I hit a few thrifts and a couple yard sales this week despite vowing to declutter my office. I did donate more than I brought home and what I brought home wasn't that much AND most of it is for resale. Whew.
I always show my vintage finds, but sometime I find good NEW stuff that makes me happy. This week I got a SlapChop, a new in the box Calaphon Commercial Baking Sheet $3.00 and the Williams and Sonoma Alphabet Cookie Cutters for $3.50. Retail value: $78.95 according to Amazon.com. Thrifting Value: $7.75.
This is a really bad photo - but BIG NEWS: I bought my first piece of Pyrex. But, I won't be keeping it. Any of you Pyrex lovers know the name of it? It's in perfect condition.
I chose a super bad time to take photos - right when the sun was in front of me. Maybe you can enlarge it and see it better? Sorry. Anyway, there is a Stone Critter Eagle, miniature oil painting, assorted miniature brass items and the darnedest cutest pair of doll sized Crocs.
Soap Powder box - No lid, but it's still cute.
Sweet old German Jewelry box - the music movement works.
This is my favorite find and my only true "keeper" - an 1899 copy of "Water Babies" for 50¢.
The color plates are fabulous. I adore the feel of very old books - imaging all the hands that read it, the joy it brought to people, the pride they felt in owning a book. This is just the sweetest book.
Next weekend I will be in KS, so no yard sales for me...unless I can manage to veer the car into a few there. We are having a big family reunion and one of the events is a "Picker's Event" in which we will all go out thrifting trying to find the best deal. There will be a money prize involved.....so WISH ME LUCK!