If given a choice between shopping in a mall and shopping in a thrift store, I would chose thrift store shopping any day. Why? Because it is a great adventure. One.of.a.kind. things that you almost never see. Cheap. Also if I had my choice, Mom would be by my side. We go from store to store picking up items and carrying them around, sometimes only to put them back where we found them. One thing that we have noticed is that our tastes are a little more select than they were back in the day when we first started thrifting together. We now have an eye for things that don't present themselves as often making them more special and we also are beginning to understand and appreciate a good buy when we see one.
I love this little silver plated casserole server. It was black when we bought it. After using silver polish with slow results, I moved on to baking soda. Worked like a charm.
Mom found these cordial glasses while making her rounds one day. Aren't they pretty? The etching is even better in person. Thanks Mom!
I admit that I have weakness for lamps. Genetics. Funky old lamps are always on my list of things to look for when we are out and about. It is always best to make sure that the wiring is in good shape. If the color isn't just right, you can always use spray paint and wipe on poly to make the transformation. Add a new shade and there you have it. This lamp was already white, love white porcelain and ceramic lamps.
Next week is spring break and Mom and I are looking forward to exploring our favorite stores in the mountains. I'll be sure to take some good pictures to share.