It’s no secret that I love trolling the aisles of thrift stores and flea markets whenever I can. It’s the thrill of finding a beautiful decorative piece or furniture that needs some TLC that makes it such fun. I’m always on the lookout for new stores in the area and recently came across a new-to-me antique store that was filled with lots of great bargains.
As always, a few of the items I find when thrifting are for me and others are for my Etsy shop. Here’s what I found recently…
Blue and white pottery is such a popular trend right now and finding nice vintage pieces is becoming harder and harder. I found this lidded jar and this blue and white vase and both pieces are really substantial and are in great condition.
Rarely do I pass up a tray when I see one and this woven wicker tray was a steal at only $1.00. And the leather side handles were an added bonus.
I spotted this little wooden chest one day but left it in the store. I couldn’t get it out of my mind so I headed back the next day and snagged it. The carving detail on the drawer fronts is really beautiful and I love the overall look of the piece. It would make a really great jewelry cabinet and would also look great on a bookshelf.
I have a major obsession with brass and found some great pieces. A little polishing and these babies will be extra stunning.
I loved the colors in this ceramic vase and the gold details make it even prettier. I have so many ideas on how this piece can be used.
Here’s a up close of the blue and white vase.
And probably my favorite piece is the beautiful brass bowl and I’m trying to decide if I want to keep it or put it in the shop.
The World’s Longest Yard Sale starts tomorrow and this is the first time in 4 years that the hubs and I won’t be making the trek. So I don’t go through complete withdrawls, we’re planning a little weekend getaway and I plan to pop into a few shops along the way. If you want to read about our WLYS trips you can read about them here and here.