October 16, 2011
Bling and Books
Over the last two weeks I was able to visit a few garage sales, the thrift stores, and a used book sale. The 'finds' were not particularly plentiful, but that is OK. I go more to get out, browse, reminisce and wonder at the plethora of people's cast-offs, rather than to buy. I did find this older fake pearl necklace for $1.
You can tell the older ones by their clasps, and I thought this one had a nice patina. Funny, I bought another pearl necklace at a garage sale in August. I am obviously attracted to them, so I guess I'd better wear them more often.
At another garage sale, I bought this silver plated 'made in England' egg cup.
$2. It seems too fancy to eat a boiled egg from. Especially when the yolk runs over the edge!
Otherwise, I purchased books. Lots and lots of books!
Another lover of British Mysteries must have cleared off their bookshelves and donated it all in one fell swoop to the Salvation Army. I found the first four books there for .25 cents. I bought Voices, an Icelandic mystery, at a garage sale for .25 cents, and the rest at a fundraising book sale for between $1 and $3. I was considering buying the Kate Morton books new, as I really enjoyed The House at Riverton, so I am happy I found them used! Now I have all my winter reading stacked and ready to go!
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