Can you believe that it is November already? I am already feeling the stress of the holiday season. First thing yesterday morning, my Halloween decorations got packed away & out came the Thanksgiving ones. Do you all have any idea how hard it is to locate vintage Thanksgiving? I don't think that it's because it's rare like Halloween but that they just didn't make a whole heck of a lot of it. My collection is small but I love it. We still have a few weeks until the actual holiday so I will hold off sharing my displays until then.
Although the sale season is coming to an end, there are still one or two popping up every weekend. I haven't found a whole lot, but enough that I still have something to blog about!
I found this sweet donkey salt & pepper shaker a while back. Have I already shown him to you? I love him! Thank goodness he survived what I like to call the Great Donkey Slaughter of 2013. Alex was messing around the other day and knocked over a shelf that had 4 of my sweet donkeys on it and broke EVERY SINGLE ONE. I don't know who was closer to tears, him or I. Not to worry though. They are upstairs in the Donkey ICU after their emergency E6000 glue surgeries. I think they are going to make it!
More of the lucky ones
I think I've mentioned before that I collect kissing salt & pepper sets. I don't find them very often but when I do, they usually come home with me. I've even bought orphan ones hoping to find their partner (or would you rather I say mate, Sister?). Right now, I have a cowgirl smooching with a Dutch boy. Love sees no color in this house!
Not only do I collect vintage jewelry, I actually wear it!
There is a lady at the flea market who is not very well liked by the other jewelry collectors/dealers in my area. She goes into estates and buys everything, whether it's old or not. She is even known to sleep in her car the night before the sale starts (every time, Golden Egg Erica, not just once so you are ok!). Anyways, she then proceeds to literally dump everything on a table at the flea market and prices every piece for $2.00. It takes some digging but I found all of the necklaces from her the last time she was at the flea. I have even found a sterling silver and aquamarine ring from her for 2 bucks!
I haven't bought any old plates in a long time. I have picked up enough over the years to switch out my Fiesta dishes with them which was ultimately my goal. However, I just don't think that my family would adjust too well with taking away their dishes. Plus, am I really going to hand wash these every day? So for now, I just bring them out when we have parties or when Sister is here which is always a party!
More plates, including a stack of Pyrex Blue Autumn Laurel plates.
Now if I could find more of these, I would have no issues switching out my Fiestaware for them!
I hope you all have some fun plans for this weekend. I think I may actually have Brian talked into going to a couple of antique stores in our Antique District. Evidently, there are some sales going on and I have some things on my Christmas list that I need to mark off if SOMEONE (ahem, Hanna) would update her Pyrex I Need list!
Linking up with
The Cottage Market for Junkin' Joe
The Thrifty Groove for Thrifty Things Friday
Jann Olson for SYC Thursday
How Sweet the Sound for Pink Saturday
Sir Thrift-A-Lot for Thriftasaurus
Until next time....