In June, my husband and I moved to Wisconsin. Moving is hard. We have not moved in a long time and I do not remember it being so difficult. In the past few weeks since the move, and months leading up to the move, thrifting and antique shopping has provided a needed distraction. Finding treasures as well as future stores to periodically visit has been fun and entertaining.
The majority of items were found thrifting! The following is a list of thrift stores and antique stores that I have visited as of July 2022:
|Greater Milwaukee Thrift Stores||Greater Milwaukee Antique Stores|
|Goodwill Locations:||Antiques On Pierce – 1512 W Pierce St|
|3900 N Palmer St|
|2830 N Oakland Ave||Clocktower Antiques – 1134 1st St|
|153 W Oklahoma Ave|
|1716 Miller Park Way||Waukesha Antique Mall -1427 E Racine Ave|
|9305 N Green Bay Rd|
|Antiques & Uniques on Main – 250 W Main St|
|St. Vincent de Paul Thrift Store – 2320 W Lincoln Ave|
Many of the pieces will be used for pincushions, but some of the items are for personal use.
I finally stumbled on a ceramic animal pincushion. I love the “bun” on the dachshund’s head. The old pincushion insert is deteriorating so I will be remaking it.
All of the thrift and antique stores had a significant amount of inventory. I am very focused on what I purchase, but I enjoy looking at a variety of items. There is a story behind every item there which is unlike buying something new. Below are two pictures of the available glass dishes at the Oklahoma Avenue Goodwill:
I am not interested (at this time) in buying china or other dishes, but I really enjoy looking at the different patterns and art on the dishes. And I am always on the hunt for pewter items. I did not buy the candlesticks but I liked them!
If you visit any of these stores, I hope you have luck and enjoy the journey!
July 19, 2022 at 5:19 pm
I’m so glad you have found new shops to look for treasures in your new town.
I always love seeing all your fun and gorgeous glass.
Best wishes, Kristy
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July 19, 2022 at 6:03 pm
Thank you Kristy! So many new adventures to come.
July 19, 2022 at 9:32 pm
Agree with you about moving. This time has been grueling.
Love Milwaukee! My ex husband grew up there and we visited many times.
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July 19, 2022 at 10:03 pm
It has been 19 years since we last moved and it is hard to believe that I forgot how hard it is. Have you moved often?