It was a busy, busy month, but I ended up finding a little time to poke around a few thrift stores. The November verdict: Furniture was a big thumbs down, vintage glassware thumbs up.
I've already featured a few things in earlier stories, like the...
Formerly White Candlesticks
I painted them red. I absolutely love them.
Fireplace Tool Holder
I scored this for $1.29 and turned it into a giftbag holder.
Here's some of the glassware. I also came thisclose to buying a stunning carnival glass apothecary jar for $15, and I'm kind of kicking myself for not - but I so didn't need it. It was gorgeous though. Okay, now I'm just kind of irritated I didn't pick it up. I'd better move on before I get downright grumpy about thew whole matter.
Lidless Jadeite Sugar Bowls
These were $2.99 each at a Goodwill in Renton, Washington. I actually wasn't sure what they were supposed to be at first - other than jadeite. I love jadeite. I did some googling when I got home and found they were sugar bowls - sans lids. I'll use them as vases or matching pencil and pen holders. Or something else.
I don't think these are vintage, but I love their look nonetheless. $1.49 for the pair.
Yet another type of vintage pottery or glassware I'm gaga for - ironstone. These dishes - four dinner plates, two salad plates, two dessert plates, and four bowls - were $10 for all.
I totally didn't need them.
But look at the pretty pattern!
I had to.
Sloppily Painted Yet I Love It Anyway Pitcher
This little pitcher is definitely an antique - but I know nothing else about it other than it was painted kind of sloppily. Some things just grab me anyway though. It was only a buck.
Oh, and check this next one out. I got it on shopgoodwill.com, which is completely addicting, I must say.
Still LifeI had several moments of weakness and bid on some art items on shopgoodwill.com. I love this one, flaws and all, but unfortunately it's not quite fitting into our newly redesigned dining room, plus I'll need to get it framed, so I have no idea what we'll do with it. It was about $20 with shipping. Not too bad!
Check out the optical illusion above the two oranges. Is it a bowl? Is it a fish? It was hard to tell in a picture. In person, it's definitely a bowl and not a dead trout. *Whew*.
That's pretty much it for November! We'll see if December turns anything up... if I have any time!