I Scored at the Thrift Store – Vintage Plaque (and a vacation detour)!

 

Eclectically Vintage vintage trophy plaque

What do you do on vacation?

Do you force your hubby to drive you to a thrift shop?

I did just that a couple of weeks ago in Newport, RI.

Somewhere between touring mansions and eating ice cream, I stealthily programmed the GPS to lead my unsuspecting family to the thrift shop.

Poor unsuspecting guy just drove along until he realized we were not heading back to our hotel!

Eclectically Vintage vintage trophy plaque

It paid off since I took home the trophy – literally!

 

It will fit in nicely with my vintage trophy collection.

I think F. Del Buono, D. Isserlis, G. Lowenstein and M. Weisberg would let me on their winning team, don’t you?

 

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Comments

  1. Great find, Kelly. I’ll have to remember your trick the next time hubby and I are out of town!

  2. Yes – I totally ask my hubby to drive me to a thrift shop when on vacation. Most recently we went to Savannah… I drove – He navigated the GPS to a remote section of town to a little shop I found online. Then I was ‘good’ for the rest of the 3 day vacation. It’s a sickness I tell you…

  3. OMG! That’s not a score – THAT’S a SUPER-SCORE!! I love it. I have this wonderful loving cup from a rowing competition I think from 1938. It’s just beautiful!

  4. FAB!!! I’m so jealous that I haven’t thrifted in Newport — I bet it was awesome! Would love to hear more about your trip!
    xo Heidi

  5. I would have done the same thing!! You scored..

  6. I always dream of little shopping trips at our vacation destinations, but it NEVER happens! If only I had one little girl, I think I could pull it off. But, having 5 males who have no interest in shopping doesn’t make for a fun time. Congrats on your win! I’m sure you’ve made Lowenstein and Weisberg very proud :)

  7. I love thrifting when we are in Newport, it is my favorite place. You always find great treasures.

    Cynthia

  8. I will have to do that on our next road trip. Usually we drive all day and pull into towns just as stores are closing.

    Love your trophy

  9. That is an awesome find! Great way to sneak in a lil shopping too!

  10. Love it! I went thrift shopping last summer in Providence….and all I found were stuffed animals. :)

    You go girl!
    karianne

  11. These kinds of finds are great displays kelly, I would’ve snagged them myself. :-)

  12. Yes I do make him thrift, I think he sort of likes it, but I’ve never programed the GPS, great idea. And the trophy? Well isn’t that the margaRITTA drinking team?

    Bliss

  13. Kelly, you find the neatest things. Great piece for your collection. I always love the thrill of places I have never shopped before.
    Blessings,
    Audrey Z. @ Timeless Treasures

  14. This post cracked me up. Luckily, my hubbie has voluntarily gone to Flea Markets with me when we have been traveling. I had to read this post to him for I knew it would bring a chuckle.

  15. What a wonderful find! Sometimes you just get lucky, you know? LOVE it! Great addition to your collection…no matter what your hubby thought! xo Diana

  16. That is just fantastic! I totally hit the thrift shops when I vacation…clearly I must put Newport on my list if these are the kinds of finds down there.
    Kelly

  17. Awesome find, Kelly! I would have loved finding that, too!

  18. You are so wise!!! I need to figure out how to work in a thrift shop visit for my next family vacation!

  19. Very cool plaque Kelly…i need to use that great “unsuspecting” detour!!!

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