Tuesday, July 10, 2012

What I'm doing with my weeks vacation.



It started at the end of work Friday July 6, 2012 at 10:00 o'clock a.m. My eldest daughter and I have plans to travel to Bennington VT for a three day road trip starting Saturday morning. But first we have to finish packing, get some dinner and yes visit a thrift store. I didn't find much, but what I found was enough.


My first find was these four vintage Vera napkins that with a little TLC may added to my store inventory. butterflyplace.etsy.com.


The next find was this vintage 1974 Disney spinning top. With a little soap and water this will also become inventory on my Etsy store. That was it for Friday thrifting because I am watching my budget and still had three days left to shop in Vermont and just enjoy some time off.
Then came early Saturday morning and the five hour trip to Bennington VT. This was not a random place we chose. It was a town we had seen before and visited on short terms. (basically a couple hours while driving through) So with the promise that we would someday go back, here we were on our way. We arrive early and had scoped out the thrift and second hand stores and headed first for the VOA. It was small but had plenty to rummage through and there's nothing like a good hunt. I saw plenty that I could get but I was being selective. I found a Vera Bradley wallet that has since been snatched up and I'm happy it has a new home.



The only other item at this site was this vintage John Wright cast iron door stop. I liked it because it's cats and it was just so cute and in good condition. I figured if it didn't sell it would be used somewhere in our new townhouse apartment. Well I've tried to research this and have found four others. Two on eBay. One of which is also in this great condition selling for $299. Yes $299. The other in such bad condition that it was just about a pile of rust for $19. Well being unsure of what to do I continued my search. I found another on another sale site listed for $200 and on another site one that someone had repainted for $175. Obviously I am going to do a little more research before I list this item either on EBay or Etsy.
It was a wonderful weekend and although we wanted to stay longer the budget said no. Other items I found were great and for my personal self. Wow something for me. I found a new pair of Clark's sandals for $12, a Gap shirt for $8, some nice skeins of yarn and crochet hooks for future projects, some terra cotta pots for my new herb garden, and few other odds and ends that friends will receive along with some special food items we brought back. I will blog those later because we discovered we could eat our way across the state of Vermont. lol
For this morning, the fourth morning of my vacation, that is what's new at our place. I hope everyone has a day and I look forward to sharing the adventures of our trip as the week goes on.
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10 comments:

Helen and her Daughters said...

The door stop was a great find!

victoriantailor said...

I still have my son's top exactly like that, from when he was a little boy, now my granddaughter plays with it, you found some great things, have fun in Vermont!

Dorothy said...

OH,I love the kitten doorstop, how sweet is that!
Dorothy

Sally Annie Magundy said...

Adore your kitty door stop, so much fun!

I found one lone Vera napkin in my mom's things, never had been used - guess it's companions had been much loved and tossed along the way.

Happy VTT!

LV said...

That is a great find in the old top. Have a safe trip and find many more goodies to share.

Jill said...

Love the Vera napkins - to find ones with the lady bug, that really was lucky! I found a set of four but I think they are newer, they have a tag and it has a CA number

Chenille Cottage said...

How I love your little top...and, that red nob is just perfect!
Happy Rednesday!
Carolynn

Connie said...

We are leaving next week on a 3 day thrifting vacation in Michigan. Hope we have as much success as you did.

DearHelenHartman said...

Cute finds - love the napkins!

Diann said...

Fun finds! Thank you for sharing at TTF last week! I hope to see you join us again!