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Thrift Store junkie, yep that's me

Category: Thrift Store Finds | Posted: Sun Feb 04, 2007 3:27 pm

I really have to get some treatment for this addiction to thrift stores. It just seems like the logical thing to do on the weekends...we have a couple of hours free and want to get out of the house so we go to a couple of thrift stores. And it is becoming like an addiction.....what if we miss a weekend at our favorite thrift store and something really fantastic is there and someone else buys it!!! It did happen once that I am aware of, we got there one Saturday afternoon and found a fantastic rustic cabinet made from old barn wood, I saw it from way across the large back room and fell in love at first sight...hurried over to it hoping I wouldn't have to get mean and fight anyone for it....I got there and found it had a $30 price tag AND a SOLD sign on it. The one that got away haunts me to this day. Oh, yeah, there was also the really cool Bakers rack type of shelf thing that had been a display for Guiness somewhere, missed that one by a few minutes too.

Yesterday I did find only two really super things, the other things I bought were some pretty plain planters that I need out front. I need spring to arrive pretty soon so I can focus on the garden and finding places to put all the wonderful junque I have already found...at the same time praying that I am not missing something wonderful at the thrift store.

Another birdhouse on a stick, it will need to be mounted somewhere so it doesn't fall over if a momma bird moves in. The little planter used to hold fake flowers. I am going to clean it out and maybe plant a mini-rose and put it on the front porch.




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Turtle Doves

Category: Thrift Store Finds | Posted: Fri Feb 02, 2007 4:50 pm

Another of my most recent thrift store finds was this pair of Turtle Doves. I had thought it would look really nice in the garden, probably in the secret garden when I get it done. And what the heck, it was only $2.19. After we got home I started looking at it closer and found the name Austin Productions, Inc on the bottom and the year 1980.....the year Randy and I married, that was really cool.
Then I did a search for Austin Productions, Inc and found pictures of several of their pieces on ebay offered for between $10 and $50 and other items on websites selling for well over $50. In all the searches I have done I can not find my Turtle Doves, but I figure instead of taking a chance damaging them they will stay in the house instead.





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