Lots of pictures this week, even though the boys and I only visited two shops. We didn't find what we were looking for but we had an absolute blast.
I keep hearing that raising girls and raising boys are completely different endeavors. This week's thrift shop find might settle that argument once and for all --
A little girl would probably see a pretty doll... My sons (and me too, I've got to admit) are sure there's a sinister reason she's sealed in that box. It's a custom wooden shelf with plastic wrapped around the front and hadware to hang it in a corner.... Someone made that. There's got to be a story behind it. If it had been 50% off day, we would've brought her home and named her.
My sons don't want dolls. Possibly cursed dolls in creepy enclosures are different, though...
If I had a bigger house, I'd have room for more furniture, and I'd probably get myself in trouble when I saw pretty things like this...
I'd also have more wall space. Our house is full of arches and windows and things that get in the way of landscapes like this one.
Pre-Pinterest string art!
This is the thing I left behind that's starting to haunt me a bit...
The drawers were stuffed with buttons and notions. The more I think about it, the more I think it would have been fun to dig through...especially now that I see the drawers marked "curved safety pins" and "sewing needles." Who has enough needle threaders to designate a drawer for them?
If you did ceramics in the 80s, I bet you made one of these cats. Mom had one and I think both grandmas had them. I come across them on a fairly regular basis, but never like this one....
That's little individual triangles of fabric glued to its surface. And the cat was solid plaster so it weighed an absolute ton.
I was telling my sons what we were looking for when I rounded the corner and this beauty took all of the words away. It's soooo pretty. And soooo overpriced. And missing whatever bottom piece enabled it to stand upright. (But still worth sixty-five bucks according to whoever determines the prices.)
We've all got our personal list of things we absolutely won't buy at the thrift shop. Smoke detectors, even new and sealed in the box, never made my list because who would even think of that as an option? I just looked and these are being sold as "collectible" on ebay. Now I'm even more confused.
How about you -- find anything great this week? We came home empty-handed, but had fun looking.