Thursday afternoon I decided I needed some Thrift Therapy. Too many days of being worried, scared and sad. Too many days of thinking about money and expenses - car down payment, sales tax (nearly $1500.00!), my citation fine :( and many other high dollar tickets had me having sticker shock. I needed to see some prices like 25¢ and 50¢ - not $22,000.00!!!!
Our Goodwill usually has mostly newer things with a smattering of vintage items occasionally. Lucky for me, I can smell vintage a mile away so if there is anything in there - I will find it. And, I did!
I found these great old vintage Japanese dolls. I think it is a wedding couple, but I can't be sure. They have the same face, but I'm pretty sure the one in the hat is supposed to be a man. They are about 15" tall, so they are substantial. Not sure if they will go to the booth or ebay. Probably ebay.
This old paper mache Santa has been there about a month. Well, exactly a month in fact because he finally hit the 50% off BLUE ticket week. He was $5.00 and I had been on the fence about him. He is old and made of paper mache.
His face is a bit, well not the jolliest, but not too bad either. I decided that at $2.50 he was worth bringing home. Besides, next week, if he hadn't sold, he would be headed to the Blue Hanger Bins in Little Rock and I would be out of luck. So, he is with me now. I'll most likely put him in the booth at Christmas time.
I found this great old box of pencils dated 1936. It must be from an old store.
Inside the big box there are six smaller sized boxes.
And inside those boxes there are twelve un-sharpened drawing pencils. I did a little research and old pencils sell well. Like a couple of hundred dollars good. Not sure about these, but what the heck, I'll give them a try.
I spotted a Ziploc baggie full of colored shiny things in the craft supplies. It was only $1.00 and I was in a hurry, so I just grabbed it. I wasn't sure what it was, but it looked like I could use it in my wreaths or something.
Red tinsel with gold beads!
Silver tinsel with gold beads!
Turquoise tinsel with gold beads!
A bevy of tinsel and mercury glass beads. Twenty seven ornaments in all. Sigh.
Such a happy find!
And, as I was walking to the check out, I spotted this fat round olive wood ball full of horderves forks. I have a thing for these little forks. I have a drawer full of them. Do I ever use them. Uh, no. Does that stop me from buying them? Uh, no. This set might actually make it to ebay though. To me it is midcentury modern, but not completely sure. I'll let the bidders decide.
I'm off to map out my route tomorrow. It's still way too hot to be out, but I need some JUNK. Good luck to you and good luck to me!