Right around the corner from Bridget's violin lesson is a consignment store. It's just the right place to spend half an hour.
So far I've found three things I really love there. Want to see?
Of course, there is my plate rack, which you have seen, that I waited about 8 years for:I use everything on this rack -- it's not "for show" -- it's for storage. Well, it's a little bit "for show". ;)
What I really like is that this store prints out its labels with the dates on which the price of the item goes down. The plate rack started at something like $38 (not too bad!), and when I found it, it was at its lowest price, around $18. I figured I'd be hard pressed to get the Chief to make it for less than that, so I snatched it up. It didn't even need to be painted!
A couple of weeks ago I found this for about a buck:There is very little in the store that's actually vintage (most stuff is not interesting, really), so I was pretty happy about this! Love the aqua, love the bird, love the corn, love the size. (Teaspoon for scale.)I can't even commit to putting anything in it, because it's my only one and I don't want to hide it away! Any ideas of what I should use it for?
And yesterday I found these (I'm counting them as one). You can see on the tag that they were marked down to $3.25 for the pair as of this past December. Again, these are unique for this store, which is maybe why they had been passed over. Otherwise I just don't get it, since they are so clearly better than anything else there!We polished them up...yes, they are silver, made in Sweden! They take little slender tapers, which I hope I will be able to find after I use up these from a yard sale a few years ago (because you know I'm all about burning the candles!:)