OK~ here we go with this weeks red and thrifty treasures. On May 4th I posted a lovely red milkglass apple treasure that I had picked up out junking. I love it. I had a comment left by Sherrie @ A Conversation at Goodwill, that she too had posted a milk glass fruit only it was a strawberry. She had never seen a strawberry much less the apple. How exciting that we would both post milk glass fruit that we had recently found! I left a comment for Sherrie on her blog, you can see it all here, and told her that I loved her strawberry and I would certainly be on the lookout for one. WELL, guess what?? I found one!! I went to Tucson the following week and hit a couple of thrift stores after my appointment. I was delighted to find it. However, it almost broke my thrifting bank, it was $3.00! Now I have two milk glass fruit pieces. Wonder if there is more to be had? I did a search on EBAY and came up empty handed. Does anyone know?
Just for giggles I picked up this pair of Gnomes at a recent yard sale for 10 cent each. They stand 2 inches tall. The little red and white polka dot mushrooms I purchased that same day I was in Tucson for 50 cent at a thrift store. It measures close to 1/8 inch high. It was still in the original 1962 package, Made in Hong Kong. I'm sure that I shouldn't have taken it out of the unopened package, retaining value and all, but how I am going to love it and enjoy it all wrapped up in plastic?? Anyways, don't have a clue how I'll decorate with this little 70 cent vignette once I move but I knew I needed them in my life. Isn't that all that really matters??
When I was a little girl I lived in Germany with my parents. Yes, I'm proud to say that I am not only an Army spouse but also an Army brat!! Anyways, we used to participate in Volksmarches quite often. These hikes would be 10km through the lovely German forests. I am almost positive that I remember seeing the red and white polka dot mushrooms growing wild. I keep meaning to ask my mom if this is in fact a true memory or just a figment of my imagination. I have lived in Germany for 9 years of my life and have seen these mushrooms decoratively so many times that I'm not sure that they are actually real!! Does anyone know the answer.
Well, I've asked you all quite a number of questions today. I didn't intend for this post to be an informative one for me but if you know any of the answers, give a shout out in the comment section!
Thanks ever so kindly~