This week I was all over the place and so were my finds. It was a smorgasbord from larger items all the way down to my usual miniature finds, you know, the ones I can never say no to. I visited estate sales, thrift stores, and Goodwill.
Get ready for lots of pics. My BIG picture plan is to make it to 100 items in my shop, so I've been loading up on merchandise. This can happen if I can prevent myself from keeping some of it.
First I can officially scratch this off my thrift wish list- a
Next, from the same estate, I rescued this lovely pair - OH My... I mean OH Deer! aren't they adorable?!
So sweet, my daughter and I couldn't stop posing them. They are marked Josef Originals Japan. They were found forgotten in a dark basement corner- they look so much better in sunlight. The fabric in the background is a twin size bedspread- screaming flower power cool in my favorite color- Green.
I stepped out of my comfort zone and bought 2 old man hats... hey fedoras are cool even for girls, and especially when one is a Burberry!!
Does anyone know the best way to wash these? I am still undecided if these are a good thing to thrift. I was sold on the fact they actually looked cute on me and yes the Burberry label made me buy them. One day I may model them for you- when I get over my camera shy self :)
They don't smell funny, but later when I got home I started grossing myself out about the person who sweat in them.And I'm assuming lice won't live in them since there is nothing to feed on... another super gross thought. Yes another item my super clean mom would kill me for buying.
Anyways...here they are on my Twiggy Mannequin Head
|This one is labeled Lock and Co Hatters St James Street London. They still sell hats - one like this cost 115pounds!|
|And this one is the Burberry beauty. Labeled Burberry's Exmoor Made in England.|
I think the Twiggy Mannequin Head looks very smart in them.
Here come my usual small and mini finds, I can never say no to them. Maybe I should think of focusing all my Etsy shop items on vintage miniatures?
These may all end up in Easter eggs! Love the Egg men.
|Goodwill bag of Easter goodies for $0.49!|
You guessed it....more small things.
I also found some books from the 1950's. Don't know how these sell, but I'm gonna test it out in my shop.
I bought the two books below mainly for the wonderful pics within... The yellow book is entitiled, "What to Do When there is Nothing to Do" by the staff from The Boston Children's Medical Center copyright 1968.
Scroll down to see some of the darling pics within.
And here are pics from the book, "What to Do When there is Nothing to Do"
Oh the final thing I found was a box of fun and yummy plastic Christmas garland- It was hard to buy in very rare Chicago 75 degree weather, but I know next Christmas I'd be wishing I did or maybe not... meanwhile they will be stored away til the season arrives.
I'll be linking this post to Thrift Share Monday , Flea Market Finds. , and ThriftyLove
and High on Thrifting Thursday