Angel Thrift on Ladson Road had thrown everything including several kitchen sinks out in the yard. We have passed by this place several times, but were determined to stop and shop this time. The shop was receiving a truck of new "old" stuff and needed to downsize. They were ready to deal!
Sitting pretty on the porch railing were two red/white enamelware pans with just the right amount of chips. The pans were just the beginning of our pile!
I do not understand how these are fish traps - they appear to be unfinished baskets to me.
Added to the pile.
The silvery basket underneath I let go to another shopper. She repaid the favor with another item!
I could not resist the TAXI chair - so bright and cheerful.
I may not paint it.
Added to the pile:
Large Christian flag
Old photo of a young boy reading (I think he was just pretending!)
Hat rack made of an oak chair back with leather straps for hangers.
It was a great place to shop, and the people running it were very friendly.
In the Low Country there is thick black mud. This was the back of the Angel Thrift where one young guy helped carry our purchases through the mud to the truck.
I also purchased a chrome basket rack and a black wire book rack.
I just had to show the taxi chair again!
Look! My daisies are blooming.
Leia and I always like to visit Mr. Durland's place. He has three huge warehouses of everything store display related you could imagine.
I had made a list and I stuck to it.
(Surprising, I know!)
Something unusual for trellises?
Here they are - half circles of display racks.
Old wooden crates?
He had four Raybestos crates.
Just need a light paint wash and some stain after cleaning.
They are stackable and look great with casters.
Vintage sign frames?
Yes, Mr. Durland had those.
I bought some in different sizes.
I already have a plan for these. I promise you will see soon!
This was my favorite of the day. A vintage advertisement for panty hose already framed. It stands about four feet high.
When I unloaded it, I put two mirrors and a vintage pink hat next to it and fell in love.
Wouldn't this vignette look great in a lady's boudoir?
Mr. Durland almost did not let her go.
He said he had been in love with her for years!
Tough tights, Mr. Durland! I am finding her a new home!
Another Game of the States - this one 1960. I will now have to downsize these - I officially have too many game boards.
Another set of measuring spoons. I am finding these everywhere recently. They look cute tied to cabinet doors.
A giant spool of string.
A wall basket with a device for opening jar lids.
I tried it and it works!
A Cross Italian leather manpurse.
A black toile backpack for me!
A vintage black silk evening bag.
Matelasse' place mats.
A Blondie comic strip apron.
An adorable dresser scarf with lambs embroidered on each end.
You knew there had to be more vintage linens. Right?
Stacks of pillow cases, place mats, and complete sets of dessert napkins.
And more aluminum - cake decorators!
As always, I have to buy books.
I am collecting items for a cat display in my booth so I bought three coffee table books on cats.
Then some rebound elementary school library books including one of my personal favorites, Homer Price.
I may reread that one!
All in all crawling through the Low Country was a success. Leia and I have different things we collect so there is little arguing on who got there first. I was not able to find the big thing on my list - a Wolfe dress form, but there is always another treasure hunt. I will post next on Leia's finds so stay tuned. Read about last year's crawl here!
I will leave you with an important question:
Just when did particle board furniture become vintage collectibles?