Ah well, never trust an Irishman!
This past Sunday, I spent an entire day destashing and organizing (will blog lots of pics, but that's another story!) So I promised myself, "No more thrifting for a while."
Today I get an email from my favorite haunt, telling about all the new patriotic finds available. Ok.....just a peek won't hurt.
Just look at this vintage baby carriage!! So, Mary already has one. And yes, just the other day I was wishing I could get rid of it. But this one is so much smaller. And cuter. And for $5.00, what's a woman to do?!
One man walked by and said how cool he thought it was. Dale, one of the volunteers, asked if he knew the age. The man thought because of the basket weave, it may be from the 1960s.
But, judging by the graphics, Dale and I thought it may be from the 1940s-1950s. Anyone know? It doesn't matter the age to me. What matters is it's adorable!
WOW! I don't come across these too often, none I can afford anyway. I think this Vintage Barbie carrier may need to go on Ebay or Etsy.
With 4th of July coming and our Mid-Summer Night's Festival this Saturday, I picked up some fun patriotic items.
Isn't this Raggedy Ann cute? She's dated 1975 and used to be a music box. It looks like the music part doesn't work anymore, but what a great figurine.
Lots of ric rac and fabric. I can't seem to get enough of that lately. (You'll see what I mean when I have time to show you my day of reorganizing!)
Vintage-style Declaration of Independence and The Constitution rolls for 50 cent each. Why? Because when you've started a journey into altered art and mixed media, everything is a piece of art waiting to happen!
I got poppers and a CD with all kinds of American music, "The Star-Spangled Banner", "Oh, Beautiful", etc. It'll be perfect background music on Saturday, along with vintage carousel music I purchased from Amazon!
Again, my altered-art mind kicked in when looking at this aluminum candle holder. It's so primitive and rustic. Scrumpsciousness!
OK, I'll admit. I can't keep focused on one thing for more than a few weeks. Now I'm into fabric wall hangings. Can't get enough inspiration when looking at them. So far, I made two (but, that's another story!) and I like to use vintage jewelry as accents.
Brooches, pins, earrings, parts of necklaces all serve to accentuate a pretty fabric collage.
I particularly like vintage brooches. Is it pronounced "Brooooooch" or "Broach"? Or are both acceptable? Luckily, I don't use this word often in a sentence. Of course, I could always just say, "pin."
They had a nice assortment today.
The look and feel of an old piece of metal evokes a feeling of a time long ago.
So much to do today, but I just had to stop by and show you my spoils!
Here's a health to one and all
To the big and to the small
To the rich and poor alike and foe and friends
And when I return again
May our foes have turned to friends
And may peace and joy be with you until then!