While in Mansfield Ohio the other day, I did a little shopping. Okay, I did a lot of shopping. Revise again: I did a LOT of shopping! not the usual mall, tourist stuff though--you know that's not my thing. My friends and I share a passion for the old, the quirky, the unwanted and the vintage. Since I've been selling on eBay my taste, and my searches, have broadened considerably.
This is good and bad. It means my brain is stuffed with a random assortment of odd facts about useless things. It means I buy all sorts of weird things and think I can sell them (I usually do). It means my home office is a total disaster, filled to overflowing with stuff I have not had time to get listed for sale yet. It means I dig into dark corners of doubtful shops seeking those odd things at low prices that I might be able to sell--or better (or worse, depending on your point of view), that I might want to keep.
I came home with literally boxes and bags full, enough to fill my friend's trunk and half of her back seat. I should feel ashamed and I would if it were not that my friend Donna knows me well and is willing to humor this strange passion I have.
Here are a few of the things I dragged home (but only a very few, trust me--there's lots more. I need a store!):
I love these plates! The photo doesn't do the pattern justice. Marked "Betty Pepper for AMC" these are so retro and classic with their red and white design and stylized flower print. I have found only a few examples of this pattern online.
Linking to Colorado Lady's Vintage Thingie's Thursday again today. Stop by her blog and check out the neat things other bloggers have to show.