Thrifty and Antique'y Weekend

This Memorial Weekend was incredibly gloomy and cold, as most of them are, so I spent a majority of my time going to thrift and antique stores, barns, and garages.

One of my favorite places to shop is a building that use to be an old school.  It's actually been quite a few years since I've stopped by and it always looks closed, but I decided to stop by and see if they had any hours posted.  I ran into one of the owners, half of a married couple, and she told me that they had been shut down because of mold and a leaky ceiling and that some people are "just too picky" when it comes to that sort of stuff.  Their way around this was to have a continual garage sale.

Unfortunately, the vintage clothes were not stored in the garage as it leaks and she doesn't want them to get ruined.  She told me that she's hoping to open a vintage room by the end of summer, so I'm excited for that possibility.  I did, however, find a few hats and attempted to buy a box of old photographs, but the husband told me he did not want to sell an entire box...explain that one to me.  The following pictures are from the shed/garage structure.

As you can see from the above photos, the place was pretty shady, but there were some gems if you were willing to take some time and hunt.  I felt like I was on American Pickers.

Now my other favorite place took place in an old barn that's open twice a year, once on Memorial weekend and then again on Labor Day weekend.  It's super cute and has amazing displays.  You can tell that the people who put on the sale really love what they're doing and take a genuine joy in putting together "scenes."

I'll post my purchases from this weekend later on this week.  I hope that everyone had a great weekend and that there week is going well so far.

1 comment:

  1. I love little hidden spots like that. Looks like fun to me. Thanks for following me :)