Today I want to share my favorite haunts for building these collections of milk glass and old books. If you live in DC I hope you find these helpful. If not, sorry :(
After my mild panic about having less than 100 days left, Sammie Sister and I hit up the Georgia Ave. Thrift Store in NW DC. When we walked in the door they were having Ladies 50% off for the next five minutes. I made a mad dash around the store until I realized they weren't talking about ladies getting 50% off, just ladies' clothing. Oh well. There was no milk glass to be found but don't worry I didn't come home empty handed.
|Some books and what is that in the back......|
|An old milk container!|
While $7 is good, I know I can do better. This weekend Mr. Cucumber Sammie and I headed over to Eastern Market. Eastern Market is a DC landmark and if you are ever in DC on a nice weekend it is a must visit. Pickle Puppy and I will even meet you there! This weekend was kind of rainy so it was not a fruitful visit.
|Eastern Market on a nice day (Image via Beyond DC)|
|I promise my photos get better|
And now the jem in my collection. Drum roll please..... Weschler's Auction House. I L.O.V.E. this place. It is an old fashioned auction house complete with auctioneer (seriously like you see on t.v.; canIget5dollars5dollarsanyonefor5dollar1dollar1dollar). They have an auction every Tuesday and I have only been once but I am counting the days until I can go again. I am super confident that I will find tons of vintage books and other useful trinkets.
Don't believe me how A-mazing it is..... I got a 8 piece set of Noritake China for $120! Complete with gravy boat and serving platter.
|Gorgeous... I know! (Image via Replacements)|