Thrift stores rock. Yes, they're usually pretty filthy. And yes, they smell terrible, absolutely. But I so totally don't care. I'm there to treasure hunt.
I wasn't able to make it too many in October, but here are my favorite finds from the couple of visits I did make.
Fantastic 70's clockThis thing is huge, and hugely awesome. I want to put a different clock in there, or a mirror, or something else, and spray paint the whole thing green. Or red. But probably green. $5!
Vaseline glass platesAwesome in all their chartreuse lime green-ness, I wasn't completely sure these were truly vaseline glass, but a test under a black light was proof positive (they glow bright bright green if they're authentic, thanks to containing 2% uranium). I got a set of six for $10, and I have no idea where we will keep them or what we will use them for (we have plenty of our awesome new Fiestaware). I have a serious weakness for vintage glassware. Serious.
Little birdie egg cups
How cute are these? I'm thinking next Easter, I'll grow some grass out of some half eggshells, right in their heads. Goofy-haired birdie egg cups!
Weird liqueur bottle or vase that says "COD LIVER LIQUEUR." Umm, gross.I got home and googled "Cod Liver Liqueur" and got no results. Now there will be one.
Regardless, it makes a cute vase in our beach-themed guest bedroom. The thing was like 50 cents.
Very tall cabinet
Not only was this wonderful, solid piece of furniture only $20, it is a perfect excuse to hit Anthropologie for knobs! We'll fix this up and it'll probably live in the hallway. Not sure whether to repaint it white, just go with it and distress it further, or go with some other wacky color.
I love the brass (I guess that's brass) detailing around the edge. This guy is only probably two and a half feet tall, if that. A little clean-up and paint and something new with the top, and we've got a great little table for only $5.
Milk Glass Cups
I love the semi-opaque white of milk glass. These matching cups will work equally well as votive candle holders or little vases, and were only a buck each!
At least three future projects in this bunch - can't wait!