My favorite little thrift spot is seasonal and they just opened this morning for the spring. I was there 20 minutes before opening with the little one, to wait in line. The folks who came after me formed a lateral line which would have sent me into a rage if it were anywhere but C&P’s. The thrift “store” is housed in a garage and it’s a little tight in there but I managed about 9 laps around the place, adding more to the stroller each time. First thing I picked up was a replogle vintage globe on a beautiful stand, 2 bucks – BAM. Then I spotted a vintage Boston Public School desk and chair, it’s lower middle on the grid. Or at least the underside is pictured, the desk has elaborate wrought iron legs and a wooden top with a beautiful patina. The chair is perfection on a metal base. More photos to come when they are not shoved into the back of the minivan.
Oh, and I got a COMPLETE box of vintage vocabulary cards for a quarter. LOVE THEM THE BEST. I have to go pick up my big guy from school so I’ll rush through the remaining scores: vintage wooden kite string winder upper thing that is as light as a whisper, a mid-century lamp that I did not capture in it’s full glory – it has a double shade!, I got a milk glass chicken because it seemed like I should (not usually a chicken gal), a funky little metal bowl filled with seeds for 10 cents a pack, and a sweet little bird that I believe hangs out at bars and spits lime into drinks (at least that is my vision for her)! Life is a little more sparkly with Charlie and Pat’s up and running. It’s like someone hit the “vibrancy” on picnik a few times and I LOVE it!
Happy thrifting to you!