As I was browsing our local bookoo (similar to craigslist) I saw some really neat furniture. One I desperately wanted, a bookcase, but we are moving soon. 😦 I’m not trying to acquire anymore furniture just yet! But boy was I tempted! As I was looking through each of them I noticed that they came from the same seller. That seller just happened to be the owner of a new thrift store in town, Siony’s Treasures and Food Corner. How exciting! I LOVE thrift stores.
At first I drove right by it, of course. It’s right on the corner of Price St and E 10th St. Apparently it used to be a restaurant, which you can tell with the bar counter and planted stool. I love seeing those, because they remind me of the old diners. I asked the young man how long they had been opened and he said just at the beginning of the year. Impressive, especially with the massive inventory they have.
At first glance the place doesn’t seem that big and I guess in reality it isn’t. Once you look around you realize size doesn’t matter. They have a nice layout and soooooo many things to look at. Everywhere! Pictures and mirrors hanging on the walls. Displays on every corner and on every surface. It’s a dream come true! I spent a good amount of time just looking at everything, because there is so much to see. I walked through twice and kept noticing things I didn’t see the first time around. Best of all… real thrift store prices! Sometimes I go to thrift stores and wonder where they get their outrageous prices from. Not this place! Great affordable bargains!
I picked up two 8x10ish frames for around $1.90/frame. I found a beautiful pitcher for $5.99 that also had decorative pieces, almost potpourri looking, inside of it. I’m going to buy another clear vase to place those pieces inside, because they are turquoise and will match our dining room decor perfectly! Lastly, I found a unique looking vase for $2.75. It’s important to know that they only accept cash! No big deal, just something to keep in mind. I had to come back and pay for the items. Tomorrow I’m stopping by to get a turquoise and burlap light fixture I found for $9.99. I’m still debating on the bookcase! I want it! I’ll have to talk to my husband about that one first though.
Usually I’m into altering the treasures that I find, but this time around I think the only piece I’m going to alter is the “Joy” picture frame. I picked it out for the price and I love mats in frames.
If you love thrift stores as much as I do you will have to stop by this one. The young man that was there today was very friendly and polite. You’ll be amazed at the amount of things they have. I can’t wait to go back in a couple weeks and look through all the new items they add to their inventory! They have a Facebook page as well that you can check out.