Last weekend my BFF and I went to a few Consignment and Antique Stores. We had a general idea of the sort of things we were looking for, but neither of us had been to these stores so we had no idea what we might find.
Normally, I don't enjoy shopping, but there's something about used items that I love and, well... when I find wonderful things that MUST come home with me, then it's a whole lot more fun. :-D
I'm so excited about these items, that I had to share...
First, a couple of jars and a canister.
The canister is, in fact, called a Fresh-O-lator. I assumed people put things like lettuce in them to keep it in the refrigerator, like those fresh-keeper bags you can buy today. But a little research indicates it was intended for storing coffee. I am using it to store corn meal.
The blue jar is reminiscent of the big green jar that used to belong to my Grandmother and it's few siblings that I found on another thrifting adventure years ago. Though it is much more fancy. ;-)
I just went gaga over the red jar. I hadn't seen anything like it before.
Don't my new jars look happy with my old ones? They have replaced a couple of uninspired jars that were holding pinto beans and lentils.
My other amazing find is this cedar chest.
The shop owners are converting from a consignment furniture store to a restaurant and will only be open for a couple more weeks, so the price... well, I won't tell you, but I was given a VERY good deal.
According to the original tags, the chest was built prior to January 1957. It has a little damage to the veneer, but wow it's in amazing shape... and looks awesome in front of my sofa. :-)
My BFF and I found it to be quite funny that we've been friends for ages, we both enjoy Thrifting but didn't know that about each other until a few weeks ago. So now we're making plans for our next adventure. :-)