Back near the beginning of my bout with insomnia, I had a Friday where Porter was gone and Maren was at school all day--so I was ALONE for 6.5 hours! I had hoped to go visit some estate sales since I finally had a Friday morning free--and wouldn't you know it, there weren't any! Sheesh. I had to make do at the thrift stores and then topped off my day with a massage. I hadn't slept much the night before so I felt pretty much like a zombie and couldn't enjoy my free day as much as I would have liked. Mostly, I just felt so lonely! Hard to believe, since I spend many days hauling a kicking-and-screaming toddler around and wishing I had Mary Poppins so I could just go buy groceries BY MYSELF. Here I finally had the chance to do it and I was a basket case.
Well, at least I found some good junk to make up for my emotional state.
my nautical fashion obsession, which is awakening to plenty of lovely navy-and white-striped Spring fashions after Winter hibernation. I've been looking for an anchor necklace for months with no luck! I don't love the shiny gold, so I'm going to see if I can't tone that down a bit. The cat brooch was cute, though I don't know if it's truly vintage. I do know the fantastic owl head is, though! I love his big blue sparkly eyes.
These aren't vintage, but they're close enough for me! They're Christopher Radko Shiny Brites and they're just as pretty as the old ones. These were actually on 75%-off post-Christmas clearance at TJ Maxx.
And the big find of the day--a Fire King tulip grease jar and salt & pepper set! I was beyond excited to find these. I think they'd just been put out, and when one of the employees saw me taking them out of the glass case and putting them in my basket she stopped and remarked that she'd been thinking about buying them herself. The prices were not super cheap, but based on what they're going for on eBay, I still got a heck of a deal. The only bummer--the paint on the tulips was in pretty near mint condition to begin with. However, some nitwit put the price stickers right over the tulips on the S&P set and used cheap packing tape to tape the lid on the jar. Even though the stickers and tape peeled off very easily, they still managed to take off a few tiny flakes of paint on the flowers all over. Not mint anymore. :( Oh well! I won't be selling them anytime soon so I suppose it doesn't matter and they still look great to me, minty or not.
Did you find anything good this weekend? I'm linking to Apron Thrift Girl's Thrift Share Tuesday!