Hi everyone! Wow, what a week! This crummy weather is really wearing me down...more snow, more ice, more subzero temps, repeat, repeat....LOL. I am counting the days until Spring! Hope the weather is milder in your location. Well, I braved the elements to go to a number of Thrifts and Estate Sales - most were OK but one was fantastic! At the one "fantastic" sale, I found so many goodies that it will take many posts to show it all. I have just got a few pictures taken so far, so I can start to share with you some of the "haul". OK, here goes:I was going to save this one for last, but I can't wait to show you!!! I just about keeled over when I spotted these - Vintage plastic bird clothespins!!! Ooooh I can't wait to use these in my decorations, I love them so much and the soft pastel colors!!
Next I found an old fuzzy dachshund battery operated toy. I don't know if he works or not, but I will find out when I get the batteries. Such a cute weenie dog!
I found a vintage kitschy Christmas plastic garland, it is very long. I know exactly the project I have in mind for this :)
Lookie! The cute little bird cages on it are soooo adorable!
A cute little honey bear, he still has his tag on but it is hard to read.
A small pair of Blue Jays, and a solid metal old turkey. I told you I always find birds when I am thrifting, a shopping trip would not be complete without them!
A sweet pair of enamel flower earrings to add to the jewelry collection.
♪ ♫ ♪ ♫ Mary had a little lamb ♪ ♫ ♪ ♫ and I do too :) Just in time for Easter!
A box of old Shiny Brites, always welcome in my house!
I bought a BIG box of vintage cards, and it will take a while to get through them all. I grabbed this one to show you because it is so darn cute!
I only found one of the pair of salt and peppers, I think this is supposed to be a ladybug, even though the wings are yellow.
The next three items have issues that need to be addressed, but I bought them anyway. I was thrilled to find this old chalkware bathing beauty, until I saw that someone had taken the liberty of painting her sarong metallic blue. UGH! Why oh why did they have to do that. I think this was meant to hold a little glass dish in the circular opening. See the cute little fish on the side? I will have to do something to fix the blue paint, but she was too pretty to leave behind. What color do you think I should cover the metallic blue with?
A beautiful lady head vase and she is still wearing her pearls, but someone broke her wrist (ouch!) and did a terrible job of repairing it. The glue or whatever it is, is smeared all over her arm. I'll scrape that junk off and carefully glue it back on so it is not that noticeable. I will "give her a hand" and make her pretty again (sorry, I could not resist that one :) I couldn't pass up a lady head vase, even though it was cracked.
I could cry about this one! This "was" a beautiful, large, Bambi and squirrel vase-type thingy. UNTIL I slipped and fell on the ice and it broke. Notice the nice big white chip that is now has.....ack, I was trying to be soooo careful walking to the SUV, but there was just too much ice and snow and bam! down I went. Everything else survived though, and so did I. Well, I still have the pieces to it, but I don't know how well I can repair this one. A thrifting casualty....*sniff sniff*
And I saved this one for last - I just know you were wondering if I found vintage Pyrex! And the answer is YES, my friends, I did!! I was tickled "pink" when I found not one, but two! beautiful pink Pyrex bowls, and they are in good condition too. I am in love with them, they are so pretty. I now see why all of you are addicted to Pyrex!
Well, I have tons more to show you, and will work on taking more pix tomorrow. Happy Thrifting everyone, and thanks so much for visiting me!
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