Friday, February 4, 2011
Dropped by the St. Charles Salvation Army Thrift Store and Found (Yet Another!) Cool Side Table as well as a Few Other Goodies. Status: Got My Fix, Doin' Fine Thanks!
Sorry 'bout the flash photo. It was on...I was in a hurry this morning...whatev'. Got lots of cool stuff to show ya inside!
So in a long winded reply to Dana last evening I told how I found this great stuff
last Saturday but wasn't able to pick it up until today. If you haven't read that
comment I'll reiterate. You see, I often carry a bit of cash with me everywhere just
cuz you never know when you're gonna find a great deal but it's a cash only deal. I
keep it handy. But Friday I emptied my pockets when I got home from work and I
failed to properly "reload" Saturday morning. Oh, I had maybe $35 or $40 on me
but we went out for breakfast and I spent most of that...still thinking I had a stash
with me. Then a little latter, I got the cabin fever and remembered that the Salv.
Army stores aren't open on Sundays. I always forget that! So I jumped up and
drove over to the local S. A. just up the street. This is the one that had the Lane
Brutalist set. But it was a bust. They had nothin'. I couldn't let that stand. I decided
to drive over to the S. A. in St. Charles as I've often found great things there. The
very first thing I blogged about was a Barrel Back Kodawood style Lounge Chair
that I bought there!
Well, I found a cool lamp / side table that I had to have. Then I found some Taylor
Smith Taylor "Conversation" dinnerware pieces designed by Walter Dorwin
Teague. I HAD to have these! Teague was a brilliant (vintage modern) designer of
the machine age. Then...I spotted some Dorothy Thorpe style silver rimmed
glassware. I have never seen the small glasses like these before. Anyone else?
I've got to go back to ModFruGals site and find that post on how to shine these
up. So I drag all this up to the register to pay only to find I got like $10 on me. And
my check card is expired. And it's like 45 minutes 'til closing. And they aren't open
But the ladies were so nice and put all "my" stuff in a box to hold for me until
Monday morning! Then it (freezing) rained...and sleeted...and snowed...and got
crazy cold...and they closed down 300 miles of highway 70 in Missouri. So I get up
Monday to go get my stuff and I think, "I better call to see if they still got this stuff
for me...or if they are even open today!" They were open but were thinking about
closing up early and told me they still had it all for me and that I should just wait
until the weather clears. So that brings us up to today! I finally go over to St.
Charles and Got My Stuff! And now I'm sharing it with you. (speaking of "long
Oh and while I was there I found these little Googie Starburst decanters. They are like miniature coffee carafes! I have a full size one just like these! How funky is that? Lucky Me!