As I mentioned in my blog post yesterday, I was recently treated to a fantastic girls weekend in Port Townsend, WA. We stayed in an amazing B&B, ate good food, drank too much and even crashed a costume ball! And, while we were there...we hit some antique malls and thrift stores. This week, I am confessing to buying this sweet little stash of treasures including: a vintage wedding cake topper, vintage wedding picks and an assortment of vintage earrings.
I was very excited to find the wedding cake topper...they are very hard to find and are usually quite expensive. This one is in amazing condition and the people are actually somewhat attractive...so often their faces are out of horror movies...LOL. This one is chalkware, probably from the 40's. I am in love with all the pleating. The flowers are very unusual too...sort of plastic, but in a celluloid way, not the tacky plastic way. I'm going to have to test them to see what they are. This may or may not make it into my shop. I have developed a true love for the old cake toppers and have amassed quite a collection. I always think I will put them into my shop, but then I don't want to part with them. We will see. :)
The cake picks were another fun find, but I'm still not sure what I will do with them. I have a few ideas, so I'll keep you posted.
The little pile of vintage earrings were dug out of a bin of junk jewelry at a thrift store. The two pairs in the front are unmarked, but the two other pairs are Coro. They are all clip-ons and screw-backs and are in great condition. The green pair is available in my shop now. (Click the link below the photo for more information.) The other three pairs are destined to become something else, so watch for those in the future.
So, what did I leave behind? Loved this little pin cushion...
Next week, I will be sharing a special Halloween costume confessional which will be fun, so I hope you'll come back and let me know what questions you have or what else you want to know about thrift store shopping. You can follow along at any of the links below so you don't miss a thing.
Until then... XOXO, Cindi