I have been home since last Friday working on things for the BIG SALE. I have been hunting, gathering, pricing and working on displays. I have donated things and taken a load to the booth. Lots of things going OUT. (You know where this is going, right?) Today I had to go get bottled water and food for the weekend so I HAD to hit the thrift! Woohoo! It's a sickness, I tell you!
What is odd about my finds today is that they are SO not my usual kind of things!
Case in point: A vintage GAS MASK bag. Can you believe I bought that? It has a really long strap on it and I have been wanting some sort of cool crossbody bag to use when I go out junking. So, I'm toying with the idea of actually using it. Add some old tags and keys to it, maybe something slightly girly like a piece of vintage material on the top. I don't' know. Maybe I have officially gone over the edge.
Next inline: A vintage Pyrex 2500mg Flask. It's a doozy - HUGE! I thought chemistry and lab items were all collectible right now, but I'm not so sure.
Here are the markings on the flask. (As well as my fingerprint enlarge five gazillion percent!) Some more research is needed....
I also bought this metal box with a built in combination lock. The Bean cracked the code starting at 000 and it was 431, so it took him a bit. :) The box is a Policy Box from an insurance company to keep your policy in. But, you guessed that when I said, "Policy box" didn't you?
So, those are three very industrial manly things that I thrifted today! Lest you think I have lost my cutie pie touch...
Vintage baby cup with a sweet rattle handle for the baby collection and a handmade gingham puppy. Both scored for 25¢ each since they had reached the end of the color coded line at the thrift. Next stop? DUMPSTER! So, I rescued them. I would have bought that cup weeks ago at cull price if I had spotted it then. It's TOO CUTE!
Tomorrow I load the car, Thursday is set up, Friday is Early Shopper event, Saturday is event and tear down. Sunday is sleep until noon, take Tylenol and count my money day! :D
*Thanks for all the well wishes and bearing with me as I do these sales. I'ts a learning curve, but I am loving it!