I'm finally back in the land of the living, but needless to say I haven't done much thrifting the last couple of weeks. In fact, I didn't venture into a thrift or vintage shop until this past Saturday - possibly a record for me! This little thrift break coincides nicely with my goal to reduce spending in January (I know, I know...that's everyone's post-holiday goal, right?!).
I wasn't even going to thrift on Saturday, but I was RIGHT there, and it had been SO long. I decided to limit myself to $20 as a precaution, lest I go crazy from thrifting withdrawal.
I managed to do pretty well with that $20! Here's most of it:
Not bad, eh?
I picked up this near-mint condition set of Culver tumblers. They would add some serious glam to a bar cart, wouldn't they?
Next, I snagged another of those Federal-style Syroco mirrors, this one with a faux-copper finish:
Yes, this looks like a dirty, slightly off-canter marble paper towel holder. And it is. But I have exciting plans for it, which I will detail soon in a separate post, I promise!
I forgot to include this piece in my group shot:
I love mid-century magazine racks, and this one is no exception. I think the brassy, curlique style would look so cute in a girl's bedroom.
Regular readers, your eyes do not deceive you. I found yet another black panther!
This one is significantly smaller than the one I found in December, but it has those piercing green jeweled eyes. Instant love!
Here he is with his (ahem) older brother. Aren't they handsome? I know, I know...I'm a weirdo for being obsessed with panther sculptures, but I can't help it. I've told myself that I must list at least ONE of them in the shop ASAP. And I'll get right on that...
I picked up a full set of eight (!) delicate, gold-embossed glasses. I love the chevron-esque band and the monogram. Except that I can't for the life of me tell what letter it's supposed to be....fancy "L"? Backwards "B"? Any guesses?
And lastly, a vintage Princess phone! I am always soooo envious of my fellow vintage bloggers who seem to find cool vintage telephones at every turn, because I never find them - until now!
This one appeared to be in rough shape on the thrift shop shelf, with decades of caked-on grime and a tangly black cord. For $1.99, though, I took a risk.
When I got it home, I discovered it was in perfect working order and just needed a good scrubbing. I've got a new ivory cord on order and it'll be good as new! The best thing about this phone, though, is the feel of it - the weight in your hand; the springiness of the buttons; the way the receiver fits to your ear like no smart phone ever could. I'm tellin' you, it's tempting me to get a land line again just so I can sit around and gossip about boys with my BFF for hours on end.
The grand total for all this loot?
A cool $21.00. I missed my goal by a dollar, but if you don't count the sales tax I totally made it. And besides, I figured it was good luck to end up with a total that was a round number. (See all the crazy ways I justify my thrifting habit??)
Hope you all had a fantastic week of thrifting!
Linking up to the following parties:
The Macklemore Thrift Shop Challenge at Young House Love
The Weekly Thrift at Young Heart Old Soul
The Nifty Thrifty at A Living Space
Junkin' Joe at The Cottage Market