Have I ever mentioned that there are quite a number of thrift stores in my town? Some are better than others and I of course have my favorites but since starting my Thrifty Thursday series I decided that I would revisit each and every thrift store in town, giving some of the ones at the bottom of my list another chance to impress me. This week I took a trip to the Salvation Army Family Store. This year they actually moved to a new larger location and honestly I think the new place has reinvigorated the store. It is still not my favorite thrift store, but I think it may have moved up in the ranks a few places.
So without further ado, let’s get on with Thrifty Thursday and all of my thrift finds.
Please excuse the blue tint on this photo, that is what happens when you take a picture from inside your car in an attempt to not look like a fool standing out in the parking lot taking pictures of signs, but forget the the top portion of your windshield is tinted.
The first item I spotted was this vintage recipe box. It had great colors and was in great condition and marked at only $1.99. You probably don’t know this about me, but I hate to cook! So I don’t really have any recipes and on the rare occasion that I am in the mood to cook something fancy I just look it up on the internets. So I didn’t buy this cute little guy, but now I am regretting that decision because as I type this I realize I could have used it as a storage box for anything not just recipes.
I also saw this old index card file which would also be great for recipes, especially in a kitchen with a more industrial look. It was marked at 5.99 which is also a really good price.
There was a large basket of these Sally Hanson Salon Effects nail stickers. You know I love nail polish, right? There were only 3 or 4 different kinds, most likely discontinues colors/patterns but t 1.99 it was a great deal so I came home with both the pink polk-a-dot one and the green plaid one. I haven’t tried them out yet, and have actually only tried nail stickers once in the past without success so I am hoping that these work out. If not it is an inexpensive way to practice.
They also had a very large selection of decorative and vintage plates. Remember in my last Thrifty Thursday post when I passed up the little bird plate at Wacosa Thriftworks and later regretted it because I would like to do a plate wall in my kitchen? Well I didn’t pass these two up! The filigree edges plate was $3.99 and the little starburst one was only $1.99 a good deal for both and so both came home with me for later use. I have officially started my plate collection!
Both of these items, the vintage box with a sailboat on it and the large black floor vase were great finds. I can see both of them making great additions in the right spaces. The large box, though I don’t know it’s original purpose, would make a cute storage box. It was in pretty rough condition and priced a little high at $19.99 but I have never seen another one like it before so that may be a good price for something like that? The black vase was a little high as well at $9.99 but it was pretty large.
My last find of the day was this adorable little shelf which I think would be super cute in a small bathroom, especially if spray painted white. It was only $1.99 and if I could have thought of a place to use it, you can bet it would have come home with me.
So there you have it, my recent finds and purchases for Thrifty Thursday. All in all I was impressed with the Salvation Army Family Store and their new location and bigger store. They really had a lot of great things to offer and I am sure that I will be back to look for new exciting finds.
Have you made a recent visit to any thrift stores? Are there an unusual amount of thrift stores in your town… seriously I think we may have 9 or 10 different thrift stores here. That seems like a lot for one town?