Friday, September 27, 2013

Thrifting Haul - Finds at the Inn

I originally had this titled "Scoring at the Inn" before realizing how that sounded. Moving on...

My mom, son, and I headed out the other day to hit up some new thrift stores up north. We found a few duds, but one wonderful store called Friends of the Inn in Mckinney. Sadly, it's too far away to become a regular, but I'll definitely be making the trek up north to visit every month or so.

It's a small little shop run by a group of sweet older ladies, and it's wonderfully clean and cluttered! I love digging for treasures and not having to worry about bugs and other gross things. Plus, thrift stores run by sweet old ladies are the best.

We used our tried and true divide-and-conquer strategy. We split up and scan quickly, mainly keeping our eye out for monkey pod. And this shop didn't disappoint.



After a couple of minutes, we all met up. I had the giant salad bowl filled with flowers, my mom had found a large seashell, and my son had found 5 fun pieces. Super successful. I've been feeling like I've exhausted Dallas' supply of monkey pod, so it was great to find more pieces! I've got a lot of eyes now helping me out by looking for monkey pod. It helps to have wonderful friends and church family!



The store was having 40% off everything that plugs in. Fun sale, but I only found one plugging item; it's a good one though. I absolutely love this lamp. It's got an awesome shape, and provides a lot of light to paint by. Unfortunately I burnt the crud out of my hand adjusting the shade while it was one. Darn those incandescent bulbs. I've switched to fluorescent now and my hand is all better. I ended up paying around $2.50 for this - amazing!!



I found this picnic basket while making my second circle around the store. It's a beautiful dusty red color and in great shape. And when I opened it, it got even better.



It still has the original plastic dishes! And they're still in their plastic wrap - completely new! Now I want to fill up one of those vintage thermoses and go on a picnic!



I found 6 of these charming little mugs. I have yet to have any luck selling mugs, but I can't seem to stop buying them. Especially when I get them for a song.


There were five of these mugs. I love them even more. They've got an awesome olive green and yellow design on them; hopefully someone loves them as much as I do.


I couldn't resist these snack platters. It was a package of 6 plastic trays, and they're in great shape. I'm still a little confused about what that is above the "snacks" though. A weird worm? A cornucopia with eyes? Seriously, what is it?


Finally, I'm going to branch out from bowls and trays. I found these old napkin rings and have decided to experiment and see how they look with dots. They're cheap enough to practice on! Anyone up for some polka dot napkin rings?

Do you have any great finds to share? Be sure to tell me about them in the comments!


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  1. Those little snack trays are sweet - it kind of does look like a cornucopia, doesn't it??

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    1. I like the thought of a cornucopia much better than a worm! Thanks for stopping by, Jill!

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  2. I have never heard of monkey pod before and now I am going to do a little research and try to find a piece or two of my own!

    ~Erica

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    1. You wouldn't want to send any you find my way, would you? :)

      I never really knew what it was either until a few months ago. I had always seen pieces at thrift stores and left them behind (kicking myself now!)

      Thanks for stopping by, Erica!

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  3. I love that lamp! I had no idea what monkey pod is either but will have to go google it too :)

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    1. Isn't that lamp great! The switch to turn is on and off is a little wonky, but I don't care! $3 lamp!!

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  4. Scoring at the Inn...laughing... Yeah, what's monkey pod? What am I missing out on?! I think the snack trays are adorable, and I think it's a worm. Weird, but cute. This post would be perfect for my new link party that starts tomorrow, Oct. 1, called We Call It Olde - anything antique or vintage. I hope you'll link up! Take care - Dawn @ We Call It Junkin.com

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    1. Hi Dawn! I think monkey pod goes by a bunch of other names. Either that, or I have a lot of pieces that look like it and feel like it, but are different woods! It is a cute worm!
      One my way to link up to your site!

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  5. I have been collecting this size, melmac type snack plates. We love them for our snacks! I think it's a silly worm on yours, which is really weird. But, I would have bought them!

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    1. This was my first time seeing snack plates like this. I'm envious of your collection!

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  6. Thank you so much for linking this to my first We Call It Olde Link-Up! Thanks to you, my first week was a success. I hope to see you there again each Tuesday with your antique, vintage, or history-related article. Take care - Dawn @ We Call It Junkin.com

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    1. No problem Dawn! Thank you for hosting! I look forward to linking up in the future!

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