For those of you who don't know, Cincinnati is on the Ohio/Kentucky border. The southern suburbs are in Kentucky. So the other day I decided to head down south and check out seven thrift stores in the Bluegrass State.
The thrift gods weren't with me... I only found one item in all the seven stores where I stopped (perhaps I used up all my thrifting karma a few weeks ago). I also stopped at a thrift store back in Ohio closer to my place and found a few more items. But this post is about all the stuff I didn't buy, so let's not get sidetracked...
KY schools start earlier than most... in fact some of my teacher friends start teaching this week. So these Thermoses got my attention right when I walked in the door of this shop. Thermoses never sell well in the shop, and I've never really been a fan myself. So they stayed put.
Another school-like object, these tiny file drawers were a nice stand-out. I'm pretty sure they held 8.5 x 11 sized paper. They'd be great for a home office or studio.
I always come across a lot of religious art in the area... it's the Mid-West, after all. This kitschy Last Supper made out of crushed plastic pieces stood out. But its size would make it awkward to ship. And the crewel flowers were nice, but it didn't scream at me to take it home.
The pepper mills were also cool, but they just didn't have that je ne sais quoi. The bird was cool, too. It was signed by someone in Peru. But, same as the pepper mills, it just didn't speak to me.
These lamps were interesting. I almost bought one of the desk lamps. The other one didn't work. I had just bought a great lamp at the place where I stopped right before this shop or else I would have bought it.
What are some thing you didn't buy last week?