I bought this giant clothespin at the Super Cheap Thrift for 75¢. When the ladies at the counter saw it, they told me that they had all looked at it, but on one could think of a use for it. I said, "Well, you could use it to hold a recipe, hang it on the wall to hold a note or a sign or a poster or a jacket or an apron, you could put a vintage postcard in it, you could hang it by the door to put you outgoing mail on, you could use it as a paperweight......" and I kept on going. As I mentioned each thing, each of their eyes got big, like "Why didn't I think of that?"
Little did they know that I already had two others at home. Three, that is the magic number that creates a collection. You can see how big they are with the bunny in front.
Speaking of him. He is a Stone Critter. I don't know if they still make and/or sell Stone Critters, but I remember going to the Mall and seeing them in glass cases at the fancy gift stores years ago. So, now whenever I see a Stone Critter bunny at a thrift or yard sale, I pick them up since I remember how expensive they were once upon a time.
Here is another item that I bought for that very same reason. A Snowbaby. The high end stores at the mall had Snowbabies on display and they were very expensive too. When I spotted this one for 40¢, I grabbed it. He will go to the booth later in the year.
I bought this giant Starbucks cup for pretty much that same reason. I bet it cost $15.00 or more originally. I paid 25¢ for it. I will list it on ebay and if doesn't sell, it will go to the booth. Or it might become my new cup - it is HUGE.
This German Goebel Stein will go on ebay. She's a portly lady.
This Lori C. Mitchell Santa is wonderful. The tip of his hat is broken off, which probably means he won't sell for much as he ordinarily would. I wasn't familiar with these figures until I bought several Bride and Grooms this past Fall.
I don't think I ever showed them on here. They aren't my usual vintage style, but I still think they are adorable. They are on ebay this week.
A Bunnykins Dish and two handled mug. I love Bunnykins stuff, but more than that, I love how well it sells. So, to ebay it will go!
A donkey toothpick holder. To the booth it will go.
A wee little pitcher with bluebirds on it. To the booth...
And for ME!
A brand new unused set of Bride Bingo. I am not a Bride, but I love these old Bingo sets. The handle is a child's parasol that has seen better days. But, that handle spoke to my heart - "Take me to your house!" it said. *Really, it did!*
The parasol has some tears, but it is still sweet with those handpainted birds. We watch "How's It Made" on they showed how these are made. Most items are made in a factory, but these are made by a couple ladies sitting by a fire and it takes many, many steps and a lot of time to hand make each one of these parasols. Not to mention they are hand painted afterwards. It's just too sweet.
A giant honeycomb heart for my Valentine's display. It had no price, so "you just take that honey" they told me. :)
The first Post Secret book. I have a collection of books from my favorite blogs - Pioneer Woman, Stuff on my Cat, Cakewrecks (of course!), NieNie Dialogues, and a few others. Just waiting to put my book in there someday. :)
The most adorable baby outfit EVER. First, it's PINK. Then it's GINGHAM. Then there's the RUFFLED BUM. I mean, seriously - it is adorable.
And lastly, a new old basket.
But, this one is special. I tiny vintage handmade basket. I adore miniature baskets.
But, they must be handmade. And this one is. See the nail hole where the base was attached to a piece of wood while it was being made into a basket?
And the tiny nails that attach the bottom to the basket? It's handmade for sure.
Another example of pride of craftsmanship and handcrafting something. It;s just the right size to hold my iphone cord. I'm sure that'w why someone made it 50-70years ago. Or not.