Saturday proved to be a beautiful day here in the 'Burgh-- balmy breezes and bright clear skies-- so it seemed like the right time to make a little jaunt to the Bellevue/Avalon section of the town.
Also, given the spring construction that's popped up-- and major thoroughfare's closed left and right-- it was about the only place I could go without being trapped in orange barrels and cones!
So let me show you one of my favorite things from this week... this lovely tin portrait plate I found at the Ohio River Boulevard antique mall.
And at 40% off, too! Now how lucky is that?
At the Red White and Blue, I found this excellent pink depression glass sandwich server...
I guess I better get cracking and make some nice crisp cucumber sandwiches with the crusts cut off, huh?
I love the detail on this handle... I've zoomed in so you can take a closer look at that, if you'd like...
I also found a milk glass bowl-- quite ornate!-- for the lady I know who collects milk glass. I'd already gotten her a huge batch of it for Christmas... But I liked this bowl so much, I couldn't resist.
I hope she'll like it, too!
And, and of course, you already are probably familiar with this animated figural clock, from Sunday's post...
And lastly, I thrifted a couple of books.
You know, interestingly this week, was how much fun people seemed to be having thrifting. At the Red, White & Blue in Bellevue, a group of 20-something gals were there having the time of their lives-- laughing, trying stuff on, chatting to everyone.
One of them had found some flamboyant pink sparkly shoes and she was bubbling over, saying she simply couldn't resist them-- it was like being a kid again playing dress-up.
And I got to thinking that that's one of the best things about thrifting-- you get out of it what you bring into it. So if you're looking for something to educate... to entertain... to inspire... or just to comfort like when you were a kid... you really can find it there.
All you have to do is look!
- If you'd care to check out Sunday's post on animated 40s clocks, click here.
And iff'n not? Perhaps you'll pop by Sunday for a brand new, not even previously-worn post?