Score Of the Week! (#23)

Whoo-hoo, welcome to my second annual “Score Of the Week” TVUUC Rummage Sale edition!  I will admit, we may have been members of this wonderful church for only a couple-few years, but I have been a fan of this specific sale for more than a decade.  They always have such magnificent stuff, and it goes to such a great cause– the church itself.  I headed out into the rain after my coffee on Saturday morning to see what I could find, and as always, I’m SO glad I did.  I’m not going to give ya’ll specific prices like I usually do, but I want you to know that every single bit of this goodness came to a grand total of ten dollars– that’s all!  Can you believe it?!  I feel really lucky.

My Total Haul

My Total Haul

My New Mat-- Isn't It the Cutest?

My New Mat– Who You Callin’ A Pansy?!

I’m so thrilled at all of this, I’m telling you, I could hardly carry it all!  I don’t know where to begin, so I’m just gonna start talkin’–

*wee white wooden table– This simple plank side table isn’t the most revolutionary craftsmanship ever, but it is simple, and sturdy, and it’s gonna be perfect.  I’m still thinking about what exactly I want to do with it, but I’m sure that whatever I *do* end up with in the end will be worth having.  At the very least, I can put it in the closet and put my shoes on it.  It was so cheap!

*blue and green chenille flower mat– This rug is sooo cuuuuute!  The only problem with getting it second-hand is that now I want about four more, and I have *no idea* how and where to go about that.  And I doubt that they will be anywhere close in price to what I paid for this one!  It’s super soft and clearly all-cotton, and it’s already had a whirl in my washer, so I know that despite what the tag says, it’s gonna get through all of that fine.  Rosie– my hound– and I are currently fighting over which gal, exactly, it belongs to.  If the winner is calculated from time spent lounging on the thing and looking adorable, she is *totally* winning.

Part Of This Complete Breakfast

Part Of This Complete Breakfast

*milk glass-type cereal bowl–  This little gem is unmarked, but it is pretty much like a pyrex or glassbake number.  The size is interesting, it’s slightly smaller than a soup bowl, but I’d say bigger than a berry bowl (I have some of those, I think).  Anyway.  Whatever the size, love it!  It will be great for my morning oatmeal or yogurt and granola– it will put up with being microwaved or stuck in the freezer while I do my yoga video.

*vintage Apollo 13 printed drinking glass–  Now.  You guys know I am mad-crazy about vintage printed glassware, my collection is almost a thousand strong at this point.  But occasionally I will get a piece that overlaps into another area of love, like this one, and that adds up to double-love.  My only child has an outer space obsession, so of course I’ve developed a bit more of an appreciation for the cosmos in the last seven years.  His excitement drinking out of this swank swig the first time was almost palpable.   Yaaaaay!  I encourage my kiddo’s interests, but I especially like them when they are fields that make him smarter.  I don’t know how drinking his milk out of an Apollo 13 glass fits into all of that exactly, but it cannot hurt!

Love That Fat Little Birdie!

Love That Fat Little Birdie!

*Corning birdie mug–  This looks like early Corelle to me (Isn’t Corelle owned by Corning?), but it is just marked with Corning on the bottom.  I suppose that’s the type of mystery I could get to the bottom of here on the internet, buuuuut– I haven’t.  The image on the side of this cup is a sweet cornflower blue bird with the stitchy words “In The Garden.” It’s mega-cute, but I suspect that it’s one that will end up in the collection of my sister, ’cause I’m kind like that.

Plate And Napkin Rings

Plate And Napkin Rings

*yellow fifties dinner plate–  I don’t know if you can tell from the pic, but the finish on this dish is sort of mottled, and flecked all over with grey bits.  It’s a standard dinner size, but a loner.  I don’t have a policy about singleton plates or anything, but usually if I do pick up a stray, I have a reason.  This one is no different.  It is a great match to a yellow serving piece that I intend to use in the center of the dining table.  (You know, when I get my sewing machine and iron off of it.)  The piece I already have is the same color, shape, and size, but it has one of those soooo fifties brassy handles through the center.  It’s great for corralling butter dishes and salt and pepper shakers and the invariable bottle of sriracha or cholula in the middle of the dinner table.  This one will be a great companion, I’m sure there will be plenty of times where I’m serving burger patties or cinnamon buns or whatever, and I will love that I have a matchy plate.  Now I would like more, please.  (I need to check both of those pieces for markings!)

*set of six acrylic napkin rings–  The napkin rings are interesting.  I was sort of disappointed in them, and now I’m not again.  The thing is, I’ve been working on the dining room here and there, mostly unpacking pottery and trying to figure out how to make some sort of schmancy window coverings without going to the actual trouble of making schmancy window coverings.  Then last week I got a couple of packs of sweet chartreuse fabric napkins (see the last “Score Of the Week” post), because I am ALL ABOUT the fabric napkins.  And well– chartreuse!  Sooo, when I saw these six napkin rings at the rummage sale, I thought they were black, and I immediately loved the shape.  I genuinely *wanted* some modern napkin rings, and this was the perfect price.  When I got them home and unwrapped, I realized that they are actually quite blue.  Ugh.  Blue isn’t right for my dining room plan at all!

Pack Of Amazing

Pack Of Amazing

Well, if you learn anything from hanging out with me here in the nest, it’s that you shouldn’t let these surprises stop you.  My process on situations like these pretty much follows this line of thought:  I’ve already paid $x.00 for them –>  they are good quality and the right shape –>  I am a creative person –>  I can make them perfect.  I will update you later with the finished product.

*packet of old stencils–  Like the napkin rings, this is another of those things I had been sort of needing.  I’ve been working on a huge canvas, and I was discussing the idea with my husband of stenciling on some text.  We both love the idea of that, but we disagree on the actual words that should be put on the art.  Ugh, marriage can be fun ya’ll.  (Grrr… everybody is an art critic!)  Annnyhoooo, these arrived at just the right time, so it seems as if maybe stenciling is the idea of the century.  Now, if only I knew what to say….

Spring Holiday Things

Spring Holiday Things

*bag of Christmas stuff–  The giant zippie of the xmas deco didn’t photograph well, but I can sum it all up for you.  It was a lot of holiday crafties: tiny jingle bells, red and green poms, packets of tiny foil stars.  There were also two unopened packages of tiny glass balls in red and gold, which are exciting.  There were a bunch of sad “country” ornaments that went right back into the baggie and headed to the yard sale pile.  Just not my taste.

*sweet brown bunny duo–  Confession time ya’ll:  I likely have as much Easter decor as I have Halloween decor, and that is probably too much.  Buuuuut, Easter stuff has this benefit of being the adorable, pastel stuff you straight-up NEED in your life by the time Spring rolls around.  It’s an easy holiday for me to want to decorate for, as it’s just so refreshing and sweet.  These little pottery bunnies are so cute, and were clearly handmade/ painted.  The fact that one of them is holding a bunch of flowers was a deal-cincher!

Little Green And Brown Pottery

Little Green And Brown Pottery

*faux stained glass pot of gold decor thingie–  St. Patrick’s day is a holiday I genuinely want more decor for, and finding anything remotely cool and vintage is tough.  This is one of those plastic pretenda-stained-glass window hangings, from the 70’s or 80’s, I’d guess.  Not bad!

*green and brown pottery vase–  this wee little jug-shaped pottery vase is only about four and a half inches tall.  It is clearly handmade, and while not perfectly smooth, it is a really, really nice piece.  I have sort of a thing for little glazed vases, *especially* in shades of green, so score!  I have a friendly church acquaintance that is a potter– I very much wonder if he made it.

Gamey Things

Gamey Things

*bag of vintage card games and old checkers–  No idea what one of these games even IS, and I did not end up with any boards for the loose black and red bits.  But the graphics for both of these decks are sooo sweet!  The cards made by Whitman and Golden thirty-forty years ago are almost always superb.  I’ll likely break it all up and use it for crafting.

Assorted Pretties

Assorted Pretties

*vintage wedding cake topper bells– another thing I have no idea what I’ll do with, but also irresistible.

*pink Avon address book– this thing is brand-new and unused!  The cover is a smooth vinyl, and there is a completely clean address insert inside.  I love the color too, it’s very coraly.  I am so torn, because I could probably stand a new address book, but this is almost too nice for me to ruin!

*two white lanterns– I got these two accordion-style lanterns to go in the ceiling of the master bathroom.  (Which if you know me or this blog at all, makes you say, “OF COURSE!”)  The white is nice, I actually don’t have any just-plain-white ones hanging in there, so these two will be great variety to the mix!  (Now I just have to motivate to drag the stepladder upstairs….)

Naturey Weirdness

Naturey Weirdness

* two weird naturey thingamabobs–  I don’t even know where to begin describing these thingies.  They are super-dooooper odd, I will totally admit that.  The one to the left appears to be two squirrels, complete with nuts they are holding, nuts in front of them, and then bonus soft-plastic assorted nuts sticking up from a pick.  It is so crap-tastic that I couldn’t help but get it.

Strangely, I picked this one up as a gift.  I have a dear friend with “Kitsch” in her name that this thingy just pleads to be united with…  she may hate me if I keep sending her strange crap, but she is almost a museum curator of oddball cuteness, and this seems destined for her world.

The other one is a rock-like base with wires holding up three resin lily pads and three cattails made out of an unknown substance.  I will actually be keeping this one with some level of excitement, as I’ve been working to create a miniature forest of sorts, and this will actually fit in nicely.

 

Can ya’ll believe all of this stuff was just ten dollars?!  That is just the best kind of insanity!

 

 


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