thrift store finds

8 Apr

John and I headed up to Williams Lake yesterday for a few things that are tough to find in a small town: specialty cruiser bikes, a wide selection of computer printers & a McDonald’s meal! We had a great time and luckily, after taking the wrong turn on our way to the bike shop, we actually stumbled upon a wicked consignment shop . It ended up being a BIG TIME score; my new acquisitions actually blow my last flea market finds out of the water. These beauties I just couldn’t pass up; bears & owls are always welcome on my bookshelf.

1970’s copies of Sports Afield, Outdoor Life and Field & Stream magazines. These unheard of volumes are filled with some outrageous advertisements and classic animal illustrations.

Three miniature decorative plates glazed with kitschy cat portraits (stands included)!

Illustrated poster postcards from each annual stampede in Williams Lake, BC since 1984.

A reprint tin made in 1990 of the Hershey Sweet Milk Chocolate 1920’s logo and factory.

Last but not least, a set of 1970’s postcards with picturesque and cultural scenes of Norway. Who would have thought that a wrong turn could end up being so right?

(other posts about the new computer printer and my fancy new bike will be coming soon)

3 Responses to “thrift store finds”

  1. Michelle 08/04/2011 at 07:39 #

    This is a superb haul! Great finds.

  2. Jeannine | SaylorMade 08/04/2011 at 08:10 #

    Wow! You really, REALLY hit the jackpot at that shop. I’m guessing it’s going to be a new fav. stop when you hit up the city for supplies. The owl and polar bear are exquisite!

  3. anika 08/04/2011 at 17:37 #

    You found some really fun stuff on your trip! The owl looks so wise, and I bet it’s a lot of fun to flip through all the magazines. Also love the way the Norway postcards look, arranged like that. such nice blues & greens.

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