Here's what I brought home. This silver tray is really heavy; not bad for $6 (50% off!) and those cobalt blue salt and pepper shakers were only $2 each! I just LOVE their beautiful colour.
I found this foot-long piece of real coral at Value Village for $10 (a lady stopped me in the store and asked me if it was real... she was disappointed she didn't pick it up as she thought it was fake!). I propped it up in a wooden bowl with stones for now... I need to find a permanent place for it where certain felines won't knock it over.
I really thought I was done with the vintage Christmas decor... until I spotted this guy sitting in a cabinet peeking out from behind a bunch of other items at a local antique store. At first all I could see was the reindeer's face, and since I collect reindeer, I asked the vendor to let me see it. Priced at $25, he accepted my offer of $20 so Santa and Reindeer are now awaiting their time for display with the rest of my vintage Christmas decor next winter. They will make a fantastic focal piece as it is fairly large!
I have been looking for vintage suitcases ever since I saw so many people using them in their studios or just for decor. Daughter has found a few, but so far I hadn't had any luck. It wasn't until this past week that I finally found one in decent condition, for a great price.
Oh and just so you know, I HAD to buy it.
You see those initials? Well, they are MY initials. My full maiden name initials!
What are the chances of that?
I couldn't believe it. It was as if Fate wanted me to wait this long to find it.