I know I can always find good vintage treasure at an antique store, but I am excited the most by the great things to be found at places such as Goodwill, Salvation Army and St. Vincent DePaul's.
When I first started thrifting in the 80’s, it was easy to find really great stuff at places like the three I mentioned above—but now not so much. Back then the sorts of items I like to buy were still considered just “used” and therefore plentiful and bought because they were cheaper than new. Now the same type of items are considered collectible, and rarely show up in these stores .
But every once in a while a real gem appears! Here I’ve shown 6 lucky finds that cost two dollars or less…and here’s hoping for many more in the future!
Gold resin candle holders. Who needs candles?
Scotty dog perpetual calendar-from the forties perhaps? This little pup is very well behaved..but if Willow got a hold of it she'd chew it right up!
Lucite and glitter tissue holder. What an elegant way to grab a kleenex!
Vintage drink markers. These are so cute that what you are drinking doesn’t matter-they look good on my glass of water!
California pottery ashtray finished to look like wood. Back in it's heyday, at some swinging cocktail party, just think--8 people could use this baby at once! I also get a kick out the idea of putting a lighted cigarette on a piece of wood. Hmmm…
I love this vase, and I have no idea of its age, but it is so pretty in such an old and shabby way. I also love the combination of glass and metal. The top of it looks like a test tube--and would look great holding anything from a flower to a science experiment!