And this is what it looks like inside. The big blue bins are what you dig through. They are rotated throughout the day. Look out when the guys are wheeling them into the area. My butt was once clipped by one.
I also have a thing for hobnail milk glass, as seen in this post. Yes, I purposely bought 3 of these vases. I also have a larger version of them.
I also own 3 of these same exact vases. Yes, 3. Did I forget to tell you that I’m actually an 85 year old woman who hoards vintage knick knacks?
Here’s some unsolicited advice for you: buy alstroemerias (the flowers in the vase above). They are cheap and last up to 2 weeks with little upkeep. I buy mine at Kroger for $4 a bundle. Be sure to read the display date before you buy though. I bought these yesterday and the display date read 5/8/12 so I know that they’re pretty fresh.
I do have some pricier thrift store finds. These vintage Fenton hobnail milk glass pieces were found by my best friend in Chicago. They were slightly more expensive because they’re Fenton. I think the candlesticks were $12 and the candy dish was $7.
I hope you enjoyed this short thrifting series. My best advice for you is to go often and have fun with it. Thrifting is like a box of chocolates. You never know what you’re gonna get.
If you’ve never been in or seen a Goodwill Outlet, what do you think?
Are you a closeted old lady hoarder like me?