I'd shopped for vintage clothing before (dry cleaned 3 times before wearing of course) when vintage Ts and jackets were IT in the late 90s. As the vintage trend moved on, so was my interests with thrift stores. Thanks to Jen, I was reconnected with Salvation Army 6 months ago and have found some amazing pieces of furniture to up-cycle! So when I heard Jen and Vanessa were inpsired by Mr. Goodwill Hunting and planning a "I <3 Thrifting" day, I signed myself up immediately!
We met up at 10am at Talize and we were already in hunting mode! Yes, we found all these in 20 minutes.
Here is the breakdown for you:
I scored this serene tea pot and tea cup set from Japan and this beautiful edged glass piece for a steal!
We also saw these very graphic mid-century modern cup + saucer sets ... and guess where these are from? Ikea of Sweden and made in Greece!! Just why don't we have these in our local Ikea Stores?
Our 2nd stop was Value Village (3130 Dixie Road) and these were our finds:
Vintage racquets with fantastic color and patina! They would make great decoration in a tween room!
Off next, Goodwill at 1224 Dundas Street East. This store has a large selection of furniture. Sadly someone got there before us and many of the great pieces were already sold. However, I did manage to find this handsome coffee table on the sale floor.
I loved the leg details and it even had a drawer with dovetail construction.
We also checked out some vintage artworks and spotted this lovely couple showcased in faux bamboo frames:
And a couple paint by numbers portraits of the "men's best friend".