I didn't plan on it, but I was out running errands on Saturday when I decided to go back to the store where I found the two Cathrineholm pots last week to make one last attempt to find the lids. [No luck, for the record.] I pulled into the parking lot and immediately noticed the THRONGS of people and cars and suddenly it dawned on me....first Saturday of the month.....the store-wide 50% off sale! I often avoid GW's sale day unless I'm really 1) energetic or 2) in need of inventory (which is almost never). It's just crazy...people ramming you with their carts; standing in line for 45 minutes to check out; cashiers who look like they're ready to kill someone; bare shelves; people stealing from other people's carts. It's not for the faint of heart, folks.
This weekend, though, I found myself in the mood for a little adventure, so I took the plunge. The stuff I found was kind of a mish-mash...nothing spectacular, though I was happy with all of it. The great thing, though, was the prices - it's amazing how much 50% affects the bottom line, even on inexpensive thrifted goods.
Case in point: This precious blue ringware sugar and creamer set was 98 cents for both pieces!
This little pottery measuring pitchers were another uber-bargain at 49 cents each. I was momentarily sad that it wasn't a full set, but I quickly decided I was too charmed by the awesome scrolly font to care.
These glasses were interesting...shelved next to one another, and absolutely identical (size, shape, weight, coloring) except for the actual subject of their decoration. I love astrology-themed stuff, and the "See Rock City" souvenir design was so retro and cute, I decided to buy them. $1 for both.
This pretty old set of carved wooden Chinoiserie coasters and box was also 49 cents. Woo hoo.
This large brass leaf-shaped bowl/tray thing was $1.50. it was almost a dark brown color from the tarnish when I bought it, but some Brasso and steel wool did wonders.
I almost overlooked this old Uhl pottery vase (the one in front) because it was full of plastic flowers on the shelf, but luckily I did a double take and recognized it for the gem it is. Perfect condition; also $1.50.
I always love these kind of obelisk-style MCM salt and pepper shakers. This set was a whopping 24 cents per piece. (Seriously...did they need to price them separately?!)
Annnnnd, finalement, this cool set of six smoked crystal champagne coupes. Or possibly dessert cups. But they're kind of tall to be dessert cups, so I hereby christen them champagne coupes. $3 for the set.
This is not even close to everything I bought on Saturday, but it's everything I've photographed so far. I'll try to feature some more fun finds in the coming
days. Did anyone else hit up the GW 50% sale in your area? If so, I hope you survived unscathed. Check out the following parties where I'm linking to admire everyone else's thrifted scores!
Thrift Share Monday at Apron Thrift Girl
Flea Market Finds at Her Library Adventures
Sunday's Best at My 1929 Charmer
Thrift Treasures at Southern Hospitality