About a month ago I stopped by the Super Cheap Thrift and noticed a sign on the door, "Effective August 16, Sr. Hours will be 9-11:30. They had been open until 2:00 on Saturdays so I usually went there after I had hit some sales. (I also thought at Sr. was a strange abbreviation for Saturday.) Today I was able to get there about 11:15, so I made a mad dash into the store. I was looking around like a crazy person waiting for them to announce the store was closing, but they never did. I finally asked what time they close and they told me, "same as always - 2:00". So I slowed down and did my usual look at everything twice and then I checked out. I asked about that sign and was told that had something to so with Senior help at the office next door. Sr. Hours. Dammit. I had missed a MONTH at the Super Cheap Thrift!!!!
My first find was this old metal First Aid Kit. I recently one of these for $20.00 at the booth. I didn't even look inside when I bought it.
When I got home, I found all these vintage medical supplies.
HEY LOOK AN EYE PAD! :)
The Photo Log is a baby photo album with the sweetest graphics. A small Federal milkglass bowl, "Grandpa" mug and a vintage Brach's Candy jar. I have a small collection of these.
In the back ground is a big piece of vintage oilcloth. I have NEVER EVER found vintage oilcoth. EVER. But, Friday night, I had a dream that I bought.......OILCLOTH. Now, if that isn't weird, I don't know what IS weird.
Well, this is weird too.
A PINK COW with Rhinestone eyes.
FOR A QUARTER.
All these beautiful old books were under a table and priced 10¢ each. Each one has either Myrtle Hanson or Esther Hanson written on the inside cover. I didn't even look at the titles, I just shoved them all in my bag. Why am I so enamored of other peoples belongings?
I stopped at one garage sale whee I bought myself a new purse for $2.00 and they gave me this Ozarks ashtray. The purse was priced $4.00 and I was willing to pay that - I had the $4.00 in my hand. But the lady looked at it and said, "Oh that is ridiculous. Is $2.00 okay?"
A quick stop at Goodwill procured the vintage Christmas bell - pull the clapper and it plays a song. We have - I think....six of these? I hang them in the bay window. (God help the person that pulls them ALL AT ONCE.) The pie plate is from England and has a recipe for "Yum YUM Pie" and the postal scales have a pound mailing for $1.30. Other wise known as THE GOOD OLD DAYS.
I don't have the whole story on this yet - but for some reason:
Olympian Shaun White (The Flying Tomato) was at the Flea Market today. I can see that he might be the type to hit flea markets looking for vintage skateboards. But, in Fayetteville Arkansas? Curious, but cool!