Okay, I admit it. I thrifted. I THRIFTED!!!!!!
I had such good intentions going into the month of January. I declared a moratorium on buying; instead, I planned to work through my backlogged inventory and get a fresh start. I would arrive at February with a fresh outlook and more storage space. It was a noble plan, full of good intentions. . .
It's winter in Indianapolis, people. There's not that much to do, but there's a thrift store on every corner. And every time I drive by, resisting the siren call, I imagine what might be inside. Am I missing out on a full set of Dorothy Thorpe Silver Band? The perfect Danish modern lamp? A set of sterling silver flatware, carelessly tossed into the "utensils" bin by an unknowing store employee? SIGH. All I can say is, thank GOD it's not summer, with a tag or estate sale on every block, or I'd really be in trouble!
Confession over. Let me share with you my recent bounty!
Set of fourteen midcentury snack plates. Buy these and throw the world's hippest Super Bowl party!
Old hotel china plates from the Hotel Belvedere in NYC. They make my heart flutter:
Cool mid-century looking pottery elephant (actually a coin bank):
Pristine set of Swedish salt and pepper shakers:
Elegant scalloped silver compote from iconic (and now-defunct) Indianapolis department store LS Ayres:
And finally, a very old lidded casserole dish from McCoy pottery, featuring an "MC" design on the lid's handle, in my favorite shade of green. This one's staying in my collection:
I must say, I feel better now that I've come clean!
What vintage treasures have you found lately? I'm linking up here to find out:
Thrift Share Monday at Apron Thrift Girl
Flea Market Finds at Her Library Adventures
What I Love About the Thrift Store at Cap Creations
Nifty Thrifty Tuesday at Coastal Charm
Twice Owned Tuesday at House of Grace