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Tuesday, June 16, 2009

NIFTY THRIFTY and sometimes ANTIQUITY




  While waiting for yesterday's deluge to stop, I looked around the CURE THRIFT SHOP:  Here is a sampling of what I spotted - some of the older stuff has been appraised at high values, but the prices tagged are reasonable and sometimes negotiable.  It is one of the more fun thrift shops, as they go.  Donations are tax deductible.   So that's cool for stuff you wouldn't want to leave just anywhere.  


 Just click on the bottom, left hand corner,  to STOP and START show for a longer look.
                                  

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 Continuing from yesterday's introduction with the rocking horse

Items include:  1) two handsome birdcages, 2) the rocking horse, (said not available for a little while,  3) an electric Singer sewing machine that works, with ornate steel decoration, 4)  a baby grand piano made in Vienna in 1860c, needs work,  5) a six piece place setting with accessories -  1920s American Limoges ware - an unusual  combination of Art Deco and French period style, 6) corn muffin bake tray,  7) a table of miscellany,  8) a doll and other oddments.  And many, many other oddments!  Books, 78 records, baskets.  DOWN STAIRS: A fashion for any occasion.   Call the DIABETES CURE store: 1-212-505-SHOP  111 East 12th Street (between 3rd and 4th avenues) NY



 ( Note:  I am not in the business of selling.  I do love to browse and tell about an interesting concept of a particular kind.  And if it makes a good picture story so much the better!)


     


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