December 02, 2009

Once again...

...I have found another thrift shop. And it's actually named Once Again.


I can't tell you how many times I've driven past this place (on Route 35 in New Jersey, across from Fort Monmouth) . And when it looks like this...


...and has a thrift shop sign in front of it, it kind of makes me think I may have literally been asleep at the wheel.

About 80% of the store is clothing and kids' gear, but in the "dining room" (or what I imagined was the dining room when it was a house...I can't walk into an old home with redecorating it in my mind!) there were quite a few shelves of goodies. And that sign you see below says "25% off all housewares." Joy to the world, indeed.


There was some really good vintage tucked on those shelves, like this super old cup and saucer in great shape ($5.25):


This set of highball glasses ('cause you just know many-a-highball has been served in these!) had golden images of Francs, Deutschmarks, and other fantastic foreign coins replaced by that nasty Euro. The set of four? Seventy-five cents!


Here comes the bride, festooned in vintage lace and plastic orchids. I loved this though couldn't really justify the purchase (as if I can justify half of the junque I buy) . But at only $1.50 I think I should have gone in...


...if only to get better photos to play around with. I did snap one close-up and began playing with the contrast a bit:


I think with a little more work it could make a great vintagey wedding card image.

Naturally, I didn't leave without buying. That would be crazy talk.

I scooped up a new-with-tags Martha tree stand:


We're thinking of putting up a small tree at the shorehouse (the monster tree actually goes in our apartment, believe it or not). I'm not even sure if this fictional tree will require a stand (maybe I'll buy a potted tree?) but I figured for $1.50 I'd take my chances.

The reindeer napkin holders leaped right into my heart and shopping bag. These set of six brass beauties also only set me back $1.50.


This tall milk glass vase might be the deal of the day at 75 cents! I think it will make a great hostess gift, filled with flowers from the grocery store or evergreen branches for the holidays.


Or I may just keep it myself.

Ironically the Monmouth SPCA Cats and Dogs Thrift Shop is on the way (well, kind of on the way) so I popped in there to get more 50 cent men's ties for my wine carrier craft project:


And I also grabbed another milk glass bowl that I do plan on keeping and filling with some of the many (if not hundreds) of vintage Christmas balls I've picked up thrifting over my last two years at the shorehouse.


It was the most expensive thing I bought all day.


And it didn't exactly break the bank.

29 comments:

The Quintessential Magpie said...

You had a fun time, Laura! I'm so glad you found things you love.

XO,

Sheila

Kwana said...

You know how to find the goods!

Beach House Living said...

Great finds!

Magpie said...

You did good!

Weef! said...

Love it!!! Always looking for a good thrift store, and it looks like you found one! (And it's even better when you can double up the thrift trip and hit up the SPCA shop too!!!)

sarah said...

oooh lucky duck

you don't find them like that cheap anymore

how very exciting to 'find' a new thrift shop

wish that would happen to me ;-)


S

x

Frau said...

Jackpot! I love everything especially the milk glass..

Purple Flowers said...

I'd say you found some real goodies. I especially love milk glass. My Mom has some, and they're so pretty.

Renovation Therapy said...

OMG OMG OMG Did you get the cup & saucer? It matches the one I bought in Belgium. If you didn't, and it's there next time you roll on, please grab it for moi.

NJ has so many thrift shops! I am tres jealous (and warming up the car...).

Linda Lou said...

"Once Again" you have found some great deals-love those reindeer napkin rings and of course anything Martha, that is new is a great deal!! Keep up the good work.

black eyed susans kitchen said...

Whoa...where was I?? I have passed that thrift shop a number of times and have never stopped in. I thought it was all clothing. Sheesh! You found some terrific stuff..love those napkin rings.
♥, Susan

Bonbon Oiseau said...

oh man...it's on! looks like so much fun--so glad you documented it laura!!

thelaundryisneverfinished said...

too fun!! I love the milk glass...I've found quite a few milk glass vases up in the attic, so I'm thinking of painting the inside of my built in a nice contrasting color (blue? red?) and displaying them in there. can't wait to get started on that!

Liz@Violet Posy said...

What a fabulous find! I'm becoming slightly obsessed with milk glass. But you can't find it here for love or money! I'm so envious of your thrifting stores! xx

sarah said...

I meant I wish I could find *another *new one lol!

x

desiree said...

Love the high ball glasses. My mom has some that look similar. I used to think they were sooooo old looking (not in a good way) but now I tell her hey don't use them you might break one and well one I might get them one day!

j.cro said...

Nice work! I didn't know you were so into milk glass - I wish I did. Matty's grandmother was giving some milk glass away after thanksgiving dinner - I would have grabbed it for you.

I can find out if it's still available - let me know.

Rhonda @ Shellbelle's Tiki Hut said...

What a great store and great prices! Thrift stores have gotten so expensive around here I don't think they should call them "Thrift" stores any more.

Great finds, one of these days I'm going to have to make it to the Jersey Shore.

heidi said...

I love it when you can find some labeled hard goods from the county, at a reasonable price!!!!

A Day That is Dessert said...

My one regret about our wedding was that we didn't have a little bride and groom on the cake.

Rue said...

Hi Laura :)

I can't help decorating every old house I walk into too LOL You found some great things! The milk glass is so different than the average ones that are everywhere... love them :)

How was the tofurkey??

(((hugs)))
rue

Linda at Lime in the Coconut! said...

Oooooh...great find and great finds!!

Blondie's Journal said...

I love finding new places and one I have been going to recently is called 'Now And Again". It is pretty much cast offs as opposed to anything vintage, which is okay by me!! Love everything and you have a great idea for the milk glass vase.

I wish you luck with your kitchen renovations. Ours is still going on...The cabinets we have are the originals (the house was built in 1978) and we have painted them 3X!! The panel looks like bead board so we thought, how timely! The paint color is really cool. It is called Painted Turtle by Behr and it is a sort of sage green, however in different lighting it can look gray or blue. I love that. I find myself adding blue accents just to keep it from looking too Kermitty!! lol!!

Hope you are enjoying this happy season! :-)

xoxo
Jane

vicki archer said...

Great shopping...Have a very happy weekend with all your goodies, xv.

Sue said...

Well..I know where daughter will be going this week....I love love love that milk glass vase...so cheap.....What a bargain...you always find the best stuff...did you get my e-mail about lunch at Rat's??

fairfieldhouse said...

This looks like a treasure trove! Thanks for sharing. I will have to stop by when I am in the area.
I am so excited to have located another Jersey Girl in blogland! I am new to blogging but will be a frequent guest here.

Rhoda @ Southern Hospitality said...

Hey, Laura, ok, girlie you must get all your boxes out before Christmas just slips on by. I know you want to! Love your milkglass things you found & yes those would be beautiful with some vintage ornaments piled high. I hope you and yours really enjoy your Holidays!!

Maureen said...

You are a deal-finding maniac, and I mean that in the best way possible.

Thought about you today when I received an invite to a cookie exchange. So excited.... Brendan specifically asked that I not make those chocolate ones (Toll House). Who doesn't like Toll House? Anyway, I am going to search your archives!

Pat @ Mille Fiori Favoriti said...

I have to move to Mew Jersey...I can't find any nice goodies like these in Brooklyn. You alwasy find the best things. Laura! :-)