I’ve never been much of a thrift store, yard sale lover, but three things have begun to change my mind.
The first is reading blogs. So many décor bloggers find wonderful, unique things for their homes at thrift stores and yard sales. (Sometimes they find hideous things and turn them into wonderful things!)
Second, has been going to antique stores, and seeing things there that I knew could be found thrifting if you are diligent to look. (Of course, I still love to shop at my favorite Monticello Antiques and Camas Antiques!)
Lastly, has been my own success at finding English Ironstone and assorted other treasures once I did start thrifting. A few treasures and I’m quickly becoming a convert!
All that to say this. A big, shiny, brand new Goodwill Superstore opened not too far from me. Opening day you’d have thought it was the social event of the season. It was crowded! However, I did find a few inexpensive treasures to buy. I bought the clock and the bottle you see in the photo in yesterday’s post, and three vintage plates.
Using the three plates I rearranged some things on the wall above my couch. Now instead of “it’s okay”, it feels “just right”. I love when that happens.
Was I ever pleased to discover that these plates are Shenango US Navy-Wardroom Officer China and usually sell for well over $20 each. I paid $1.99. I liked their look enough to get them regardless of what they are worth, (they add to the beach cottage touches I have here and there), but it does tickle me to know I got a great deal.
I also traded places with the vintage tapestry in the first photo for this mirror, then rearranged some things on the shelf. (I had already painted the paddle a couple weeks ago.)
Like I said, I’m really pleased with my bargain and these simple changes.