Sunday, September 6, 2009
Thrifting and antiquing away the day
Growing up I loved going to yard sales, but I didn't love getting up at 7am on a Saturday to do it. Now that I've moved to St. Louis I've found that I can yard sale all the time - only I don't have to look in a paper to find addresses for sales, I just have to visit one of the many boutiques and consignment shops in and around St. Louis to find great things!
This blog will cover my finds, adventures and let downs in the world of thrifting and antiquing!
To start off a little about what I personally collect - Fenton glass slippers and frosted glass pitcher and cup sets. I've just shy of 60 different slippers, most of which came from my Grandpa Hoover's collection and my Grandma Heth's collection. Since they both gifted me with these I've been adding to my collection for the past six years. I find looking for these extremely fun, because they aren't large and you'll find them in some of the most unique places in consignment shops.
As for the pitcher and glass sets, they're a recent addiction. I found my first set at TFA - The Future Antiques and loved them and since then I've been purchasing different sets, including what I've since figured out is rare, a punch bowl, salt and pepper shaker set and an oil and vinegar cruet.
I'll post some photos just to give you an idea!