Today I'm linking up with Jenny Matlock to show my American Picker Experience.
You see, I love thrift stores and antique stores. Not the fancy, dolled up stores either. No, the trashier looking, the better. Because it's in those places that I can actually find things I ♥ and not pay much moola!
Back in January Virgil, Stephen and I along with Virgil's parents spent the weekend in Oklahoma looking for bald eagles and loons. We didn't find any - but outside of Muskogee, OK we did find an "antique" store. We passed it by and I screeched at my dear Hubs, "Go back, go back!" So he turned around. Stephen and I were so excited we were panting like a couple of puppy dogs about to get a treat.
I can't remember the name of the place. I was too excited to notice something like a name! At first I thought, man this IS a bunch of junk, but slowly I began to notice little treasures here and there. Nothing I was interested in buying, but little treasures all the same. Then I noticed another huge room at the back of the store. As I entered the room, I saw them! A 4-piece set of vintage Crazy Daisy pyrex cinderella-style mixing bowls!!! I grabbed them to check the price tag fully expecting to see $65 to $115 which is what I had seen them sell for in the past. But that was at those dolled up antique stores. This set was $20!!!! I wrapped my arms around them like a long lost lover!
I was pretty much done at that point. My excito-meter was leveled at a nice hum and I was feeling pretty good. And then I saw this:
Please ignore everything in the above photo except for the lovely metal typewriter stand. The last time I saw one of these lovlies the price tag read $75. This one? $7!!! So I bought it too. And my hubs still thinks I'm crazy as it is sitting in our garage piled up with a ceramic pie holder and two tackle boxes. BUT, this spring I'm going to paint that baby a lovely shade of green, yellow or aqua and it will make a darling plant stand for our entryway!