Monday, February 16, 2009

2nd Time Around Tuesday: New York Treasures!

Welcome to 2nd Time Around Tuesday. Do you have something to share that is from:

  • an estate sale
  • a garage sale
  • a flea market
  • an antique store
  • an inheritance
  • someone's trash
  • a thrift store
I bet you do! You are in the right place. Just create a post and link the title of the post in Mr. Linky below by right clicking on the title of your post in the web address, then copy and paste into Mr. Linky. Please link back here so that others who visit you will know where to find the other 2nd time around posts. Clear as mud? Let me know if you don't understand, and I'll try to help you out!

This weeks 2nd Time Around pics will be from New York City! In this photo, my sister is pulling a small travel bag that she rescued from the trash outside a resturant near our hotel. We were going to have to buy another suitcase just for our purchases, and this one, although a little beat up, served the purpose well! My sister is not into antique and flea market shopping like I am, but both she and my nephew were good enough sports to let me browse a couple of the stores that we ran across. I snapped a few pics of things I liked to share. These vintage dishes were marked 80 dollars for the set, but the store was having a 25% off sale. I didn't think that was too bad of a price! This oak mirror on an easel was found in a little shop in Greenwich village. I'm not sure of the price. There is something about tiger oak that always attracts my attention!
This oak bookcase was in the same store. I looked but didn't see a price on it either. It reminds me on an oak secretary that I bought several years ago.
I did see the price on this little table which had been stripped and ready to finish or paint. It was $225.00 It reminds me alot of the one I paid $5.00 for at a garage sale here. LOL
And finally, here is a set of bookends that I really liked. Didn't get the price on those either!

You may be wondering if I bought anything. I did buy some purses on Canal Street and the scarf in my Pink Saturday post from the thrift store. Even though I didn't buy much, I always love shopping the antique and thrift stores!

Thanks for stopping by! Please help spread the word about 2nd Time Around Tuesday!


Anonymous said...

Hi Diane! Looks like a great trip to New York especially when you can go antique shopping :0)

Blondie's Journal said...


I know you had a great time in New York, but I didn't know about all the shopping you did!! The suitcase piece was a steal!!!

I hope to participate in Second Time Around, but am not prepared yet. I will be sure to visit the participants!


Southern Lady said...

Hi, Diane ...

I love that little unfinished table ... but not its price tag. Your "second time around" $5.00 table was just as pretty ... lol

Thank you for taking the time to host "2nd Time Around Tuesday." It's going to be fun.

Gone said...

I'm glad you had a wonderful time!! Tom and I love shopping the antique shops and thrift stores, too!


Pat @ Mille Fiori Favoriti said...

Everything in those antique stores look high quality and expensive, Diane! One of the reasons I don't shop in them, as I just wouldn't be able to afford their prices. Rent is so very high in NYC (about $80 to $1,000 a square foot) so they have to charge a lot to just break even.
Finding things on the curb on garbage pick up day is a favorite pastinme of many Manhattanites however, and some have furnished whole apartment this way!

One of my friends adores "Craig's List," a free internet list where people advertise things they are selling. She just bought a beautiful Pottery Barn brand living room set (chair & ottomen, couch and coffee table) for $500 from someone who was moving!

I hope to be able to join in your "second time around Tuesday" in the future!

Hugs, Pat

SmilingSally said...

I'm surprised you left those dishes in New York.

The Quintessential Magpie said...

Diane, thanks for taking us shopping with you. It was fun to see things and compare prices!

Thanks, too, for hosting us today!
Looking forward to doing this new format with you.


Sheila :-)

Lorrie said...

I enjoyed coming along on your NYC shopping trip Diane. Imagine the rent they pay on the shops there--no wonder the prices can go through the roof. We shopped for Coach bags in Chinatown when I was in Manhattan last year--quite an experience!

Anonymous said...

Good morning Diane. I had a laugh on myself this AM when I came over to sign up for Trash to Treasure. I did a post for today. That's what I get for missing some of your posts. All is well, a few quick changes is all it took. I love your new idea.

Your shopping trip to the antique stores and thrift stores was interesting. Everything in NYC is more expensive. My sister's always do an antique show in NY and they do so well. They love that show and I can't think of the name of it. Anyway their prices are great coming up from the South, as they paid less for their merchandise. They usually sell out.

Have a great day.


LADY JANE said...

Diane, What on a beautiful trip could be more fun than a little antiquing AND thrifting? Thanks for sharing your trip and treasures!

Shell in your Pocket said...

I love that wood is just beautiful!
-sandy toe

April said...

I love your little table that you got for only $5...oh, the things I could do with it! Your sis did well on her bag from the trash bin...woo hoo!

Marie De Marco said...

thrifty finds are great. when in nyc the prices are way too high, great that your table was only $5.00.

Dawn said...

It looks like you really enjoyed your browsing. I liked that old oak bookcase. I suppose that would be something a little too hard to get on the plane! LOL!

You seem to have your best luck goint to yard sales and thrift stores.

take care,

LADY JANE said...

Diane, I am so sorry I am having a problem getting my link to work...

Anonymous said...

I'm just wondering why you didn't get the bookends.They were cute.I'm so glad you enjoyed yourself.Glad you're back...Ann

Rhondi said...

Hi Diane
Glad to hear you had a good time in NY. It is such a great city! I'm not going to join in on your second hand Tuesday but pretty much everything in my house is second hand!
Hugs, Rhondi

Darlene said...

Oh Diane it looks like you had such a fun time browsing on your trip. What FUN!

Bo said...

Thanks for thinking to take pictures in the's always fun to virtual shop... I hope to join in next week! ;-) Bo

The Raggedy Girl said...

I loved those dishes, so delicate.

Tuesday Tidings from Roberta Anne

Deb said...

Antiquing in New York looks wonderful!! What a fun trip.

Joanna said...

When I picture NY, I just would never think that a place like that would be there. Great spot!

Bargain Decorating with Laurie said...

I sure did enjoy shopping with you in NY today. Those dishes at the beginning of your post are fabulous. And I also love those bookends. laurie

playsdolls said...

Very nice trip you had to New York,those dishes are so pretty and I love the little table.It is my dream to make one trip to New York.

Anonymous said...

Hi Diane. Of all the luck to find that bag! So glad the group was accomodating to you to let your browse. Those dishes are very pretty!
Be a sweetie,
Shelia ;)

Brenda Pruitt said...

I love finding "treasures." One persons trash, as they say, is another persons treasure. Oh, so true!

Sherri said...

Diane, thanks for stopping by my blog and the comment! I'm so glad we found each other. I joined up today because I had another item from the market to 'show'. I LOVE all your photos from NY. I so hope to go there one day.

Rue said...

Hi Diane :)

It looks like you had a wonderful time in New York! My only regret is not seeing the Statue of Liberty, but I love the shopping there ;)


Christina said...

Looks like you had a great time in New York. I have never been there, but hope to someday.

There is something about thrift and antique shopping that lifts the spirit, even when we don't buy anything. Love the deer bookend.

Mary said...

I'm so happy you had a great trip to NYC, I am 55 miles from the city and love going there, I just didn't enjoy commuting to work there!
I'll be joing your 2nd hand Tuesdays since most of my things are 2nd hand...those are my favorites!
I enjoyed looking at your blog. Please stop by and say hello. Mary

JudyBug said...

Oh my! How did you leave the tiger oak? I am addicted (as is Mr. Dumpling) to tiger oak and have it thru out the house. Gorgeous!


Judi said...

Hi Diane
I love those dishes. Weren't you tempted?? You did well purchasing a table like that for $5.00!! Thats the great fun of thrifting. It sounds like you had a great thrifting trip. Its always fun to check out those spots in areas you don't usually shop in. You never know what you'll find.
Thank you for sharing!
Hope you have a great evening.
p.s. - I'm having a giveaway..come by..

p.p.s. - My giveaway from you arrived to Marc's. I haven't seen it yet and will get it on Friday when he comes my way. I'll post about it then. Thank you!

Tardevil said...

How cool to window shop in NY. As I suspected, things are more expensive there! It was nice looking though! :O)

Leigh of Tales from Bloggeritaville said...

That store looks like such fun! And what a fin trip to NY! I love that city. There is so much to see and do. Its incredible. It looks like you had a wonderful time!

Lady Katherine said...

I love the dishes! Be great for my daughter! Just love the chairs and mirrors! You got one for $5.00 thats so wonderful!