VINTAGE CUTIES ARE ALWAYS A WELCOME HOLIDAY GIFT! These kitschy 1960’s playmate puzzles are just perfect for the discerning Playboy on your list, for the serious collector they are #AP104 (Shay Nuth) and AP102 (Connie Kresky) respectively. These little lidded lovelies are priced at $19.99 for the pair, they appear to be complete but are being sold strictly as-is. Who needs a great stocking stuffer? Head on over to Greentree and grab them up!
CALLING ALL OUR RECORD COLLECTOR’S! Greentree just received a HUGE infusion of vinyl and they are all headed to the sales floor as we speak! Sure, there are all the usual suspects but lots of new faces and hidden gems too! Some original pressing Gene Krupa, old KInks, Zeppelin, and early 80’s records (great for new collectors and casual listeners), plus what you almost never see…”blue” party records (very dirty comedy records)! If you haven’t sorted through our racks lately you owe it to yourself to come take a look before they get too picked over, and don’t forget we are now “bagging and tagging” the more interesting and notable vinyl in our collectors area so be sure to paw through those as well. See you soon!
PS-Mr. Thrifter and the staff of C.T.C. would like to give a special shout-out to Mike at Mind Cure Records for keeping Pittsburgh cool and wish him nothing but success with all his awesome projects. Stay the course, Pittsburgh needs more guys like you!
A CHAIR MADE FOR A KING! This gorgeous depression era italian Savonarola chair just arrived at our Babcock Blvd. store, a real beauty and in fantastic condition. These folding thrones are always in demand and such a nice piece, with excellent detail work and commanding lion’s head arm flourishes won’t last long. If you have been looking for a good furniture investment or a gift for the discerning collector on your shopping list this is a “can’t lose”. We are so excited to offer such a great piece to our customers, we look forward to seeing you this week and helping you take a look! See you soon!
LOOKING FOR A TRULY UNIQUE GIFT FOR SOMEONE ON YOUR CHRISTMAS LIST? Come on over to our Greentree superstore and take a look at these very cool vintage sunglasses that just arrived. First, a pair of 60’s/70’s Polaroid “Cool Ray” model #162 shades, very groovy Beatle-esque styling and purple tinting make these an easy choice for the forever cool baby boomer, just $19.99. Second, hop on your Cigarette boat and head for Havana with these vintage 80’s Matte gold B&L Ray Ban W1303 Olympian III deluxe sunglasses, in very good condition and oh, so very slick at only $49.99. There’s always lots more to see at both our Pittsburgh locations so make sure to put us on your shopping list this holiday season and every holiday season!
I PITY THE FOOL THAT DOESN’T THRIFT! Our Greentree location’s toy and game department got a nice group of 80’s toys and games donated in the last few days and is steadily pricing and sending all the goodies to the floor. This sealed tray puzzle from 1984 was a staff favorite but we also got lots of board games and other good stuff. If you were a child of the Knight Rider generation you’ll find lots to love on the shelves right now so while you’re working on your christmas gifting, make sure to stop by and do some thrifting! (Whew, that was a stretch! Sorry folks ;)
GORGEOUS! We are so excited to be able to offer this incredibly rare item, what a find! This Victorian era hand hammered, copper sealed glass display contains five cards (a royal flush) from an original Hardy & Sons export playing card deck, hand printed and stained circa 1823! The ace card of the deck is an “exportation” version (as opposed to a duty card), indicating that it had been produced, with permission from the royal court for export outside the U.K. (likely the U.S. colonies). Reproductions of these rare decks were produced in both the 70’s, 80’s, and 90’s but the unique encasement and proper measurements indicate the genuine article. Our Greentree location is offering this unique item for $199.99, available today!
We have LOTS of ELVES ON THE SHELF!!! Usually once or twice a holiday season we are able to offer really fantastic lots of mid-century import ornaments. Specifically of interest to both collectors and our loyal thrifters are the classic “knee hugger” elves/pixies and cherub faced Santas, and boy did we find a treasure trove this year! Perhaps our biggest lot to date, we have a Saint Nick sized bin of goodies that just went to the sales floor at our Greentree superstore! DON’T WAIT!!! Interest in these little guys has escalated every season for the last few years and at only $74.99 for the entire lot, we don’t expect this groovy selection to last through the weekend. Bring the family down and grab some great deals this weekend and take a look at all the great holiday items we still have in stock, we look forward to seeing you!
WE HAVE A WINNER! Our November gift card winner is Sue McDermott Sherlock! Thanks for being a “friend”! Sue will receive a $25 gift card to Community Thrift Center just for following us online, maybe you will be next! Sue, drop us a message for details on picking up your card, thanks again and congratulations!
GORGEOUS! This incredibly detailed, resin cast Dickensian sleigh ride scene was just donated to our Greentree store and it just couldn’t be more beautiful! Full of tiny flourishes and exhibiting a really superb craftsmanship, this 24” long display could easily become the centerpiece of anyone’s holiday decorating. The photo does not do it justice in any way, it really has to be seen to be appreciated. Rich, vibrant colors really enhance an already lovely scene, it’s just really, really fantastic. We are offering it, starting today for only $99.99!
JUST IN AT OUR BABCOCK LOCATION! This incredible large scale mid-century oil painting just arrived at our North Hills store, a phenomenally wild post-apocalyptic scene depicting Zulu(?) warriors worshiping dark, sunken cathedrals, faaaaaaaaar out! The 1960’s and 70’s produced enormous volumes of “couch” paintings but almost all found now are of the rather pedestrian variety, either Bob Ross-y landscapes or indecipherable abstract messes meant to exude a “vibe” more than anything else. But how amazing is this piece? It appears that the artist “DORI”, may actually have done a variety of paintings meant for the decorators market but I suspect this piece might have been a one off intended to sneak a little Frank Herbert influenced psychedelia into an otherwise mundane marketplace. The piece itself stands nearly four feet tall and the rich autumnal color palette is still satisfyingly murky and textural. Now the bad news. Although it still has lots of potential as a conversation piece the overall condition has declined and there is some flaking and such on the surface, the frame also being in only average condition. That in mind we are offering the piece for $49.99, a bargain for such an unusual and inspired work. Want to take a look? We have lots more to offer so come pay us a visit today, you won’t leave empty handed!