Friday, 15 November 2013

FOUND IT FRIDAY: Raiding the Sally Army

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There is an incredible huge, cheap and awesome Salvation Army off M-59 in the far reaches of Metro Detroit that had an amazing, amazing sale on when we happened to be driving past. So awesome in fact they had their records reduced for day down to 5 for a dollar. Yes 20 cents a record and what better way to start a Found it Friday post.

Records and charity shops can be really hit and miss. Mostly miss, sadly. But the vinyl gods were on our side and helped us score some more Zepplin, Who, Temptations and Fleetwood Mac vinyl to name but a few. I actually forget the entire list of records as we did walk away with 34 of them. Yes, really and goes some way in explaining our major vinyl storage issues which will only be resolved with a buying a house in all honesty.

Oh and I made the mistake of actually finding the time to count how many records we have ... without counting 75's and box sets, we stand are 682. Any wonder we need a bigger place?!
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Scouring estate sales your constantly pinning in your head furniture wish lists, a true lack of space means we rarely act on our impulses but a set of nesting tables for $3.50 and a vintage shelving stand/unit (now half used for storing shoes, the other half vintage cookbook stock) for $3 and you somewhat make the space. I have dreams of vintage sofas, tables, desks, miss matched chairs and dressers. One day Rachael, one day.

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If there's space in our $5 bags we always seem to throw in things for ourselves, from beautifully illustrated 1930's bird guidebooks (seriously the color of birds in the US are amazingly colorful) to vintage Gerber leaflets on the meaning of baby names, endless hardbacks of Steinbeck and du Maurier. I've also managed to rehome a couple of vintage powder compacts into my collection which must be nearing 80. Another Volpte design with lipstick container attached and my first Avon design, at $3 a piece I can't really say no.

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What have been your vintage finds lately? Thinking of buying vintage things for Christmas? I'd love to hear!

PS // Giving you all a heads up -> Love vinyl as much as we do? You might be interested in checking out the Record Store Day Black Friday special LP (and even CD) releases - not sure how international the releases are but well worth checking out.

3 comments:

  1. Great finds.
    Liz @ Shortbread & Ginger

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  2. I too would not have been able to resist those nesting tables and the metal shelf. And definitely, the book on birds. Nice finds all 'round!

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  3. holy moly! that's a lot of records! I am thinking of (finally) getting a record player, but I have to find a credenza to put it on first.

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