September 24, 2015


The great thing about owning a thrift store is the quantity of different items we come across on a regular basis. One of the things we love to are geinuine article antiques that are over 100 years old. We have an item in the store that meets that requirement, in fact we have serveral. Let me share this one example. It's a very simple, plain hope chest. We estimate this to be about 150 years old. My husband Virgil has owned this for years. It's made from bleached wood, not sure what kind and fastened together with square nails. The same square nails the pioneers held quite dear. Dear enough to burn down a house when they would move simply to recover the nails so they could build their next home. Come on in and see it for yourself and take a look at our other antiques

Antique Furniture Tips from an expert at Christie's

  • Look closely to see how the piece was made. ...
  • Check out the hardware. ...
  • Try to find a signature, a label, or a stamp. ...
  • Check for damage. ...
  • Know the difference between a repair and a replacement. ...
  • Decide how you feel about refinished furniture. ...
  • Online auctions are okay! ...
  • Always buy what you love.

Antiques other than furniture

  • Clothing
  • Watches
  • Jewelry
  • Home Furnishings
  • Dolls
  • Figurines
  • Signage
  • So much more

Antiquing is fun and even profitable. If you would like to get tips on antiquing and other Thrift Store tips. Send us your email address at the bottom of any of our web pages. See you soon!

Sharon Pontes
Hi, my name is Sharon Pontes. I really enjoy being around people and so owning a thrift store is a perfect fit. Since we aren't talking and you are reading about me how about coming down to Dollar Deal Thrift and let's do this Bio thing in person. Much better, don't you agree? I would love to hear some of your life stories and will tell you a couple of mine too, if you like. If you can't make it head over to our weekly posts and there is quite a bit of info on me in one of the posts. Please, do stop by when you can!!!

Related Posts

Stay in Touch

Thank you! Your submission has been received!

Oops! Something went wrong while submitting the form