I made a quick run to the Super Cheap Thrift today. I thought they might have started putting out the Halloween stuff, and they had. They hold holiday items until the appropriate time and then they bring out cartload after cartload every day. I don't need anymore holiday things, but I am always on the search for vintage items and things for swaps. But, let's be honest. Even though I don't need any more holiday items, that doesn't stop me from buying more. I have been on a massive holiday decor purge in the recent months. I finally know what I like and what I don't like. I don't want a lot of the things I acquired when I had my apartment or was first married just so I would have holiday decor. So, those things are gone and I am on the hunt for neat old things for me.This handmade clay witch oil lamp was so sweet, I had to grab it and especially for only 55¢. Her head comes off so you can pour in the lamp oil.
Three little handmade pins - two Halloween and one Winter themed for 10¢ each. I thought these would be sweet pinned on bag or in a swap.
I was on my way to check out when I made one last run to the Halloween area and saw they had just set out this 12" tall Halloween blowmold. And, for only 55¢! Yea, me! It's for resale.
This little witchy girl is a handpainted ceramic piece, which normally isn't my cup of tea. But, she is sweet and rather cute and rather large - over a foot tall. She a only 45¢. She's signed and dated 1974 on the bottom.
I liked this wooden bluebird with it's tin wing and beaded streamers with bells because I thought I might give a try at making some one day too. He was a 10¢.
This little Vinegar Cruet was 25¢. I know it should have an Oil Cruet with it, but the odd thing about the Super cheap Thrift is that I often find the other half of a set a week later and sometimes even a month later. So, I took a chance at buying the Vinegar thinking I just might happen on the other one day soon.
These three little Kewpies were in the 5¢ bin. They were wearing the oddest teeny crocheted clothes when I bought them. They are only about 3" tall, so the idea of someone actually taking the time to crochet itty bitty shoes for them was funny to me. I think Kewpie's are cute and always rescue them when I see them. But, I honestly have no idea what I will ever do with them. I just can't leave them!
My favorite lucky find of the day. An old Doll-e-Bed Highchair by Ansco. It is tin and stands about 7" tall. Love the little graphics on the back of the seat and the fabulous aqua color. I spotted it on the toy aisle marked $1.50. Now, $1.50 is a really cheap price for an old tin toy, but since I am accustomed to spending 15¢ or 35¢ for things at that thrift, I stood there thinking, "Wow. $1.50. That's a lot. Hmmm." Dork. It would have been $15.00 at the Salvation Army. Luckily I came to my senses and snatched it up. I should sell it and I probably will, but I want to look at it and enjoy it for a bit before I sell it.