Over the past two weeks I've had the chance to stop by two church rummage sales, about a dozen garage and yard sales, and one lovely estate sale. I'm trying to be more mindful about what I purchase - because I like it and the price is good is not enough of a reason to buy something - so I just satisfied myself with taking photos of some of the things that I came across but decided not to bring home.
|I am drawn to Couroc trays and own several of them - at least one of which has this very owl. Although I swung back down the aisle to check out this bundle several times, I decided to leave this cute little find for someone else. One of the things I like about Couroc is the wide variety of patterns that have been produced.|
|Vintage game...complete...priced at just $1? Ah yes, so very, very tempting! But after my recent board game purge I decided not to bring this one home.|
|This vintage precursor to the modern pin ball machine was really cool. Even so, I don't have a great place to display it and I don't really need one more "cool" thing to collect dust around here.|
|Okay, these vintage linens were harder to pass up. They were in great shape and priced reasonably (at 25% off, make that priced very reasonably).|
Now that I've demonstrated I am capable of restraint (though Running Man may dispute my claim of self-restraint), I'm happy to share some of the goodies that did come home with me. This is just a sampling - some of the items I found are destined as gifts, so I don't want any surprises ruined by picturing them here - but I am excited to share just the same. One of the great things about thrifting is the wide variety of items that can be found. From pieces of Americana to books to office supplies, you never know what might turn up on the shelves of a thrift store or in a box on a driveway.
|On the back: "Our SAFETY Code - 1) DRIVE WITH EXTRA CARE 2) WATCH ALL CROSSWALKS 3) SLOW DOWN IN SCHOOL ZONE 4) KEEP ALERT AND HAVE YOUR VEHICLE UNDER CONTROL 5) MAKE SURE ALL IS CLEAR BEFORE BACKING UP" Seems like good advice for all of us!|
|They look like they were meant for one another :)|
|I posted back in March about "The Happiness Project" - a book that I've had out of the library for several months a different times during the past year that I still haven't managed to finish. At the low price of $2, I was glad to add it to my home library (and save on future library late fees). "Little John of New England" by Madeline Brandeis was published in 1936 and will join my childhood collection of books in her The Children of All Lands Stories. One of my goals for 2011 is to explore museums and historical sites around town (#19), so this tour book of Hollywood Cemetery will come in handy. As soon as I found"The Wishing of Biddy Malone" - the story of a girl who loves to dance and sing and stumbles into a faerie village - I knew that Princess Wonder would love to read it.|
And, of course, I promised another Pyrex giveaway. Looking for a new home today are these two sweet little vintage Pyrex fridgies in the butterfly gold pattern. If you would like to win these, please leave a comment between now and midnight EST on Friday.
|Sorry, the inlaid mushroom tray is all mine, but the Pyrex fridgies could be yours!|
I'm linking up to Apron Thrift Girl's Thrift Share Monday. Happy Monday, friends!
"Have nothing in your houses that you do not know to be useful or believe to be beautiful." ~William Morris