Again, I found this lot over at the St. Charles Goodwill. I know it seems like I'm over there all the time but I (again) had taken the day off because I needed to take the rest of my vacation days from work lest I loose them at the end of the year. I finally remembered to go over to a shop in "Old" St. Charles that deals in some VERY interesting antique restoration items to pick up some caning for a project I'm working on and for realz, the Goodwill is on the way back to the highway. How could I not stop?
Man, weekday thifting is GREAT! I got some amazing items.
I picked up part of this set last Thursday I think. At least I
picked up four other chrome fade highballs from the same
Goodwill. Seems like a big coincidence if they aren't part of
the same set. The tall Martini mixer is in excellent condition
and so are the four additional Highball glasses except the
Highballs have what I believe to be hard water dried on marks.
I tried to clean them off with some Goofoff which will take
most anything off anything. No dice. Now I'm soaking one
as an experiment in a solution of water and CLR. No luck
yet but I'm gonna let it soak overnight and see what happens.
I'll probably wake up to find all the chrome stripped off! I'm
willing to take that chance to find out if this will work for you!
This is the same Goodwill where I found that terrific lighted
globe on the Lucite base a few days ago. While I was there on
this particular visit I spotted a nice TV stand. I have a co-
worker who asked me ages ago to find him a nice but cheap
TV stand, knowing that I frequent the thrift stores occasionally
as well as craigslist. It was a good bet on his part that I might
find one sooner or later. So yeah, I spot this TV stand but I
wasn't sure if he still needed one so I shot a pic with my phone
and texted it to him letting him know I need a yes or no ASAP.
He got back to me within just a few short minutes but it was
just long enough for another savvy shopper to pull the sale tag
off the TV stand. Really? I texted him back to let him know
the bad news. Then I decided to ask the tag holder if they'd
be interested in "selling" me the opportunity to buy the stand
for $5. She was more than happy to just give me the tag but
I was determined to Pay Up! I really had to convince her to take
the money! So instead of $12 I paid $17 for the TV stand. Then
I just gave it to my co-worker as an X-mas present. He used to
give me a ride home from work almost every night for about a
year. It was the least I could do! After paying for and loading
out the TV stand (I wasn't taking any more chances!) I went
back in to get the vintage goodies. The last thing I found was
this neat Pyrex starburst decanter. I spotted a pair of these
exact decanters still in their packaging at an antique mall while
on vacation last summer but didn't buy them. I've already got
some others like this too. Oh well...toss them on the growing
pile. I need to gather some of these extras up and put them on
my craigslist ads. Smalls seem to actually be moving pretty good right now. That will probably dry
up after the holidays though. ::shrugg::