It’s been quite awhile since I last shared any of my thrift-store treasures with you, but believe me – I have been thrift-store-shopping like CRAZY! These days, some of my treasures go straight into one of the booths at the antique/collectible malls… but some are still just for me. Here are some my recent favorites:
First, it isn’t terribly exciting, but I found this roll of textured wall-paper that I plan to use on the walls in one of the booths. It was only 99 cents.
This little tuffett was given to me by a Spring-cleaning friend. Look at those cute little legs!
And, bonus: under that pretty floral cover was a nice surprise: a hooked-rug top!
On a recent junking trip to Keokuk, Iowa and into Missouri, Greg and I found a few treasures for the booths… among my favorites, these beautiful studio cards depicting “instant ancestors.”
I don’t collect these myself, and I am not sure if those who do use them to display or maybe for crafts.
These two really caught my attention because they are casual, “slice-of-life” pictures. I was able to determine, with the tiniest bit of sleuthing, that the office photo is from 1915. That’s 101 years ago!
These dear little sheep bells make a delightful, deep tinkling noise… I imagine a whole field full of them and it sure makes me smile. Rusty goodness for the shop, from a recent estate auction.
Another auction find: this STUNNING chippy door, which I acquired for just FIVE DOLLARS – primarily because I was the only one crazy enough to bid on it!
I couldn’t decide whether to keep it or sell it, so just as an experiment I listed it on the “Letgo” mobile sales app (because their tv commercials make me laugh – “we are extremely interested in the barbecue!”) and it was purchased by a young lady who seemed to fully appreciate its chippy goodness and rusted hardware!
Finally… you know me and other peoples’ art… I can’t stop collecting kids’ clay projects and anyone’s Sunday Paintings! Recently acquired favorites include:
Hand-painted kitties in a hand-crafted matchstick frame –
Barn/landscape on a 6-inch piece of thin plywood –
And these sweet kids’ clay dishes.
Coming soon… more booth news! And, tales of our trip to Keokuk and a recent major purchase that is already giving us fits (but makes for a good story!).