Here you will find scattered pictures from my point and shoot camera, random thoughts from my little world, treasured memories of days gone by, hopeful dreams of the days yet to come, and a bunch of ideas - because I've always got ideas!
Sunday, June 14, 2015
It Does Not Take Much To Make Me Happy
Two more thrift store finds! These teeny tiny blocks are of London. I never would have found them except that in the area where bathroom/laundry things are I found a basket that had a few baggies with very old wooden clothes pins in them. Any clothes pin causes me to go into ecstasies, but these were obviously old. One bag was the pinch kind, and one the pin kind. Then I noticed another bag. Imagine my surprise when I picked it up and saw it was these cute blocks. I wasn't sure if it was a complete set or not, but for 80 cents I did not care. When I got home I put their description into google and found the exact set. It has all of the pieces. In museum shops they sell for about $14.00.
That's one of the things I love about thrift store shopping. You just never know what you are going to find, or where you are going to find it!
This little tin was in the very back of a shelf of mostly candle holders. I noticed it right away because it looked old and rusty. It was 20 cents. Of course, how could I NOT buy a very old tin for a mere 20 cents? Then I opened it, and LOOK AT WHAT WAS INSIDE!!! Nibs! There was no holder, but when I got them home they nicely fit in the holder I already have! Oh, yes, I am very happy with my finds from this weekend. And all of this came from just the first thrift store.
I'm the mother of three grown children, and I have a son-in-law and two daughters-in-law who are gifts from God. I've been married to The Husband God Gave Me (THGGM) for 38 years. On January 1, 2006 I became "Beppe" to Jonge, who was quickly followed by Famke, Kado, Feintsje, Hertsje, and Broeder. They have real names, but these are what I call them on this blog. I've always been boring and I doubt that will change anytime soon. Because.., well.., I'm dreadfully GOOD at it!