So, the snow has been coming down here in Maine today, and right now it is basically all about hunkering down in front of the wood stove while the kids (who are off from school) do puzzles, color, and play WII. Not sure when the power will go out, but it is inevitable that it goes out at some point since I live in a very windy area close to the ocean. Yesterday, while all was quiet (as the saying goes), people stocked up on the usual storm necessities, and the line at the gas stations were long. I, however, headed to Goodwill since I knew that I would be trapped at home all weekend and even my antique store would be closed for business. This all seems logical to me, and I know my fellow thrifters would understand. Right?
Anyway, here is what I came home with last night after an hour browsing for necessities at the nearest Goodwill.
This is not only a weather-appropriate, mint-condition Pyrex dish, but it is the pattern that I more or less collect. I am not a fan of the divided dish (not sure how to use it effectively to be honest), so I have to figure out if I should keep it or be generous and put it in my booth. What do you do with divided dishes?
This darling butter dish has some slight dishwasher wear, but not too bad. If I had to list which Pyrex pieces have been the most popular in my booth, it has been the butter dishes and the small fridgies.
More Mad Men glasses. Now these are not the desirable Dorothy Thorpe glasses. They are both smaller and have a much skinnier silver rim. However, the shape is right, and I bet if I place them next to my Mad Men sign, label them Mad Men glasses, somebody will pick them up. If so, this would be my 7th sale of Mad Men glasses. And they ARE really cute.
Before I started my booth, this is not something I would have picked up. However, I have found that vintage cute/kitsch is a big seller, so I have expanded my horizon. It was mainly the red flowers that attracted me. It is a learning experience, right?
This is really adorable. Not sure if it is an original drawing or a print. I love the way the girl has her bonnet on backwards - a little rebel! Also, does anyone know what kind of framing this is? It has a very heavy metal frame that looks sort of melted onto the glass (both front and back). It makes the whole picture quite heavy and substantial. Is this a special vintage framing technique?
Finally I had to pick up these still-in-their-packaging light switches for 99 cents each. The packaging says 1969. Are they really that old? Would be so cool in a boy's room or man cave (are those more or less synonyms?) I might put these on ebay instead of in my booth since they probably have more appeal outside of Maine - and they would be a breeze to ship!
This is the view of my porch from my kitchen window at the moment. And the actual storm has not even started yet. Good thing I stocked up on my necessities from Goodwill!
Stay safe my fellow New England thrifters.
(Will link up with A Living Space)