Thrift Score: October, 2019

1980s vtg. red abstract floral print robe with waist-tie [Mary McFadden]
1950s vtg. powder blue suitcase [B. Altman & Co.]

Found: a festive woven basket


This recently found chenille bedspread needs a bit of love. There is a two foot long tear that can easily be repaired. I paid three dollars for it. Found inside of a Goodwill thrift store on border of Virginia and North Carolina.
Used compact discs + 1940s vtg. yellow lucite hand held mirror

Somewhere in Virginia and North Carolina – A few more items were scored and now loved again.

Thrift Score: August, 2019

1950s vtg. two tone chalkware ballerinas [1 large + 1 small]
An assortment of hot wax

Red-orange plastic molded watering can [Saudi Plastics Factory]
Flokati wool area rug [J.C. Penney’s Home Collection]

1960s vtg. decorative wall hanging dish
Support your local thrift stores
1960s vtg. olive glass pitcher
A couple of unwrapped dvds

August thrifting proved positive. Let us delve into last month’s scores:

The set of chalkware wall hanging ballerinas cost $2.00 total. The hand on the larger of the pair is chipped. There are no markings on either as to who made them. It is still a good deal.

The wee bit of vinyl found cost between $1.00 up to $5.00 a piece. Some of these l.p.s are unknown to my ears.

A vintage textured glass pitcher was found to my liking as well as a hard plastic vintage watering can. I want to get into gardening  so it is a start in not passing the second item up. The glass pitcher holds about two to four drinks.

The dainty Jesus wall hanging saucer has not brand stamped on the back of it. There is only a teeny gold sticker which reads – Made in Korea. I have guessed this items’ vintage but it possibly could have been produced later.

The flokati wool area rug is a J.C. Penney “Home Collections” item. It’s vintage I have yet to pin down. Whether it is old [as in vintage] or not this is a major piece I have wanted for the longest time. The 4 x 6 area rug had two large sized stains which I am currently working on removing with baking soda and distilled vinegar. With this type of fur, one has got to take precise measures to deep clean it or there will be a sad mess in the end. I scored this piece for $10.00. Yes, you read that correctly. T-E-N.

Last but not least, a small stack of dvds. The majority are 70s-era Kung fu films and a copy of Demonic Toys [1992]. All were still shrink wrapped and cost a buck a piece.

Thrift Scores: April, 2019

L.T.’s Thrift Score [April, 2019]: 1960s vtg. gold metal vanity chair with cherry red velvet cushion
L.T.’s Thrift Score [April, 2019]: 1970s vtg. ceramic owl cookie jar
L.T.’s Thrift Score [April, 2019]: 1950s vtg. two-tone ashtray
L.T.’s Thrift Score [April, 2019]: 1950s vtg. two-tone ashtray
L.T.’s Thrift Score [April, 2019]: 1970s vtg. praying child miniature wall hanging art
L.T.’s Thrift Score [April, 2019]: 1950s vtg. large ceramic marbled vase
L.T.’s Thrift Score [April, 2019]: 1970s vtg. Great Smoky Mts. souvenir miniature ashtray
L.T.’s Thrift Score [April, 2019]: 1950s vtg. round rattan patio chair
Somewhere in The Carolinas – April proved to be a decent month in digging up Mid-20th century home goods and furnishings. All of these pieces turned up in the same secondhand spot I sometimes frequent. When items or collections arrive at the thrift shop at the same time, I’ve come to assume that they have come from the same donor.

The 1960s vtg. gold metal vanity chair will need a Coke-and-tin-foil scrub-down to bring back its’ luster. The mid-60 to 1970s vtg. owl cookie jar is well-used. The paint is chipped and there is sign a substantial crack has been repaired. This item I will be gifting in the near future. Every other piece I acquired was in fairly good condition. Yes, even the circular rattan patio chair.

Thrift Scores: March, 2019

L.T.’s North Carolina Thrift Score [March, 2019]: This pair of 70s vtg. velvet paintings I am more than likely going to re-sell at Atomic Vintage in Athens, Georgia. When will I? I don’t know just yet.
L.T.’s North Carolina Thrift Score [March, 2019]

A few DVDs I found thrifting last month. One buck a piece.

This dope ass late 1940s/ early 1950s end table lamp. Be still. my heart. Better yet, come home with me [even if I find you a touch overpriced].
L.T.’s Georgia Thrift Score [March, 2019]: Needed this – a wood carved jewelry box. Its’ vintage/age? I cannot tell. The tiny lock was pried off of it. This item will now hold my costume pins, bracelets and rings.
Thrift store view outside of Atlanta, Georgia [March, 2019]
Sharing a few thrifted finds with you, dear reader. Per usual, something good seems to catch my eye out there doing the dig. Enjoy.

Thrift Scores: February, 2019

L.T.’s Thrift Score: 1930s vtg. chest o’ drawers
L.T.’s Thrift Score: ‘The Transport’ Leather Tote by Madewell
L.T.’s Thrift Score: 1930 vtg. dressing table with glass shelf
L.T.’s Thrift Score: 1970s vtg. Zodiac hanging wall art

Somewhere in The Carolinas – All of the above items [and a few more vintage/ used finds] cost a little under: $150.00. The thrifting gods blessed me this month. It has been a long, long while since this has happened. The pieces of furniture scored has a few slight nicks but nothing serious. Items are not warped, cracked or bubbling. The dressing table will need a mirror. I am hoping a matching armoire turns up at the thrift store I found the other two pieces in in the next few weeks. Mmmm…doubtful.

* Update: MWF found a 1930s vintage mirror, round, the following weekend. I was sick in bed from allergies and he did a lovely thing.

3 Things


‘Lip Service’ coffee mug [Zandra Rhodes]

Never say never. I may very well end up with Rhodes’ entire line of fiftieth anniversary ‘Lipstick 50’ coffee mugs. One never knows. M-m-m-m-m-m-m-m…Heavens no! Only two. And, make it…match-y match-y.

Axel black loafer [Andre Assous]
The House of Impossible Beauties by Joseph Cassara [Harper-Collins/ 2018]

Cassara’s re-imagining of The House of Xtravaganza, first brought to the world stage via Jenny Livingston’s epic 1991 L.G.B.T. documentary, Paris Is Burning. This title I hope exceeds whatever lowered expectations I may harbor.