Monday, April 13, 2015

A Girl's Gotta Play Once in a While!

If you think I haven't posted in a while, you're right!  There just isn't enough time in the day.  Shopping takes time away from prep work and prep work takes time away from working online and blogging (and then there are dishes and laundry, too).  For the past 10 days, we've had the annual Spring Sale at the antique mall, so all my energy in the weeks leading up to it was focused there and everything else has had to wait its turn.

Still, a girl's got to play once in a while...
My friend Bargain Hunter surprised me last Monday with an invitation to go shopping -- she normally works on Mondays, but had the day after Easter off.  I had to choose between shopping and doing housework and booth-prep work; a hard decision, I know, but I chose shopping!

We went to several shops north of us and found that many of them were closed on Monday...not fun!  Still, we found some good stuff at Swan Creek in Perry and Battle Alley in Holly.  We ended up at the mall where I have my booths, Livingston Antique Outlet, and shopped the Spring Sale.

Here are my goodies from Monday...
I'd never seen a round canister like this before  -- I'm in a yellow & white phase.  The little paper hat is from  Pickin' Chicken in Miami, Florida
These paint by numbers are wonderful!
Another horse item...I'm into western stuff lately, too
No shopping trip is complete without vintage Christmas!  (The pose doll's not Christmas -- she just looked cool sitting on the box...)
In other news, here are some things I've picked up in the past 2 weeks at my local thrift and at the antique mall's sale:
Such great finds!  The royal family and the soap pitcher will stay here, I think
I found all this on one quick dash to the thrift.  A pink gooseberry 444 bowl -- score!
Now it's time to get back to work.  I've listed 10 things on Etsy in the past 2 days, so I have to keep going while I'm on a roll!



CCUTE kitty tea pot and fun shopping basket. I remember those from the dime store. Great finds.

Deanies Stash said...

I just saw one of those shopping baskets at a thrift store in their case. I was already to buy it as I feel instantly in love with it. When they took it out of the case it was in really bad shape and they wanted $15 for it in that condition. I didn't buy it so now I am on the hunt for a nice one. You found a lot of great stuff!

ThrifterSisters said...

Love the shopping basket! I found one recently at an estate sale but it is in serious need of a bath. Loving all the canisters too!


Melissa said...

Great finds! Think the shopping basket and pyrex are my favorites!

~Damita's Pretty Wrap~ said...

What great finds!! Love the gooseberry bowl and those paint by numbers are so cute!! Happy new week! xo Holly

Kim and Dustin said...

If you decide to part with the kitty paintings or kitty teapot, I'd be interested! My little girls love cats and they would look so cute in there rooms!

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