We got Grandma home. (I do not call her Grandma, so that sounds weird to me). The nursing staff was there and they told my Mom and me that our "job" now is to be a daughter and a granddaughter and let them handle her meds, her bathing, her housework, her quirks and her moods. Whew. My Mom is spending a night or two with her, just in case something happens before her Lifeline is installed. But, hopefully that will be installed by Thursday and she can get back to her house and her life too. It has been all consuming lately and hasn't left a minute to think of anything else.
This morning even though I was on a tight time crunch, I got myself out of the house early enough to treat myself to a 30 minute trip to the Super Cheap Thrift. Ahhhhhhhhhhhh. I needed that! I didn't really find anything stellar. But, I found a few things.
A hand turned wooden vase.
A lady Liberty for The Bean's Monument collection.
A baby cup. It has a hallmark on it that I need to research. Not sure if it's silver or not.
Some wee bottles for my collection of the same. I have a slew of these that I won out of the crane machine at the carnival when I was a kid.
Miller Studio 1968 Mermaids. Cute, huh?
A rather garish tablecloth. Not my usual style, but I was desperate for a thrift fix and a vintage tablecloth always "rocks my world". So, home it came. I do like it, it just isn't my norm.
A miniature dishwashing detergent apron.
I did discover that thrifting under pressure and under stress my cause my judgement to be wonky.
Case in point. I discovered this little milkglass compote on the shelf for 50¢. I do not like milk glass as a rule and I usually do not buy milkglass. But, I do have a couple other miniature pieces of milkglass. So, I thought this little compote would fit in perfectly.
And, it does, see? Three sweet miniature pieces of milkglass all in a row. There is just one slight problem. That little compote?
It's a candlestick. Dadgumit. When I bought it it was sitting like a compote. I didn't even see the old candle stump sticking out the bottom. Or maybe that would be the top. Oh well.
I think I will just call it a compote and go with it. What do you think?
Everything is Etsy bound except for the mysterious milkglass piece, the Statue of Liberty, the bottles and the tablecloth.
As soon as I have time to get them listed.
Sure, no problem!