At least once a week I find myself at a thrift shop or Goodwill store.  I love that you never know what you are going to find.  Same thing with yard sales.  Sometimes I think that things find me.  Ever had that feeling?  You find the perfect item, at the perfect time, and if you’re lucky, at the perfect price.  That’s what I call a Thrift Store SCORE!

Every few weeks I’ll post the treasures I’ve scored and how I plan to restyle them. You can be sure they’ll show up at my booth at Odd Balls Antiques & More soon.  That is, if I don’t decide to keep them for myself!

On Tuesday I went to the Love of Jesus Thrift Shop on Lauderdale Drive in Short Pump.  I love Jesus, and I especially love the prices at this new little shop.  See that brass lamp?   I’ve had my eye on that lamp for about a month now.  I loved the shape of it, but $10 was too much to pay for it.  On Tuesday they had marked it down to $2.50.  Score!

I can’t wait to get my hands on that clock I found for $6!  It reminds me of a clock that was in my childhood home.  (See pic below) My mom gave it to me a few years ago when she moved, and it resides happily in my family room.  The mechanism is broken, but I know that’s an easy and (hopefully inexpensive ??) fix.  I’m still waiting for it to tell me what color it wants to be.  What do you think?

The clock from my childhood home

I am totally in love with this lamp!

The old brass lamp was just screaming out for the perfect peacock blue paint I found at Home Depot (Behr’s Peacock Tail).  So I painted it as soon as I got home from the thrift store.  Isn’t it cool?

As soon as I finish it, I’ll post it in the BEFORE AND AFTER section.   I still need to find a shade, but I’m thrilled with how it looks so far.


The remaining items will go in the shop as-is.  I found 4 sweet little china plates and a curvy old decanter labeled OLD FITZGERALD COLLECTION.  Embossed on the front in white and gold is, what I thought in the store to be a peacock sitting in a pear tree.  On closer inspection (and mental clarity – duh!) I realized it is a partridge in a pear tree, leading me to wonder if somewhere out there are 11 other decanters!

Finally, I couldn’t resist a sweet piece of vintage fabric full of cherry blossom branches for $2.99.  It will look adorable on my display table at Odd Balls Antiques & More in the spring.

So there you have it.  With tax I spent a whopping $14.43 and an afternoon of fun.


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