Did Chucks just say that!?!
Yes, but in all honesty, I think he was trying to get rid of me for awhile.
Never mind the reason. I grabbed the keys and flew out the door.
Here are the finds and it only took me two hours of shopping!
This creamy white USA planter - a dirty beauty.
I wonder if wearing Boy Scout gear will ever be in style?
Found the folding hat and the neckerchief.
Two small Heinz brown bean bowls - no flaws!
I rarely see these in this small size anymore.
About the size of a baseball.
These glass mugs appealed to me in the store, but I changed my mind when I got home.
I was thinking of maybe painting them.
Now not sure.
They are marked and one is dated 1980-something.
Two are alike.
Yuck! Not me at all!
Love the look of stacks of spools of thread.
Found a whole bag of them under a pile of junk.
This unhappy kitty is hard at work on Monday's laundry.
Embroidered on a large green towel.
Love that expression - sorta how I look doing laundry.
Another shop - I was deep into the shopping groove now.
Five more spools to add to the collection.
Two young men were going through five boxes of albums (vinyl, records, you know - old music).
They were looking for Beatles albums because with the fiftieth anniversary of them arriving here in the US, prices have sky-rocketed.
They totally overlooked what I thought was the gem of the bunch.
An extended play 45 RPM (if you do not know what that is, I am not explaining) of Galloping Guitars with Les Paul and His Trio. (If you do not know who Les Paul is, like the guys searching for treasure, I cannot explain his importance to music today.)
Three elementary school reading books.
The Darkness and The Dawn by Thomas Costain.
Quite the author mid-last-century.
Canadian journalist who became a best-selling author in his fifties.
The Silver Chalice is my favorite.
Stacks of Reader's Digest books with the marbleized covers - in great shape.
These make great clipboards and page art.
Look at those colors.
Some of the books have the silvered-edged pages.
A brass-covered wooden magazine rack.
A great seller for me.
A bundle of wooden hangers.
Had to buy the whole bunch to get two.
One an old hotel hanger - without the name unfortunately.
And then this distressed pink one with Fairy stamped on it.
A stack of wood with a drawer on top drew my attention.
Turned out to be this bedside table.
All the parts were there and it took all of three minutes to put it back together. Now to paint it.
I bought the frame because I loved it for the tag:
OLD + OLD
It is really old, but I do not think I needed to be told that!
Since the frame is older than I am, I figure I need to make me a tag:
OLD - 1/4 OLD = DISTRESSED DONNA
A pair of cigar tins from Holland.
Great graphic art on the tins.
Plus the tops have crowns on them.
I found stacks of music.
The gray one on the bottom - 1902 Piano Recital Pieces.
The brown one - Songs for the Organ.
The red one - The Pirates of Penzance.
Rudolph's Christmas Album of songs.
Noel Coward's I'll See You Again in both English and French.
Wonder what old Noel would think being paired with Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer?
This set of primary school music was given free to teachers in the Philadelphia area in the late 1940's and 1950's by Dairy Council, Inc.
The songs were supposed to teach the students healthy habits.
Some of these items are over at my booths at Riverfront Antique Mall and the others will be listed in the Etsy shop.
This weekend is the big AAUW Book Fair in Aiken. People travel for miles to buy books. Some come in box trucks. I have my tote bags and boxes ready to shop.
Chucks said, "Go ahead and shop."
Now I am wondering what is going on while I am gone.
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