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February 21, 2013

Let’s Check Out What’s For Sale At The Local Thrifts!

By Sara In AZ

I try to hit up the local thrifts at least once a week around these parts, as you just never know what you are going to find on any given day. There are like a zillion Goodwill stores around my house (seriously, like 5) so it is fun to try to hit up all of them and see what fun items pop up. Of course I cannot bring every item home with me, so I brought my camera around with me last week so y’all could go shopping too and check out what the local thrifts have to offer.

First up, these adorable little glasses. I could not find a manufacturer stamp anywhere on them, but I thought 99 cents each was a pretty good price.


This is a cute vintage Lefton ‘Victorian Lady’ figurine, the price tag had already been removed  by someone else to view the manufacturer stamp so I have no idea how much they were asking.


I saw this cute little graduation??? pig figurine for $1.99.


This is hilarious – and I have absolutely no idea what it is! Maybe a donkey??? As you can see he still had his original paper tag – he was also missing his price tag.


They had a funny ceramic ‘Made In Japan’ wall plaque clown for $4.99.


I thought this little ballerina was so cute – but sadly part of her skirt was broken off. She was $1.99.


Another Lefton figurine…..I guess someone had a collection? She was $5.99 and black kitty in the background doesn’t look to happy about that does he!


I thought this vintage picture was pretty cool, it was $20.


This little flower picture was also missing it’s price tag, but don’t some of the beads………………


………………..….look suspiciously like Enid Collins beads?????


I probably would have bought this Holt Howard Christmas Tray for $1.99, but it had a couple of chips.


I was pretty surprised this vintage Dutch Boy wall plaque made it through the thrift store process in one piece – sadly his mate was nowhere to be found. He was $1.49.


What a sweet little baby planter! This was $2.99.


This atomic looking tray is actually not vintage, it was from Target. I thought it was pretty cool looking anyway, it was $5.99.


Someone definitely had a collection of vintage souvenir plates! They were all $2.99 each.


They had a cute Miller Chalkware swan up for sale at $2.99.


Aren’t the little elves on these ‘House of Lloyd’ Christmas mugs adorable! These were 99 cents each, but as you can see we only could find N, O and E…..poor little L must have gotten broken.


Love the vintage drink shakers!


Lastly, this amazing vintage dining table set! The chairs were $4.99 each and………………….


……….this table was $34.99. That is a TOTAL bargain for an entire dining set if you ask me!


I could not really find any manufacturing marks anywhere on the table, this tag was on the bottom of one of the chairs. I’ve never heard of Gordon Furniture before, anyone out there know anything about their furniture???


How do my thrifts compare to other ones out there? Are y’all seeing the same kind of stuff???

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7 Responses to Let’s Check Out What’s For Sale At The Local Thrifts!

  1. Eartha Kitsch Reply

    February 21, 2013 at 12:01 pm

    I’m glad that you went so I didn’t have to. : ) I love that wacky donkey!

    • Sara In AZ Reply

      February 21, 2013 at 1:42 pm

      Glad you enjoyed the trip Eartha! 🙂

  2. Andrea Reply

    February 21, 2013 at 4:00 pm

    Wow, that really is a good deal for the table and chairs! They look like they are in fantastic shape, too

    • Sara In AZ Reply

      February 21, 2013 at 7:10 pm

      The dining set was a SUPER great deal Andrea….so much so that the next time I went back it was gone, gone gone! And yeah, it was in pretty good shape! Someone scored!!!

  3. tammyCA Reply

    February 21, 2013 at 5:36 pm

    Now that is a real bargain for that dining set. Polish up the wood and recover in a bright or retro fabric and they would look amazing in a mid century home. If I saw those I would be so tempted even ‘tho I don’t need them or have room. Hopefully, someone else will have the same idea and love them.
    The goodwills here have an overabundance of ’80s carp…once in a great while a neat find, but really never anything like what other states have. The other day I found 2 metal folding bed trays that to me was a “find” and something I needed…good thing I saw them way down low underneath stuff and got them before the antique owner across the street grabbed them (yep, they shop there, too!).

  4. tammyCA Reply

    February 21, 2013 at 5:41 pm

    Also, North Carolina was/is a major furniture producer. I recently bought a mahogany bed from the SA and it was labeled NC with a furniture co. I didn’t recognize so I researched it and read up on the furniture made there.

    • Sara In AZ Reply

      February 21, 2013 at 7:17 pm

      I definitely was tempted Tammy…even though I have no room either and I think my husband might kill me if I even thought about bringing home another piece of furniture! 🙂 I wish I was more of a re-seller, I would have snatched it up then for sure. I guess someone else did have the same idea because that set sold FAST!

      Yes, a lot of good furniture comes out of NC!

      Sorry about your Goodwills not being very good. I know what you mean about the merchandise varying greatly from state to state…it seems like when we have stopped in other states some of the Goodwills are selling Dollar Store merchandise. Not good!

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