Thursday, April 26, 2012

I will clip your hair whilst we sit around the Vaporizer

~ Magnolia Tree in full bloom~

 I imagined a update would be a good thing. That's usually what one does when they blog right?
I was hitting the 2 week mark without a post and my purchases are starting to add up here.
Last Saturday I went yard saling. I didn't find too much but the stuff I found I was happy about. I find I am a little pickier this year than previous years which I assume to be a good thing.

One of my first buys was this 1950s hair clipper. The box caught my eye... as I lifted the lid a very nice older gentlemen said "That's a collectible, you don't come across them nowadays" He was smoking a big Cigar and  HECK was it strong. *lol* I said: "Well it's really cool, I love old things"
He said: "How about $1" And I replied: "Sold"
He showed me how there was instructions in the lid,  and that it came with a extra spring.
I asked Mr. if I could cut his hair with it and he said "Sure" ("What a trusting man I have")

 The purchase below is a Vaporizer I bought a month or so back from a local  I paid $7.99 which is more than it's original price.
The box again is what caught my eye, I am surprised it is in such good condition.

 I really did not want to leave this behind at the store. After all it's "Commended by the consumer service bureau of parents magazine" That really does mean it's the best in case you didn't know.

 I am happy with just the box... but lets look at the actual Vaporizer!

 I was shocked upon opening the box and seeing the Excellent condition of the graphics on the glass jar. "OoOohhh I can't wait to have this on my starbust Formica kitchen table in my "Future" Vintage decorated home. ("Yes people I do have alot of plans and dreams for my future") *hahhaah* But at least I have the table and now the vaporizer.

 Cute little mesh shopping bag .50 cents garage sale. I fell for those marble handles!!

 "OooOoohhhh AHHHHhhhh"

 Black Roller Skates Thrift store $7.99 ("They do have brakes they are just inside the skates .... I need to find some screws") I purchased a previous pair last year... they were just plastic though and quite big so I re-sold them.... and waited for another pair to come along! These are leather they roll perfectly and I plan to use them every now and then this year. "ONCE THE BRAKES ARE ON"

 Set of four starburst drinking glasses .99 cents Salvation Army
"I let out a little squeak when I spied these"

 Cute Salt & Pepper shakers sitting on a bench. $1.99 "A little pricey for my liking considering one is missing his.... uhmm "plug"... but I will find one for him

 Found on Sat at a garage sale for $1 "Toot Toot" the 1964 train.
(For the "future" baby coconuts of course)
When my Dad seen this he said: "Don't you think your kids will want a (NEW TRAIN) from nowadays rather than one from 1964?"  I said: "No Dad I will have vintage kids.... that like vintage toys"
In reality of course when I have kids I will buy them new toys too. But there is something so charming about these ones from decades ago.

Garage sale 0.10 cents each

Today I got my Garage sale list for this weekend started,  it looks like it might be a good day for saling. I am going to try and take pics of what I find while I am out.... so I don't find them places when they get home and then they end up forgotten about.

I went on my first bike ride of the year this week. I took out "Cotton Candy Carnival" (That's the name of my bike) Here is a pic of her and I under the Magnolia tree.   

Friday, April 13, 2012

Hawaiian Parrots on my patio

Hello: Happy Friday! Here I am in a Hawaiian dress I found for $4.99 at Value Village.
I also found the huge delightful parrot & shell necklace for $5.99 (That is more than I usually pay, but lately in thrifts and online they usually start out at about $15.00 so I just "Told myself" I was getting a deal.) "OH WHAT'S THAT IN THE CHAIR ON THE RIGHT??
OMG!! It's another one of those bags... Price was $2.00 and I thought it was hilarious I found a second one.

Remember the first one I found last month?

"Ohhhh the EXCITEMENT"

I am thrilled and Jersey doesn't seem to know what the hecks so exciting!!
I wonder if I will find another....


 I suppose a belt would look good with this dress trouble is I was in a huge rush to take these pics before Mr. Coco got off work.

 *Kiss Kiss*

Awesome starfish shoes!
$1.00 at a Liquidation outlet

The Parrot necklace

 I imagine this is one of Vanessa's from  Two Squirrels friends!
He has been hanging out in my Maple tree spying on me the past couple days. He likes to run along our fence and eat nuts all day long. He also has staring contests with Jersey my Boxer dog.
 I named him Acorn...

Have a delightful Weekend

Friday, April 6, 2012

Don't touch my Potatoes

Today I peeled potatoes for Easter dinner. We had our dinner this evening because Saturday is when we go for Ramen and we have yet to break tradition. *lol*
I so badly wanted to do a bit of thrift shopping Today as I have not done any shopping over a week, BUT EVERYTHING WAS CLOSED!! (Except huge chain stores)
 I wore a green "Vintage Style" dress that I picked up from a thrift for next to nothing. I can't remember the price because I have had it for at least a year or so.
 I bought the macrame bag for $2 It JUST holds my (Wallet, Camera Cellphone & Gum) *eeep*
I suppose I am a big handbag sort of Women. But I really like this bag.
Here I am up in a weeping willow.
 My Guy was not really into vintage really until this passed year. Probably because I talked about vintage non stop .... He has taken to it alot more. *YAY* There is a online deal where you can get your first pair of glasses for just the cost of shipping for free. Mr. Coco does not need to wear glasses but he has always wanted a pair so this was the perfect time to get some. When I suggested he get vintage style glasses he actually AGREED and his glasses arrived a couple days ago. Since he got them .... he pretty much wants to wear them all the time
Testing out a beach cruiser....
I need to get my bike out of Winter storage. I WANNA feel the wind in my hair again.

 Under the weeping willow tree

Spring blooms in the park

Happy Easter Everyone!!!