Tuesday, December 3, 2013

Five Minutes

Five minutes. That is how long I was late for the score of a lifetime. Just five minutes!
Last week, I went to one of my favorite thrift stores and I noticed some guy walking around with some kick ass mid century brass wall doohickey. I thought that was a pretty cool item, However, I would have passed on it because A: it was huge, I wouldn't want to ship that thing and B: it was huge, I wouldn't want to store that thing before it sold....but, hey, good for him. Then it dawned on me, he is still shopping, and he has an eye for cool things! As I watched him try to finagle that giant wall hanging into his significant other's cart, I saw the mother load of Pyrex in the cart. By mother load, I mean at least 20 pieces of vintage Pyrex. All the good ones too. The teal patterns, the orange ones...sets, all with lids...I managed to find a few in the back of the shelf that they must have missed.
I mean, don't get me wrong. I very much like the two Pyrex that I was able to get. I also like the fact that they were so busy grabbing all their cool stuff, that they didn't see these awesome mod soup bowls or the kitschy pig planter. Interested! Get them HERE ! By the way, these people didn't even look cool enough to be interested in vintage Pyrex. They looked like they should be at home, on their mauve velvet laz-e-Boy watching Rosanne reruns or Duck Dynasty. How dare them snatch all those fabulous things that were meant for me!....If only I was there 5 minutes earlier....  Well, at least I found this:

My son loves Chess and he loves the Simpsons. So at $3 this was a steal. All new, still wrapped. This is what my daughter will be giving my son for Christmas. Its in her price range and will be a great surprise. As I was strolling around the aisles, there was a boy, about 12 years old, following me around. He asked me if that was my cart...(D'uh, Im pushing it around, so what do you think?) He couldn't take his eyes of the Simpsons Chess set in my cart. He asked me if I was buying it. (Okay, another dumb question). So he proceeded to tell me how much he loves the Simpsons and how he has a Krusty the Clown doll at home and blah blah blah..... He should have got here 5 minutes earlier. Its mine now kid!
And now, this weeks independent/small business to support:
The owner Becky, is a friend of mine. We met when our daughters were in preschool together. We have a lot in common and our girls play together so well. Its great to have a buddy to go thrifting with!
Beckys love is vintage clothing, and she has some cool threads to check out!
How delicious is this number? Some Go Go boots and you are ready to go!
Smoking hot retro yum yum!
Stay away from all those big box stores full of boring crapola. Walmart won't be carrying this dress. (Why? Because they suck). And best of all, These dresses are unique! Pretty sure you won't show up at a party and someone else is wearing the same dress. So check out Pink Cheetah Vintage, you will thank me for introducing you to this retro delight.
Support local/ independent/family owned and operated business. Its so important. The Walton family doesn't need another yacht, but Becky's daughters would like to go to college. Supporting small businesses help make that happen!
I will continue to feature independent businesses this holiday shopping season! If you have a recommendation, let me know! If you have a business and are having any sales or promotions, let me know! Please comment! Share the love!


  1. Oh I hate that! I adore retro tin wind-up car and robot toys and had NEVER seen one in the wild until last weekend, a kid got to it before me! Boo, I say. At least I got to see it.

  2. They were in line in front of me, I asked if I could look at them and they let me. I wanted to see the prices they were paying. $1-$2 each. Ouch! My kind of prices!

  3. I'm big into Asian art and scored a large vintage watercolor at a Hospice thrift store. A girl followed me out to the car trying to get me to sell it to her. She never offered high enough to make me consider it though!

  4. She should have gotten there earlier haha