Before I share my treasures this week, I have to tell you about this strange phenomenon that has been happening since I posted this. My blog gets about 80-100 hits a day from people searching Burt Reynolds! Is that the craziest thing? Are you one of those people reading this right now?
I had no idea old Burt was so popular these days. I mean, yes, way back when he & Loni were the ‘it’ couple of 1982, I could have understood why 80-100 people would google him or look him up in the card catalogue as the case was then.
So, in researching this stunning turn of events, I came across google trends.
And I am fascinated.
Doesn’t take much to fascinate me, I know. I am the person who looks (covertly) in your grocery cart to see what you have and then makes wild assumptions about your life.
19 yoplaits and a gallon of Haagen Daas = Dieter with a back up plan.
National Enquirer, People, Cosmopolitan and a quart of booze = breakup, a bad one.
Just my little habit of grocery store voyeurism.
And now I can go to google trends and see what the world is thinking about! WoooHooo. In case you are wondering today it seems as if everyone is up in arms about ‘gsi commerce’ (no idea) and Patricia Neal (An actress from the 60’s, I think she was friends with Burt & Loni). ALso making the top 20 were ‘Roald Dahl’, ‘pore strips’ and ‘truffles’. The only one that makes any sense to me is, of course, truffles.
Google trends is almost as fun as grocery cart watching.
I had to really search for my treasures this week. Sometimes there are so many, they are falling off the shelves right into my hands, and other times, like this past week, I really have to dig around. (Hey do you guys think I used too many commas in the previous sentence or is it grammatically correct? Looks weird to me. Sara?)
This bright, pinky brown beauty was way at the back of the shelf. It is marked Frank Moreno, California USA. I couldn’t come up with a lot of info on his work, seems he is a bit of a mystery. Apparently there are a lot of collectors of his work, but no one seems to know much about Frank himself. He was in business in the 40’s through the 60’s (Hey maybe he was friends with Burt too!). This planter is the globe style, which he was well known for.
The colors are gorgeous and look at this crazing! I paid $5 for this piece and it is going to be a gift for someone. I know who, but they might read this, so, you know, shhhhh. (Again with the commas. Sara?)
Another milk glass vase from the Brody glass company. Paid $3. I am thinking this will hold some chocolate dipped pretzel sticks at the baby shower I am throwing next month.
Brody glass company again. Paid $4. I am going to have to throw lots of parties so I can use all my milk glass. Speaking of parties, if you look really hard in the back of the photo on the sink, you can see an empty beer can. Not sure why I felt the need to point that out.
These are not from the thrift. My mom gave them to me when I was home. I hate when I have to use my pretty vintage bowls with a big ugly plastic serving spoon. Mom said take ’em, so I did.
Oh. I love to polish silver. So satisfying.
I did purchased this rather wrinkly fabric at the thrift. There is quite a bit of it and I am going to use it for my September Sangria party. It just screams ‘fall party’ to me.
I usually don’t post my clothing finds, but these are kind of fun. All Gap or Gymboree and they will go on ebay when baby girl is done with them, so I count them as essentially free.
I got a bunch of other stuff that will be going on ebay. Kids cowboy boots for Halloween costumes and lots of back to school clothes. Had 30% off card for being a frequent shopper, so I took pretty good advantage of it.
Love & Peace to all you guys. Hope you have a fantastic week full of joy! I will be volunteering at VBS all week playing the part of various Bible peeps. You can bet my costume came entirely from the thrift. You should see my nifty cloak!