In Thrift Core's post on SixBalloons last week, we showed off some of the thrift stores in Vancouver that I go to every now and then. I just wanted to elaborate on some of the awesome items that I saw in the thrift stores.
I thought that this foot stool was so vibrant and cool. Very mid-century modern style legs, but for $10, I could see why it was still sitting there.
This thrift store has a basement chock full of furniture, most of it in fairly poor condition. However, this little selection of headboards made me think of possibilities. Using my imagination, I could see that white wood one looking very crisp and nice somewhere. I'm almost tempted to go back and get the dimensions.
I can't believe how much glassware makes it into your typical thrift store. Glasses are everywhere, all the time...
Also in the basement furniture area was this vintage chair tucked away. It looked a bit ugly in person, but when I look back at the photo now I can appreciate the style of the chair, especially the wood armrest and leg details.
These vintage felt pennants were piled up together in a basket. When I came a few weeks ago, they had several landmarks for tourist attractions closer to Vancouver, but by the time I visited recently, the Lake Louise, Banff, and Toronto ones were left. These were being sold for $2 a piece, and many still had their original tags. I am curious about the previous owner, who must have loved this collection dearly.
There is so much potential in many of the items I see while out thrifting. I can't necessarily take them all home, so even when I come up empty-handed, it's often still a worthwhile trip!
Linking up to ATG's Thrift Share Monday!
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