Monday, September 23, 2013
Churchill and a Chair
Chucks, my other half, was a history major in college (which served him well as an engineer in a nuclear facility!). As I typed his papers in college I learned everything I never wanted to know about military campaigns across the centuries. He still likes to read about those events so when I found a stack of books by Winston Churchill at the thrift store, I suggested we drive over and he could pick out what he wanted.
There were twelve books - two sets of Churchill's books. I set him to work packing all of them into a basket while I hunted treasures in the rest of the store. My hunting completed, I found him sitting on the floor READING!
Now I am not one to dally during shopping. I am a champion speed shopper. I asked him why the basket wasn't filled with the books. He said he was looking for the ones he wanted.
I explained this was a thrift shop, the books were dirt cheap (actually much cheaper than the potting soil I just purchased), and he could buy them all to read later.
I explained the covers looked very cool in their vintage graphics and I would use them to decorate his bookcase in his study (mancave).
"You would buy all twelve books even if I wanted just one or two?"
"Yes, I would. That is the purpose of buying at the thrift store."
Finally we agreed.
The books look great in his study (mancave).
I have decided no more thrift shopping with Chucks.
After nearly 33 years, I should have known that already.
On to other finds.
This mid-century chair begged to be bought. Someone had painted her blue-gray. THEN painted the velvet-striped upholstery turquoise and gold.
She was hysterical in a queenly way.
The turquoise round case is for a hair dryer. Remember the long hose attached to a plastic bonnet?
Two very neat rubber baby carriage wheels.
Yabba-dabba-doo! Two Mammoth Mugs marked Flintstones and RocDonald's. These must have been premiums at some time. They have the McDonald's logo on the bottom with "Made in France".
Really, made in FRANCE! Flintstones mugs?
These next buys were just too darn cute to pass up.
Two singleton S&P's - both bakers.
Pair of eggheads.
I should have put a ruler next to these to show how tiny they are. The two pots are one-egg poachers! In my favorite aluminum - softly gleaming.
Well, I also bought books because I was getting low on reading materials - no history for me - just blood, guts, and mystery.
Off to rearrange Churchill's books.
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