Category Archives: Thrift Stores

It had to end at some point.

All the signs are here. The Air and Water Show was this weekend in Chicago. The weather is cooling. Yard sales are slowing down. Back-to-School sales are ramping up. Let’s face it. Summer is over. The two holidays that mark the beginning and end of the best part of a public school employees life are […]

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Vintage Baby.

Boy, did this bring back some memories. The Fisher Price Radio, found in a baggie in the Village Thrift on Clark during their half-price sale yesterday. I couldn’t tell if it worked or not but for 95 cents, who is not going to take a chance on it? And it works! Plays Happy Birthday as […]

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Vintage Toddler Room Finds.

It’s cold again here in Chicago, which is to be expected in March, but still, disheartening after our blast of summer-like weather last week. I went out today, listlessly driving too far, too late to two rummage sales in the Northwestern suburbs and found next to nothing at either one. I did get this beautiful […]

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A Project Four Years in the Making.

SO here’s the story of the chunky little table and chairs combo we bought in Wisconsin years and years ago. It was already cheap, and, on top of that, marked down 30%, so I think I paid around $24 for the set. I had my antique booth at the time and the intention was always […]

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Project!

Oh, I’m jonesing so bad for SOME kind of estate sale or rummage sale or garage sale. I don’t remember estate sales being so sparse this time last year — I know they get a little less plentiful but I didn’t think they practically stopped all together.  I mean, pardon my crassness, but it’s not as if people […]

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