The Vintage Addiction Weekly

News and Information About All Things Vintage

Published Weekly by Terri Spring

for www.

March 27, 2019


Abbott and Costello performed the classic "Who's on First?" baseball sketch in their 1945 film "The Naughty Nineties". 

The skit originated as part of their stage act in the early 1930s,  gaining popularity through the 1940s.

In 2019 it remains funny. 

The iconic verbiage is relevant and foretelling almost 90 years later, as seen in the photo below the video.

THAT is why I have





The Vintage Addiction Weekly

News and Information About All Things Vintage

Published Weekly by Terri Spring

for www.

March 20, 2019

Why Marie Kondo Is Fueling Our Thrifting Goals


Realty Times



Last week we talked about our issues with the KonMari Method, but, this week we’re excited to talk about a fun little side benefit of others’ obsession with Marie Kondo. Apparently, so many people are decluttering and getting rid of those things that don’t spark joy that charities are bursting with donations.

“As the phrase goes, one person's trash is another person's treasure. And thanks to a new Netflix show, it seems a lot of treasure is showing up at thrift stores at the moment,” said Bustle. “As reported by BuzzFeed, Marie Kondo is responsible for an increase in thrift store donations made in light of her Netflix series Tidying Up with Marie Kondo.”

Ravenswood Used Books in Chicago said on Facebook that they “took in a month's worth of books in 2 days” because Marie Kondo's show and “Leah Giampietro, a manager of a Beacon's Closet consignment store location, told CNN that January is usually a slow time for people coming in to sell clothes, but that they've gotten a ton of items this month,” they said. “Philly AIDS Thrift in Philadelphia had three people in one day come in with donations and specifically cite the show as the reason, according to The Philadelphia Inquirer.”

You know what this means: It’s time to go thrifting! Before you leave, review our curated list of the best things to buy at thrift stores.


“If I don’t find anything at the thrift store, I almost always find a book or two. Children’s books are usually my favorite,” said Making Home Base. “You can find the sweetest vintage children’s books that are gently used and in great condition. Additionally, I look for books that have uniquely colored covers to use in decorating.”

MoneyCrashers adds that, while individual books are typically not worth a lot of money, “Book lots traditionally sell very well at online auction sites. Take for example a set of ‘Harry Potter’ books: Used box sets in good condition (both paperback and hardcover) sell for around $30 to $50 on eBay, and you can find them considerably cheaper if you happen to snag a set in the thrift store. Other popular box sets include ‘Anne of Green Gables,’ ‘The Lord of the Rings,’ ‘The Hunger Games,’ and ‘Little House on the Prairie.’ Even if you find just one or two books from these box sets, they can bring in more than a typical paperback, since collectors could be looking to add to their current library.”

Wood Furniture

“Looking to upgrade your particle board living room set? Thrift stores are a great place to score solid wood furnishings at bargain prices if you’re watching your wallet,” said Mental Floss. “Even if you don't end up finding your vintage dream piece, items that are more grandma than retro-glam can still be transformed with paint, varnish, and brand-new fixtures.”

said Mental Floss. “Even if you don't end up finding your vintage dream piece, items that are more grandma than retro-glam can still be transformed with paint, varnish, and brand-new fixtures.”

Small Appliances

“Have you always wanted a bread maker but aren’t sure how often you’ll use it? Buy it at a thrift store. You’ll save a lot of money and it gives you a chance to try an appliance before investing in a more expensive model,” said Sparkles of Sunshine. “Some small appliances I’ve tried from thrift stores include a cupcake maker, pancake maker, waffle iron, popcorn popper and dessert machine. I’m so glad I only spent $10 to find out I wouldn’t use $60 worth of appliances! All it took was one trip back to the thrift store to clear the clutter and give someone else a chance to eat popcorn and dessert!”


“Especially vintage dishes,” said Duct Tape and Denim. “Do some research”—some brands can be really valuable.


“Buying mirrors at thrift stores is another money saver,” said Making Home Base. “Framed mirrors make your space feel bigger so they are the ultimate accessory for your walls. That said, framed mirrors are expensive! $50 is about the going rate. You can save big bucks by finding one at a thrift store.”


Candle holders, vases, and things like baskets and trays can cost almost nothing and add considerably to your décor. “I’ve had to ground myself from buying any more baskets, buckets, and trays because I find so many cute ones all the time,” said Bless’er House. “Use baskets for extra small storage around the house, buckets for planters, and trays for coffee table decor.”


“Glassware is long-lasting, so you can probably find a ton of it at your local thrift store,” said MoneyCrashers. “However, the difference between just another set of glasses and those that can generate real buyer interest is in their status as collectibles. Glassware lovers enjoy vintage Pyrex cookware, as well as glass in different shapes and colors, so keep an eye out for anything out of the ordinary. If you can’t find cool blue glass or decorated cookware, look for full glass sets. A set of tumblers is usually more of a local seller than mismatched glasses listed one-by-one online.”

John Lennon

And Yoko Ono's

1969 “Wedding

Album” Being

Reissued To

Mark the Couple's 50th Anniversary

Item of the Week


50 Years ago: 

John Lennon &



March 20, 1969

Road Trippin' 

For Vintage with

The Springs 

Palm Springs, a city in the Sonoran Desert of southern California, is known for its hot springs, stylish hotels, golf courses, and spas. It's also noted for its many fine examples of midcentury-modern architecture. Its core shopping district along Palm Canyon Drive features vintage boutiques, interior design shops, and restaurants.

Palm Springs Vintage Market is located at the Camelot Theatres

2300 E. Baristo,

Palm Springs, CA 92262

April 7, 2019

Road Trippin' with the Springs

Speaking of Vintage... Next Month Mike and I will celebrate our 39th Wedding Anniversary  

April 12, 1980 - April 12, 2019 

While we have big plans for our Ruby Anniversary next year 

(Tempo per acquistare gioielli rossi in italia, Mike!),***

this year we want to stay close to home.

I think The Palm Springs Vintage Market 

would be a perfect choice.


How many hearts do you give this idea?

*** the translation is "Time to buy red jewelry in Italy, Mike!'

Palm Springs Road Trip - Yea or NayNo.. Stay home and clean your garage.No, Stay home a watch a movie.Go. Palm Springs is beautiful in the spring.GO! Take pictures of the show and buy cool stuff.YES! Can I hitch a rde?Palm Springs Road Trip - Yea or Nay

THAT is why I have





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