Cape May New Jersey is filled with great thrift and antique stores. It's a good idea to look around a little first before buying anything. Prices can be expensive and I have quickly learned where to not go to shop. Still it is alot of fun scoping out all the stuff from days gone by. Each item is filled with history and has a story. Many of these items come from estate sales. Here is some of what we saw.
I love this antique store. I have never bought anything in here becuse I find it expensive. But what a treasure trove. If it still exists it is in here somewhere. What fun my husband and I have looking around. It is definately overwhelming.
What a pity this old child's piano did not work. But I have never seen anything like this.
Need any antique dishes?
Lots of furniture. Stacked half way up to the ceiling in here. Let's just say if there were an earthquake of any magnitude you may never find me again.
This gnome was at a thrift store near Cape May is going to give me nightmares. A crazed looking gnome crouched in a corner just waiting for his moment. This gnome was about 18" H and was 50.00$. There is a buyer for everything I suppose. This would make a great wedding gift or birthday gift for someone you don't like possibly.
I feel in love with that adorable sugar and creamer set you see to the right. 5$ each sterling silver plated. They will look marvelous for Christmas dinner. What was awesome about the set was that the sugar bowl had it's lid. Could have gotten it much cheaper at a garage sale as I have seen these around, but not with the lid. I left the store without the set and returned the next day to purchase. But then I noticed that teapot to the left. Now I am going to have to buy that teapot also since it is a matching set. So they wound up getting me for $22.50 for the tea set. Not bad, where can you get a tea set in sterling silver for $22.50? I will clean these up and they will look brand new when I am finished with them.