i love going thrifting/antiquing, and my absolute favorite antique store is avenue antiques in hampden. every single time i go there, i find something i can't live without. occasionally i control myself, but usually i get at least one thing, some awesome find. their prices are awesome- there's really cool expensive stuff, but most things are under 30 dollars, the limit i subconsciously have for spending on any one item when i'm thrifting. i'm willing to go over it, but only for really special things. when i went to avenue antiques with my friend jane last week, i definitely went over my limit, but i found FOUR incredible things (all cheap alone) that i HAD to have. from top to bottom: leather purse, rose glass cake plate, buddha, mushroom art.