Various and sundry.

So, that warehouse sale where I got the Welcome sign had a few other cool finds.

The cloche on the left is big and, I think, hand blown. There are no seams, there is bubbling, and the handle has a weird dimple on it. Does that mean it’s hand blown? The bird cage is pretty sizable and has some interesting scroll work on it.

This mixing bowl was sitting on a table amongst new mixing bowls from T.J. Maxx. As if! It’s stamped USA and clearly old. And I love it.

The ornaments inside are not from the warehouse sale. Those are from a church rummage sale we went to last weekend.

There are about twenty of them: really old, and really BIG. I originally thought I would use them for ornaments wreaths but I think they’re too big for that. We hit the sale right as everything went half off. These were on a “special” table, set kind of behind the register, and I asked if they had been sold yet. When I found out they hadn’t, I checked out the price tag:

Does that price tag say $2 EACH anywhere? No, it does not. First of all, let me just say that I would never negotiate at a church sale. ¬†Frankly, I think that’s bad form. But when I got to the check-0ut table, they told me that the ornaments were $2 each. I said, “Oh, sorry, I thought they were $2 a box,” which set off a chain reaction of people asking other people how much they could be sold for. This made me feel really bad. But on the other hand, I didn’t want to spend $40 for them. So I stood by awkwardly. Finally, someone who seemed to be an authority said they could be sold for $2 a box . I’m pulling out my cash and the lady who was taking the money said, “Oh, wait, does that mean $8, or $4, because everything is half off?” And everyone turned around to glare at me for being the cheapest customer they had that day. I wanted to say, wait! no! I didn’t ask that! But instead I sheepishly paid my $8 ¬†and shuffled out. Now the ornaments are tainted.

I stole from Jesus, yo.

June 21, 2012 - 2:48 pm

Shelley This is the second post I’ve read where you got vintage ornaments for CRAZY cheap and I am SO jealous!!

June 24, 2012 - 10:52 pm

Lara Jo I do seem to find a lot of vintage ornaments for good prices in the area…don’t know how I get so lucky. Although I have been thinking lately about how much thrifting I used to do before the twins were born — it’s no wonder I found such good stuff as I was constantly thrifting! These days I’ve been complaining to myself about my lucky running out but in truth it’s probably just that I haven’t been able to shop as much!

Thanks for reading — hope all is well!

May 24, 2013 - 7:58 am

janice I love old ornaments and have my grandmothers – old currier and ives and glass and indented ones. Some are so old they must be from a war period when they could not use metal – the hangers are waxy paper with a long string through it. Love them.. I also saw your hankies which I ended up with when my mom died – so many I just packed them away so now I see ideas for them.

June 11, 2013 - 10:19 pm

Lara Jo Oh, those ornaments sound so beautiful, Janice! Hope you find a use for them so you can show them off.