This took me to some cities that I would not usually go for thrifting. After two hours of driving around and stopping at three estate sales, I had found nothing. I was resigned to the fact that I would not find anything and that was okay because the lunch date was going to be the highlight of my weekend.
After a few more random garage sale stops I saw one last sign and stopped. I found this silver-plated vase that I plan to fill with silk or dried hydrangeas.
I am totally against smoking but I found these two ash trays from the Beverly Wilshire Hotel in Beverly Hills, CA. I like that this is another bit of California history. I may not be able to afford spending a night there but at least I can afford their thrifted ash trays.
The last two items I bought for purely nostalgic reasons. I remember playing with these little Disney figurines called Disneykins. I still have my old Donald Duck Disneykin somewhere. I think I broke all of the other characters. I found these two Disneykins and just had to have them. Sweet childhood memories.
It was a beautiful weekend reconnecting with a dear friend and I also found some nice treasures. What a great weekend!
As a followup to my post titled Four Estate Sales, I finally had a chance to look at all of the buttons that were in the jar I bought. I found two buttons that are either Bakelite (passed the chemical smell and 409 tests) or Vegetable Ivory. I also found one large and several small Lucite buttons. The large Lucite button has a black carved rose in the center. There are several vintage shell buttons and two glass vials. It was truly a treasure hunt looking through the old button jar.
This is linked to Apron Thrift Girl, Coastal Charm, The Shabby Chic Cottage, The Shabby Nest and Vintage Thingie Thursday.
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