My favorite thrift store always closes for the summer at the end of June. But before they do, they have great markdowns -- 50% last week, and 75% this week. The trick is to get there early and pick up the things you have had your eye on, but thought were too expensive earlier in the year. So here are two things I picked up last week.
Pictured above is a small 3-piece tureen, porcelain with gilt trim. It is signed Wm. Guerin & Co., Limoges, France. It was originally priced at $39. and later marked down to $20. I got it for $10. I suppose I could have left it for this week, and 75% off, but I was worried someone else might snap it up. Of course, I have a real love affair with all lidded china, so I just couldn't resist.
I also bought this vase. I remember reading about similar vases in a magazine, and I thought they were called Bristolware. But when I googled "bristolware," I found tin boxes. So if any one recognizes this, could you give me a shout out? It was marked $25., and I got it for $12.50.
The best thing about this thrift store is that it benefits a school for children with cerebral palsy. In the past year, the store raised $100,000. for the school. And I'm happy to say that I certainly did my part to contribute!