Monday, March 31, 2014

Large and in Charge Thrift Weekend

So I had a busy thrifting Sunday. Thrifted from dawn to dusk! I have been wanting to check out our downtown flea market which is held every Sunday morning, so I woke up early and headed out. There wasn't quite as many quality vendors as I had hoped but I did find a few things

A cast iron urn or vase, a yellow pig, and an old pharmacy bottle. The vase will be great at Halloween with a pumpkin on top (I may plant some flowers in the meantime even though I have a black thumb) the bottle is for my son who is heading off to college this fall and wants to be a pharmacist, and the pig will go to my growing collection
I'm up to eight.  I know the fat one in the back is a little different but he's plastic and he's a bank so in my made up just now rules, he counts!  Am I anywhere close to you Laurie? 
My next stop was a downtown Antique store. Cool stuff but CRAZY high prices so didn't buy a thing. Seriously, some people do NOT want to really sell their crap! 
On my way back uptown I hit a Goodwill. Don't go to this particular GW a lot because it's sorta far from my house, but glad I stopped cuz I found my second fav find of the day...
A box of vintage (1961) huge picture flash cards. I squealed, the angels sang, and I may have peed a little. Check these beauties out!
Large orange letters on one side,

Dreamy illustrations on the other side. V is for Valentine's Day!

E is for Easter!!

N is for Nest!

P is for Pumpkin! Awesome. Did I mention huge? 14" tall and 10" wide. Did I mention they cost me a buck? One measly dollar. I know, wipe your tears, they're  all mine. Ha!
 By now I was on a pretty good junk drunk so I couldn't quit yet, am I right? I decided to pick up my mom and sis and shop some more. On the way there I stopped at a garage sale. Got a handmade old doll bed (which is still currently in my car, too lazy to go get it) and a bunch of stuff for ebay for cheap and some Pyrex.

I know this may be hard to believe but I don't collect Pyrex. I used to sell it in my booth but now that I don't have a booth I usually don't buy it. But for $5 I figured maybe I could sell it online. Pretty pattern though. After picking up my mom and sister we headed for yet another small town with a cute downtown and lots of good stores. There seems to be no end to these small towns around Kansas City.  Anyway, on to the goodies. Remember how I said the flash cards were my second fav find of the day. Well here is my first favorite find...

It is a HUGE vintage German paper mâché  Easter egg. Like 16" huge. Like bigger than two of my  heads huge. Now you may be thinking that this is a pretty good score, and you would be right. But you know what would make it even better? 8 smaller eggs nesting inside!!!!
They all fit inside each other like nesting dolls. How cool is that? I have never seen these before. Have any of you? These were at an antique store so my cheapo self was NOT going to buy them. But I was smitten. It didn't help that my mom and sister were urging me on. "You'll never find these again", "You could resell them for 3 times as much" (as if) "You just had a birthday, you deserve it".  Ok maybe that last thought was my own, but the deed was done. I bought them, I love them and now I gotta figure out how to hide them.  No, not for Easter, from my husband, who will kill me if he knows I spent $95.00 on eggs (gulp).  I kid, he doesn't really care and besides, ebay money paid for them! Oh yeah! 
Here is the big one lounging on my couch so you can see how big this sucker really is!
Lazy egg. 

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Sunday, March 23, 2014

They say it's your Birthday, it's my Birthday too yeah!

March is a month for birthdays around here. My sister and I both have a March birthday. Except she is 10 years younger than me. And cuter. And nicer.  I hate her. Kidding! She is all of those things but I love her dearly. March is also my husbands birthday (it's actually the same day as mine but he's three years older) but for the purposes of this blog post we don't care about him :) Back  to me and my sis. We decided to spend the day doing what we do best...Shopping, of course! We went to this quaint little town with brick sidewalks, cute shops, a train. You know, all Norman Rockwellish. So fun and of course we found some treasures! Here's mine
Cute dress clothespin bag to add to my collection. I hang these over my washer and dryer to hide some of the ugliness of my basement. You think it's working?
Probably not but they make me smile. 

Also got this fabric covered letter C, vintage hanky box and my eagle eyed sis spotted that Easter Gurley candle to add to my collection!
Isn't it cute?
The bread box was found at the thrift store a few weeks back. Perfect Jadeite green. The red letters were also found at the thrift. There were actually 5 letters that spelled GREAT. I'm not GREAT but I do love to EAT so I ditched the G and the R. 
I thought this hanky box was sweet but look how they abbreviated Hankercheif. Hdkf's ?? They would have been terrible at texting back in the day. 
My sister got some cute stuff too. But she can get her own blog! (Seriously Mindi, get a blog!)  Have a great (eat!) week! 

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