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March 10, 2009

Great Resale in Tawas City

The trip to Tawas City Hubs and I took last Friday was a great little road trip.  We found great new places to shop and a cute little lakeside town to visit that was less than an hour away from our house.  One of the great things about living in Michigan (and yes, there are many great things!) is the abundance of old-fashioned “lakeside resort” type towns, complete with cabin rentals, seasonal gift shops and the required three ice cream parlors.

But the greatest thing about Tawas City was the three resale shops we found outside of town.  CC’s Closet Resale, Fabulous Finds of Tawas, and Mr. Thrifty were all very nice resale shops owned by the same couple.  I know, because we met the wife in Fabulous Finds, and she was very nice. CC’s Closet and Fabulous Finds had great stock in them, I am assured it is ever-changing, and priced to move.  While not dirt cheap, the prices were reasonable for good merchandise. They had some vintage Fiesta and Pyrex at well below the prices normally asked at antique stores and some well-priced furniture as well. But the greatest was Mr. Thrifty, which had an additional 25% off resale prices. Mr. Thrifty is basically an estate liquidation center, and it was H-E-A-V-E-N. Loved it!  I got a Harlequin serving bowl for $3.00. Pretty sweet!

Here are some of the great things at these three thrift stores:

Vintage LampGreat vintage lamp at Fabulous Finds.  Not sure if I have ever seen anything like it before!  I got really excited when I saw it, and then Hubs pointed out that it kind of looked like Beetlejuice.  He is right, but I just thought the striped body was such a neat concept. It was $35, which I consider pretty reasonable.  Youngstown Cabinet

Here is another great find – a Youngstown Cabinet at CC’s Closet, complete with sink and faucet!  I love the boomerang handles.

 

Ceramic Topped TableA very cool red ceramic topped table at Fabulous Finds with an interesting design on the top.  Very good condition!

Vintage StoveA vintage stove at Mr. Thrifty.  Didn’t have a price on it yet, but I thought it was very cool.

 

 

 

And last, but not least, Pink Sinka vintage pink sink Mr. Thrifty had in the public restroom.  Hubs came out of the restroom all excited and asked for the camera…I was a little scared of what the picture might be of, and was very relieved to see the vintage sink… 🙂

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6 Responses to Great Resale in Tawas City

  1. songbirdtiff Reply

    March 10, 2009 at 4:36 pm

    I can understand why you would be nervous about the husband taking a photo in the bathroom. lol

  2. Ann Reply

    March 14, 2009 at 6:58 pm

    Stumbled onto your blog and had to post-

    I have a pink tiled bathroom, with a pink sink AND toilet! We live in a 1960s ranch house…and I love pink!!

    Maybe I’ll blog about it- everyone seems to be into the retro-pink bathrooms!

  3. Clare in DE Reply

    March 16, 2009 at 11:26 pm

    Always surprised to see a mention of Tawas City/East Tawas. It’s my fiance’s hometown and has a certain charm.

  4. Ruth Tunick Reply

    March 19, 2009 at 9:16 pm

    I have a vintage pink sink similar to that one if anyone is looking for one.

  5. retroruth Reply

    March 19, 2009 at 9:32 pm

    Hi Ruth!

    Thanks for the comment. You should check out the blog at Retrorenovation.com. The audience there is much larger, and I believe they have a forum where you could post your sink you have for sale.

    Good luck!

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