Tuesday, April 26, 2011

[My Finds] Shoes, Cabinets and Dishes!

I didn't realize that I had so many items to share until I started looking around.

Here are my latest buys from the Spokane area:

I found this set of dishes on the Spokane CL for only $10!  There are so many dishes in this awesome set that I had to put some in storage.

The set includes dinner plates, salad plates, dessert plates, bowls, tea cups and saucers, serving bowls and platters! 

I love them and can't wait to use them at a dessert party we are hosting this week!

I found these shoes at the Salvation Army Thrift Store on Division for $3.98 plus tax.  I definitely thought twice about buying used shoes from a thrift store but they looked brand new and I cleaned them before wearing them.  If shoes could pay for themselves in compliments earned then this pair has definitely paid for themselves in the few weeks I have owned them.  I have loved womens reactions to them, literally one customer at my work exclaimed "Hang on a minute! We have to talk about your shoes!"

The brand is called New Twist and I can't find any shoes by them online, I am assuming its some cheapo brand but I love them!

My last buy is a small medicine cabinet for our bathroom.  Our apartment came with this funky wood and metal shelf in the bathroom that doesn't match the style of the space at all.  When I saw this cute cabinet at UGM on Washington for $1.99 plus tax, I snagged it.  It works well for a bit more storage space and looks a lot better than the shelf we used before.

Happy Hunting!

Monday, April 25, 2011

Buy Local Comparison

Happy Monday!  I hope everyone enjoyed Earth Day.  Today's post is a Buy Local Comparison to remind us of the benefits (for our pocketbooks and our earth) of buying locally.

Here is a favorite post from today's Spokane area CL ads:

Vintage GE Fan

Very cool looking and functional! Good overall vintage condition and has 2 speeds. Cage is 14in. in diameter. 

And here is a similar fan for sale on Etsy:

Vintage Oscillating General Electric Fan

$45plus $12.50 shipping

vintage GE fan 
in a wonderful industrial gray 

in very good working condition, has on, off & oscillating switch. body in good vintage condition with some peeling on the blades.
15"h, with 12"diam blades 

Happy Hunting!

Sunday, April 17, 2011

Sunday's Pick


I hope you are enjoying a lovely weekend.  I have found CL to be pretty slow lately and I haven't had the time to visit any estate sales.  Are any of you having better luck than me?

Here is my favorite posting from the Spokane area CL today:


excellent codition. rubber seal on inside edge of lids. raised lettering, hunter green on white.

I think this is a great set of cannisters!  I love the font and how the letters are raised.

Here are some interesting posts that you might want to check out:

Happy Hunting!

Monday, April 11, 2011

Monday's Picks

I hope you all had an enjoyable weekend!

Here are my latest picks from the Spokane area CL:

(Click on the photo to be taken to the original ad)

I have been in love with chenille bedspreads since the first time I laid eyes on one.  They can be incredibly expensive depending on their design and condition.  I think this one is a bargain at $20.

A cute straight-forward dining table for $15:

I like the looks of this large thermometer but these days I fear I would get depressed every time I read the temperature.

Honorable mentions go to:

Happy Hunting!

Thursday, April 7, 2011

Funky Junk Show

For those of you vintage lovers that will be in the Spokane area this weekend you might consider checking out the Funky Junk show.
Funky Junk™ is the fun way to buy local, recycle and keep more of your hard earned green! Come and take a look, stay and play!! Funky Junk is a grassroots Antique and craft show. Funky Junk represents the simple, the pure, and the unaffected ties from the past to the present.

Sounds just like Lu's List's mission right?

Here's a map to the location of the show. I think it might be a great weekend outing!

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Let me know if you find any great items so I can feature them on here!

Happy Hunting!

Sunday, April 3, 2011

[FREE] Sunday's Pick

Can someone PLEASE get this:


70's kitchen table with 6 chairs in excellent condition.

If I didn't already have dining room furniture that I love, I would be scrambling for the phone.  Yes, I do realize this set isn't everyone's taste but I love its obviously seventies looks and its awesome price. 

Please let me know if you snag this great deal so I can feature a photo of it on here when it settles into its new home.

Happy Hunting!