Thursday, June 21, 2012

What I Didn't Buy at the Thrift Store...The Triumphant Return


This Saturday was perfect: a sunny North Florida day with an unseasonably crisp breeze. A thrift adventure down our thrift store laden Beach Blvd and a seaside picnic was a must! This was my triumphant return to thrift stores after hunting at flea markets exclusively. The voices of the items I left behind scream the loudest in the thrift shops. Here's what they had to say: 

This post is thanks to my friend Greg's smart phone! I have an un-smart phone. Don't tell I told you, he's sensitive about it.


What have you left behind at the thrifts lately? Which item would you be unable to resist in this post? 
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36 comments:

  1. The cork pot rest is too cute. I couldnt have left that baby!

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    1. I did pick up it's two "sisters" (seen here: http://www.thriftcore.com/2012/06/thrift-haul-return-to-thrifts-quality.html )but the big tear on this one made me leave it. It was heartbreaking! ;)

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  2. The cork pot rest is too cute. I couldnt have left that baby!

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  3. The cork pot rest is too cute. I couldnt have left that baby!

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  4. The cork pot rest is too cute. I couldnt have left that baby!

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  5. Pyrex and trophies Van. Not sure I would have had the strength to resist.

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    1. My hoard of junk to organize is how I resisted...Pyrex is a bit hard to store, although they do look nice just sitting on a counter!

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    2. They do! And they are now my go-to organizational solution. Dog meds need separation? Vintage Pyrex. Keys? Spare Change? Vintage Pyrex. Planters? Lesser pyrex with a little gravel in the bottom. This only enables me to buy more of course.

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    3. Hm...I'm envisioning some fun art market displays with these now, if one had a kitschy kitchen theme and lots of "smalls" to sell.

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  6. I left behind a set of Villeroy & Boch glasses as I thought they weren't that big of a deal. Anyway, I came home and looked them up online and they are selling for like $20 a glass or something like that - they were only $1 a piece at the thrift. Kicking self - when I went back to get them, of course they were not there!

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    1. Hate it when that happens! I do need to replace my unsmart phone with a smart phone so I can research finds while I'm out-and-about. It would pay for itself in due time, I'm sure...

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  7. Van,
    What you say is true about a smart phone...my iphone and I are in love! It's like a magic view-finder, you look through it and see piles of money...it's crazy! And people just walking on by...with their piles of c_ _ p! Unless they know something I don't, hmmm... don't know if I could have left the lamp base though...

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    1. I've pondered the same thing from time to time. Things like, "Does she know something about that one-eyed winnie the pooh doll with the stuffing hanging out that I don't?"

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  8. I have a recent obsession with trophies, I don't think I could have resisted those!!

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    1. Those do present a myriad of fun possibilities...I could hosted my own mock awards ceremony with that many trophies. It's a pre-fab collection!

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  9. I dunno . . . I might have picked up the Pyrex if it was cheap enough. I've got some of those orange/wheat ones in my shop, maybe those would have completed the set. I love thrifting to look for items to complete a set. And Pyrex really sells well, if it's the right pattern. Unfortunately those aren't.

    A friend of ours took a bowling trophy and tied a bag of corn around the ball, so it's now a cornhole trophy.

    And a lady I know uses the tops off trophies to create wine bottle stoppers. I think this was in a magazine recently. Sounds right up your alley, Van.

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    1. Sounds like the kind of kitschy crafts I love :D Gotta look into that...

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  10. Nice! I like those cork trivets...I almost bought them for myself last week. Is it sad that I can tell which thrift store you are at based on the photos and background? lol

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    1. Ha! I'd be right there with you being able to identify them as well :D

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  11. Your thrift store are much nicer than mine. :)
    so clean and full!

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    1. We have a full spectrum of different types of shops to explore. Luckily, we do have a lot of clean, clear, neat ones!

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  12. I might not have been able to resist the solid blue pyrex covered dish. Depending on the price. I only buy for me. But the trophy tops could have possibilities.

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    1. Yes indeed! Lots of temptation in that little container...

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  13. Is that bear a piggy bank or just some weird bear? Either way, I think I like it.

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    1. I like it too. I have a black one & it's a bank!

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    2. It's a bank. I've seen it brown and panda patterns too. I sold a panda one, you can see it here: http://www.thriftcore.com/2011/10/thrift-haul-monster-st-augustine.html

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  14. I wouldn't think twice about buying that blue Pyrex container.

    The Autumn Harvest set, depending on price, might have been great for resale! Might have bought it...

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    1. I didn't even look at the pyrex prices, will have to think of that next time.

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  15. The bike definitely the bike! I can see it all tricked out with some fun vintage baskets and a neat bell!

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  16. I regret not getting the bike for sure. I couldn't fit it in my car but someone with a truck would have got it for me. Grr...

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  17. I love that cork holder for your pots! soooo amazing!! :)

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    1. I did end up scooping two more like it- but that one had a dramatic tear!

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  18. I left behind 2 cows in dresses at one Goodwill and saw it at another one a week later. I kinda want them now.

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