Tuesday I went to the Goodwill on La Tijera to help a friend find some clothes to, in her words, "update her wardrobe." It's quite possibly one of my favorite things to do. I love, love, love picking clothes out for people and showing them how much they can get compared to shopping new. I tried on a couple things, but only ended up with a super cute vintage summer dress that will be going on Etsy next week when I do a store makeover.
Then Friday came two estate sales in Westchester. The same lady ran both of them, and both were fairly unorganized and didn't have much for sale. The second you had to literally dig around in the dust and dirt, which I didn't mind, but major hand-washing ensued when we got home.
In the end, I was able to come back with...
A set of three glass magnets with illustrated flowers on them.
A salt & pepper set made by George S. Thompson (or Olde Thompson). They need a little cleaning, but I love the shape and the wood grain.
A really large vintage frame (about five feet long and two feet wide) to add to my growing collection. I took a deep breath when I brought it home, waiting for the hubs to ask why on earth I bought it when we're packing up to move this week; but quite the opposite happened, to my relief. :)
Lastly, I found a binder of type styles from the Los Angeles Times. This came from the second estate sale, where the man who had just passed certainly had some interesting jobs, one I guess in the production department for this newspaper. Each page has the font name and character examples, and I thought it would be neat to frame them as wall art.
Want to read about more unearthed treasures? Check out Apron Thrift Girl's Thrift Share Monday post to see what fellow thrifters found!