Yesterday my husband and I ventured out to Okoboji, Iowa, which is about 1.5 hours away from where we live. We had visited an antique store there a couple weeks ago, but because we had gotten there so late in the day, we did not get to visit all the antique stores that we saw. There is one store in particular that my husband fell in love with because of one simple reason: vinyl. Lots of vinyl. Even better, there was lots of mint-condition vinyl.
Actually, we both discovered stores that fed our little addictions because I discovered a honeypot of tablecloths in one of the stores. Even better, they were fairly priced. I had about 30 of them to look through, and I made off with 5 of them, including a Wilendur. It is has some faint yellow stains, but I am determined to get this baby looking like new by soaking and scrubbing until it gleams again. Once I saw the tag on this beauty (plus it was 50% off), I knew I had to have it.
Here are some of the other ones I absconded with. (I just like that word. Please know that I did pay for them.)
After I was able to pull myself away from the tablecloths and my husband was about 6 hours older and dehydrated, I walked on with my stack of cloths and found some other treasures. Anyone who has read the blog for a while has probably noticed that I have a weakness for polkadots. Therefore, these had to be mine. They aren’t technically “antique,” but they are cute. And mine. Did I mention that? Mine. Mine, mine, mine.
There are three antique stores in Okoboji that are absolutely killer for finding good stuff. Some stores are overprice because Okoboji is a ritzy lake town and there are people who want to pay ritzy lake town prices for crap. I, however, like “found it in grandma’s basement and want to get rid of it ASAP” prices. Those stores have tons of those sort of good buys.
Until next time . . . happy hunting!