Sorry for the blog absence. This has been me for the past few days:
In case you are unacquainted with the brilliance that is Homestarrunner.com, that fellow there is the Poopsmith. We're dealing with possible Salmonella issues for Maren (still waiting on the lab results) that have resulted in me feeling like all I've done for 5 days straight is shovel sh*t, if you know what I mean. I'll spare you all the gory details, but suffice it to say, it hasn't been pretty.
Enough of the poo talk! Lets see something sparkly:
I found these pretties last week when I had a rare solo trip to the thrift on 25% off day. Now, normally this thrift prices anything sparkly at a minimum of $5.95 (for earrings, pins are usually $9.95 and up), regardless of quality. I noticed their prices that day were significantly lower so maybe they have somebody new doing the pricing, and if so--hurrah! and I see more jewelry purchases in the future. The leaf-shaped pin and the flower pin were both $2.95, the tiny turquoise pin was 95¢, and the necklace was $4.95, all less 25%. The necklace is perfect--great AB crystals and milky white glass beads, and I know I'll be wearing it often because it will go with a lot of different outfits. I may be a SAHM but that doesn't mean I don't wear bling! I had spotted the crown brooch when I was in the week before but didn't want to pay full price. I was quite surprised that it was still there when I returned, so I snapped it up. It's not vintage but who can resist a sparkly crown? Maybe wearing a rhinestone crown brooch will take some of the drudgery out of Poopsmithing in the days to come.