Tuesday, June 24, 2014

When thrifts close...

...Junkers cry.....

.....But only until the Going Out of Business Sale starts!

The thrift downstairs from the Peddlers Mall starting a going out of business sale last week.  Kind of took everyone by surprise.  The story seems to be changing daily, but as of now, their last day will be July 5.  I am expecting a biiiiiiig markdown blowout over 4th of July!

I've always thought that Louisville is thrift poor for a city of its size, so losing another one kind of bums me out.  This one was extremely convenient for me and had frequent sales.  On non-sale days, their prices could be a little iffy, but the selection was always super-fab.  I'm going to pick up a couple of shirts for me next week some time.

I stopped into get the lay of the land (and check out the sale) right after they made their announcement last week.  The prices are awesome!  Staff are on a mad tear to clean out their over-stuffed stock room, so they are making all kinds of lots and sets, which is something that they never did before.

For example, I got ten of these in a set:

That's the 12 apostles on the left and St Michael the Archangel on the right.  He's my patron saint, since my first name is Michael.  Those are Monastery Icons, which are high quality religious images, some of the best that you can purchase.  In my set there were all four Evangelists, the Archangels, plus this group Apostles piece and Mary Magdalene.  Nice stuff.  Even nicer price.

Whoever previously owned these was seriously devoted.  On the back of each icon, they wrote the feast date for the saint depicted.

This is the back of the Apostles.

I also got this great big martini glass:

Seriously, it's huge!

Another clothespin for the collection:

An example of corporate sponsorship gone too far?

Seriously, what is this about?
Lastly, a cool Indian trophy.

That sucker is solid metal and very heavy.  It's the kind of thing that makes me think:  "This would make a perfect murder weapon in an Agatha Christie novel."

I think it's got a really cool look.  It some kind of advertising award for Brown-Forman from the 80's.  I'm leaving it as is for the moment, since the local BF connection might help it sell, but I think I could pretty easily remove the chief from the base and sell it that way, if I have to.

Stay tuned for more as we get closer to the closing date.

1 comment:

Linda @ A La Carte said...

Pretty cool stuff Eddie! Do you think someone might have stuck the cross into the Jim Beam cork? It is weird for sure. Love the Indian!