Tag Archives: thrift store finds

Artisan-Made Lovelies

While vintage stuff is a passion of mine, fabulous artisan-made items are a close second. Finding handmade quilts, paintings, jewelry and pottery make my heart pitter patter. In fact my oldest daughter and I have a standing date for our city’s annual clay and glass festival which is a feast for the eyes. Last year…

Six Years and Counting

Just realized that today is my six-year anniversary. No, it’s not the anniversary with my sweetie (which is now well beyond six years!), but the day I opened my Etsy store. At that time I was just selling off some items from my collections, but within a year I was buying stuff to sell, much to…

Back in the Saddle

I’m back in the saddle again after my trip and it’s been good. As much as I love sourcing on the road, I always appreciate my favorite local haunts, which includes my neighborhood Goodwill where happily I’ve been finding a few good things. And right now finding “a few” is perfect as I am still…

Small Finds, but Good Times

It was a perfect sunny fall day and my oldest daughter and I decided to go thrifting. (Good plan!) Our first stop was a Goodwill store five miles away. We arrived about 11:00 a.m. and the place was hopping. It’s bigger than my neighborhood Goodwill, but I’ve never found a home-run score here. Never. And…

Delftware and Art Nouveau Sterling

A quick trip to my neighborhood Goodwill early Sunday morning before church yielded a bit of blue Delftware still on a cart that had just been wheeled out from the back room. It’s always exciting to have first whack at stuff on the carts. Some times stuff is often piled so haphazardly that it’s amazing things…

Playing Hooky and Looking for Jesus

On an ordinary Tuesday morning my husband and I went to the beach. I suppose most folks don’t think of going to the beach in November but it was sunny and mild and called to us. Normally my husband would be at work and I would be busy with my store, so right from the…

Rivals, Sales, Odd Requests and BOLOs

When you become a regular at thrift stores and estate sales, you start seeing the same people over and over (and over). For a year now I’ve seen these two guys at my neighborhood Goodwill every week. One is 50-something and the other late 30s. About a month ago the older one and I started chatting…