Chicago can hold its own in thrift stores, but nothing compares to Cedar Rapids. We made a special trip to two Goodwills when we visited a couple weekends ago. Goodwill of the Heartland is one of few Goodwill regions in the Nation that hires and trains people who face obstacles to regular employment. Go, Goodwill of the Heartland, go!
Each item below is vintage.
Key-shaped key hook. This fulfills a somewhat desperate need in our home, where keys can never be found.
Brass grasshopper. Brasshopper.
Mail organizer in a beautiful copper color, with gorgeous detail. Also fulfills a pretty desperate need.
Four matching glass jars, topped with my favorite shade of orange. I can't wait to fill these with beans, rice, orzo, and quinoa!
Pyrex carafe for keeping spare toddy, and a vintage crank grinder made of glass. Unfortunately it is no longer very functional, but it is stinkin' cute and will make a good receptacle for toothpicks or something of the like.