Forgive me readers, it's been one week since my last confession. I did sin, but this week's shopping spree wasn't really my fault...it was all about conserving resources. My hubby's van went into the shop last week - half-way across town - so I had to pick him up at the shop after he dropped it off. Then, since the shop was nearly half-way to one of my favorite thrift stores on the other side of town, we had to swing past...since we were nearly in the neighborhood and all. No point in wasting the gas it took to get half-way across town. Conserving resources, you see?
My hubby is actually the one who first introduced me to thrift stores when we were first dating. When we have the chance, we still love to go together and see what we can find. In the beginning, I didn't like the smell, wouldn't touch anything and sort of stiffly peered at whatever those things were on the shelves...my, how things have changed!
Here's a close-up of the jewels. The red earrings are Czech crystal...probably from the 1930's. The green brooch is a Coro...love that large stone in the center. The little tear-drop earrings are new and are destined to become hair pins. The rhinestone ring is a stretchy thing that I'm going to experiment with. The pearls are a gorgeous champagne color and have a sterling silver clasp which is a real surprise. And they are heavy too! Not sure what I will do with those yet, but they were too nice to leave behind. The earrings have already sold, but the brooch is available in my shop...click the link below the photo for more info.
And check out this darling vintage white beaded purse. I fell in love with the shape! It's not often that I find round beaded bags. I guess technically, this one is more of a pear shape, but isn't it sweet? The chain was a cheap-o replacement that didn't match the frame, so I removed it. I'm happy to put a new chain on it, but I figured I'd wait and see who buys it...sometimes people just want a clutch and don't care about the chain.
Last, but not least are these three sweet doilies. I've been collecting doilies to replenish my doily flower girl basket inventory this spring. In the meantime, I've got a whole bunch listed in my shop, so be sure to check them out if you are looking for a unique flower girl basket...
Finally, I always find some treasure that I can't justify buying, but have to share. This week it's actually about the one that did NOT get away...this funky rainbow sailing ship kite. My hubby tossed it in the cart for our rainbow loving daughter, so I pushed that crazy thing all over the store...good thing I didn't need much room in the cart! People commented on it every where I went in the store...nothing like talking to people in thrift stores...never a dull conversation, I tell ya. It is now hanging in the garage awaiting the blustery skies of spring.
So, that's my confession for this week. I'm feeling the draw of the thrift stores pretty strongly today, so it seems silly to try and fight it...LOL. Thanks for stopping by...I hope you'll stop back next week to see what else I confess too. XOXO, Cindi