Wednesday, January 16, 2013
Up Until Recently Florissant MO Was Blessed With 3 Wonderful Thrifts But One Has Jumped Ship. No Problem, There's A Couple Of Antique Mall / Shops That I've Been Neglecting. Status: New Glass Vases And A Little Ashtray.
Our Value Village has gone by the wayside! What's more is that it was so rude about it. One weekend it was running along smoothly, the next...it was empty. Poof...just like that, Gone. Oh well, this gives me a good excuse to visit some of the shops in Old Florissant that I've nearly forgotten about!
This lovely trio of glass vases was found at the Florissant Old Town Marketplace and they were very
reasonable. Not thrift store reasonable but still... If you've been reading Mr. Modtomic for a while you
already know that I'll only buy "collectible" art glass if it's pretty cheap. That should give you an idea of
how reasonably priced these were. I'm getting to a point in my collecting that I might have to start
thinking about culling some of them.
I've got a pair of clear art deco vases like the dark green one above. I've had one of those available
ever since I started selling on craigslist. No takers, but since I really like them I've had it priced not at
what might be considered an approachable price but rather a price that would pry it out of my hands.
Nothing I have is utterly unavailable. It just takes the right amount of arm twisting sometimes to get it!
This cute little "personal" ashtray was at a little shop next door to the Florissant Old Town Market-
place called The Blue Rose. I think they are a not for profit thrift and it's a very small shop but they
do get some really nice stuff in there sometimes. It's worth checking in once in a while. I've been lazy
what with having three big thrift stores within a mile of each other, but now I'll be checking in on these
two much more often.