I don't know if any of you are from the Northern Virginia area but if you are you must go to The Closet. It is a thrift store in Herndon, Virginia. If you go on a Saturday BEWARE. The store is so crowded with stuff AND people. If you are claustrophobic it is not the place for you. I went there with a friend of mine the other day and found all these wonderful items for a total of $27.00. I couldn't believe it.
My friend is amazing to thrift shop with. She has an eye and misses nothing. After we were done shopping on this particular day we went to the bread store next door to get some samples and a loaf of bread, when I see a butter bell. I mentioned that I had been wanting one but didn't want to spend twenty bucks on it and she tells me there was one in The Closet?? WHAT??? How did I miss that??? So after tasting our bread we went back and there it was tucked away in the corner of a shelf loaded, and I mean LOADED, with stuff. Like I said, she has an eye. I decided I would have to make another round since now I felt like I was still missing something.
Now let me back track a moment. Several months ago I bought a large fork from Hobby Lobby to hang on my pantry door. I knocked it off and it broke in half. I replaced it with a spoon and several weeks later my mother knocked that off and broke it in half. I tried a couple different glues but since it was resin it kept breaking. I finally gave up. I told my mom I wished she had kept hers from the 70s. If I could only find a vintage wooden set. WEEEEEEEEEELL like I said I did a second pass through The Closet and guess what I found??? A vintage 1970s (marked on the back with the original tag from The Hecht Company) fork and spoon.
What a fantastic day. Here are my finds....
A BLACK CANDLE STICK
VINTAGE FORK AND SPOON
A CLOSER LOOK AT THE SPOON AND FORK
A BLACK ROO (because you can never have too many Roos)
GLASS CANDLE HOLDER
A JAR FOR MY MANY CORKS
A JAR FOR MY POWDERED LAUNDRY DETERGENT
ANOTHER PRETTY GLASS PIECE
(I need a candle and something else to fill it)
WHITE SHADOW BOX (with linen back and pretty pins)
I forgot to get a picture of the butter bell. Oh and I forgot I got some costume jewelry as well :)
What good finds have you found lately?
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