Instead of my usual "recent acquisitions" report, I'll tell you a little story. Shortly after Christmas, I had to stop short at a red light and heard a mysterious "THUNK" from the back of my car. When I got home and checked it out, I was simultaneously thrilled and embarrassed to find a stash of vintage goodies on the floorboards of my back seat. I hadn't noticed them there because they were wrapped up on a dark colored blanket and buried underneath a stack of cloth grocery bags. Not my fault, right? I'm pretty sure this stuff had been back there since (cough, cough) Thanksgiving-ish. Seriously.
Here's what I dug up:
A massive solid plaster gold lion. (This was the source of the mysterious "THUNK.") I remember buying this at a Goodwill a few months ago, because the teenager who checked me out said, "What IS that thing?" and I said, "Ummm...a huge gold lion?" and he said, "Really? Cool." (????) This thing is ginormous. It's really amazing that I managed to lose it for so long.
Next, I unearthed a porcelain elephant that I bought at an antique mall holiday open house the first week in December:
It's marked "Nancy Lopez 1980" on the underside and it's such a pretty, delicate piece in person.
Adding to the elephant count, I also dug up this large vintage brass vase or urn with elephant heads and trunks as handles. It needs some polishing, but I love the design.
And there you have it. I also found two Willowware serving pieces that I bought on a shopping trip with my mom in early December, but I haven't photographed those yet.
A lion and three elephants: a virtual car safari. What do you think of my haul? Does that fact that I "lost" all this stuff in my vehicle for more than a month make me a hoarder? Let's hope not!
Linking up to these fabulous parties:
The Nifty Thrifty at A Living Space
Thrift Share Monday at Apron Thrift Girl
Junkin' Joe at The Cottage Market