On another HOT day, had no plans of getting out, but needed to go to post office, then pick up a bit of "to go" food as it was to hot to cook. First stop: Post Office - Sunday - late morning, not many people around - run in to mail bills, check box, back out and move on. Food to go: Use drive-thru - nobody gonna see that you have very little makeup on or barely ran comb thru hair - You all know the scenario!!!! Then: What did I see - an "Estate Sale" sign - things like that can cause me to brake. I did not remember seeing it listed on the estate sale website, so decided I needed to check it out. Found a few pieces of jewelry to work with. Everything in the house priced, but no prices on the jewelry, so went to the person at check out (Oh good grief! How can she have all that makeup on in this heat - am I the only one slacking!?! ) and asked - 50cts. each! Works for me. Picked out 6 pieces (not much left), then wandered around the house, but did not see anything that reached out and tugged at my hand saying "buy me".
Went to pay for my "piddling purchase", and the total was half of what she quoted when I asked the price the first time !!!! Yep!! 25 cts. each !! Total $1.50! Do you think my appearance had anything to do with that ?
So - What did I get for $1.50? The dress clip in the middle is from the art deco era !!! How do I know this? It is marked and did a bit of research . The piece in the bottom, right corner is a vintage dress clip also, along with a pair of vintage earrings, 2 pins, and a lone, red, rhinestone earring.
Doubtful that my 2 clips have much value, as the clips on both are pretty worn (one rusty in places), and one is about to fall off, but I am looking forward to seeing what I can create out of them - 25 cts. each - I can't loose.
Linking up with "Today's Thrifty Treasures"
"Nifty Thrifty Tuesday"
I finally broke down yesterday, and made a major trip to the grocery store in this heat - a person has got to eat ya know. I wanted to look for some chain to finish up a jewelry project, but decided it was not that important when the heat index was 104.
Dug around in my pics and found this one I took 2 or 3 years ago, and saved it as my desktop. Maybe the power of suggestion will lower the temps just a bit. :-D
Have a great week and stay cool !