. . . but didn't unpack until this weekend. From an estate sale, a vintage handpainted on mother-of-pearl vanity set.
Closeup showing lovely detail:
Shawnee kitty planters. If I ever get to 100 followers one of these is going to be the giveaway. If you want to start begging now, please be my guest.
More Shawnee planters. I love how the colors on Shawnee pottery are so cheerful!
Found the ricksha planters on the same day in different booths at an antique mall. BOTH were on sale and I think I paid $5 each. It's sad, but nowadays the place you get the best bargains on stuff is at the antique mall--the thrift stores and flea markets have gotten greedy. Then again, for many years antique malls were overpriced. The internet has really leveled the playing field!
I'm always on the lookout for black cat figurines--those two were $1.99 each. I paid three bucks for the great big yellow Pyrex bowl you can kinda see in the back.
I hate Smiley Face Guy. However, I don't hate him enough to pass up a really good buy on this McCoy mug.
Hmm, let's see. What's next? How about this 1957 Pyrex baker in the rare charcoal Snowflake pattern. Ever since I saw the one that Missouri Michael snagged I've been looking. Voila!
Two more exciting acquisitions. Fire-King hand-decorated Gay Fad Studios "Fruits" baker and loaf pan with color intact and no chips or cracks. Baker: $7.50. Loaf pan: $5.00. Again, the best deals are at the antique mall.
I bought a bunch of vintage eyeglasses at an estate sale--when I saw them in a pile on the bathroom counter I literally stuck my arm out in front of the woman in front of me and swept them dramatically into my shopping bag. I didn't want all of them of course, but there just wasn't TIME to pick and choose. I got what I wanted and they were only $2 apiece, anyway. The clear lenses (they're bifocals) are going to be replaced with tinted lenses.
These are my personal favorites because of the rhinestones, which saves them from being too "Meta" (my paternal grandmother, who probably would've thought that wearing eyeglasses with rhinestones told the entire world you were a prostitute).
These are already sunglasses and remind me so much of my mother's:
To me, these look like something Marilyn Monroe would've worn when she was trying to look "studious":
More stuff tomorrow!