Some of you know that last night I went on my first picking adventure. I met a guy at the Green With Indie show who said he had a basement full of items from his parents' estate, which he recently moved into, and wondered if I wanted to come over and look around to see if there was anything I'd want to take home for the store. I was SO excited about the opportunity, and finally made it happen last night.
The hubs and I drove over after work, and the guy was more than gracious letting me go through every bag, box, nook and cranny that I could. He was also very generous with his prices, mostly because he seemed to just want it out of there. I ended up finding some really great pieces that I know will be a perfect fit in the Parsimonia store...no matter how much I might want to keep them myself. :)
|An Amelia Earhart travel bag.|
|More Christmas! This is a great vintage print hemmed on one side to make it a tablecloth.|
|A set of vintage Pyrex custard dishes.|
|Please tell me I'm not the only one who loved Le Bags!|
|Two sets of orange lotus bowls. The one in the back is more of a brownish-orange.|
|A little teal vanity stool. Has a couple rips, but nothing a quick recovering job can't fix!|
|A set of Anchor Hocking Fire King bowls.|
|How about a set of happy daisy glasses to go with them?|
|A couple kitchen tools.|
|A stack of vintage paper doilies. Never know when you're going to need quick decorations!|
|A really nice set of stainless steel piping tips.|
|And my FAVORITE find, a 1960s Westinghouse toaster in practically brand-new condition with the original box.|
|Look at how lovely those circles are?|
|And I'm dying over the font on the side.|
I put that toaster on my counter, just to see how it would look in the kitchen, but I'm going to be a good responsible store owner and put it up for sale, although it kind of breaks my heart. I hope it will find a home with someone who really, really, really appreciates it.
I did end up keeping one thing, though, which I forgot to photography separately because I'm wearing it as I type! I really pretty turquoise beaded necklace that will probably be my staple piece this summer.
I think it's safe to say that my first picking adventure was a success, don't you think? :)