Thanks for feeling my pain about losing that money yesterday. I was pretty upset about it, but then I realized that it was much better to lose cash than a debit or credit card or my keys since I was alone or my phone. So, at least what is done is done and there are no headaches attached to it.
Here's the junk that I bought yesterday along with a few things I picked up today. Photos are crummy - based on my bad mood yesterday and the lousy weather outside. Sorry about that.
An old Ribbon Candy tin and a tin that looks like an old drum. I love the old Ribbon Candy tin.
At Goodwill, they had all of these sandwich bags full of beads. I bet there were thirty bags of those beads. But, since I have the patience of Job when it comes to looking for vintage Christmas, I looked in every one of those bags in hopes that I might find some Mercury Glass Garland. As you can see I found one. I was really happy to have found one glass garland in that sea of Hobby Lobby beads and Mardi Gras beads.
I bought on bag of ornaments that produced these four Jewelbrite ornaments.
And all these sweet satin balls with the gold rickrack trims. I think they would look sweet on a wreath.
This little Matryoshka doll doesn't open, it's just an ornament. But, since I collect the nesting dolls, I liked it. It looks sweet on the tree.
This silly Santa reminded me of a bad Annalee doll so I grabbed it. He will go to the booth or on a wreath.
This German Smoker was only 50¢. It looks like Santa except for the fact that it has no beard and is kind of feminine. Ideas?
I found this old stocking at the Salvation army today for $1.00. When I was in line, I noticed the lady behind me in line had a couple old stocking in her cart. They were the great old red ones with the all white graphics on them. I about threw up when I saw that she had them and I didn't. (Jealous, much?) I asked her if they had names on them (because I prefer the ones with fun old fashioned names on them) and she said they didn't that's whey she bought them. But, when she held them up for me to see, I noticed a name written in pen on the back of one and I said, "That one has a name on it, Deborah." She looked at me in the strangest way, then turned it over and looked at it. Then she hit herself in the chest and said, "I'M DEBORAH!" It was at that moment that I was happy that she found it. "It was meant to be", I told her. She was still chuckling when I left.
Angel Blowmold - I call her a blowmold, but she is really a very hard plastic.
And another Angel Blowmold. Both were $1.99 each.
A package of vintage Thanksgiving napkins. I swear I remember having that napkin at an Elementary School party when I was a kid.
I am so completely focused on vintage Christmas right now, I can barely see other things when I am thrifting. But, I did have the brains to spot this lovely vase. It was really filthy when I bought it, but I could tell it was old and in really nice condition. The Stocking lady - Deborah - loved it too. She said, "That's ooooooold."
My favorite part is the sticker on the bottom. I avoid Dollar Store stuff at all costs - but this is OLD Dollar Store - like 1940's Dollar Store. Which is amazing because most people were shopping at the Five and Dime back then. Oh, how I would love to go back in my time machine and shop at the 5 and 10 or the Dollar Store.
You want to go with me? What would you buy? I'd buy Christmas, toys and candy, candy, candy. :)