Vera and I have been visiting family in my hometown for the past few days and having a nice relaxing time. Yesterday we had lunch and spent the afternoon with a very special adopted great-grandma and then went antiquing with my dad at a couple of great treasure-hunting antique stores in Beatrice, the closest ‘large’ town.
It was Vera’s first thrifting experience and she was fascinated by all the new things to look at. Here are a few of the interesting things we saw (you’ll have to excuse the photo quality of these iphone pictures):
Starting with a strange collection of bobble-head animals. I have no words but it made me laugh.
And here is an old Sears toy tractor that I thought was fun. What a cool vintage toy.
Land lines may be going extinct, but that didn’t stop me from fantasizing about one of these beauties hanging in my kitchen. Is it weird to have a non-functioning phone as decoration??
I had to take a picture of this, because it might be the strangest chair I’ve ever seen or will see again. Want to sit in my lap? Creepy!
I thought this old table sewing machine was pretty sweet, but maybe not quite what I need for my first efforts?
Then I saw something that really caught my attention. A whole stack of doilies!
I’ve been wanting to try this awesome DIY that I saw on Pinterest, so this was the perfect opportunity to start my little doilie collection. I only bought three because the rest were too big for what I need them for. Only 15 or so more and I can start crafting!
Vera also found something that caught her attention.
So all in all, we made out pretty well. No huge treasures, but a few small ones.
Anyone have any recent thrift or antique store finds? Share!