Tuesday, March 5, 2013

A Trip to the Consignment Store {Thrift Shopping}

We're at an awkward stage in weather here in Virginia. It's not really Spring, but it's not really Winter. It might snow. It might not. With no basement and no garage, I'm at Mother Nature's mercy. No painting until things get warmer. But Mother Nature didn't say I couldn't go window shopping at the consignment store! My friend Christy and I headed out yesterday to check out some thrifty finds at a local shop (the same one I found my end tables at). Here are some of the fun things we spotted:

Clear all the fruity clutter off the top of this piece, and you have some excellent storage! Christy noticed a ding on one side, but I bet it could be repaired. You even have the option to spray paint the baskets:
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Love this unique cake stand!
Consignment Store Shopping with Serenity Now


Someone found my kindergarten lunch box!
Consignment Store Shopping with Serenity Now

What a cute little play house...even had a tiny oven!
Consignment Store Shopping with Serenity Now


Mirrors, mirrors on the wall...just need some freshening up with paint!
Consignment Store Shopping with Serenity Now

Such pretty little side tables!
Consignment Store Shopping with Serenity Now

I fell madly in love with this hobnail milkglass pitcher, but I didn't buy it because I don't have a place for it:
Consignment Store Shopping with Serenity Now

I can guarantee you that someone in blogland could make this bench a star. I just bought a bench in the Fall, so not in the market for one, and it doesn't look like Raggedy Andy is willing to part with it.
Consignment Store Shopping with Serenity Now

A Martha Washington sewing table...neat!
Consignment Store Shopping with Serenity Now

I'm not digging the stenciled apples, but I liked the shape of this stool:
Consignment Store Shopping with Serenity Now

This card table caught my eye...very intriguing to me, for some reason. I think it's the legs!
Consignment Store Shopping with Serenity Now

Which one was your favorite?

Have you been thrifting lately? Best find?

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10 comments:

  1. I love mid century design and am a big fan of Catherine Holm enamelware. At a local thrift store I found a Catherine Holm small skillet with a teak handle. It was white enamel with the green lotus seed design. Score!

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  2. We have a new Salvation Army store that opened up and you've inspired me to visit! Maybe I can find storage for all our craft supplies that's cute too. Fingers crossed!

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  3. Love consignment stores! You've inspired me to check some out this week.
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  4. Hi Amanda! Hope you're doing well. I remember these last days of winter can make you really stir-crazy when you've got little ones. Hope you're doing well! Haven't heard from you in awhile, so I pray that all is well at your house. Take care!

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  5. I had the same lunch box in kindergarten! Yellow and everything! ;)

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  6. I love milkglass and of course the hobnail was my favorite!!! And also that cool cake stand. What did you get anyway? So many choices here!

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  7. The card table with the hunt scene is right up my alley! Can you let me know how much it was and the store location?

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  8. I had that same lunch box at some point in elementary school too! I LOVE that cake stand, but I already have a few too many of those in my house:)

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  9. Oh gorgeous! I love those side tables and the sewing machine...I'm in love! I found an old wooden ironing board last weekend...others were selling in the same market between $40 & $60 and I paid $12.00 for mine! Score!
    Debbie :)

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