10/30/09

Thrifted Metal Kitchen Containers






I found this yesterday at the Bargain Center and nearly fell over. I had never seen something like this before! There was a loud squeal that escaped my body making a woman near me jump a little. I managed to pick it up and get it to the counter and purchase it without incident.

Do you ever see something while thrifting and are almost scared that someone is going to stop you in your tracks by saying that it is not for sale? I think that is how I KNOW that something needs to be coming home with me.

I am either going to use it in the kitchen to hold spices or in the studio to hold trinkets.

Decisions, decisions...

12 comments:

Kathie @ my net finds said...

You do find the most unique items! It's really cool :-) Don't forget to post again when you decide how you're going to use it, I can't wait to see!!

marty (A Stroll Thru Life) said...

Oh what a super piece. I love it. You did find the jackpot. Hugs, Marty

The Queen of Clearance. said...

Love it! Sometimes I do find things that are priced so low for what the item is I think they are going to be like "Oh, sorry thats not right its really much higher" So I always hold my breath in situations like that! lol.

CC said...

Ooooo,I love it. How I wish our thrift store had cool things like that...it's just wonderful.

Raising Seven Vegans said...

Very unique. I'm enjoying your blog! You seem to have lots of good ideas. I'm looking forward to reading more!

beccy said...

Oh yes, I've had that feeling. Once I asked how much something was, just knowing it would be loads of cash. The lady said £2, to which I squealed "how much?!?!" before prctically throwing the money at her and running out the door.

I love those kitchen containers, I would have snapped them up too!

elena-lu said...

dude you have the thrifting gods in your corner! love to see all your unique finds

Jenny S said...

I just sold one of these at my shop and the customer was going to use it as a cell phone charging station and change holder for her husband. She was going to put a power strip into the back for the plugs and then use the drawers for the change and stuff! Awesome!!

The Elegant Thrifter said...

So I can see what the two bins on the right say, but what about the bin on the far left? I can't seem make out the writing with my prehistoric eyes.

Stan

Sonya --Dime Store Thrift said...

I just KNEW you guys would think it was cool too. Right now it is in the studio awaiting it future whatever-it-will-be.

That charging station idea was VERY cool Jenny.

Stan, it is Flour and Sugar on the left side. And I love how the coffee bin has a metal lid on it to keep coffee fresh.

Vonlipi said...

I love those and have been yearning for one for some time! I had to pass one that was too expensive and damaged...:(

Sue said...

Ah, yes - I know how that goes. I was attacked by a quilt in an antique store. It forced me to get out my credit card, buy it, and take it home with me. LOL! The woman who owned the store (huge store) walked me around and showed me the 9 other quilts from this quilter - Grandma had died and no one wanted her quilts so they sold them - that made me sad). Though they were all beautiful, I could only get one (and was spending more than I really should have). The quilts were all displayed on beds. It was a pieced elephant quilt. I found the name in the Barbara Brackman quilt encyclopedia: Ararat. When I showed it to a quilt group of ladies in their 80s, one of them pointed out the decade for each fabric - 1880s to at least 1930s. When I told my then-27 year old son about it, he gasped in shock when I told him the family didn't want the quilts, and assured me that will NOT happen to my quilts! I raised him right, didn't I?! I treasure this quilt. It is twin size, but takes its turn on my queen bed as a "topper".