Bought a couple of costume jewelry bag lots at Value Village the other and had so much fun going through them!
Here are just some of the treasures I found hidden inside. The huge rhinestone brooch was missing a few stones but low and behold, I found some within to replace. I saw this exact brooch under glass at the antique show we went to on Saturday. The lady was aghast(!) when I told her what I had found in a junk bag. The vintage cherries pin is made of metal and very heavy.
This is an old wooden box I found on Saturday morning during the yard sales. It looks fairly non-descript...I have to admit I was driving by this yard sale and wasn't going to stop until I saw someone open the lid....
All I saw was pink and roses. Instead of the lady in the Ikea commercial saying "Start the car- start the car!" I was more like "Stop the car - stop the car!" The gentleman who owned it said it has been his grandmother's and was perhaps used for sewing notions - he then told me it needed a lot of work. I told him it was perfect the way it was...men! Do they always need to fix stuff?? ;)
It's two-tiered and just look at these shabby roses!
I found these old Pyrex beakers and thought they'd make lovely stem vases. I think they look lovely grouped together...'en masse', as they say. Have I mentioned I love anything 'en masse?' The more, the better baby!
And finally, when were were antiquing on Saturday afternoon I had spotted this old Eiffel Tower. These are a dime a dozen nowadays (replicas) but this one is different. It's vintage and is actually a lamp! It holds a tiny bulb underneath and I can't wait to see the light it will cast. I need to dig through my Christmas decorations to find a bulb this small.
Promised the kids back-to-school shopping today. Yes, there will be a spring in my step when we go down those aisles! After all, it IS the most wonderful time of the year...