Thrift Store Finds: Gold and Glass

Lately, I’ve had a a little more time and a little less money on my hands, and I’ve happily spent them both at thrift stores. While I’ve never considered myself an especially savvy thrifter, last week I managed to find some pretty great stuff. Is it possible to get better with practice? It must be.

Here are some of my favorite finds—a lot of gold and glass:

1. Geo Clamshell Terrarium $2.99 Geo terrariums at Urban Outfitters run between $30 and $45. Snatching this one for three bucks? Score.

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2. Mid-Century Modern Salt and Pepper Shakers $7.99 – A big ticket item as far as thrift stores go, but I went for it. The salt and pepper funnel just perfectly through the black, wavy-edged stoppers, and I make it rain on them potatoes.

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3. Gold-Rimmed Zebra Rocks Glasses 50¢ each – The price was right! And the eye-catching pattern is a snazzy addition to my humble home bar.

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4. Punched Tin Candle Holder $1.99 – The small details are made even lovelier by a candle flame, and I think the imperfections give it character.

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5. Glass letter holder $3.99 – As if I needed a excuse to display my junk mail.

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6. Wooden Trinket Box $2.99 – I’m a sucker for little boxes and catch-alls. Even when I don’t have anything to put in them.

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(I have a problem.)

If you’re in the Phoenix area and want to hit up any of the places I went to, here’s a cheat sheet:

Happy hunting!

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