Monday, June 29, 2009

A Thrift Store Saturday and a "Why Me?" Monday

For reasons having to do with my work, I was a little vexed this morning, so after I brought in the horses, I put on a sundress, ate some rocky road ice cream for breakfast, fixed myself a glass of iced sweet tea, and took some photos of my junque acquired this weekend. I used to be a full time, professional riding instructor with my own program and barn; I made my own schedule and I told people how it was going to be, not the other way around; so now that I am taking a sabbatical from instructing, and have a "job" job where I answer to someone else, I have to find ways to deal with my irritations, and sundresses and ice cream seem to help. I am thankful that I get to work from home, though. ANYWAY, Saturday Kevin had to work, so I took myself off to town and made my visits to my favorite thrift stores and here is some of what I scored!!! The top photo shows vintage linens..........I love linens, and grab them up whether I need them or not. I got a white embroidered pillowcase in the softest cotton; a embroidered mystery thingy with tatted lace; a hand-worked hanky in pale blue cutwork, very old; and a linen infant collar with lace all around. I intend to embroider on it. I paid about .50 for each piece. And, THESE:

These appear to be from the late 50's or early 60's, and they are GOLD, all right! I picked them up, put them in my cart, took them out, changed my mind, and picked them up again. They were $4. They are too narrow for my feet, but it is so hard to find vintage shoes, I figured I might as well get them and give them a place in my vast collection.

Then I discovered this adorable pair of Homer Laughlin goodies; a creamer and sugar bowl. I now collect Homer Laughlin China, and these are a great addition to that collection as well as my huge, non-Homer Laughlin floral china stash. Too cute! I got them for $4.

And these are curtain panels I actually bought at our horse feed and tack store. They also sell high-end gifts and home furnishings; and I got these for $8, originally $30. The pattern is called "cabbage rose"....... I love them.
Not pictured is a vintage gravy boat, a pair of miniature vases hand painted in Japan (for .25), three 1950's children's horse books, including a 1st edition copy of "My Friend Flicka"; a "skort" for myself, and a brand-new western style shirt for hubby in red, navy and white for when we go out visitin' on Independence Day. (I also bought horse feed, and flea stuff for the pets, in case you were wondering....... :) ) All together, at two thrift stores, I spent under $30.00. So, you could say I scored.
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1 comment:

Herb of Grace said...

Yeppers, that's a score all right! Sofi highly approves of the shoes! She has good taste :)