1/12/12

Vintage and Thrifty Finds

Out and about on the junkin' road again this week with my friend and me.  And we found some new places to explore too.  Have y'all checked out any consignment stores lately?  Pretty good stuff and really good prices comparatively speaking!  One of our local 'thrift' stores has tripled its selling prices! Ouch!!  So I was happy to find this little spot...(really not little, two levels, chocked full!!)

Of course it had many of the designer brand named clothing, shoes, purses, belts... but upstairs I found the home goods! WOW!!  So many items!  Where to start?  Is it callin' my name...take me, take me!

Now I love the painted furniture but sometimes I like to find pieces that just need a good cleaning and very little TLC!!
This oak side chair can be used in so many places in the home...office, bedroom, kitchen, dining...

Notice the detail.  It is a reproduction of an antique chair but it does have some age on it. (Have you heard that before..meaning it is an older reproduction, probably made USA.)  I like the way it is featured here beside a faux fireplace.

In the next room I found this little bench!

It is in original condition, mahogany finish, some wear and tear but overall looks great!  I would recover the seat cushion but that is easy enough to do.
We called this piece of furniture a gossip bench because one was able to sit comfortably and talk on the telephone. I remember watching the old movies and seeing a gossip bench!  I never had one growing up at home but I've been able to buy and then sell several benches since then.

And just look what is sitting on top of the the first shelf...a rotary dial telephone!

(Do you see the price?  $85.00 Is this a good price, too much, too cheap?  I don't know because I do not see these very often in my area.)

I was excited to find this little consignment shop.  And I will share more finds with you later.  My friend and me had a great time and plan to visit often!! You never know what you will find as the merchandise continually changes!

Have a Blessed Day!! And see ya down the junkin' road!!


Jan

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15 comments:

outjunking said...

I agree about the look of good old wood finish. I mix it in with my painted. I am glad you found some new hunting ground it does the soul good.
Have a great weekend,
Lisa

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Eileen @ Cottage Beach House said...

I love the look of white painted pieces mixed with warm wood pieces. I love finding new hunting grounds. Looks like you found a good one. I think the 85 is a wee bit high for a rotary phone, but that one does appear to be early 60's or 50's. I'm sure someone who wants it bad enough will pay it.

Donna said...

Now that sounds like my kind of shop, Jan! The thrift stores out here are so expensive it's not even funny! Sometimes I think their stuff is higher than retail! Have a great weekend, and happy treasure hunting:)

The Polka Dot Closet said...

I don't know anything about old phones, but that seems like a high price. I hate when my favorite stores jack up their prices, but check back, when they lose business they sometimes lower them again. I love the chair and gossip bench

Carol

Beverly said...

Ah, your post back memories of my grandmother. She had one of those benches, and I always thought it was the coolest thing to sit there. Thank you for sharing.

Her's had a tan leather seat.

Ramblings of a Southern Girl ~ Rhonda G said...

Thanks for sharing these great finds! Love the rotary dial phone! We share a fondness for thriftin' and antiquing! :) I'm looking forward to Yard Sal'ing season this Spring, how about you?

Thanks for coming by my blog and for the kind comments left! I'll be posting a couple of junkin' posts myself in the next few weeks. So stay tuned!

Enjoyed browsing over your blog! ~Your newest follower!

Peggy~PJH Designs said...

What great finds! I'm like you some of the local thrift shops have gone way up on their prices. Thanks for sharing your finds and thanks for stopping by my blog and leaving kind words. :-)

Sharon @ Elizabeth & Co. said...

What fun finds! I love it when I find a great new shop!

✿ⒹⒺⒺ✿@ A Lapin Life said...

I love going to consignment shops. It's the thrill of the hunt. :-)

Dee

Casa De Luna said...

It looks like you had fun on your adventure. I like the chair. I have been trying to find a pair of old rocking chairs that I can paint and put on my front porch. I may have to wait until garage sale season. I hope you are having a nice weekend!

Ann from On Sutton Place said...

Always enjoy seeing your finds. My grandmother had one of those telephone seats...I always thought it was so cool. I'm not sure what happened to it. I'll have to ask my parents. Happy Sunday!

Shari@Rain into Rainbows said...

ARGH!! We were at an auction last night & they had a gossip bench that I came *this close* to bidding on, and now you're making making me wish that we had!

Mariette's Back to Basics said...

Dearest Jan,

Thanks for participating in the Worldwide GIVEAWAY and as you see, I follow your right back neighbor! You spotted some nice things in your area. Have a great week ahead.

Love to you,

Mariette

Gracie's Cottage said...

Good finds! Thrifts around here are a mixed bag, some reasonable, some overpriced. I love the shape of that phone. Seems a bit high but don't go by me - I'm a cheapskates!

Jan