Sunday, May 1, 2011

Friday and Saturday Thrifts (Passed on some good stuff unfortunately)

This Weekend Has been another hectic weekend! My girlfriend and I moved most of my mid century furniture over to her house for the time being and I packed up loads of my other stuff for the move. I did manage to squeeze some time in for thrifting this weekend and I saw a few things that I liked but unfortunately, I have no more room for anything until I get an apartment or get rid of something. That is unless I find an Eames Chair or something awesome like that! Anyways, hit the jump for more Pictures!

I really wanted to get this desk! It looked amazing! Unfortunately there were no makers mark on them and they weren't the best quality. But just look at those legs! Those legs made me really want that desk. I love a nice set of round legs like that on some Mid Century furniture! The desk was only $25 and I almost bought it but due to lack of room at the moment I decided to pass. If I could have snagged the dresser and the desk for $40 together I may have bought them. The dresser was $40 by itself though. I wish I had more room :(


This was another tough call for me. I really really wanted to buy this set of Salem Biscayne but I kept telling myself I didn't have the room and that I really wanted to save what little room I had left for some Salem North Star instead. It was all in really good condition though. The plates were $1 each the tea cups were 50¢ each the saucers were 30¢ each and the bread plates were 50¢ each. It was really tough to pass up on this set. I know it was a great deal but I couldn't pull the trigger. If anyone wants them I will tip you off on to where they are.



Next Up we have a Drexel Dresser. This thing was in excellent condition but unfortunately it isn't much my style. I believe it was only $40 and I know it is worth a lot more than that but I didn't have the room and I didn't need it.


Right next to the Drexel Dresser was this Kroehler Side table. This was a blonde colored side table and it too was in pretty good condition but I din't need it so I passed. It was on sale for only $15 though! what a deal!


Here is a really cool set of Tupperware Stacking Spice Shakers! I thought these thing was really cool and they cost me 10¢ each! what a deal! I really like them and I don't think they were ever used but I will definitely be using these for some confectionery treats!


I also bought a Sun-Valley Melmac Plate and an Aztec Melmac Cup for 25¢ each. Then I also snagged some wonderful Flatware! starting from the left there is; a Mardi-Gras Knife, an Ekco Eterna Knife, 2 Aqua Blue Castle Knives, 2 Aqua Blue Castle Grapefruit Spoons, an Aqua Blue Castle Fork, and a light green Castle Spoon. The blue castle flatware was 10¢ each and the other 3 items were 25¢ each.



  1. serious awesomeness...seems like this place has real winners in stock. i m drooling over the dresser right now

  2. it's crazy to me that this stuff is just sitting in thrift stores. Can't find that here in So. Cal. I need a trip to the mid west! Good hunting out there! Great finds. Can't believe you passed on the desk. I get the lack of space though!!

  3. The legs on that desk remind me of the side tables that my parents used to own (and had flanking either side of the couch).

  4. Sudha - That dresser was pretty awesome and in excellent condition! I sure am glad to live in an area filled with tons of mid century goodness!

    Rhan - I can't imagine not being able to go into a thrift store and find wonderful items like these in California. You need to come out to the Midwest to indulge in the wonderfulness! It sure was hard to pass on that desk but I'm sure I will find another one someday. No rush.

    Carole - I sure do love those kinds of legs on furniture. I have a soft spot for them :P

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