Hit up 5 thrift stores, came home with 5 finds. Not the best stats, but at least I love my finds!
From my first stop, a set of tiki-style stacking mugs. I've passed them up before, but they were half off this time, so I snatched them up. So wonderfully retro.
I found this Pyrex(?) at a usually unsuccessful Goodwill. Love, love, loving the turquoise and gray Mid Century pattern on it. Any Pyrex experts want to clue me in on what this pattern is called, please? Otherwise I'm bound to spend countless hours drooling over thousands of pictures of Pyrex online. Not that that's a bad thing!
I loved this little white mug. I'm pretty sure we had some casseroles with this pattern when I was little. Of course they're gone now, so I can't check. Searched everywhere hoping for a matching one with no luck.
I found this set of 3 little green-hued Mason jar mugs at another store. Alas, no fourth could be found. But they're super cute and hold the perfect amount. I'm really tempted to keep them!
This wall hanging was probably my favorite find. It says it was hand-printed in Moledat, Israel, but other than that little bit of info, I'm clueless about it. I've only managed to find one similar piece on Etsy, but with a different pattern and color.
I adore the blue and green birds and the detail work is beautiful.
Now, on to the freebies!
A man at my church asked me if I wanted some driftwood. Never one to pass on anything free, I said of course! He brought me this awesome piece and said he'll bring me more when he comes across it. I absolutely love it. It's so interesting and unique, but... what the heck do I do with it? My first instinct is to leave it alone and place is somewhere to enjoy looking at. But I know more driftwood will be coming my way soon, so any advice on ways to use it will be really helpful!
He also brought me this fairly large piece of an old railroad tie. It still has a rusty spike in it, and it's awesome. And heavy. Very heavy. No ideas have come to mind yet, so for now, it's just sitting on my floor, waiting for me to stub my toe on it.
This man is apparently a thrifting genius. He saw one of my bowls at church, and the next week showed up with a trunk full of monkey pod. Here are a few of the pieces he came across. The fish is perfection and I'm already working on the two kind of boat-shaped pieces with long handles. Look for them to be listed soon!
And finally, this. This wonderfully glorious chair in all its retro orange velvety goodness.
This chair was in my grandpa's house when I was a little girl. My cousin, brother, and I always fought over whose turn it was to sit in it. The springs in the seat are a little wonky, so when you sit, you practically sink down to the ground.
My dad had it in his garage and almost sold it in a garage sale. (I think my heart stopped a little when he told me that!). I can't imagine why no one wanted a dusty, dirty, orange velvet rocking chair that had come slightly apart.
For me, it's more about the memories than the chair itself. My dad brought it to me last Saturday and told me that my Great-great-grandfather had actually built it, which makes it even more cool.
He was a carpenter and did all the work, even that amazing carving across the top. Good ole August Heinrich! (Such a German name! Loving it!)
So while this chair may never be displayed in my room, I'll never get rid of it, much to the rest of my family's chagrin! They don't love it like I do! And I think someday it could be a really awesome piece if I ever recover it. But for now, it's going to live in my closet!
Any good finds this week? Be sure to share!
Linking up with Sir Thrift a Lot, The Nifty Thrifty, The Cottage Market, We Call it Olde, and The Penny Worthy Project