Between yard sales I went to with my sister the last weekend in June, and my most recent visits to thrift shops, I managed to come up with all of these goodies - Christmas stuff, including a box of blue Shiny Brites, and four boxes of the lights you see at left. (Christmas in July! Almost.)
A large basket that I thought would be nice to display linens on in the shop, a great Kerr Home Canning Book from 1948, rose-bordered sheet, a metal pagoda bookend, pretty floral tin, etc:
A wicker basket/tote, two of Armistead Maupin's books, a 1971 Simpicity pattern:
The colors didn't show up well in the photo above - here again are the pattern, a bright vintage handkerchief, and a packet of Just-A-Note cards:
I found a bunch of vintage hangers including one with my favorite crocheted covering, and some other different ones, but I just can't pass them up when they are cheap! They were bundled together in groups, and I like the quilted coverings, too. I also found some unused enamel white and black house numbers, and a small frame:
Everybody else had walked right by this dirty, crappy-looking pedestal dish at the best yard sale we hit - but not me. I snapped it right up for 75c!
Why, you may ask? Well, that would be because I already had the top for it at home!! I bought it over a year ago at a thrift shop. I just picked it up and thought "I'll bet I can find something this will fit on".
And, as it turns out, I was right. Not only did it fit - it is absolutely THE correct lid for the dish! I managed to find a place for it, and my husband has already filled it with candy.