Summer Thrifting Treasures
I just love to thrift shop and once again I came home with a treasure to keep and some dishes I have other plans for.
It was half price for Seniors Day and I pretty much stocked up. The girl at the register gave me an additional discount at the register for wrapping all the dishes. Here is a sampling:
A Homer Laughlin egg cup in my favorite color!
Some pretty dishes
A tiny souvenir plate
A plate marked Japan (in the old way...a black stamp)
This had a crumbling sticker for $1.99 from many years ago. It's in beautiful shape and I have a plan for it!
A tiny hand painted cup
A solid glass eagle
A salt glazed folk art pottery jug.
Yes, it does have some paint that needs to be removed.
And there is a story behind these tarnished pieces of silver
I have been cursed today because of this silver crossing my palm.
This is the story.
A woman at the Salvation Army store was rifling though the box of stainless and I listened to the clink, rattle and crash while I was browsing the plates and cups. (You would be proud of me, I did not buy a mug today for myself.) Anyway I was waiting for her to finish because I wanted to find a pie server or two or some interesting spoons for a project.
She left but I didn't go over right away, I finished sorting through the plates first.
She had pulled out some silver plate stuff and left it lying on the shelf above, but obviously had decided against it as she had been away from the box for quite some time.
I looked at it, liked it and put it in my cart. I then spent a good deal of time looking through the big box myself. Later as I was wandering the store, she spied the spoons in my cart. She came up to me and asked me if I had taken the spoon from the shelf. I replied in the affirmative. She then said, in a very hostile voice, holding her hand out. "I would like my spoon back." as though I had stolen it. I was taken aback with her rudeness so I said I planned to purchase it myself. She demanded it back and I calmly said "No, I'm buying it, you put it back." She said she left it on the shelf so she could gather other things together and when she came back it was gone. (Who has to set a spoon down to gather stuff? )
Don't judge me. I didn't give it back. If she had nicely asked for it in the first place and told the truth, that she decided she really wanted it after all, of course I would have given it to her. It's only a spoon for heaven's sake! But she tried to bully me into giving it to her and I wasn't going to let her do that.
She cursed me by saying Karma would get me and stalked off.
Well...So far, I got an extra discount and discovered the egg cup is worth anywhere from $10 to $65 haha..according to ebay. Maybe standing up to bullies gives good Karma.
Can you guess my project?
Can you guess my project?