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Old 11-08-2013, 11:16 AM
 
Location: Native Floridian, USA
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Olde Towne Antique Mall in Versaiilles, Ky is closing at the end of the year I discovered yesterday, so right now there are lots of finds and dealer mark-downs. I saw Bybee pottery, good vintage glass, Kentucky books, and lots of other cool stuff - including 1950s kitchenware and hammered and colored aluminum, furniture, and other neat and functional things - at up to 50% off yesterday. Good opportunity for Christmas shopping for unique gifts for people who like vintage and antique things.

Or you can do what I did, and "gift" yourself: I found a dark green creamer and matching sugar that were "old" Bybee - much more finely made than more recent Bybee pottery (made by five generations of one family in a log structure in Madison County, Ky, but sadly, now out of production), and some books by Kentucky authors at giveaway prices.

I'll be back, and I'll miss this mall.
I wish I were there....what a shame. Tell us about your finds. I would love to check out the vintage glass and kitchen tools.

 
Old 11-12-2013, 08:13 PM
 
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I got a record today

Cutting Crew - Broadcast
 
Old 11-15-2013, 12:41 AM
 
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I last got a cassette

Micheal Jackson HISTORY - Book 1 (IN STORE PROMO COPY)

Im glad its not BOOK 2!! (No songs I like on that one)
 
Old 11-19-2013, 02:42 AM
 
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I got 2 records yesterday!

1) A christmas Album (All instrumentals) - This album is in Mono
2) The motown sound (A collection of 16 big hits (I think all from the 60s))
 
Old 11-20-2013, 04:46 AM
 
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I got 2 records yesterday!

1) Tony Bennets greatest hits (Volume 3) - This record is in mono
2) Superstars of the 70s (2 record set (Collection of songs from 70-74))
 
Old 11-20-2013, 08:25 AM
 
Location: Independence, MO
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I collect Flannel Shirts!
 
Old 11-21-2013, 02:52 PM
 
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I just got a whole bunch more superstars of the 70s today! (4 record set)

MAN DO I LOVE 70s MUSIC!!

I also got Simon and Garfunkel - Sounds of silence
 
Old 11-23-2013, 12:41 AM
 
Location: University City, Philadelphia
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Hand cut crystal.

It's almost all pressed glass in the thrift stores ... and what qualifies as "crystal" is usually cheap or ugly designs from the '70's and '80's Eastern Europe ... but once in a blue moon I find a real gem of heavy hand cut crystal tableware.
 
Old 11-23-2013, 07:31 AM
 
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Hand cut crystal.

It's almost all pressed glass in the thrift stores ... and what qualifies as "crystal" is usually cheap or ugly designs from the '70's and '80's Eastern Europe ... but once in a blue moon I find a real gem of heavy hand cut crystal tableware.
I collect cut crystal as well... items pre-1920 or so. I agree that most thrift stores have the junk pressed-glass stuff... My family has been collecting the cut product for a couple of generations... One thing you need to be careful about is the stresses in the glass due to its cutting...once I put a pickle tray in the refrigerator, and the rapid temperature drop caused it to shatter into little pieces.
There are good pieces out there still to find in thrift stores, they just are getting harder to find. The easiest way to find them is at an estate sale of a little old lady, who got the stuff from her mom.
 
Old 11-23-2013, 08:36 PM
 
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I'm a Clark Griswald when it comes to decorating the outside of my house for Christmas, lol, so when I saw a big bag of lights for sale at my local thrift store, I thought I hit the lottery! The bag contained about 6 strands of 100 count lights and 3 of those strands were the netting strand of lights which can be quite expensive when buying at the store. I obviously had no idea if they worked or not, but they looked to be in good condition and they were only $4 for the whole bag, so if they didn't work, no biggie and if they did, I hit the jackpot! I tested them tonight and sure enough, all of the strands work and I didn't see one bulb out in any strand. Talk about a heck of deal!

I also bought 2 outdoor star figures and a snowflake figure that all light up for $6 at Goodwill. I got about $25 worth of stuff for 6 dollars and they all work. Hitting up thrift stores is a great way to build up my outside Christmas decoration collection cheaply.
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