Who doesn’t love a good Vintage Thrift Shop?
Everytime I see a sign for one, I immediately think of Macklemore and this song.
You all know that I am a self proclaimed Goodwill frugal fashionista and I also enjoy visiting Consignment Shops however, this was my first time at a locally owned thrift shop. “Not officially named, Hog Heaven“, recently opened and it’s less than a mile from my job but with all the bad winter weather, I never ventured out at lunch to check it out.
That changed 2 weeks ago and I am glad that I finally ventured out. This Thrift Shop is two floors of Estate Goods at Yard Sale prices, and it just might turn into a bi-weekly outing because they get “new” stuff in all the time.
“Not offically named Hog Heaven” which by the way is what they call it because they haven’t officially named it, is located on 510 Lancaster Avenue, Frazer PA and is open Tuesday, Thursday and Saturday from 10-6. The thrift shop is so new that I had to add it to my Foursquare check in.
Upon entering this cash only shop I was immediately transported back to my “Cousin Bessie’s” house in Port Chester, NY. It’s like walking into your grandma’s or auntie’s living room and parlor. You remember the rooms that you were not allowed to enter because of all the glass knick knacks.
As a small child you couldn’t help but be amazed as your senses were overwhelmed by the colorful candy dishes, pictures, pottery, dolls, cups with saucers and an array of bric-a’-brac displayed throughout the room
This shop is truly a thrifter’s paradise and as we “oohed and aahed” looking at the little trinkets on display I couldn’t keep from laughing with the thought that I too have several similar pieces at home, just not enough to open my own thrift shop. (hubby might disagree).
The living room and parlor contained so many vintage items that it brought back fond memories of my childhood growing up, there was even a scrubbing board. The lovely shopkeeper, Donna was such a pleasant person and she introduced us to Ms. Lilly Langtry, a transplant from Jersey!
I only purchased a few few mason jars for an upcoming DIY, but I’ll definitely be back in search of patio decorations as well as to simply enjoy a few moments of nostalgia.
Do you enjoy thrift shops, if so, what do you look for?
What were you favorite vintage pieces?