Dan and I sneaked out of town last weekend! We had actually planned a little getaway back in February but an unexpected foot of snow put our plans on hold. This month was the first chance we've had to take that little February trip and actually, it worked out perfectly since April hosts both of our birthdays! Of course we did a little thrifting.
Last year, I found an old cast iron bird cage stand at a thrift store in Winchester. It had a cage with it but it was a newer style I didn't like so I donated it back. Since then, I've been on the lookout for a cage that would fit the style of my stand. This weekend, I found this pretty thing.
Here is what I think is so cool and pretty much captures the whole reason I *love* to thrift. Dan and I saw a cage just like this one in an antique mall in Strasburg. The asking price was $130 (ouch). Fast forward 2 days. Dan and I were out exploring and came upon a flea market. I was wondering around, looking at glassware, and there, in the grassy area between the booths, I saw this cage! The seller walked over and said the price was $150 womp womp :( As it turns out, there was a misunderstanding over the price and it was cleared up when I blurted out, "A HUNDRED FIFTY!?" ...and the kind lady explained she said it was $50. Ultimately, I paid $42 :)
The quatrefoil metal is so lovely! It needs a good scrubbing and there is a little rust. I absolutely love it!
The giant painted terracotta fish was $18. That might be a little pricey as far as thrift store pricing goes, but since the thrift store it came from supports animals, it felt more like a donation.
I'm a sucker for any beach-related theme. This little print is signed, dated and numbered, "Pallan, 22/500, 1983." It's titled "Sanderling." I'm going to paint the frame and re-mat it. I like the cream/brown but there are some wonderful colors going on in this print - blues, grays and some lavender, but they're lost in this dark frame and mat.
The print is by an artist named Fritz Muller-Landeck Munchen and it's called Summer Landscape.
The next three finds are wonderful. They are all Andrea by Sadek, signed and numbered, perfect figurines. The first is called, Mourning Doves:
Finally, this glass globe ornament. I love it on the sea horse stand; plus it looks great in the craft room :)
I'm linking up!
Coastal Charm, Nifty Thrifty Tuesday No. 210
Sir Thrift A Lot, Thriftasaurus #84
Southern Hospitality, April Thrifty Treasures
Have a great week!