Saturday, October 13, 2012
So I've Read On Various Similar Blogs About This Thrift Store Called "Savers". While Out Checking Traps Last Weekend In A Goodwill I Heard A Commercial Over The Store Radio For The Grand Opening Of Our OWN Savers. Status: Checked Out.
Yep, we back woods St. Louisians now have a Savers thrift store to call our very own. I was excited to hear that it would be open LATE too! Until 9pm most nights I think. So we made our way over to the new joint and took a looky 'round.
The only thing in this posting that I picked up at the new Savers is the lamp above. It's a nice
lamp and was priced OK. I did pick up another item but I forgot to grab it this morning when
I took the 15 minutes I barely had to clean all these pieces up, set them up and shoot them.
I'm getting pretty good at working under pressure...but that means I'll occasionally forget to
grab a piece that should be included. I'll show you the mystery piece another time, promise!
But anyway, I found the Savers a little more expensive than our other thrift stores here in the
Midwest. Not so much that I have any notions of boycotting it, by any means! But I'll only
be bringing things home from there that really Grab me. Oh and I found another ruby red
starbust goblet from the Family Thrift in South County for just a cold buck.
This lovely lamp, for example, was Ten Bucks...sans lamp shade. OK...it did come with a
lamp shade but it was an ugly cone shaped pleated ugly thing. Did I mention it was ugly, so
it doesn't count. But the lamp base...oh what a lamp base! Dark walnut and slick white
porcelain. That's sweet. I'm not sure but I think I'll be making this available soon. I've got
to go to the fabric store and pick up some materials to recondition some lamp shades. I got
tons that need some help!
These Brutalist candle sconces were sourced from BAM in Chicago. They are a little bitty
bit bent up but that's OK, I mean...how would you know? I was surprised to find them in a
booth by the front register for just $45. There was a similar - if slightly larger - set up in the
front window by the door for closer to $150! I'll be finding a place for these in the dining
Last week, when I picked up the trio of inlaid Lane tables that I've dropped off at my booth
at the Green Shag Market, the seller had a couple of these lamps there in his garage too. I
inquired about the pair and he said that if I like them that he had Another pair inside. They
were all pretty cool even though they were Covered in dust! I worked a package deal and
brought it all home!
Like I said, I've got to start building shades for these! I'd love to get all crazy creative with
patterns and screen prints on shades. Having a pair of matched lamp bases means you
really kinda want at least related - if not matched - lamp shades. Wouldn't it be cool to have
a pair of matched bases like these with shades that are made of the same materials, having
the same colors and patterns but with shaped like Laurel and Hardy? One wide and squat
and one tall and skinny! Soon...someday soon.