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Saturday, January 19, 2013

Glory Days!

Good Morning, Friends!

Today is the big day.  Sister got into town late last night so that we could better acquaint Miss Piper with Mister Bullet.  Hopefully we can get them to hold still long enough to get a cute picture of them together to share with all of you.

But that is now why today is the big day. Sister, Maddie, & I have big plans to make our boxes for Erica's Annual Valentine's Day Box Swap.  This is the first year that we have participated plus the first swap that we have all ever done. We will be sure to take lots of pics so look for the post.  We won't be posting it right away because we don't want to spoil the surprise for our swap partners.

Thrifting hasn't been too bad around here. But sometimes I just get lazy and don't want to have to hunt and dig.  Does that make me a bad thrifter?  Anyways, sometimes I just want the ease of going into an antique mall and having the finding work all done for me.  I am never let down at Glory Days, my favorite mall.  Plus. when I went in last Friday, it was the last day of their End of the Season sale.  Care to see what I brought home?

I had a credit for one of my favorite booths so I stocked up on  more valentines.  You can't ever have enough. 

There is a huge booth in the back of the store that had tons of these mugs during the holidays but I never bought any because I was having good luck with finding them in the thrift stores.  These were the last three and they were below thrift store pricing.  They are kind of beat up but I think that gives them more character.

The super nice lady working the counter that day actually owned the booth that I bought these Mica birds from (Hi, Kathy!). I think she was surprised to see that I knew what these were and wasn't just buying them simply because they were cute.  Thanks to Magpie Ethel and her infinite collections, I am becoming much more knowledgeable about all of the amazing vintage goodies out there.  Thanks, Laurie!

I also got this cute little tin from her booth.  I try to pick up Easter decor whenever I can.  Someday I hope to have a collection that rivals my vintage Christmas.  Hey, a girl can dream, right?

Does a week go by that I don't buy vintage drinking glasses?  I am starting to have more glassware than Pyrex and believe me, that is saying a lot!  I am not sure of the maker so I will have to go through my books and do a little research.  Anybody out there have any ideas?

Yay!  Another state glass for my collection!  Jill over at A Little Bit of Everything wants me to start blogging about my collections.  Hmmmm,  that's a good idea!  It's nice to know that if I ever have a shortage of thrifting finds, I have a back up plan.  I am the queen of back up plans!!

Do you all want to see my car buddy?

He loves the car and is very well behaved in it.  Sometimes I just take him on a drive to get him to calm down.  Puppies are more like babies that I actually ever thought!

Have a great weekend everyone!  I am going to link up over at:

How Sweet The Sound for Pink Saturday
Have A Daily Cup of Mrs. Olson for Share Your Cup Thursday
The Thrifty Groove for Thrifty Things Friday
From My Front Porch To Yours for Treasure Hunt Thursday

Until next time.....



  1. OH, your driving buddy is a sweetheart! Love those ears and his stocky little self. Precious!
    Great pinks and valentines - lots of finds.
    I have a party favor mug - the santa kind. It hails from the 60's I believe. I wonder where I put it? I didn't see it in my Christmas stuff this year. Hmmmm. Uh oh.
    Happy Pink Saturday!

  2. Hi Erica,
    Loved looking at all your Valentines, Easter and Christmas finds, too! I love old Valentines! They do not make them like they used to and if you want something cute or romantic and unique you have to make it yourself!!
    Love your car buddy! Be sure and keep him strapped in, too!
    Happy Pink Saturday!
    ♥ Jil

  3. Well, I couldn't stand it any longer, everybody had vintage Valentines but me, so I bid and won a lot on Ebay - desperate times call for desperate measures!!

    Cute pic of your canine friend!!

  4. You got lots of nice vintage Valentines! Can't wait to see your Valentine's and Easter decors.
    I'd also love to read about your various collections.
    And your puppy is very cute!

  5. Awesome valentine finds :) Gotta Love that! Sweet drinking glasses. I love glasses too! Hubby, not so much! LOL!
    Love your puppy! Very sober looking in the car.
    Have a FUN day today!

  6. I was having fun looking at your pictures--I agree, you can't ever have enough vintage valentines, or vintage drinking glasses--and then you saved the best for last! What a sweet puppy! I love the way he is sitting so perfectly, enjoying his ride in the car. You must have a smile from ear to ear when he's riding shotgun! :) --Fran

  7. Awww, your pup looks so sweet sitting in the car! I love the valentines cards! I'm with you on the thrifting feeling though....sometimes it's nice not to have to dig.

  8. I heart your car buddy! lol Boy he's cute!
    OK, this is one of those posts that looks like it could be my post...minus your furry passenger. You are really getting quite the collection of Valentine's now!
    I hope you girls have a blast making your swap boxes! :)

  9. Wow, y'all have some amazing finds! I love vintage Valentines! Thanx for joining THT.

  10. Loved your post especially the Mica birds.

  11. Glad some mica birds flew into your hands...you KNOW those are a favorite of mine.
    I love your comment about Easter rivaling Christmas someday..I was organizing the other day and noted I have 4 bins of Easter, about 15 of xmas and a couple of Halloween (plus about one each for the other holidays). Grab that Easter when you can...

  12. That is the cutest photo of your little buddy!!!! Love all your vintage finds too! Keep the photos coming please. I look at your blog daily. :^)

  13. SCORE! I hardly ever find find vintage cards anywhere except online! ♥

  14. Your birdies are too adorable. I have a red one like that that I always put on the Christmas tree, but I did not know they made them in pastel colors.

  15. You found some sweet treasures. Great vintage pieces! I hope you had lots of fun with your sister. Thank you for sharing at TTF.

  16. Hi Erica, I am not familiar with those little birdies but I would have snatched them up. Yup, because they are cute and I could tell they were vintage. Great score on the Valentines! I agree with Jill, would love to see more of your collections! I have been so busy that I haven't participated in any swaps lately. They are always so fun. Can't wait to see what you do and get. I have a few of the state glasses. Thanks so much for sharing with SYC.