We’re passionate decorators from Maryland fascinated by all facets of creativity. Our love for creativity compliments our attention to stylish interiors and graphic design. On a more interesting note we’re identical twins and who doesn’t love twins!
This has been the best week ever for thrift shopping. I’ve been driving around the Baltimore area daily hitting up stores before unwillingly going to work. We have bought something daily since Sunday and have not been disappointed. And while we may been spending money, we haven’t spent a lot of it. Let me clarify that we are not thrift hoarders, we’re buying all these items for a purpose: We’re having a birthday party! Over the weekend we decided that we needed to have a party for our 25th birthday and the ideas started snowballing from there. We’re going with a lavish french inspired theme.
Anyway, onto some of the things we have purchased…
We purchased this ornate sterling silver 2-tier dessert stand in 2010 for $3 and never had an opportunity to use it until now. Impulsive buying for the win! Today I went to the Goodwill a purchased several pieces of catering equipment. The round silver chafer is one of the three I bought today for $19 total.
Given that I was in a thrift shopping mood, I traveled to another Goodwill to check out their catering gems and I wasn’t disappointed. I purchased two rectangular serving chafers with lids for $12. I’m sure I can find metal serving dishes to place inside. I couldn’t believe that they were only $6 a piece.
And since you can never have enough catering items, I purchased two more for $3 a piece. I love the ornate details on the legs! Can you imagine the statement these will make? I can already picture it.
The next two items are also statement pieces, vintage miniature replica popcorn machine! I don’t eat popcorn that often, but these are fabulous and will make great props at the party. We have plans to spray paint them candy pink or if we get lazy they’ll stay red. I paid $23 for both. You can buy one here for $39.99
I have saved the best for last. I know that’s hard to believe considering all the items featured above. When I saw these vintage dresser pulls in the aisle, it stopped me in my tracks! I had to have them. They weren’t priced so I was hoping they wouldn’t be too expensive.
The cashier greeted me with a “hey twin” that tells you how many times I shop there if I am recognized without my sister. In fact when I’m alone, I’m asked about my sister’s whereabouts. This all factored into her selling me the lot for $2! Yes you read that right! 17 ceramic vintage pulls for 2 bucks, which factors out to 11-12 cents a pull. I have no clue what I’ll do with these, but I love them. Maybe I can offer a few in a free giveaway. Would you all like that?
So what have you found on your thrift shopping excursions lately? Please share a link in the comments. And if you have any ideas for a french themed soiree we’re open to everything!