This past weekend, Roger and I took some time away from home and the kids and drove down to Eureka Springs, Arkansas. If you've never been there, you should go. Especially if you're within driving distance of it. Such a pretty place and so many neat little shops and restaurants. But, you need to bring your walking shoes. Some of those streets are at 45 degree angles!
Anyway, I got the chance to add to some of my personal collections while we were away!
This piece of mod dot Pyrex was on my list of "oh my gosh if I ever see this and can afford it, I will have to buy it." Lo and behold, in the mall where every other piece of Pyrex seemed a bit high priced, this one was marked at $30. I checked my Pyrex book when I got home and it said it is valued at $100. Now, of course, value always depends on where you are, the current market, blah, blah, blah, but it doesn't matter anyway. I'm keeping this baby!
I found this 2 1/2 quarter covered casserole in a booth marked 40% off! It's a wonderful piece and so nice and big! This is one that I will actually enjoy using!
This recipe box and unmarked bowl will fit nicely into my "red" collection.
I haven't added anything to my pincushion collection in quite some time. This week I added three! The cactus on the left is a vintage crocheted cushion. It even has a little pocket on the right there for a thimble. I just love the hand in the center. It's tomato pincushion has a little paper tag hanging from it marked "made in Japan". The one on the far right was purchased in a shop called Something Simple. The entire shop was done in neutral shades, and the owner was such a fun lady! This is a pincushion she made out of bits and pieces.
A back view of my hand. Love that nailpolish!
838 Ways to Amuse a Child. I guess they couldn't come up with 840 ways. This one is going into my vintage craft book collection.
We covered a lot of antique stores this past weekend. One thing I learned. All that effort I put into cleaning up my finds before I tag 'em and drop 'em in the booth? Worth it. There were at least two items we probably would have purchased if the seller had taken the time to clean them up a bit. Sorry, but I don't want a melmac picnic set with the original picnic still attached. And, that mouse nest in the ammo box? Yeah. Probably should have removed that before taking it down to your booth... There's patina and there's dirt. Remove the dirt, please.