Alert reader Rachel gives us another gem this week. She says:
“I found it at an antique store in central Illinois. It’s a honeymoon diary/photo album with Abraham Lincoln’s face on the front, naturally. He was clearly a romantic. *Disclaimer: I did not buy this item.* “
As usual, you can contact me here or tweet me at @LauraCJOwen if you have a weird thrift store find (or leave in comments). I struggled last week with articulating what word I wanted to use. Was “Weird” the right word? Was “Quirky”? Was “Awesome”? Perhaps some portmanteau of the three words?: Weirksome? Quierdsome? Awesirkied? I think ultimately I’m looking for those items for that you describe thus: “I found the most awesome thing at the thrift store! And by ‘awesome’ I mean ‘ridiculous’ and by ‘ridiculous’ I of course mean ‘awesome.’ “
Riculawesome? Maybe “weird” will have to do.
To get a few more pics, I followed a tip from Bad Cholla and went to check out a certain sofa:
When I texted her a picture, she texted back “It’s awesome, right? You should buy it so I can sit on it.”
Another find at this store: I know many people are sacred of clowns, but really (as this heart-clutching clown attests), they just need love:
(I actually think the scariest one in this group is the bunny, who inadvertently looks sort of mean at this angle).
Now, I’m normally not a believer in the idea that Things Happen for a Reason, but wandering about the thrift store — which I would have never gone to were it not for my friend and for Hello Giggles — I saw this:
Now, this may not seem like much to you, but my roommate and I have this exact kind of kitchenware at home. And because the collection is old, we’re down to two plates and two bowls. ET VIOLA! Rounding out the collection WITH A MATCHING SET! And the whole thing was only $12! I should call this post The Incredibly Unexpectedly Awesome Thrift Store Find.
Then, beside it, I also saw this:
And it was like a siren filled my head shouting YOU COULD PUT CUPCAKES ON THIS TRAY! THINK HOW PRETTY CUPCAKES WOUD LOOK ON THIS TRAY!
You guys, I already have a cupcake tray. Seriously. No one needs two cupcake trays. And this was $12, which is high for a thrift store and certainly not as good value as that perfect-amount-to-round-out-our -kitchen set of dishes.
I bought both.
Oh, thrift stores. I should call this post The Seriously You Bought That Why No One Needs Two Cupcake Trays Thrift Store find.
Remember, you got a weird find? Or a weridliciousawesomequirtactical thrift store discovery? You hit me up.