Wednesday is Family Day. Everyone is off work, so we usually run errands - buy groceries, lunch out somewhere, a Dollar Tree trip, etc. Lately, nerves have been on edge and we have all tired of the monotony of it all. So, Wednesday I dropped the boys off to see The Avengers (I just can't......sorry Eddie) and I headed on over the hill to the land of not frequently visited thrifts.
First I stopped by to meet a sweet friend that I met at the last Junk Ranch. She's become an IG and FB friend now. She saw those candle blowmolds I found last week and fell hard for them. I sold them to her and said I would drop them off since I would be near her work. I found her, handed over the blowmolds and then, she handed me a pan of BROWNIES that she baked me (and I kid you not, they were the best brownies EVER) and, YOU GUYS are going to FLIP over this! She took this photo:
Me by the Flowered VW my Mom and I painted in the 70's.
And she had THIS commissioned for me:
Can you BELIEVE she did that??? Isn't that just the NICEST thing - ever? I mean honestly, I cannot get over how very, very nice people can be in this world. It's really just overwhelming.
Okay, on to the junk: I know that's why you're here.
I'll start with the best find of the day, week, month and possibly year so far - this globe. Holy guacamole! It stands over three feet tall, revolves and turns. It is a Starlight Globe, so that is why it is black and it has the star formations on it. I never knew why some globes were black - I probably learned that in Science class at some point, but it got pushed out of my head by that "Pearl Drops Tooth Polish" commercial from the 1970's. Anywhoooo - The globe was $25.50. Which is A LOT for me to spend on anything. Especially when I am thrifting.
But wait - the whole store was 25% off. That knocked it down to $19.12. I was still on the fence about spending that much money and then I remembered that I had just had a $20.00 bill pressed into my hand for those blowmolds and THEN and only then did I FINALLY come to my senses and grab that globe. And now, every time I see it and handle it I am So darn glad that I bought it. It is super heavy and just really SO cool. It will go to The Junk Ranch and then to the Funky booth if for some reason it doesn't sell. But it will. I know it.
I bought a few other random things that day, but nothing compared to that globe. This oil painting was $4.00, but I had a 20% off coupon, so it was only $3.00. It will go on that fantastic vintage French Artist I bought earlier this year (Ironically at the same thrift store now that I think about it!) at the...wait for it...Junk Ranch. Bet you all get so tired of me saying that.
On to the smalls - I'm trying to buy less of these, but they are so hard to pass up when the price is right. Pottery vase, handy glass jar, "half a cup" cup. puppy planter, a vintage Peanut Butter jar (that was full of nails), a tall candle with a funny puppy on it and a vintage coloring book with super sweet pictures and some strange ones too.
Case in point: This one.
I have analyzed this all day. What's up with that angel dude's hands?
All I can come up with is, "WTH?"
This doll came from the thrift - 56¢ after discounts. She is made by a lady that sells dolls at huge craft fair in the Fall. This doll would be about $32.00 in her booth. A deal, for sure at 56¢!
A Maker's Mark sweater for a bottle of booze. I got one of these from Maker's Mark when they mailed them out. They sell well at Christmas time.
A sweet book about Daffy the Elephant and a pull toy duck. The doll quilt came from the baggie sale last weekend, but I forgot to mention it. It was a quarter. Seriously!
It was fun to get alone and not sorry about eyes watching me look at junk. I like to look at all the things. Twice. Sometimes people don't have patience for that. :)