It is about time! Finally! - I thrifted a few good items in the past few days. I know I got all those letters earlier in the week, but that was one lump find and not to keep and blah, blah, blah. I needed a fix!
Sweet JAPAN wooden Letter holder. I found this at my Flea Market - the owners have a booth where they sell tools, stereo equipment and Made in China knives and swords at high, high prices. Why they put this fantastic vintage item in there for only 99¢ - well, I have no idea why, but I am glad they did!
I really don't know why I always buy these old balls of crochet yarn - I have a box full in the garage. But, I always pick them up when they are cheap. I liked the bright colors in these - maybe I will find a project to use them in someday. For now, I use them like twine when I wrap packages.
Huge old aluminum tea kettle with wooden handle - $1.00. For the booth or maybe to water my flowers this summer.
I broke the NO THRIFTED PILLOWS rule on this purchase. I never look at the pillows because they kind of skeeve me out. But, this one caught my eye. It is made out of a vintage Wilendur tablecloth. It is very clean and like new. As a tablecloth collector, as a rule, I do not like things made out of tablecloths. I hate the thought of them being cut up. But, since this one was already made and it had the magic price of 75¢ - home it came. And, I am only slightly skeeved about it. (First one to mention bedbugs is no longer my blog buddy!)
On to other things - a nice piece of white pottery, weird five hole vase thingy (ideas?), baggie of teeny tiny cowboys and Indians and a handmade coconut husk doll. (It was daylight when I took this photo, not sure why it looks so darn dark.)
I actually found a yard sale today. They were down to not much, but they did have baggies of jewelry and jewelry makings on one table. I asked how much items were and the man told me that each baggie was $1.00. I started gathering up baggies and filled a shoe box full. He ended up only charging me $10.00 for it all. It is full of lots of Native American beaded earrings, necklaces, bolo ties, a leather necklace, tons of silver (real silver) beads and lots of other items. I've been looking for a lot of smalls to list - I think I found them. :D The flower brooch goes straight to my collection.
I saw the nicest act of human nature I have ever witnessed in my life today. I'll be back to share it with you tomorrow. I'll never forget it. There is a lot wrong with this world today, but I saw a glimmer of hope. You'll be touched, I promise.