Usually after Christmas I can go forth and plunder the goodies galore - truckload after truckload. In addition to the diary I wrote about earlier (READ HERE), this is all I have found.
Now I will admit I am not actively searching for much. I have to remind myself daily my resolution word is LESS. BUT I have not even been tempted! Where can that quality junk be? Are we destined to fiberboard and MDF furniture as the new vintage? Am I so old that what I consider contemporary is now considered vintage?
I did find this 1960's era Childcraft dresser. Love the atomic design legs. Someone had replaced the original pulls with these round wooden ones. It was probably a stained ash or birch at its birth, but has been through a red paint job, then a white one, and finally this blue-green. I rather like this piece for my craft room redo. Yes, I am still trying to figure that out. I think I will change the knobs and maybe stencil a design. The drawers are wide and deep - able to hold (and hide) a lot of supplies.
You know full well that I would not pass up a metal toolbox especially a red one. Our Goodwill now has a policy forbidding the clerk to take items off the stocking cart and give to a customer. I had to follow the cart around the store drooling over the toolbox until it was placed on the proper shelf. I snatched it right from the claws of another shopper who had just arrived. To the victor goes the spoils! Hah, Hah!
(That was not nice - I apologize.)
I have been looking for a pair of scissors to cut multiple strips of paper and I found them! They have five blades - see the price tag? Cool cuts!
I fell in love with the pewter scallop plate - so tiny, so detailed. I cannot justify its purchase unless dirt cheap counts.
The Wallace trophy bowl was slightly above my price limit, but I do use these. If you have heard of this place, let me know.
WIANNO YACHT CLUB
Due to the wear inside, someone used this for loose change. I am just hoping it will tarnish some more.
While I was searching for bargains at the Goodwill, a young girl stopped me to compliment me on my retro t-shirt. I said I had purchased it new at a concert. To which she replied, "You mean, like, last century!?!"
I bet she would not even understand the Slim Pickens reference!
I am off to get my vintage self aboard my vintage yacht and dream vintage dreams of last century - you know, like, the 1900's!