A Little Retail Therapy
Yesterday morning Creamie and I were both feeling a little better, and decided to do a little thrifting. And it was awesome. Here are some of my treasures from our shopping date.
Steve Madden satin polkadot wedgies with metallic leather interior. In my size, $5. Awesome.
My mom had these Bible story books when I was a little girl, and I always loved them. They were published in the mid fifties, and they have fantastic illustrations. Each book was only a dollar, but it is missing volume 1 from the set. I can find it on ebay though, where a whole set of them is currently being sold for somewhere around $160. Did I totally score? Yes. Yes I did.
This is one of my favorite stories in these books. It’s the story of how Esther became queen and saved her people. As a little girl I read it over and over and over again. I can’t wait to read it to Creamie.
Another fantastic find to add to my Pyrex collection! This is part of a set of four bowls and one of my favorite patterns. The best part? It was only a dollar. Even if it wasn’t a piece of beautiful vintage Pyrex, and wasn’t part of a set that is super hard to come by, it would still be worth a buck for just a cute yellow polka dot bowl. This one find would have totally made my day. But then I had all those other good things too!
I got this set of golden book dictionaries several months ago now, but I had forgotten about them until I went to put the new (ish) Bible story books away. They were published in the late 50’s I think, and have some really cute illustrations inside.
I also picked up a few more books for Creamie today, and some new springy clothes for her, which I am sure will appear in future posts. Today’s theme was obviously polka dots and old books. But seriously, how can you ever go wrong with polka dots and old books. A little thrifting retail therapy was just what I needed yesterday. There is just something so therapeutic about finding that perfect treasure stacked amid heaps and heaps of trashy junk. I don’t think it will ever get old for me. See you soon!