Vintage Delights: Deals of a lifetime

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!


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Creative Share Wednesdays – Trendy Treehouse

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House of Hepworths – Hookin Up with HOH

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Saved by Suzy – House Party

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The Shabby Creek Cottage – Transformation Thursday

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Fab Friday Link Par-Tay @ Faith, Trust and Pixie Dust

Delightfully Inspiring Thursday @ Delightful Order

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Posted on by Kahli Posted in Thrift Shopping, Vintage

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Kahli was born one minute after Milla. She is a pinterest addict and will dedicate numerous hours to cataloging inspiration.

10 Responses to Vintage Delights: Deals of a lifetime

  1. Jill @ Junky Vagabond

    Wow! Jaw-dropping wow! Those silver pieces are really, really pretty and those are my kind of prices. I’ll have to hit up your Goodwills…now that I’m in the area :)

    • Kahli

      It’ll be about an hour away from you. I’ve been to the Goodwill in Rockville and man did it suck lol! I’ll be going to get more. They seem to have an abundance of those silver pieces too.

  2. Barbe aka Bee

    Hi, I just found your blog via Nifty Thrifty Tuesday. I couldn’t find where to follow/join your blog; I don’t twitter.
    You have a great eye for value. Your party should really be exquisite. But my favorite is definitely those pulls; $2 for the lot definitely made my jaw drop. lol I would love to see a few in a giveaway, I could definitely use on a future makeover for a vanity. Look forward to seeing more of your finds and hope you’ll stop by and join me at Beez Rental Designs!

    • Kahli

      I’m sorry Barbe that you couldn’t find it. If you have Google Reader or some type of reader. The orange Rss button is for that. I really hope our party will be great. We still have a lot of planning to do! Wish us luck. $2 made my jaw drop too, but only on the inside haha. I didn’t want her to rethink the deal. How many did you need? I could ship a few to you, since you’re the only one that mentioned it. It is your lucky day haha.

    • Milla

      That’s an excellent idea. We could do a giveaway. And the follow or subscribe buttons by email or feed are towards the top right of the page.

      • Kahli

        Oh yes it’s at the very top of the page and on the sidebar forgot about that lol.

  3. Jenny @ Simcoe Street

    Holy cow — great purchases!

    • Kahli

      Thanks Jenny! Really loved that nursery so much that I had to pin it!

  4. Barbe aka Bee

    Hi I found your follow button and following through Pinterest! Thanks for responding so quickly. : )

    • Kahli

      I tried to leave a comment on your site but it said I didn’t have access to do that :(

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