I ventured out twice this past week and was not disappointed! Quite pleased with my little finds actually!
$1.50 each piece for these...
Lovely Homer Laughlin Nautilus sugar and creamer in excellent condition!!! Such a nice set for three bucks! And resting there in the creamer...
a couple more pieces of silver to add to the collection. I tend to grab sugar shells and the other 'fancy' spoons, and the silver ladles jump in to my hands too. For a quarter each, I didn't think the checkbook would mind! The actually had a ton of flatware in the same pattern as the ladle...
but I do have SOME restraint! ;o)
Usually I have restraint.
Last evening, however, I almost crashed and burned on my thrifting adventure after work. I stopped off at our local YMCA thrift store...it's a large place. With lots of stuff...everywhere. I was making my usual trek through the store...and was in the back...where the skis and ironing boards and golf clubs pile up...when I spotted something...there...up on the wall! But...no price on it. Well, let me tell you, you'd think I was an expert terrain hiker the way I moved around all that stuff to try and get this off the wall. Almost dropped it....but didn't...only to find it wasn't marked.
In this particular store, they have a strict "No price, No sale" rule. So I thought perhaps it just wasn't for sale.
I moved on. Only occasionally looking over my left shoulder to admire the frame...the frame that I could see from 40 yards away and still know that it was something I needed!
I spied a worker guy...and stalked him until he got close to where the picture was hanging and then I very sweetly asked him if he knew how much that picture hanging there in the back was. He grimmaced a bit, probably because he knew he, too, would have to scale the skis, ironing boards and such to get to the thing. He made his way back....took it off the wall...to look for the price. The price that WAS NOT THERE! DUH!
And then he said "Well...usually the bigger pictures are $12.99" and so I said, "Oh. Well...okay. I think I'll take it."
And that's how THIS came to live with me yesterday.
Isn't it lovely? I really do love that frame! Classic! It's a reproduction print of Situation of America 1848, which is in the American Folk Art museum! It's big...I'm going to have to find a place to hang this one! I love me some folk art!
Did you venture out this week? What did you find?