Some Pretty Curious Thrift Store Findings (40 pics)

Posted in PICTURES       21 Oct 2019       2683       1

I See All Your Sassy Teapots, But I Think I Found Something Even More Sassy. I Present To You All The Sassy Grandfather Clock!

My Daughter, She Gets Me. She Found The Pot At A Goodwill ($2.). It Was Originally Made For Baking Soda But This Is Much Better

We’re Redoing Our Bathroom And Discovered Some “Secondhand” Wallpaper Under The Mirror And Light Fixture

My New Thrift Store Find, With This New Sweater Everybody Will Know I'm A Funguy

Finally Found A Mushroom Lamp Today! I Am In Love

Izismile Video Collection

Found This Around The Vases At Fabulous Finds In Port Charlotte, Fl. They Didn't Know It Was A Hat! I Was Delighted To Find It And Take It Home With Me

75 Cents At An Estate Sale. Definitely Came Home With Me

Girlfriend Found This The Other Day And Wants To Reupholster It In Purple Velvet. From What I Was Able To Find Out Its Called A Victorian Balloon* Chair And Rike's (From The Tag) Was A Department Store In Dayton Ohio

After 20 Years Of Loving This Towel, We Found The Exact Same One, Completely New, At Goodwill

Found This Gem While Browsing The Thrift Shop Last Night For $6.99

I asked the husband how i looked, and he said it was "hideous." I told him it's what's on the inside that counts. Paired it with a suit jacket, think i should wear it to my 16 year old's meet the teacher night tonight?

 

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I See The Occasional Post Where Someone Finds Their Own Art Etc, So I Guess This Is Mine. The First Photo Is Me At A Vintage/Thrift Sale On Sat, Holding A Dress. The Second Is Me, Age 16, Wearing The Exact Same Dress!

I personally hand sewed all the sequins and appliqués, for competitions in beauty pageants. When I saw it I nearly fell over. No one in my family knows how it got an hour’s drive away, after 24 years. Pretty proud though, my yee haw creation was marked at $80.

 

My Halloween Costume From Last Year

It started with the homemade dress at a thrift store in Dallas, Oregon. I told my wife “hey, I bet I could fit into this” and there was no turning back. I made a point to gather all other elements from thrift stores (I already owned the shoes)

 

The Top Is A Random Painting I Bought, The Bottom Is My Dog, Applesauce. I Had To Buy The Painting, The Resemblance Is Uncanny!

My Husband Saw This In Front Of An Antique Shop While On A Business Trip In Pennsylvania. It Totally Came Home!

It gets moved around a lot, because it‘s huge! Since so many people have asked *adding* he paid $700 for it.... A lot for us but we are both thrilled with the new addition to our family

 

Saw This In Tasmania Australia At The Salvation Army. I Thought "Argh Cute Chair" Turned It Upside Down And Giggled For 5 Minutes

Fun Little Salt And Pepper Shakers

Behold. Chewbacca, Riding A Giant Squirrel, Fighting Nazis. It’s About 11x14 And Resides In Our Dining Room

The Fur Babes Got A Tiny Couch. $30.. What A Steal

My 10 Year Old Son And I Found This Tiny Cast Iron Stove Last Week At An Antique Store And I Let Him Cook A Tiny Grilled Cheese Sandwich And Tomato Soup On It! It Worked!

Dinosaur Chopsticks! I Have Found My Soulmate

We Moved Into A Vintage 1962 House With Everything Original. This Dollhouse Was Built Into The Cabinets In One Of The Rooms And I Was Gifted It To Keep Safe And Enjoy. Mary Built This Over A Ten Year Period While She Was Sick

I Found The Thrift Store Holy Grail. Am I Ready For Pride Or What? $7.99 For The Rainbow-Sequined Bodysuit And Worth Every Cent

Does This Qualify As A House Hippo?

About 25 years ago I saw this for sale at a furniture shop, there was no way I could afford it so it stayed there. Fast forward to a couple of years ago on a local buy swap sell, lo and behold there's my hippo - there was no way it was getting away this time!

 

I Have So Many Questions. Like Who Is This Brave Kitty? And What Did He Do To Earn His Metal? And How Did They Get Him To Wear That Uniform? Does He Put His Little Helmet On Himself?

The Miracle Of Life

This Is Lexus, She Is 20.5 Years Old. This Is Her Bed Which Was Found At A Consignment Store About 8 Years Ago! She Loves It. In Her Old Age I Have Had To Put A Paint Can Underneath It So She Has A Step

My Husband Patrick Is A Massive Cat Lover, To The Point He's Now Called Catrick. Today We Found Him The Most Purrrfect Vest

I Don’t Even Know A Rick, I Just Thought For A Quarter It Was Too Cute To Pass Up. Provided Several Size References

Found This Granny At An Estate Sale In Ft Worth. Yes, She Came Home With Me! Worth The Money For The Laughs We’ve Had. She Will Be Dressed For Every Holiday!

I Went To An Estate Sale Which I Knew Was A Distant Relative. Things Were Pretty Much Picked Over...but Then I Looked In The Back Of A Cupboard And Saw This Teacup. I Turned It Over To See Who Made It...

"To my surprise this piece of tape was on the bottom. It reads 'From Aunt Mandy on our 25th wedding anniversary Dec 1961', 'Cup given to Grandma Lange's mother on her 25th ann.'Soooo....I have a Great Aunt Mandy and my Grandma was a Lange. With a bit of research we determined that this cup was given to MY great great grandmother approx in 1868!!!"

 

Found This Little Gem Today In A Antique Store, Definitely Came Home With Me

100+ Year Old Magicians Suit

Hand Painted Find At Goodwill... This Cat Has Seen Some Things

Only $1 And Completely Unused! At The Place Of Forsyth Thrift Store In Cumming, Georgia

I Believe, It’s A Funeral Fan, I Have Two Of Them. Way Back When... Fans Like This Were Placed On Each End Of A Casket And Were Used To Help Keep The Body Cool

I unearthed this one from the garage this morning... I consider selling them every time I have to move them because they are so heavy and awkward... and then I look at them and imagine all the weird stories they could tell if only fans could tell stories... and decide to keep them

 

What 1980’s Teenager Donated This? Found It In A Bin Of Donations. I Work At Goodwill

This Is One Of My More Recent And Favorite Finds, Bought It As Soon As I Saw It! Best Knife Set Ever

I’m lucky enough to manage a non profit thrift store in my town (matthews, nc), and have wonderful volunteers that usually leave the weirdest donations on my desk because they know I love the unusual items

 

Found And Took Home This Authentic Hostess Twinkie Pan From A Closed Factory In St. Louis. It’s Going To Become A Light Fixture

My Favorite Find Yet. A 2 Foot Tall Ewok Candy Bowl

I Found A Gift I Made For Someone In A Thrift Store

It’s a big, squishy, crocheted blanket made with bernat blanket yarn. I made it in 2017 for a dear older friend that I knew from our coordinated 3x a week outpatient hospital infusions. I visited her when she was inpatient in hospital and gave her the blanket. She was so touched! She wasn’t getting a lot of visitors and I really felt for her. She passed christmas day, 2017. I’m not mad, just a bit sad thinking about it sitting there. It was stained and looked pretty well-loved... I’d like to think it was a comfort in her last days



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Undetectable 7 month s ago
#24 that cat is Chessie, the 'mascot'/logo of the Chesapeake and Ohio Railroad, and later the Chessie System railroad. Very cool! A lot of train geeks would kill for that.
       
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