This past weekend was filled with multiple shopping sprees on Saturday and Sunday. I couldn't believe the vintage that was out there that no one snatched up. It was glorious. Now that's a word I haven't used in a while. Glorious. I usually use it when I'm dead set on something being utterly effing fantastic. Okay. Okay. Let's get back on track with my shopping spree from the weekend. Surprisingly, I didn't spend as much as I probably would have. It's all about knowing how to wheel and deal. Bartering with people. They want to get rid of it and you want it. So, use your powers of persuasion and snatch it up already.
|Newest additions to my jewelry stash.|
|Some of the loot from the weekend.|
Moving on...I also picked up a metal money box for the upcoming San Diego Vintage Swap Meet (that Derek and I are hosting), it still had the key attached. Now, if it only came with a wad of money inside, life would be grand. But it didn't. Que sera sera. I suppose. I also picked up quite a few vintage clipon earrings, as you may or may not have read, I can't wear earrings anymore since I stretched out my lobes way beyond repair. I've oner indulged in clipons. I'm beginning to become obsessed with them, inquiring almost 10 pairs over the weekend. But that's because on Sunday, Derek and I gave ourselves an allotted amount of money and did a late morning at the swapmeet. There, someone was selling vintage clipons, brotches, hat pins, necklaces, braclets all for a $1 each. I believe I cleaned them out. Mostly the ladies there were looking for what looked new and acceptable to todays standards. I did the opposite.
|Sunday at the swap meet.|
While at the swapmeet, we found another guy selling a set of 4 1950's latte cups with a pink juice crafe and 2 pink creamer containers made by the Hazel Atlas Glass Co. Along with a 1960's starburst coffee crafe. Derek found a Coco Joe's tiki keychain that he HAD to have. I figured it was a buck, he deserved it. I also picked up 2 vintage ashtrays. Now, before you go assuming; no, neither one of us smoke. I started collecting vintage ashtrays a little while ago, because they're sexy looking. Yes, you read me right. I said sexy looking. And have you ever seen one? If not, google vintage ashtrays online. You'll agree. We've resorted to using one that came broken in transit as a wine cork catcher. The others are just laying around in different spots in the house collecting dust. But I refuse to get rid of any of them. They're too sexy to look at. Sexxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxy.
Well, the weekend was a great one for vintage shopping. I hope you all found some good buys like I did. And if you did, show them off. I'd love to see them.
Until next time, lovelies.