Brrrrrr, it's quite cold out there today - that wind is brutal. We had to go out to move our cars for the snow plow and being outside for 10-15 minutes was plenty enough for me!
Here are some recent thrift store finds. There is a Salvation Army in West Warwick that I really like. It has a lot of "good stuff" and lots of "pickies". I love to pick through boxes, baskets, tubs, piles, whatever, to see if I can find something I want! These goodies (to me) are not ALL from the same place. I did hit a few other spots. I used to go to the flea markets with my mum all the time years ago, and I miss that a lot. It was standard Sunday fare - go to a couple of flea markets to see what we could find. Then go find something good to eat or maybe ice cream in the summer! I am hoping when spring comes around, I can go again. I'd also love to go to some yard sales. I'm hoping to find someone with enough interest to go along with me! It's more fun to have someone to show treasures to ~ and see what treasures they have found.
|A Georges Briard ice bucket. Shiny gold with Lucite top and|
handle, gold knob. Nice condition, no smell inside!
I didn't know if I wanted to keep this one or not. I have a cute retro one now (Kraftware-excellent condition), but I have this nice never used Georges Briard Bar tool set (gold-plated so looks good with brass). Not that I have these swinging parties and need to set out and use an ice bucket or tools!! So, keep one, sell one, keep two, sell none. Arghhh, I have a terrible time trying to decide anything!
|Used set of pastels. I figured these would come in handy.|
I have something I wanted to try them with, but just
haven't as of yet.
|A crisp bag of red wooden acorns with real caps. Who|
could resist these????
|Pickies to add to my craft books and craft stash. Those two|
yellow lumps are kinda flattened chicks that just need a
|Inside is nice.|
|A pretty set of pots in different sizes that match! I will|
probably start with re-potting two African violets I have.
|A naked Bratz Boy. Hey, he has his feet!!|
|Two retro poodles. The one on the right is so cute with her|
yellow hat and scarf. And "spaghetti". The one on the
left is Goebel from Germany.
|Closer view-happy little one on the right!!|
|See, this one has the "Flying V" mark. I know it's an|
|Mary Engelbreit book|
|Her adorable artwork|
|Reminisce Magazines-29 cents each. These are newer|
issues, too. I love these magazines especially when
there are lots of 50s-60s photos in them.
|A little Golden Book. No, not old, but just so darned cute!|
|Such cute faces!|
|OMG-look at this laughing bunny! Isn't that face just|
You can see I am all over the place when it comes to picking up goodies. But then, not really. I love retro stuff, craft stuff, books, kitsch, dolls to dress ... Who knows what else I may drag home. As long as it appeals to me and is cheap enough and not too big ...I like so many things. Hey, please don't blame me! I'm my mother's daughter -- what can I say????!!!!!