Today's Thrift Share post is going to be short and sweet. Cerys (pronounced Care-iss) my little Welsh pixie girl turns 11 (Jan 10). Our morning will begin with a visit by the birthday fairies (although she's finally caught on so this year she actually helped decorate for tomorrow's entry into being 11), followed by some presents, breakfast and school. 11 is such an odd year where she's really one foot into childhood and another foot into nearly becoming a teen (as one of you so wisely put it a couple months ago). She seems to still have her mind in childhood though as she's asked for playmobil and dolls for her presents this year.
It was a good thrifting weekend which began in Corte Madera on Friday morning. I attended an estate sale where I found some book inventory, a Finnish Modernist jewelry piece as well as discovered a new thrift store. I arrived home satisfied and excited for Saturday.
The camera above was a gift to me from my father. My parents are visiting for Cerys's birthday and my mother's health is so good. Her newest round of chemo is doing wonders along with her natural treatments (lots of herbal supplements). I can't begin to tell you how happy I am. My father wanted to go to the Flea Market this morning so off we went. I have no idea why he wanted to buy me the camera but the minute I had it in my hands I knew it would make the most fabulous book end. I was soy touched by his gift.
I found this clock on Saturday morning. It's not a flip clock (as I had mistaken it for) but a wheel of numbers. There's probably a fancier name for it. Does anyone know if it has a proper name? I thought it was very mod though. I should sell it. I bought it to sell but after photographing it I sort of became fond of it. As I always do. Sigh.
And because it was a weekend for gadget geekery I had to pick up this vintage calculator as well. Aren't the numbers fabulous? This came out in 1972 and was a variation of the first LCD Calculator. I'm not sure what to do with it yet. I couldn't find any for sale on eBay although one of the calculator sites mentioned having purchased this one through eBay. This site on vintage calculators is worth saving for future reference. I've had good success with selling certain calculators.
Vintage Crystal Necklace - going in my Little Shop on Monday - mid morning after the children are in school.
I'm off to get some sleep as I imagine Cerys will be up before dawn excited to open presents and be officially 11.
Did you thrift this weekend?