Tuesday, February 19, 2013

Thrift Store Therapy: A Very Deer Day!

Last week my mother-in-law took me to lunch and while we were out and about we came across a temporary thrift store set up in a storefront. This store was a money raiser for an organization building homes for people in the Dominican Republic. Since a friend of mine, who is a nurse,  is currently in the Dominican Republic with a volunteer medical team, I felt the need to stop in the store and see what they had. I was immediately struck by this wooden chair with a wonderful stencil of a deer and willow tree. As you can see,  the paint job is very worn. This sort of thing does not generally bother me---I appreciate a lived-in look. I am puzzled a bit by the chair though---it has these markings on the bottom:

My mother-in-law thought maybe the marks mean the item was in an auction. Although I am a seasoned thrifter, I have never once been to an auction. Do any of you know what these marks mean?

Regardless, I paid the 10 bucks they were asking for it and made for the door---that is, until I saw these beauties languishing in a pile of hardware in the corner:

Oh my stars, a pair of genuine deer antler candle holders! And a bargain at 7.00 for the pair. These can cost big bucks in an antique or home decor store. Big "bucks", ha ha, I made a joke and I didn't realize it!

Anyways, I figured I was "deer" enough at that point and left while I was still under the 20.00 mark, so a good day indeed.

Linking up with The Weekly Thrift over at YoungHeart---show us what you found!


  1. Big bucks.... LOL! I've never been to an auction either... No clue what some of those numbers are but you definitely scored, though!!!

    Thank you so much for linking up! :)

  2. Tilda, thanks for helping The Dominican Republic by purchasing this items. I was born there but left early on and grew up in Puerto Rico.
    Mil Gracias,

  3. June 20 1974 is the date on the bottom- I presume that's the date of the original auction? Great scores!

  4. Ahh, and so possibly the chair is from a European source because they put the month number first on their dates. How interesting! I wonder what this chair's story is. Thanks for the comments, ladies :)