Thrift Store Review & Haul

Thrift stores are quite popular these days. Finding actual vintage items gets harder and harder. Keys to success: shop on weekdays as they are usually less busy, shop often and be sure to look carefully through everything. This weekend I went to my local Goodwill and though I’d share some finds.

Goodwill – Oak Hill (Hrs M-Sat:8am-9pm; Sun: 10am – 8pm)

Address: 7100 U.S. 290, Suite C, Austin, Texas 78736 (Southwest side of Hwy 290 & Hwy 71)

This Goodwill is located in a nice neighborhood and has tons of parking. It is behind the Jim’s Restaurant and next to the Planet Fitness. About 2 yrs ago it was remodeled and expanded. So this is a large, bright and airy store. Employees are always very friendly. This one doesn’t get as crazy crowded as the ones downtown. They have a big selection of both men’s and women’s clothing and shoes. Huge area of books. A nice amount of dishes and appliances. They have a moderate area of furniture. A small area of sheets, blankets and comforters. They don’t have color tag sales and rarely have specials. They do have weekend auctions for higher priced special items.

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What I Found:

Vintage Hitachi Automatic Food Steamer / Rice Cooker Chime-o-Matic in a beige likely from the 1960s, 70s or 80s. These go for $30 to $45 on ebay and etsy.

Cobalt Blue Glass Canisters – Set of three with wire top clamps. May be vintage or modern? Very pretty and I think octagonal. Going for $40+ on ebay.

Ravioli Maker / Raviolera / Ravioli Press – Vintage or modern? This one is from Italy and makes small square ravioli and comes with a little wood rolling pin. This is the only item I actually bought. These go for $25 or more on ebay.

Retro Red Pot / Pan with Lid and double handles by National. Most likely from the 60s, 70s or 80s. I couldn’t find any details on this brand.

Harvest Gold Bundt Pan – by Northland Aluminum Products – Minneapolis – Also from the 50s, 60s or 70s. I actually already have one of these. They are heavy weight which is good for cooking. Paint tends to get scratched with use.

Crock -Pot by Rival with beige outside and orange inside and a design of onions and veggies. Circa 60s, 70s and 80s. These go for $30 to $45 on ebay.

Coffee Dispenser / Percolator in Avocado Green – circa 1970s, common in offices and churches.

I was strong and only bought one item. So the rest are still there if you get there quickly enough.




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