Well, I hate to say it - but maybe I am sort of starting a new collection - I keep finding these brass birds at thrift shops. All of these except for the little brass bell with the bird on top, which belonged to my mother-in-law, were found recently. Cheap (or should that be cheep?) , and they don't take up much space!:
And then I also found a brass owl at a friend's yard sale, and these other assorted goodies there and at thrift shops:
A gorgeous vintage scarf - I'll be selling this one:
I found these four photo albums at a sale near my house. I like the one in the back the best:
Here's a better shot of it. I'm calling it my "MidCentury Modern sort of Frank Lloyd Wright-ish" album. I'm planning to sell this, also:
An urn/planter/vase, and two glass animals - a bunny and a duck - that will go into Easter baskets next year:
I picked up this caddy at a shop in Angel's Camp. It's quite heavy, silver-plated. It looked pretty bad when I bought it:
But it "cleaned up nicely", as they say, after some Twinkle polish and plenty of elbow grease!
And I have only found a very few Christmas items - two nice vintage tins, and the cutest little card box:
You know me - I will always keep showing you my latest finds!