I did sneak in a trip to the Goodwill on Friday morning and found an unexpected treasure--pictures of that one to come as well! For now, I have some past junk finds to share.
I am always attracted to these multi-strand beaded grandma necklaces that must have been sold by the hundreds in every five-and-dime in this country 50 years ago. This one is particularly pretty, with beautiful aqua and green beads. I can't wait to wear it! I bought the matching earrings, though since they're clip-ons and I prefer dangly stuff anyway, they'll end up in my crafting box.
Also headed for the crafting box are the black beaded earrings and the two sparkly pins at the bottom of the photo--one is red and clear, the other is purple and clear. The bracelet on the top is to wear--I loved the colors even though they're not my usual palette with the orange and olive green. I'm trying to branch out more this summer and with my new red hair, orange and green have taken on a new appeal.
This find is one that made me squeal and clutch it to my chest in the thrift store, lest anyone see my treasure and try to wrest it from my hands. This is a Royal Haeger ashtray in the shape of the state of Colorado! It's in the most perfect shade of greeny blue and it is perfect--no nicks or chips or anything. It's hard to gauge size from this photo, but it's about the size of a sheet of paper.
I consulted the Haeger expert, and although it's not worth much, it's awesome and I adore it! I have a guest room that is decorated in old travel souvenirs with a special emphasis on the places I've lived so this would fit right in, but I love it so much that right now it has pride of place on an easel in my curio cabinet.
Did you fit any junking into your Memorial Day weekend? I'm joining Apron Thrift Girl's Thrift Share Monday!