Tuesday, June 3, 2008

Thrift store finds

There's a new thrift store in town and I've found it! I have to show you some of my recent finds....

Here's the first picture...some great old books, a lovely old stationery set, lots of old gold paper trim...with the 19 cent price tag still on it! a bundle of beautiful old lace trim, 4 polka dot cordial glass (holding the 2 plastic girls with eyes that open and close!) a final notice stamp and an old paperback "Calling Nurse Linda" which is very special indeed because if you flip it over it has a second novel starting from behind!

Here is a wonderful framed woven tapestry of a raven, a kitschy wooden owl wall hanging, two old Avon perfume owls (still had that old lady smelly rub on perfume in them) a gnome family and some music books.

And the last thing is this fun old owl clock which the salesperson assured me would work once I put a battery in it (it doesn't) which has already found a home on my craft room wall. I'll get a new clock movement for it some time but for now I just love seeing it hanging on my wall...it makes me smile every time I look at it!

Well, there you have it...won't you go thrifting with me?


Sarah said...

Thrift stores can be a lot of fun...you never know what you will find! You got quite a haul.

Carole said...

I love that elementary music book. What a beautiful cover.

I have a math book from 1906 that's a lot of fun, and it still had the owners calling card inside. I love stuff like that!

Great owl clock!

lambkin said...

what a wonderful, eclectic group of fab treasures! i see a new trend here- owls..hmm.. should i be on the outlook for them?

Laura said...

ooohhh! cool stuff!!! Where is this store??? I want to hit it the next time I am in your neck of the woods!!!!

rbnwood said...

I absolutely love this post as I am a thrift store junkie. I shop Goodwill and some other thrift stores in my area and you never know what you are going to find!