Sometimes when the thrift stores haven't been very nice to me and I am feeling sorry for myself, I drown my sorrows in Etsy and eBay. I don't make it a habit to buy things on either of those places since I have plenty of stuff around here. But, sometimes, I keep a bit of my eBay selling money in my PayPal account and treat myself to a goodie or two. Shhhhhh!
The first item was a box of Cupcake decorations. The seller told me that her Mother remembered her mother putting them on cakes for the holidays. They are cupcake decorations, I suppose, but most importantly, they are spun heads.
There are Santa's for Christmas.
Two varieties of snowmen for Winter.
One sweet little Valentine.
Four big eared Easter Bunnies.
Two what I assume are devils for Halloween. I have never seen any like these before so they are fun to have.
These are my favorites. I know they aren't "politically correct" in this day but that is what dates them and show how old they are to me. I'm not sure what holiday or event that these would be appropriate for. They are like brand new, so maybe "mom" never really figured that out either. These are a first for me too.
The second thing I bought was also advertised as a box of "almost 100 " cake decorations. I was intrigued and the price was right, so I bid and won.
When I got them, they were all the same pinkish white color. Lots of different boys, girls, men and women in different poses and styles of clothing. They didn't really look like cake decorations, so I did a little research.
That's when I discovered that they were really "100 Little Dolls" from an ad in the back of comic books in the 1960's. You sent in the coupon, $1.00 and 25¢ for postage and, in return, you received a box of 100 Little Dolls. I actually like them even more now that I know what they are - I want to put them in a printers box or shadow box of some sort.
Lastly, this chubby little jewel arrived in my mailbox today.
A Sunruco Rubber Baby Doll with Squeaker Whistle. She is hardened with age, so no squeaking or whistling. Nothing but adorableness remains.
Rubber toys are safe!
Original price from FW Woolsworth - 39¢.
Did I need this? No.
Did it make me happy?
Some days you just have to make your own kind of happy. And if that means a rubber baby or some cake pics will do it and the price is right - then you must get HAPPY!
Clap along if you know what happiness is to you!