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July 11, 2013

Recent Thrift Store Finds!

By Sara In AZ

It’s been awhile since I have posted pictures of my recent  thrift store finds….let’s see what I’ve found!

I found these cool Georges Briard glasses!


I got this silly little garlic shaker…..not totally sure how ‘vintage’ it is, but it is pretty cute regardless!


I bought this cute little ceramic Hagen Renaker hippo set. The pond itself is marked ‘Hagen Renaker’  on the underside and all the hippos are glued onto the pond. From what I have seen online you could buy the pond as an accessory and just attach whatever you wanted to it.


I got this FAB pink rolling pin. I love the green and chrome accents!


Isn’t this little pot holder rack funny…..that picture is so cute!


I completely love old photo albums and when I came across this completely unused vintage photo album…well, I could not pass that deal up!


Awwwwww, a sweet little owl tea bag holder…..so adorbs!


And finally…the grand finale……I found a Heywood Wakefield dining table at the thrift store!!! Can you believe it?!?!? I was stunned!!!! My Mom was with me that day and saw me hovering around the table so she came over to see what I was fawning over. I told her there was “No way I could bring home ANOTHER piece of furniture…..we are already bursting at the seams”…..plus did I REALLY want another refinishing project????? ugggghhhhhh………….But Mom insisted that this table would fit in much, much better in her  “time capsule condo” kitchen, unlike her current table. So yeah, you guessed it….the table came home with us……and I had ANOTHER refinishing project on my plate! eek! We got the table for $15.


Come back next week to see how my latest Heywood Wakefield refinishing project went!

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16 Responses to Recent Thrift Store Finds!

  1. thatmidcenturyfella Reply

    July 11, 2013 at 8:40 am

    Great finds! That is one thing I have yet to find at a thrift store…Heywood! Good eyes!

    • Sara In AZ Reply

      July 11, 2013 at 5:40 pm

      Well thanks midcenturyfella! 🙂 And keep your eyes peeled, I’ll bet you come across some H-W one of these days!

  2. RetroRuth Reply

    July 11, 2013 at 8:40 am

    That rolling pin! I am sooooooooooooooooooooo jealous. 🙂

    • Sara In AZ Reply

      July 11, 2013 at 5:40 pm

      Ha! I knew you’d like that one Ruth!!! 🙂

  3. Andrea Reply

    July 11, 2013 at 1:33 pm

    But you’re soo good at refinishing, Sara! That table was meant to come home with you. I am also dying with the cuteness of that owl tea bag holder!

    • Sara In AZ Reply

      July 11, 2013 at 5:44 pm

      I know, you are right Andrea….it probably was meant to come home with us…..I just remember at the time I found it I had JUST finished up with ALL the refinishing projects and then we found this…..I was like “Noooooooooo” but it all worked out in the end and now Mom has a pretty little H-W table!

  4. Charlotte Reply

    July 11, 2013 at 1:45 pm

    Love those hippos! I wonder if anyone made spaghetti hippos…

    • Sara In AZ Reply

      July 11, 2013 at 5:46 pm

      That is a good question Charlotte……I’ll bet they probably did make spaghetti hippos back in the day! Seems like I have seen every other type of animal done in spaghetti, why not a hippo too!

      Now I’ll be forever on the lookout! 🙂

  5. Silvercat Reply

    July 12, 2013 at 2:27 pm

    $15 for the table?!!! I wish stores around here had those sorts of finds.

    • Sara In AZ Reply

      July 12, 2013 at 9:14 pm

      Stick with it Silvercat….you NEVER know what you’ll find the next time you hit up the thrifts!

  6. Sevina Reply

    July 12, 2013 at 11:11 pm

    Super cute finds and awesome price on that table! Way to go, you!

    • Sara In AZ Reply

      July 13, 2013 at 10:10 pm

      Thank you SO much Sevina!!!! 🙂

  7. Laura Reply

    July 12, 2013 at 11:26 pm

    Oh, wow. FIFTEEN DOLLARS? That was a good buy, and it looks like one that will clean up well with just a little of your expert attention. Sometimes things just find you instead of the other way around. I’m pretty sure this was one of them!

    • Sara In AZ Reply

      July 13, 2013 at 10:13 pm

      Ha! I know what you mean Laura about sometimes things just finding us instead of us finding them……maybe sometime a *perfect* piece of H-W could find me though…….maybe???? 😉 I do agree though, $15 was a total score for a piece of Heywood! Whoooooo!!!

  8. AtomicVault.etsy.com Reply

    July 15, 2013 at 2:00 pm

    Awesome score with the Heywake table! Now you have to find us a HW coffee table, k? Need something to match the surfboard end tables we found on the curb! 🙂

    • Sara In AZ Reply

      July 16, 2013 at 1:42 am

      Ooooooohhhhhhh, sounds like you were even luckier than me……FREE – that rocks!!!!!!!!

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