A Long Overdo

I have found some awesome stuff in the last couple weeks, but I haven’t posted about it! Below is a quick wrap-up of some of my great finds.

A vintage wind-up alarm clock, I love the face plate on this. It doesn’t run, the main wind-up mechanism is stuck but the alarm works. It’s so pretty I don’t really care, I just set it to a time I like and display it anyway.

Then there is this awesome oddity, a rather detailed house shaped picture frame.

It was $3.99, and it took forever to purchase because the woman in front of me was returning some things… to Goodwill… like 6 bucks worth of junk… to a thrift store. It took about 15 minutes and a manager had to come over and check back in a candle, a candle stick, two place mats and a little purple vase. I am of the opinion that if you buy something at a thrift store, it’s yours. Most second-hand stores don’t even take returns and the ones that do never take returns on the things that would be worth it like furniture and electronics. Back to the frame though, super cool very kitschy.

Moving on here are two chairs that Matt really wanted.

The first green one is a rocker and is in the living room now, it was marked $30 but Matt talked the manager of the Savers up the street down to $12. The second is a Goodwill find and it is super comfortable, doesn’t roll all that well though. Although it seemed to be popular, I sat in it while I contemplated buying it and people kept coming up and touching it.

I saw this lamp from across the store and knew I was definitely going to buy it. I want a new shade though, I think a nice drum shape would be best.

Lastly is a server I bought today for $25. It is very large and a bit dinged up but it is perfect for the kitchen.

I know it’s a not in mint condition but when the guy from the store brought it outside for me he drug it along the asphalt which resulted in this:

He spoke no English, and I don’t think I would have complained anyway but come on I did just buy this. I think thrift stores are generally rather rough with the merchandise I suppose they figure if it’s a got a big gouge in the top people will still buy it so why be careful.

I love the hardware and I think it looks great in my kitchen plus Todd seems to like it so I’ve got that going for me.

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