My favourite local thrift store is in the basement of a church, run by sweet little volunteers ladies who will still price some things at a quarter. A Quarter. Take that Value Village (aka Savers)! I only found a couple of things while out this week and both at the church thrift store.
First, an old Smith 8 Day clock. It's a beautiful mantle clock (right now on my piano) and dates from the 1940s. It seems to work, perhaps sporadically, and as I have no idea how to tinker with it, I'm not sure if it's fixable or not! But it seems to keep time well. I think I'll keep it though as it has a little water damage on the face. It's really nice, though, to pick up a clock off the shelf and realize that it's not plastic :)
Forgive the bad picture, I took it at night with a flash. It really does make a difference, eh?
I also found this great casserole that I need some help identifying. I know it's 70s vintage and I'm almost sure my mom has a dish set that she used to use for guests that had this design on it. The mark on the bottom is too faded to read. Ideas, anyone? It's a great piece and this will likely end up on Etsy.