Lately I have been struck by a bit of a thrifting curse: it seemed like every time I went shopping, something ended up breaking before they even entered my home. I'm talkin' drop-in-the-parking-lot-five-steps-from-the-door breakages.
In some cases I was okay with the breakage (like the votive holder above, which was only $0.29 and wasn't something totally unique). But in other cases the item was a present, like the pottery my mom collects which I spotted for $0.99 at Goodwill ($24 cheaper than retail!) Boo to my butterfingers!
Anyway, I think I might have changed my luck because the following breakables made it through the past few weeks unharmed!
|$1.99 Colonial Mist casserole|
|$0.25 apiece for these Shiny Brites at a garage sale!|
|This $0.99 pitcher matches the glasses I bought back in February!|
I've also been on a bit of a brass kick lately. I got this little pear dish for $1.49 at Goodwill...
And this brass door plate at a little vintage sale for $8. I think it'd look cool amidst a grouping of frames.
And my love for vintage textbooks resurfaced at an eBay seller's garage sale. The best part? As I was browsing the books, the guy told me I could take any of them for free! Sweeet! I dug up the ones with the best cover graphics and typography.
At the same sale, I got this chippy old juicer, a really nice heavy duty paper cutter (not pictured), and a big box of toys that I took to the preschool, all for the measly price of $8!
And check it out--the juicer was made in Kansas City, MO! Woo hoo!
Continuing my kitchen gadget trend, I found this old sifter at Goodwill for $0.49. There's just something about the old patina and cool typography that I love!
Here's hoping that my breaking purchase curse is the last thing I'll break (har har). And thrift on, y'all!