I was such a good treasure hunter last week. I left plenty behind for the other hunters trailing behind me. I stayed true to my word LESS. Just because the weather was horrible and there were almost no garage sales and the thrift shops seemed empty and I became addicted to iPiccy and Block, doesn't mean I wasn't trying hard to be selective.
I spent almost nothing. I took Chucks out for a milkshake at Sonic. ($10 !?! For two milkshakes!?! Do you know how many crazy things I could have bought with that money!?!)
I loved the shape and the tarnished patina of this gravy boat. I am not familiar with its silver marks. So I need to find the lighted magnifying glass to discern the marks. It has a hammered finish.
Next up is a pink and green plaid pillow which will look great for an Easter display at the booth.
At Goodwill I casually glanced in the pocketbook bin and saw this vintage straw purse. I have several of these hanging in the guest room. (I hear my family laughing at the idea that the blue room is a guest room. One day they will be surprised to find it clean and neat!)
There was another lady looking through the bin. She asked if I was interested in some more vintage purses - there seemed to be a number of them. I told her I was just collecting the straw ones, but I almost caved when I saw three precious black patent leather ones.
I held firm, though I did stand there until two other women promised to buy all the purses. I just wanted them to have good homes.
For under a dollar each I bought a small basket, an @ photo stand, a bbq brush for painting, a stencil, some decoupage tissue, and a stack of molds. I know I did not need any more molds. Read here to find out why!
A piano bench in a beautiful shade of gray. It really just needed some cleaning, but I found an image. I took it over to Block. I made a poster. I now have a major project. When will I learn?
What are those things in the bench?
Do you remember these in the library?
How many knew the correct answer? The poles are split into four sections to hold newspapers or maps. They usually were hung from a wall rack or placed in a floor rack.
I am leaving now. I am pleased that my shopping journeys over the weekend resulted in LESS stuff hanging around waiting for their redo. The piano bench needs work. I attempted something in the dark. It looks horrible now. If you live near and hear a loud annoying buzzing, it will be me sanding that bench.
And sanding that bench.