Is is just me, or are the picking slim at your thrifts? I went to two stores yesterday and spent $3.00 and then to another one today where I spent $7.00. I am happy to not spend much $$$, but the stuff, the junk, we'll..it's just not there. I think it will be a huge yard sale season. Times are hard and people need extra money. I think there will be a ton of yard sales and then they will send the leftovers to the thrifts. Which is fine, I love a good yard sale even more than the thrift! In fact, there is an Estate Sale this weekend! I knew the lady that the house belonged to and I know the lady having the sale for her family. She was an Administrator at school and died last year - she was only in her 60's. Her only daughter had died a few years earlier, so there was no immediate family. Her best friend was the Counselor at school, so she is handling the Estate. Gee, now that I have said all that, I feel sort of bad about saying, "There's an Estate sale this weekend!' Estate sales are sad in their own right. But, to just junkers, they are fun too. I appreciate the things that people acquired through their lives and I like to think that take them home and care for them. So, I feel like they have gone to a new home and that is what the people would want in the first place.
So, on to the Thrift Finds of the Week.
A nice tall Matte White Hylan Pottery Vase. I haven't found a nice piece of white pottery in a long time. Thrift score!
A mystery item. "What is that?" everyone asked at the thrift. I haven't a clue what it is, but is is cool and I love it! It is big and I think it has possibilities written all over it. What shall I do with it?
A sweet vintage Easter basket (my latest obsession), a spun cotton egg (my first!) and a flocked bunny. I tell this same story every Easter, but here is goes again. When we cleaned out The Breadman's Mom's house, I found a yellow flocked bunny in this drawer and a pink one in that drawer and a blue on over there and a white one here and a brown one over there and so on and so on. I ended up finding about twenty of them scattered around the house. She had a ton of everything, so it wasn't that much of a surprise to find mass quantities of bunnies. But, since I thought they were cute, I decided that would be the one quirky collection of hers that I would keep. I put them all in a box near (not with or next to, but NEAR) the boxes of "Salvation Army" donations and well, you can guess what happened. All those bunnies were gone. So, now whenever I see one, I have to buy it. Maybe when I am old and senile I will "think" they came from her house.
A small cute picnic basket tin.
An old plastic bunny toy for 25¢. Cute, huh?
A wee birthday figurine for my vintage Birthday collection. She's 5!
(Shown in front of a massive amount of Buttermints purchased at Walgreen's for 92¢)
The neat old Backgammon pieces came from a thrift and the cards are from Etsy. I never heard of BEANO, but I had to get some for The Bean.
And lastly and more importantly, creepily, a mounted head. Okaaaaaaaaaaaay. It is sort of cute. I mean, how wrong can you go with pink rick rack and pink and white gingham. (Apparently, a little wrong.) It will go on Etsy and who knows, someone might buy it!
Speaking of people buying things - last Saturday I bought a book at the Super Cheap Thrift called "Hugh Hutchins of Old England". It was a family history, printed in typewritten pages. Big and thick. I don't usually sell books. but this one looked like maybe a Genealogy person might need it. I put it on Amazon and they suggested a price of $49.99. What the heck, why not. So, I listed it and surprise, surprise, it sold yesterday. I paid 25¢ for it! Woohoo! Of course, Amazon took a nice chunk of it, (about $9.00), but still - not a bad profit. Wish I could do that with all the
junk good stuff I drag home!