Here we are, finally at the end of a very looooong work week, and I'm looking forward to a week off. It will be a busy week "off," but it will be a "good busy" and at least I won't have to go to the office!
I worked a little overtime again today, but I decided I deserved a lunch hour--which actually became a lunch hour-and-a-half--to go over to the grand reopening of a Goodwill store close to my office. This particular store had been closed for remodeling since I started getting hard-core interested in thrift store shopping, so it was a real treat! The store actually reopened yesterday, which meant I was a day late, but there were still plenty of cool things left to buy!
Seriously, I'm so tired tonight that the thought of trying to take photos was almost more than I could face, but it turned out to be quick and painless--LOL! I didn't photograph all the stuff I bought but I thought I'd show you a couple things tonight and then I'll take a few more photos and share those tomorrow.
I've been keeping my eyes open for an egg plate for several years, and I finally came across this one today. They had four different egg plates, but this was the one I really liked and--wouldn't you know it?--it was the most expensive at just under $9 but still . . . $9? That's a pretty good bargain, I think.
I really wanted to get a photo of the plate because I'd like my friend Eileen to tell me if she knows anything about it. Eileen's the closest thing to a vintage glass expert I know, since she and her husband used to sell Heisey glass. I've collected a few Cambridge glass pieces and this sort of reminds me of that--maybe the same period? Of course, if anyone else recognizes it, please tell me. I haven't tried searching eBay or the rest of the internet yet--I'm hoping Eileen or one of you might know what it is. And I found it just in time for Thanksgiving! Deviled eggs are definitely going on my Thanksgiving menu!
Then I found these two Christmas plates. The snowman is Fitz & Floyd. The other one--I don't think there's any marking on the bottom from what I can recall, but I thought it was sweet looking.
And tonight's final photo is this waaaay retro plastic snowman. There's a light that goes into a hole in the back and plugs in so it lights up. I suspect many of you remember these from childhood. And while I thought these decorations were pretty tacky back then, I kind of think they're fun now. I suspect Hubby has a different opinion though since he keeps asking me where I'm going to put it.
And believe me, if he keeps it up, I have a few ideas . . . if you know what I mean! Hubby Training 101: Don't annoy your wife when she's worked hard all week and is incredibly tired. Particularly not if you slept in because you had the day off, and then napped all afternoon in the recliner. Yeah, not a good idea.
If any of you are thrifters in or around the Sacramento area, the Goodwill that just reopened is on Arden between Howe and Bell. Highly recommended!