Vintage Shopping: Cocktail Hour

This past weekend I took a shopping trip to Cappy’s Corner. It’s about 45 minutes outside of Pittsburgh and I definitely recommend checking it out if you’re ever in the area. (They’re currently having a 20% off everything sale!)

I swear I didn’t go there looking for just vintage barware, but when I got home I realized there was definitely a theme to my purchases:

Keep reading to find out all about my shopping trip!

I had to have this vintage glass cocktail shaker ($2). I also picked up these vintage silver polka dot glasses ($2 each). To complete the bar look, I picked up this vintage ice bucket ($2) and another aluminum shaker with a red top ($4).

I’m in love with this vintage bar cart ($40), and it’s the perfect piece for holding my expanding vintage barware collection!

I also picked up this vintage trophy ($3). There’s something so wonderful about it – I have to put it on my mantle. The next step is to make up a story about how I won it…

This radio ($4) is a reproduction, but I love the look of it and I can’t wait to take it outside on the first nice spring day in Pittsburgh.

I couldn’t leave without these vintage car prints (6 for $2). Someday I’ll frame them, and at that price I couldn’t leave them behind.

They have a ton of records at Cappy’s Corner, and at ten cents a piece, they’re definitely worth going through. My brother and I have found many a classic rock LP there, and on this trip I picked up a REO Speedwagon album.

On to what I had to leave behind:

They have quite a few vintage arcade games that I couldn’t stop admiring. The one pictured ($60) doesn’t work as a game, but definitely works as a piece of art. The colors and graphics are phenomenal. Keeping in the child-at-heart theme, I had to take pictures of this vintage Goofy ($6) and Hands Down game ($1).

They have a lot of great vintage furniture pieces as well. If I needed a desk, I definitely would have purchased this one from the 40’s ($25). And this biege cabinet ($75) is actually a bar – genius.

There was plenty more barware at Cappy’s Corner that I didn’t pick up. I suppose this huge glass ($10) is meant to hold bar tips, but after seeing the Ludacris One More Drink video, I’m pretty sure it looks better with Hennessy in it.

This portrait my friend Andrea is holding was a little too creepy and mysterious to purchase – but I had to take a picture. It looks like one of those paintings from Scooby Doo with removable eyes so someone could look at you from another room! And I had a hard time leaving these brass lamps ($45) behind. They would look so great in a modern living room.

Well that concludes this shopping trip. Let me know what you think, and as always, if you have any vintage shopping tips or stories, I’d love to hear them!


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    crystal 01/09/2009 at 4:26 pm #

    way cool finds, Liz! my sister has a desk just like that, which she painted light yellow. i love the polka dot glasses and hands down!!

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    Lindsay 01/09/2009 at 4:39 pm #

    My god Liz, that bar set is amazing.

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    Lola 01/09/2009 at 5:31 pm #

    Sounds like you got some great deals! I’m going to stop there the next time I’m in the area. I love those lamps!

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    Molly 01/09/2009 at 5:38 pm #

    Yeah, those lamps rock!

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    Rebecca 01/09/2009 at 6:23 pm #

    that radio is awesome!

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    Madalynn 01/09/2009 at 8:17 pm #

    I absolutely love the Goofy, desk, radio, and the REO Speedwagon Album 🙂 (heh, it sounds like I said the “goofy desk radio.”

    There is this neat and huge antique shop where I live in PA (Hershey), and my boyfriend bought me this antique picture bracelet and a one-of-a-kind penguin nesting box set :). So cute!

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    lucie beluga 01/10/2009 at 4:33 am #

    I love those furniture which hide something different inside, I have a vintage chest which is supposed to hide a bar but I use it to hold all of my beauty products. I’d really see the bar you bought in a classy vintage bathroom, with old perfume bottles on it!

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    Joe 01/10/2009 at 11:44 am #

    wow, I think I’m gonna have to take a trip out there! The 10¢ records alone are probably worth the trip!!

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    sari 01/10/2009 at 12:58 pm #

    i’m so jealous of that bar set!

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    kalla 01/10/2009 at 11:23 pm #

    The polka dot glasses are to die for!

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    Chakrapanye 10/19/2009 at 9:47 am #

    amazing stuff thanx 🙂

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