Monday rolled around this week and Paul and I woke up in Bordentown, NJ. We had planned on heading back to the house in Pennsylvania but it was a long week and by the time we shut the store down, I was also shutting down. The idea of a 50 minute drive didn’t thrill either one of us so we did the overnight in NJ and woke up discussing how we should spend our free day.
Breakfast at Angie’s Luncheonette down the street was a no-brainer. So was heading to the outlet mall so Paul could pick up a new pair of sneakers at the Nike store (his were actually stolen a couple of weeks ago). But then what?
There are a few large vintage & antique co-ops in NJ that we like to pop into but we did that route not long ago and it was too soon to go back.
Then Paul looked at me and smiled. “What about the Breakfast Club?” he suggested. I agreed without hesitation.
The shop Paul was referring to is the Sunday Breakfast Rescue Mission Thrift Store in Penndel, PA. It’s not far over the bridge into PA and only about 20 minutes from our shop. It’s become one of our go-to shops.
I plan to devote and entire blog post to this shop and its manager Laura but for now let me just say that it is a complete departure (in a very good way) from any thrift store we’ve ever been to.
At the end of the day, we came home with just a few new finds. We’ve been very selective these days and having extra space in the car at the end of a shopping day is ok by me.
We picked up this great little vintage server. These are really popular pieces and we can barely keep them in stock. They’re versatile pieces that can be used in a dining room, foyer or converted into a bathroom vanity. The style we picked up this week is especially good as a bathroom vanity conversion because behind the doors it’s just a big, open space. Perfect for hiding the pipes.
We also found a pair of Reed and Barton silver plated coffee and tea pots. I have a weakness for old silver and silver plated tea and coffee pots. I think they look fantastic grouped together or individually with flowers in them. If you look closely you’ll see that these are engraved. I love that because it feels like real people owned them!
We didn't pick up the other two pieces featured here this Monday, but were recent acquisitions. We purchased the vintage record player off the back of a truck!
Leon Stanley (his wife owns the Artful Deposit Gallery here in town), stopped by with a few things that he thought we might like and Paul and I were both drawn to this record player.
The final piece is called a TV light. I don’t know much about this but will do a little research and let you know what I find. Paul and I bid on this one a few weeks ago at the silent auction at the Sunday Breakfast Rescue Mission Thrift Store and we were excited when they called to say we won!
Now it’s time to get our new things cleaned up and in the store!
We're Paul and Johanna and we write about our life in the furniture business. The things we love, the places we go, and the treasures we find along the way.