I had a pretty great weekend of vintage-hunting and thrifting! I did a lot of shopping with my mom and found some real gems.
My first find, though, is from a couple of weeks ago. I decided to browse one of my very favorite antique malls - a veritable warehouse of vintage awesomeness in downtown Indy -- and scored big time.
One of the dealers was closing down their booth and had just marked this set down...wayyyy down...when I happened by. I grabbed it up immediately and took it to the front desk to be held while I shopped. Then I proceeded to check on it about 15 times as I shopped to make sure no one else made off with it. Hey...vintage shopping can be a dog-eat-dog world. :)
The set consists of eight large Culver roly poly glasses in near-perfect condition and the original caddy. Culver made so many intricate gold patterns; I haven't been able to identify this one. I saw it referenced one place at Majorca, but haven't been able to confirm. Anyone know?
Next, I found this interesting little piece for half off at the thrift store:
It's a heavy, ornate brass nutcracker. I love the design on the base...it reminds me of an Arts and Crafts piece.
And the carved, enameled "Shalom" on the handle is pretty cool, too!
Blanc de Chine statues make me happy.
...but it's SO hard to find them with their thumbs. Yes, I said thumbs. If you've ever thrifted these beauties, you know that the vast majority of them are missing their thumbs and/or fingers. They're just so fragile! I picked up this one - digits intact - for a few dollars at another antique mall over the weekend.
Here's another 50% off thrift store find:
It's a really large brass vase with a cherry red enamel coating and a gorgeous peacock design. Love!
Finally, a little something I picked up for myself. I saw these boots - little black wellies with gold buttons - at Tar-jay months ago and seriously thought about buying them, multiple times. It's hard, though, to spend money on boots in the summer, so I kept passing them up.
Well, it just so happens that our Goodwill stores often buy up overstock from Target (do your GWs do this??) and I spotted the boots, tags still on, in my size, at GW over the weekend. Oh yes. And since it was half-off day, I snagged them for...get ready....$2.50!
I hope you all had some great thrifting scores of your own this weekend. I'm linking up here to check out everyone else's finds!
Thrift Share Monday at Apron Thrift Girl
Junkin' Joe at The Cottage Market