Tuesday, October 22, 2013

Spilling the Beans: My Favorite Thrift Shops

I get asked this question at least twice a week, but have remained mum about my favorite thrift/consignment shops up until this point. Well, today, I'm spilling my guts and sharing my favorite Memphis area locations.
 
 Memphis Goodwill has signed two new contracts. 
You never know what you're going to find at any given location, so you have to go in with an open mind. I always head straight for the furniture and housewares in search of vintage find or inexpensive necessities, like art/photo frames, lighting, or table top accessories. But, when I think about it, I peruse the clothing section, looking for large shirts or skirts that can be used as fabric for pillows.

Here are a few of Goodwill pieces around my home.
 
 
 
 
There are SEVERAL Goodwill locations within the city limits and there are three that I visit on a pretty regular basis. Just do a Google search for one (or all) that's closest to you.
 
 
Antique Gallery is sort of a one stop shop for vintage finds. It's made up of booths from several individual sellers, so the gamut runs from early 1900s to midcentury finds. Although you're bound to find some great pieces, the only down side is that you're not going to get them at rock bottom prices. All in all, still a great place if you're on the hunt for a treasured piece.
 
Some of my finds from Antique Gallery
 
 
 
 
Cover Photo
 
Awesome place to check when you're searching for specific items, like lighting, a matching set of chairs, office furniture and, of course, architectural pieces like doors, windows & cabinets.

I snagged these at the Memphis ReStore



4. Helping People God's Way Thrift Store

This place is my treasure trove...and the one I hate to give up. Always great pieces and even better prices...including daily sales.

My favorite find...ever



That's all I'm willing to give up for now. I've given up mine, now you tell me yours...where do you like to shop for vintage finds?
 

1 comment:

  1. I was always curious where you found those fabulous orange chairs! Love your home and all your fab finds!

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