Picking is such a hard habit to break. I go out less often now, but I still can't seem to stay away COMPLETELY. I haven't had time to antique or thrift shop this week, but here are a few more things I bought the last time I was out:
I don't know why I wanted this so badly, but I did, so there it is. It's a metal set of coasters and their lyre-shaped holder in that pretty blue.
I love the patina!
Of course there was the requisite bag of ephemera; this picture of two little ones by a birthday cake sold me! At first I thought they were twins, but now I'm thinking close siblings.
The bag came with all of this, too...
I really loved this card with its silk ribbon embellishment.
It kind of matches this little half-doll pin cushion. Now, the tiny red pillow on the right was another antique store find; I called it the bargain of the day at 75 cents. I think the stamped motif pin in the middle was worth all that and more. But I found the pin cushion at an estate sale I spied on the way home from the antique store.
I don't often see them in such good condition, and certainly not for the bargain price of $5. I don't think I've ever seen one priced at less than $15. I've always wanted one. Now it's mine!
This little pile of buttons was 50 cents; orange (and also purple) tends to be a hard button color for me to find for crafting, so I grabbed it.
Some more from that estate sale a couple of weeks ago: my husband has been trying to master the art of martini mixing so I picked this colorful 45 in its sleeve for the graphics.
I'm kind of enamored of these lately: they were intended for guest towels but I like to use them to hold paper art.
This one had a fun, leafy design that I'd never seen before. The base is fitted with green glass.
A friend bought a bunch of wire flower frogs, and shared one of the round ones. So I had to go looking for my others and discovered...
I have inadvertently amassed a small collection. (Oops.)
But these two little slide cases were my most cheery finds.
This one is so nice and flat, and came with some nice timeworn ephemera, including tiny numbers that were used to label the slide holders...
and a negative which dates the slides to the 1950s or early 60s..
and a cute brass stamped label.
But look how CUTE this one is!
Little "library catalog" style drawers, and the first two are full of slides that I can't wait to explore.
And its own niftly brass label plate. I am really into vintage storage these days, are you?