Wednesday, January 26, 2011


Don't worry, I'm not going to talk about towing a car. What I am going to talk about is AAA Bar and Restaurant Supply in Las Vegas. Las Vegas is seriously lacking in the thrifting department and when you see something labeled as "beautiful" on Craigslist you might as well insert tacky and ugly. But there are a few interesting places that hold hidden treasures. This is one of them.
I first went here last year when I was looking for some chairs for my kitchen. I found exactly what I was looking for and they are only waiting the perfect fabric to go on them.
They have stacks of chairs. Literally.

{Forgive the pictures - they're from my phone!}

I really kind of love this one. I'm keeping my fingers crossed it's still there when I go back. Great lines, button tufting. The vinyl is a little saggy, but I could live with that until I could afford to have it recovered.

These serving tables were great. Next time I'm there I'm going to have someone take them down so I can get a closer look at the top. Wouldn't it be a great side or entry table? Take off the huge casters, of course.

They have a lot of unusual lighting, that have a lot of potential.

But best of all? Drumroll please...After picking my way through rows of industrial size freezers, giant fryers, and the occasional soft serve machine, I spied these - way high on a shelf, tucked almost out of sight - huge ginger jars (see my apple for "perspective"). The color was awful, but there's no way not to love that shape. I asked the owner how much. "$10," he said. I said, "I'll take two."

A little spray paint and these should make a gorgeous addition to my living room!

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