Thursday, January 30, 2014

Thrift Store Temptations

The line between what I can and can't drag home from the thrift store with me is usually pretty easy to find. These days I'm pretty happy just to browse. There are a couple of things I'm hoping to find, if the price is right, but I don't need anything. 

 But, oh my goodness -- I wanted this! 

These are the best pictures I could get in the front of the thrift store, right next to the cash registers. Picture it standing on end with the drawers going down the left side and the hangars hanging from the bars on the opposite side. Like this one, which lives in my sewing room. The little suitcase goes below the hangers.

The price was just reasonable enough to be tempting. If I didn't already have one of my own, which has been in the family since it was new, I'm not sure I would have been able to resist.  Even though I do have one, this one is different and Teenage Daughter is only getting mine over my dead body. I've been watching for a reasonably priced one for her...but the timing just isn't right.

I'm trying not to think too hard about whether that Cunard Line sticker is real because that'll just make me regret leaving it behind. As gorgeous as it is, I'm sure it will wind up in a good home.

What treasures have you had a hard time walking away from?

This post is linked to Vintage Thingie Thursday, Thriftasaurus, Share Your Cup, Ivy and Elephants, We Call it Olde,  


Angela Smith said...

Ok, so I will show my ignorance.......what is it?

Laura said...

Angela, I was just going to ask the same thing!

Jessica Hadden said...

Anything handmade! I just can't risk someone's handiwork going unappreciated!

Jocelyn said...

Oh wow, I remember we had one of those back in the 60's when my Mom and I traveled out west!! Wish I could find one now.

Anonymous said...

Wow, that's really amazing! I always have a hard time walking away from Pyrex, of course, and awesome furniture but my home is too full now. Thank you so much for sharing this at my History & Home link party this week. Take care - Dawn @ We Call It

LV said...

You found some great vintage goodies. You did god on not buying.

Anny said...

What a clever trunk, I've never seen one like that before. I'm sure you find another one someday!

I can't walk away from pretty glass. The more likely it is to break between my getting it off the shelf and home the more I want it!

Have a Daily Cup of Mrs. Olson said...

it's a beauty! I recently sold one at a yard sale. It didn't have any special markings and hubby was pleased that I finally was willing to get rid of it. Really didn't have anywhere great to use it. I'm not too good at walking away. lol! Thanks for sharing with SYC.


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