In true auction-spirit, I paid too much for this Rushton Santa from shopgoodwill.com than I EVER would have at a regular Goodwill! I had to have him. Does he not just scream vintage Christmas?!
At 99 cents, these Shiny Brites I picked up from a different thrift store Saturday were much more my speed. Gosh, it was just like the good old days: I was having such a great time finding treasures and filling up my cart. I lived the dream for a while and then I put most of it back since I'm not selling vintage anymore. I left behind a pair of FABULOUS Arthur Woods ceramic candle holders from the 1960s, a perfect pink footed Hull planter, and a blue early Pfalzgraff flower pot exactly like this one. I'm still dying to go back and get those candle holders. I can't find a photo of them anywhere online to show you so what does that tell you?
Here's what I kept: this sweet bird which I recently learned is actually not a vase but a holder for scrap pieces of kindling near a wood stove. I have always wondered what those those little skinny "vases" (most made in England) were, did you?
especially when they are your own initials! And edged with tatting!
If you haven't been over to Tag Tuesday lately, take a look. They've had some fun challenges lately! Above, my tag for Beads, Buttons and Bows.
I'm trying to work up the gumption to make these scraps of fabric into some Fall decor this afternoon; how did it get to be the middle of October already? I am dreaming of fall colors festively strewn along the wooden surfaces of my house. Yes: the enthusiasm is there but the energy is most definitely not. Wish me luck!