same maker? Now, that would be cool! I suppose it would be only be fitting to end my collection with this piece since the other one started it.
HAHAHAHAHAHA. Had you going there, didn't I? Stop collecting. *Snort* Now, that is a good one!
It was fun to get out and find a few treasures - some to keep, some to sell. I am itching for a good rummage sale, but I think I have awhile to wait still.
Have you found any good junk this week?