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Thursday, June 14, 2012

On My Way To Work, Before Stopping At The Green Shag Booth Space, I Made A Couple Of Stops At The Local Thrifts. Status: Kroehler Bedroom Set.

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Seems like just about every ever time I stop in at the Florissant Salvation Army thrift store (now on Lindbergh - not in Grandview Plaza!) I find some sort of nice bedroom or dining room set! This time it's a great Kroehler 3 piece bedroom set.


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It's a good looking set with many of the age appropriate bumps and scrapes you'd expect to find

on donated furniture.  Nothing that a little TLC wouldn't help with.  Check out the "batman" mirror!

That's kinda wild.  I really like the drawer pulls and beauty rings.  I'm less excited by the shape

of the legs, but hey...I'm not buying it!

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A couple other issues....there is a busted off (and presumably missing) drawer pull, and that price.

If the price was a little bit better I would say snatch this set up and put some new pulls on it from

Target.  But even at Target a full set of pulls would get pricey...and this is already a little pricey -

for just a dresser and chest.  I know it says 3 pc. set...but does the mirror really count?  If I were

buying this for my own personal use, that price might not seem too bad.  And I really think this set

would clean up nice.  If you like it you better get over there quick...the last dining set I featured

here ended up on eBay a few days later!

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After prowling through the thrifts up by me I stopped in at the Green Shag Market to add some

items to my booth and fill it out a little.  It looked a little thin last time I left it last weekend even

though it was actually pretty full so I brought in a few more items as well as some hardware to

hang some art.  I had more stuff to drop off but ran out of time before I had to get to "real" work

though.  Note the new pegboard "rack shelfs" that I found at the Salvation Army thrift store for

$3.  I still have more stuff to tag and leave!  Still, it's starting to look less forlorn, right?

6 comments:

  1. I think your booth looks great!

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    1. Hi Hannah. Thanks, I added more smalls today and the space is looking more legit. But does it say, "open dat phat wallet and buy dis stuff!"?

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  2. it's filling up with some great stuff. How are your sales? Will you be at the Swank-A-Rama this weekend?

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    1. Hi Maureen. So far just one sale: the vintage 501 Levi's I featured on the blog a few days ago. I might stop by the big Swank-O-Rama Rocket Century sale but won't be setting up to sell. Our roadtrip vacation starts Saturday and I don't wanna spend too much of it here at home!

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  3. The space looks great. I love that long picture on the wall and the orange shade on the lamp is fabulous! I wish I lived closer to the Lou - I would be spending some money at the Green Shag Market!

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    1. Hi Hunting Tigress. THAT'S what I wanna hear!

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