Tuesday, November 2, 2010

Shopping Scores!

Perhaps my vision of milk glass bud vases might not be so out of reach after all.  Milk glass is pretty prevalent in different antique stores around here but the prices can vary widely.DSCN4479Mr. Gazelle and I were up in Edmonton, poking around the Old Strathcona Antique Mall.  This place is an amazing mecca of treasures!  The building is over 27,000 sq.ft. over two levels with a ton of different booths inside.  Each booth belongs to a different vendor so there is a ton of variety over the whole store.  There was a vintage Burberry coat for a steal of a price…unfortunately it wasn’t flattering.  Old typewriter?  Old wedding dress?  A ceramic bar tool holder that says “Avoid hangovers – stay drunk”?Old Strathcona Antique MallI found two vases there that started it all – a beautiful trilled glass vase to hold a bunch of flowers and a hob nail bud vase.  Walking into the room and seeing the vases with fresh flowers totally puts a smile on my face. IMGP2649IMGP2659Pretty, right?

So today I scoured eBay and kijiji, plus I popped by Goodwill too with some success.  The best deal?  Two vases for $1.99 each from Goodwill!  Plus I also found a bird cage for $4.99 that would make a great card box.  Score! IMGP2656IMGP2653Hopefully I can find a few more vases for a good deal.  I’ll keep a few favourites after the wedding, but then likely sell the rest so it wouldn’t be an entirely sunk cost. 

Do you have any suggestions for places I can find milk glass at a good price?

3 comments:

Danielle said...

AWESOME finds! Everything looks so pretty!

Nikki said...

Score!

k said...

Have you checked with friends and family? There might be a few people who might have some milk glass kicking around...