Things have been busy here at `a casarella. I have some exciting stuff in the works and look forward to sharing it with all of you soon.
I haven't been too busy to do a little bargain hunting, though. Nor was I too busy to write a little post about my finds.
I got all of these at a store that I had never been to before. Well, that's not exactly true--I had been there under a different owner but now it's a completely different store.
Though they call themselves a thrift, none of the items are actually donated. Instead they buy estates, overstock items, and things from storage lockers. In fact, one of the employees told me that the owner and her husband are slated to be on the next season of Storage Wars. How cool is that?!
As you can imagine, the prices are a bit higher under these circumstances than they would be in your average thrift (though not necessarily as high as an antique shop). In fact, I almost walked out upon seeing the prices but I'm glad I didn't. Things go on sale every day (between 25% and 50% off) and as you walk towards the back of the store, the prices get better.
Here's what I scored:
The sea foam green CatherineHolm striped bowl was definitely my favorite find! It has some chips and some rusting, but I still think it's absolutely beautiful.
The beauty below is not an antique. In fact, it still had its original tag from Z Gallerie on the bottom. I got it for a third of the original price. That's more than I usually like to pay for second-hand, but I absolutely love it, it's in perfect condition, and I probably would have paid full price if I had seen it new in the store.
The last item is this little brass box shaped like a quail. It cost $3 and I thought it would be a cute ring holder. I found the exact same item on ebay listed for $40 so I guess I did okay.
So how about you? Any good thrift finds lately? If you've written a post feel free to link to it in the comments!