Combing thrift shops or garage sales for unusual finds has become quite a hobby for my daughter and me. You can uncover some of the most unique items. The "hunt" is part of the fun, albeit you do have to look through lots of junky stuff sometimes, and you must be disciplined in what you choose so as to not clutter your home.
Look at these unusual handmade pottery cups my daughter located recently in a thrift shop in Oregon, and then presented to my husband and me. They are much lovelier than the photo represents. I'm so proud of them.
This alluring vintage purse made of real leather and peacock feathers called out to me at a garage sale. I was told that it is at least sixty years old. It is in perfect condition. What would you pay at a vintage shop for it? Much, much more than the $2.00 I paid. Another reason I enjoy garage sales.
Have you seen the globes made with jeweled stones? I fell in love with them, but did not want to pay the high price. But I was happy to give a lady $3.00 for this one at her yard sale!
This beautiful vase came from Turkey. I actually bought two more similar ones with this one because I got them at such a great price. ..for gifts, I reasoned. But then I could not part with them.
Finally, I want you to see this chair. The lady told me she brought it over from IRAN. I recall seeing similar furniture in INDIA, so it appealed to me. I add a cute little pillow and use it at a small desk. It is made of teak wood and clad in metal. I'm showing pictures of the metal detail also.
Oh the joy of a wonderful garage sale or thrift store find. It is quite a high!