I stopped in to the thrift today - I hadn't been to this particular thrift in a few weeks. I was on the hunt for vintage Easter, but didn't have much luck. I found a few little things, but I ended up putting them back since they weren't the greatest vintage - a few flocked bunnies and a vintage Easter basket. Both of which I collect and you know I would have just ended up keeping them all anyway. :D
But, I did find a few really good things - all destined for the Junk Ranch in June.
This old divided tool caddy would look fabulous full of geraniums on a porch. I need to clean it up a bit, knock off the loose paint and I think I will spray some clear coat on it to see it the red pops any better than it's current state of pinkish. (I also know it would hold my vintage garden tool collection, but I must NOT keep it.)
This giant old oil painting had a big hole in the center, so it was only $1.99. But would you look at that frame! It's beautiful! Chippy, ornate and some pink peeking through the edges.
It's a shame about the oil painting - it was of a sweet craftsman style house. But, then again, if the painting was perfect, it would have cost a LOT more.
I spotted this little pink doll crib and swooped it up lickety split. It was the 50% off color code, so it was a great deal.
Then I rounded a corner and found this amazing Jadeite green colored doll crib. It has drop down sides and is just the sweetest darn thing. It didn't have a price, but I was able to get someone to price it for me. They used to rip it out of your hands and take it to the back for pricing but you couldn't buy it. I wanted this crib SO bad, so I was really happy that they priced it for me. (There's also an old baton that a baton twirler would have used. I thought that would be a fun thing for the JR.)
I will clean up the cribs - the green one has patchwork scrapbook paper modge-podged on the ends. But, I soaked it with a wet towel and it's coming off great. I just need to go slow and not scratch it up. When it's all clean, I am going to put an old waterslide decal on each end.
I'm leaning towards the deer on the green crib.
And the duck on the kitten on the pink crib.
Last Fall I flipped a little wooden doll high chair for $20 that I paid 50¢ at the same thrift. I put this sweet little deer on it and that cinched the deal for cute.
It was a quick stop. But, it was a good one!
***The Mansion sale was today and not tomorrow. I didn't go since I couldn't buy the mansion and most of the things in it looked either too fancy (the furniture) or too utilitarian (dishes and tools). But, who knows what I will find to do tomorrow!