One of my favourite parts about being back at work (aside from getting to actually interact with other adults) is that I get to do some lunch time thrift shopping. There's a Talize and a Value Village pretty close to my work and I love to wander the aisles and see what I can find. I'm pretty impressed with what I got this week - hopefully there's more to come!
These pretty little plates are real stoneware and were 49 cents each! Love the colours.
I love vintage Pyrex and have decided that I want to start collecting it, because clearly I need more junk around the house. I thought this wheat bowl was a pretty good place to start, even though it was a little pricey at $6.
I can never resist a good cheap book, so it was pretty easy to slip these bad boys into my cart.
And here's my prize - my favourite find. He was right there as soon as I walked in and I just had to take him home.
I think his name will be Darrell. He looks like a Darrell to me. The antlers come out, and for some reason they never look quite right when I put them in, but I'm working on it.
Not your idea of an awesome find? Well, just you wait and see what I do with it with a little help from some spray paint. This $5 find is going to be awesome, just you wait!
Then on Sunday I stopped in to check out a new resale store in Strathroy called "One Man's Treasures". The store is really cute and will no doubt be a new favourite! They have an antique library desk identical to one I was stalking on Kijiji a few months ago, but could never justify buying. My favourite part about this store is they take requests - just write down what you're looking for and they'll give you a call if they come across it! I've got them on the hunt for more vintage Pyrex and vintage Fiestaware. Here's the thing about me and Fiestaware - I've come across some pieces twice and didn't buy them, and I will forever regret it. One time it was a set of mixing bowls that I obsessed over for about a week and by the time I decided to pull the trigger, someone else bought them. Another time it was a vintage turquoise pitcher that I loved but for some reason never bought. At the time I didn't realize what Fiestaware was - damn my younger self! Let me know if you ever come across one - I'll love you forever!
Anyway, all I picked up at One Man's Treasures were these little chess pieces.
It was $2.25 for all of them, and I love them. I love chess pieces, but don't know how to play. These will also be getting a bit of a facelift thanks to some new spray paint I also grabbed today!
Have you found anything great lately?