Sunday, July 29, 2012

A fish, a owl, and a woman named Bettye

Today I went to Goodwill and I found this owl lamp. It is signed by the same woman who made the fish lamp that I posted about on July 22. I suppose when I went to GW the first time, they hadn't put out the owl lamp. The fish lamp was signed Bettye M. The owl lamp has her full name. I wonder sometimes about the previous owners of the things I buy, so I looked her up. I found her obituary. She died July 17, 2012. That was four days after I found the fish. It's sad. The fish is marked 79' and the owl  78'. She kept those items all those years and now they are at Goodwill. I'm assuming no one in the family wanted them. I'm keeping the fish because I love it so much. The owl may go in my booth and I'm sure it will go to a good home. I'm sure she would have been happy to know that someone will appreciate the work she put into those two items.




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Monday, July 23, 2012

Hummels for less than a dollar

Have you ever wondered what .96 cents worth of Hummels look like? Well wonder no longer. Today at the G.W by the pound store I found eight Hummels. Do you all buy Hummels when you see them?



 

A week ago I saw these at G.W. I have Miller chalk ware in my kitchen but I have never seen Bosson's chalk ware before. It was so realistic that I had to buy them for $5.00 each. They are not in the greatest condition but who cares.





Sunday, July 22, 2012

I caught a good one

Hope you all are doing well. Today I went to G.W and I found this cookie jar marked U.S.A. He was 3.99. While looking down to get my phone out my purse I saw my other find.



This is a fish t.v lamp. It is missing one bulb and the light but I'm sure I can find a replacement online. For 9.99 I thought it was a good deal. The G.W employee asked me how much they marked it for. She said she really liked it. I told her it's missing the light and it's suppose to be a lamp. She said "Are you sure?" Wonder what she thought it was?


Next, is a vintage tin box. I never buy tin boxes but the design on this box pulled me in. It's so detailed.  I had to buy it. For $1.99 I couldn't pass it up.



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