I must admit that this season in our neck of the woods isn’t that great for thrifting. Probably for two reasons.
1) Winter is coming. People don’t tend to go and get rid of stuff in winter as much as they do in garage sale season in the summer. Trying to unload storage and furniture in the snow and freezing wind chills is well, pretty much asking you to go sit on your couch with a hot chocolate and feign ignorance.
2) Everyone starts to cruise the stores for second hand holiday decorations so a lot of the good stuff tends to get picked over.
Mind you I have almost two months worth of photos that I haven’t posted. So here is a very picture heavy and very overdue thrifting gallery of things I came across.
Out of all of that I have two items that I regret not buying (and no it wasn’t the Star Wars book).
The set of retro stacking tables. That was a dumb move on my part. They were real wood and immaculate condition. And the other was the U shape lamp stand. I really like how it looked and of course after I leave it at the store, Apartment Therapy does this piece of brass lamps (though the one I came across wasn’t brass which I am not a fan of) that had similar shapes and entirely different price tags. See them here and here.
There was definitely a surplus of vintage Singer sewing machines. Maybe they were trying to tell me something. Like don’t leave your IKEA sewing machine in the ground where your husband can walk by and accidentally kick off the bobbin thread winder part and break it thus having you contact IKEA wondering if they sell replacement parts. I am betting that wouldn’t have happened with the metal parts of an old sewing machine.
What I loved but did not work was the General Electric Alarm Clock. It had the old school numbers that flipped over and all I kept thinking of was LOST. I even plugged it in to make sure and alas, the radio was broken and I’m not sure if the clock part would run properly. I could have gotten it fixed but it probably would have cost me 20x the cost of the actual clock.
See anything you’d take home?