Thursday, July 1, 2010

Bling

I managed to leave my lunch on the counter this morning and remembered it when I was halfway to work. This of course forced me to walk over to a hole-in-the-wall Chinese place about three blocks from my office which also forced me to walk past the Main Street Thrift Store. The owners mostly sell used furniture, but their junk jewelry offerings rival the Mission's.


These four and a twisted silver chain set me back three dollars. None of the pins have any markings. The safety pin brooch is of course new. The two silver pins are pretty hefty and my guess is that they are 1950's-1960's (if I buy any more circle pins I'm soon going to be able to create my own chain mail). The little gold circlet is not flimsy, but it's not heavy enough to be real gold, either. I have no clue how old it might be.


I didn't get this pin, even though I'm a big fan of Dolores.


The spousal unit got lucky. I really wanted to buy this, and the matching chair.

5 comments:

FUZZARELLY said...

Ooooooh, I so want that chaise and chair! What were they asking?

Shay said...

I don't know but I can check for you tomorrow (all furniture is on sale, 20% off, because the city has the sidewalks torn up).

Do you really want to drive the to Bloomington, IL for a glider? The upholstery is 1960's diner plastic.

Sharon -- The OKI Stampqueen said...

OHMYGOSH! DOes that glider bring back FOND SUMMER MEMORIES!!! Growing up, my great aunt and my godmother both had gliders exactly like this in their breezeways-OH--and I spent many, many summer afternoons after swimming in the pool lounging on these gliders and reading! Ahhh---I wish I had it! My spousal unit would not have been so lucky---AND would've had to created a closed in porch for it as well! Hmm, a hot tub would be nice, too! ; ) Thanks for sharing!

Lydia said...

Yum. I love circle pins, too. Congratulations on the great finds!

Sam said...

I can say that the chaise is SUPER comfy for napping on a hot summer day...by human and feline alike.
All you need is a soft coverlet (so you won't stick to the vinyl) and an iced tea...