EVEN MORE HALLOWEEN!
Well thrifters, it just keeps rolling out, OUR BEST HALLOWEEN SEASON EVER IS NOW UNDERWAY! There are already racks of costumes, tables of decorations and we aren’t stopping there! If you haven’t paid our Greentree superstore a visit since we began stocking for the big day YOU NEED TO COME TAKE A LOOK! Don’t pay big box prices for just one night, we have everything you need! The selection we have now will definitely be one of the best this season so don’t delay. If you have a sprout that is desperate to be a teenage zombie ninja princess we’ve got you covered. Let’s get ready to get some candy Thriftsburgh!
HALLOWEEN SEASON IS SO CLOSE IT’S SPOOKY…
IT’S ALMOST TIME THRIFTSBURGH!!! We are just as excited as you are! We are stocking the sales floor at our Greentree superstore right this very minute with bins of pumpkins, piles of skulls, and rack after rack of costumes! If you have never been to visit us during the holidays you WON’T WANT TO MISS IT! We will be stocking the racks and displays EVERY SINGLE DAY with new Halloween merchandise! We have an ENORMOUS SELECTION of vintage and current halloween so plan ahead to make several visits in the coming weeks, IT’S THAT GOOD! Ok, so who’s bringing the pumpkin spice coffee?
JUST BECAUSE YOU DON’T LIVE IN A YELLOW SUBMARINE, DOESN’T MEAN THAT YOU CAN’T DRESS LIKE YOU DO…
Peter Max, the German born pop artist and designer whose trademark psychedelia embodied the look and feel of the 60’s in a way few others did was also vey fond of merchandising. So fond in fact, that for the period surrounding his famous 1969 TIME magazine cover and profile there were around 69 different companies licensing his work for everything from napkins to neckties. Andy Warhol is most commonly credited for first appreciating the artist as a “product” in the 60’s but Peter Max at the very least gave him a run for his money in that department. The scarf shown here is a gorgeous example of one of Max’s designs that was recently donated to our Greentree location. Most folks, even if they are not familiar with Max by name will recognize the style for his work on The Beatles’ “Yellow Submarine” album. These scarves are one of the more affordable categories of Max collectables, and this piece is available for only $39.99. Although most of us are still in the cutoffs and boat drinks mode, this would make a PERFECT holiday gift for a fashion inclined baby boomer. Halloween is making it’s way to the sales floor this week thrifters, time to start searching the racks for costumes!
HELP WANTED FOR OUR NORTH HILLS STORE!
Our North Hills (Babcock Blvd) location is currently seeking to add a full time employee to our cashier team. Candidates should be self motivated, reliable, and able to stand and work for a full 8 hour shift. The job would primarily consist of ringing out customers, answering incoming calls, and any other related duties assigned by the department manager.
Applications must be submitted in person at our North Hills location during business hours, no phone calls or emails please.
ANOTHER BACK TO COLLEGE ESSENTIAL…
What would the college experience be without “The Dead”, right? While the last generation enjoyed their Garcia and company the digital way, vinyl continues it’s generational revival and interest in hearing the band’s classic catalog in an all analog format has never been greater. A very kind soul dropped an exceptional vinyl collection off at our Greentree location last week which included, just to name a few, around 6 or 7 original Dead and solo Dead albums, along with some rarer Zeppelin, Arlo Guthrie, etc. It has been a FANTASTIC month for our vinyl thrifters and I think it’s going to be another busy, competitive weekend at “the racks”. To those of you that have hauled a few armloads out for us, THANK YOU! It’s a great pleasure to meet our online followers in person and especially so when they have a bunch of records in their hands and a smile on their faces! We did not get everything out before the weekend so if you stop by, make sure to revisit us during the week for more fresh platters!
IF YOU SPILL THAT JUICE ON MY NEW COUCH YOUR GRANDFATHER IS GOING TO TAN YOUR HIDE.
We took our shoes off before we came in the house, we promise. WOW. 1st of all, this painting is just flat out fantastic. Sure, it’s a little on the Starlite Mint side of the art game but this formal portrait done in 1959 is very well rendered and has a certain inarguable charm, an innately regal quality we really liked. Neither the artist or the subject have been recognized, but in 1959 the pose and presentation would suggest a corporate or much more likely a society portrait. A formal commission done with this level of skill would have been costly even at the time, further suggesting the subject herself may be of note. But who is it? The painting itself is in great shape, and at $49.99 it’s a small investment for such a charmer of a portrait. If the rain keeps you off the grass this weekend pay us a visit at our Greentree store, you can take a better look and who knows, you might be able to solve our little mystery!
HE DOESN’T ALWAYS COMMISSION AN INTENSELY INTIMIDATING PORTRAIT, BUT WHEN HE DOES, HE WANTS A BIG ONE.
I don’t even know where to start. Since this epic portrait graced our sales floor it has the been the single topic of conversation for most of the staff. It’s big, it’s bold, and the ladies keep giggling at it buuuuuuuut, they keep looking, you know what I mean? We are unofficially declaring the title of this piece, “The Stare Down Before The Tear Down (Machismo 1)” until further notice. All kidding aside, it’s a memorable example of portraiture from the american southwest, and was very likely not a formal portrait but a subject based work from an established artist. The piece is signed Theresa Quintana but the name doesn’t seem to be associated with any notable works, chances are a regional or student artist. If you would like to invest in some art that will grow hair on your chest, the “Stare Down” can be yours through our Greentree location for only $49.99 starting today. Come check it out, we insist…
OK AUDIOPHILES, HERE’S ANOTHER POST FOR YOU!
Few things get our loyal thrifters in a flurry faster than when we receive really good audio video equipment. We have had an exceptionally good selection lately, a number of Bose speaker sets, some cool under the radar vintage pieces, all of which have found nice new homes. Just in today at Greentree for those of you still shopping for an upgrade, this great Harman Kardon AVR45 surround receiver, LOTS of power and options under that hood! These never seem to last more than a few days so we invite you to pay us a visit and take a look, it’s in great shape and once you own it you can start making that “pfft” noise whenever a neighbor mentions that paltry Sony stereo they are soooo proud of. All that street cred and Dolby Digital surround for only $174.99!
OK, RAISE YOUR HAND IF THE SIGHT OF A RARE MANUAL TYPEWRITER GETS YOU JUST A TINY BIT EXCITED…
See? You thought you were the only one, right? Well thanks to the mid-century bohemian romanticism of the “writer on the rocks”, these “semi” portable typewriters of the 60’s and 70’s are seeing a huge upswing in interest and collectability. Basically, for those of you who are of the Power Ranger generation a portable such as the one shown here were the Macbook Pros of their day. Weighty, sturdy, and expertly engineered this Olympia SM-9 (considered one of the greatest portables ever designed) was sold to it’s original Chicago owner in 1973 for $139.50, approximately $700 in today’s money. See what I mean? What makes this particular SM-9 extra desirable is two fold. 1st, it includes the original sales receipt from Schmidt’s in Chicago and the owner’s business card, and second, is the fact it’s an SM-9 IN RUSSIAN! Perhaps it’s not terribly useful to write your next cut-up manifesto (or is it?) but it displays beautifully and will certainly perplex every visitor to your humble abode. Our North Hills location (Babcock Blvd) has it available starting today for $99.99, come take a look!
ANY BABY BOOMERS FEELING NOSTALGIC?
We receive yearbook donations pretty regularly, some even as far back as the depression era, but it’s not as common to get such a great little collection of ephemera to go with it. Greentree currently has for sale a pair a very cool yearbooks from the late 50’s, originally belonging to a West High School student in Green Bay, Wisconsin to be specific. While the books are charming enough, the report cards, talent show program, mini pennant etc are really the best part. Interested in adding it all to your collection? You can grab both books and all the little goodies for just $9.99 starting today!