Saturday, August 23, 2014

Saturday Thrift Store & Garage Sale Finds...

I seriously had not planned to go to any garage sales or thrift stores today. Ethan made me do it. 

My eldest son phoned last night and said he'd found a Craig's List ad for a garage sale near me, and it had glass-blowing tools and supplies for a good price. He wondered if I might be planning to get out...and of course, being a "good mom" I headed out there first thing this morning. 

I ended up buying a box of stuff for him, which I think was probably worth quite a bit more than I paid for it. It will be an early birthday present.

While I was there, I looked around. There were some pretty cool things, and the prices were good. The little chest above was $2. I think It will not be's perfect like it is. It may go to my friend, Cathy, next weekend, if she likes it!

I also found a smallish painting in a nice gilded wood frame. It's a little "granny chic" but definitely not a paint-over canvas. I like it. 

The frame has a couple of areas with issues, but I have antique gold Rub 'N' Buff...

And the best part? It cost a buck. Garage sales are the bomb!

I also found a lovely silver dish with a lid. It was monogrammed, and not tarnished. 

I could see a hallmark, but had to get it home to read it. 


Google told me it means Electro Plated Nickle Silver. It may be English Sheffield, but the bearded man is a mystery. Any clues?

Each piece was marked $2, but I thought that was reasonable for a heavy piece with a lovely design.

I figure finding these nice things was maybe my reward for being a good mom today. It's nice to have an opportunity to be a good mom to adult kids. :)

Word for the Day:
Proverbs 14:26
In the fear of the Lord one has strong confidence, and his children will have a refuge.

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Anonymous said...

Good deals! I bought that little chest from Pier One about 15 years ago for $30!

Pura Vida said...

Wow love your finds. So funny to me what people put in garage sales. I guess I do too or to the local flea market when I get ready for a change. I love old silver and old paintings...seriously great items

Donna Wilkes said...

What finds! Love the goods and the prices! I would keep the little spice cabinet and tarnish that silver!

My thrift store addiction said...

Cool silver dish! I will be interested to learn about the bearded dude :)

must love junk said...

You are a good mom! :)
LOVE that painting!

Linda @ A La Carte said...

That little chest is adorable as is and I love the frame on the painting!

Audrey said...

Revi ... looks like you had a very good day for shopping. Blame it on Ethan! Well, glad you found something for him. Love the silverplate piece and looks to be in beautiful condition. Everything looks like good choices.
Audrey Z. @ Timeless Treasures

Sherry @ Thrift My House said...

That sounded like so much fun! My daughter found a little chest like that at GW this summer. It's missing a knob on one of the drawers but she didn't care. She fell in love with it and had to have it. Love all the other goodies too Revi! You are a fantastic Mom!

Consider It All Joy said...

I love, love, love that little chest - Adorable!! Hope your son likes what you purchased for him!!

Tina@WhatWeKeep said...

What? You found that painting for a dollar?! I have never seen the bearded man, but what a cool piece. YOu always find the best stuff.
xxx, T.

lynn said...

the chest and frame are such great finds, revi:) the silver piece is my fav--though, the bearded guy is a mystery!