Lightning Bonus Weekend at the Goodwill
I expect. That either you’ll get this post. And say, “Wow!” Or you won’t get it at all. It probably depends. On your relationship with thrift stores.
The marido’s parents took him and his siblings to a thrift store to buy clothes when he was a child. He, consequently, doesn’t like ‘em and does not understand their glory. My parents took me to Marshall Fields as a child, but we then walked to J.C. Penney to find something comparable to what they had in Fields. I guess that’s neither here nor there. That said, I love thrift stores.
There are 3 Goodwill stores in my city. Because I seemed to be on a roll, I went to all of ‘em. And came home with bags with the following delights. I’ve numbered my top 3 favorites.
A small image of an Indian women (in the photo) made from crushed semi-precious gemstones (amethyst, agate, jasper, sodalite, etc.). This is my number 1. It is so cool.
2 pair pastel jammies, 1 for summer, 1 for winter
2 small botanical water color vignettes by Cross Plains, WI, artist Beth Ann Hamilton
A large Indian block printed table cloth
A small heart-shaped Bennington Pottery dish, cobalt blue sponge painted. My number 2.
An orange to gold pressed glass grape-motif footed dish
Small porcelain doll parts, 4 arms and 1 head, for my art stash
An all-purpose Coldwater Creek black dress. My number 3.
A stone apple. I don’t think it’s onyx because it’s bright yellow, but I’m not sure what it is. Probably made in Pakistan.
A like-new yoga mat in its mesh bag.
Brown onyx tea light holder.
One of those crank-the-handle mixers
A medium-sized frame make of twigs
A small blue and white lidded talavera tile box that says, “Hand painted Puebla, Mexico” on the bottom.
A couple of sweaters, one Liz Claiborne
An Italian hand painted small decorative plate with a bird in the center.
An oval birch bark basket
A medium-sized glass pan. We've switched over to nearly all glass and cast iron, because of heebie-jeebie worries with metal pans.
A pair of recycled Mexican glasses, stemmed, green tint with blue rims
Various beads, caboobles, and doodads
All told, it was a very good weekend at the Goodwills.