Wednesday, October 24, 2012

What does Adrian Pearsall, C. Jere and a wool railroad blanket have in common?


1943 The Pullman Co. railroad blanket

They are all treasures picked up in one afternoon of thrifting.




Adrian Pearsall side table

We were lucky enough to find a great pair of Pearsall side table, only after finding a 3 piece set of C. Jere wall sculptures. The wool blanket is in great condition, and after doing a little research, I found that these blankets were used in sleeping cars. This one has a number 8 on it, which indicates it was made in 1943. This piece is already listed in my Etsy shop. I will soon be listing the C. Jere pieces as well, as soon as I can get prettier pictures of them. After looking online at these pieces it seems the 2 smaller pieces aren't always found with the larger. I will also be listing the side tables in my shop, but one has a rectangle piece of glass, and I believe that these only came with round tops. Right now they are keeping our Adrian Pearsall chair that we found at auction company.
It seems that nice vintage pieces are becoming harder to find out there in the wild, and because of this I tend to feel the need to hoard. Its easier for me to let go after I have been able to enjoy them for a while, and when a new beautiful piece finds its way here. Does anyone else out there have the same problem of fighting the urge to keep all of the pieces they find, when you know you should let go?

12 comments:

  1. All in one afternoon?! You've got some serious thrift shop Juju going on.

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  2. Other than a very few special pieces, I am always ready to sell! But I definitely agree that good stuff is getting super hard to find. So that's my biggest problem -- stressing about finding more vintage and worrying that I don't have enough inventory to keep the shop moving. Then I look around myself and ask "WHY DO I HAVE SO MUCH STUFF?!" Vicious cycle!

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    1. I go through the same thing- I have too much stuff- and then I still go to the thrift store hoping to find some something new!

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  3. "Does anyone else out there have the same problem of fighting the urge to keep all of the pieces they find, when you know you should let go?"

    Why's everybody looking at me?

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    1. Sometimes I wish this everyone buying vintage thing would die off- but I guess that would be counter-productive.

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  4. What a haul! And all in one day!!! That's beyond amazing. Congratulations on your good taste and your good luck.

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    1. Thanks Dana! Such a compliment coming from you-

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  5. Love the tables! I have no issues with hoarding the good stuff. I think that's what makes it all worth while.

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    1. thanks! It's nice to hear that someone else out there does the same thing!

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  6. I'm split on the keep and let go. I haven't found too many uber-rare "in the wild" finds though so maybe that's my problem. But part of me always agonizes over getting rid of something because then I might move houses/rearrange the room/win the lottery and buy a second home and REALLY need that perfect thing I had and got rid of. Then I'll see A&E's Hoarders and realize how many things I have sitting in my basement that no one is enjoying, (not even me when it's squirreled away)and I'll want to just clear everything out. I guess it's all part of the ride . . . You found some gorgeous stuff though -- definitely of the "Keep" variety! Cheers - CT

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  7. I'm new to St Louis and really struggling to find my thrift groove. You're giving me hope!

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