A New Thrift Store To Haunt

I went to a new-to-me thrift shop yesterday. It’s a charity thrift store and the proceeds go to assisting those living with cancer in this area.

It was a very very small storefront and was filled with the most wonderful old ladies who were so excited to be volunteering there. It really was a fun place to shop. Plus, your money is going to a very worthy cause, so it’s a win win.

I found these vintage aluminum coasters and they were only $3.00 for all 16 of them.

Normally, I’m not into the Mallard Duck scene (“scene” as in 1960’s jargon), but I thought they were sort of funky and I have seen these somewhere before. Anyone have these in your house as a child?

I also found this silver water pitcher for $4.00. Or at least I think it’s a water pitcher – it has that little lip that would catch ice cubes while you’re pouring. And you know me, if it’s silver, it’s going home with me.

My favorite find in the shop was this little white vase.

It’s almost the same design as some vases that I found a few years ago at a yard sale. I keep old silverware in those vases, so who knows what I’ll keep in this little one. It was only $2.00 and came with a complimentary little chip in its lip.

I dare say that the Great Thrifting Drought Of 2012 may be coming to an end.

I felt so good about buying these items from the charity thrift store that I went back this morning and dropped off a box of donations for them. I had planned on taking them to Goodwill, but thought the ladies were so nice at the cancer place, that I’d take it there instead.

Have you found any new thrifting haunts lately?

Linking with Apron Thrift Girl‘s Thrift Share Monday and Coastal Charm‘s Nifty Thrifty Tuesday.

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  1. says

    LOVE those finds of yours. The coasters DO look vaguely familiar. LOL Like them, though. I just posted about giving up all the contents in my storage unit. One of the things to go were my antique vases. Seeing your new sweet one, just reminded me of the loss. No more collecting for me for a while. take care.

  2. says

    I’m so jealous – I live in a thrift store wasteland, and never find anything but bad junk at the thriftstores here.

    Love the white vases.

  3. says

    Yes, Joe and I frequent the Catholic thrift store also swarming with helpful volunteers. The prices are far better than GW. It is my new boyfriend. Probably should not say that about the Catholic store. I have found vintage linens for one dollar, three dollars max. I love your creamy white pottery and that photo is wonderful.

  4. says

    You have the best luck!!! That vase would have come home with me too! I have similar white pottery covering a bookcase…yours would fit in perfectly. I now take my donations to the Episcopal church thrift store…sweet ladies there too. Have a great weekend! Vicki

  5. says

    That sounds like a wonderful place to shop and for a good cause, too. I love your vases! I have one like it, but haven’t been able to find more to fill up the bay in my kitchen window. Still looking.

  6. says

    We had the aluminum coasters when I was a child and I am blessed to be the director of a ministry with a thrift store.We get good stuff and have very low prices, so that we can keep things going out quickly.
    All of our money stays in our community to help those who are struggling financially.

  7. says

    In Glendora, California there are no good thrifting spots. You are so very lucky! I do visit my GoodWill every now and then, but most of the home stuff is pretty bad. Nothing vintage, that’s for sure. Anyway, I love your finds…especially the silver pitcher!

  8. says

    Yes, yes. We had the coasters and I never liked them as a child. I thought they should be shiny, smooth silver. The finish on the coasters used to make my teeth itch. I know???
    They are a grrat old find.

  9. says

    Love the cream color vases can’t believe you got it for $2.00 what a find. My latest thrifting find was a little white and gold tea pot. Hope to post about it soon. I am your newest follower, hope you stop by would love to have you as a follower, Laura – Cottage and Broome

  10. says

    I am so glad to hear that the thrifting drought is over maybe, I thought it was just me. Also what a nice thing for a shop to do in helping and someone with cancer. Seems they had some pretty good stuff.

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