I went out to the booth today to return the things I had stolen for the Barn Sale - vintage toys, jewelry, Ephemera, Scrabble Words and a few other odds and ends. I knew I would be stopping at the Super Cheap Thrift along the way, but I didn't count on seeing a lot of yard sales today. I think I stopped at six, which is a lot for a Thursday.
I love these old fruit boxes. This one was full of old tools, but I managed to buy it without the tools.
Cover your kids eyes! How often do you thrift something that says "son of a b*tch" on it, right?
Small pottery vase with flowers - has a tiny marking on it and I am going to have to find the loupe to read it. Matte white Haeger vase, small pewter vessel and a strange little tin doo bopper. I don't know what it is, but it was ten cents, so I bought it.
I was really happy about that small Haeger vase until I read the bottom - Made for Restoration Hardware! Whaaaat? It's new? Not sure how I feel about that. Hmmm. It's still a nice piece of pottery and it feels old.
Sweet vintage floral piece of china for ten cents and a little trick or treater kid for ten cents. He isn't old, but he's cute and cute wins!
An old strainer and an old kitchen thing, a red Lusterware silverware drawer, a very patriotic Thermos, a vintage book signed by the Author and a pair of tin snips. I have been thinking I need some tin snips, but they are expensive. These cost 25¢.
A tin full of wooden chess pieces and some old letter tiles, a piece of golden pottery and two spools of twine that someone worked awfully hard to make. I have a few of these old carved wooden twine holders. People used to be so resourceful. Now, not so much.
A lovely piece of jadeite green pottery (it was a pottery kind of day), an old sprinler, someone's school woodshop project shelf and just the sweetest Chinese Outfit. It is darling. I found it in the Halloween stuff and had to rescue it - it's not a costume, it's authentic.
Three old baby dolls in their original dresses. (Hide your eyes Eddie).
I think this one is sweet.
A vintage Beistle honeycomb spider and skeleton.
*BTW, this is my crazy neighbor's fence and he swears he is replacing it. It's missing pickets and green as all get out. I wish he would.
A very old handmade wire trellis. This will hold flashcards at the booth eventually.
So, here's where you will immediately think, "That girl has LOST her mind!"
Are you ready?
A GIANT paper mache head. Handmade and very well done. HUGE. Bigger than HUGE. Crazy big! I thought it was a puppet head, but the top is open, so, that can't be it. It was only $5.00, so I bought it. So far I have banged on the front window and held it up nearly causing The Bean to have a heart attack, so I guess it's been worth the five bucks already.
I think there is a slight chance I was desperate to buy something today.