As you might remember, I have pretty much written off the thrift store. Once upon a time, it was the place to find great stuff. But now, it's generally over-priced, under-staffed and full of a lot of dollar store crap. So I pretty much limit my visits to the holidays, hoping for a Christmas miracle (aka some vintage ornaments).
But a few weeks ago I found something so good that I had to buy two of them.
I wish I knew what these things are called, but I don't. I know they aren't old. In fact, one has a Two's Company sticker on its bottom.
But they look vintage and they make the perfect display piece for things that are old, like these tiny cards from the game of "Authors."
And this teeny-tiny version of the "yard-long" photo.
I think this is a cast photo from a school or church pageant, probably from the 1920s, but the year isn't marked on it. Love the costumes and of course those faces.
Lately, my wire thingees have offered the perfect way to display some Easter cards.
Will my lucky finds make me change my thrift store ways? Probably not. I've broken the habit of stopping there on a regular basis, and I don't need to fall back into my old ways because I have my hands quite full trying to sell what I already have.
But it's somewhat comforting to know that every once in a while that I just might find something good. Especially when I'm not looking for it.