Saturday, March 6, 2010

...Private Number ~ NOT!

I recently read the post on OODLES about a thrift closing in MY very own town. How long has it been since I have thrifted that I didn't even know about this?! That I had to find out about it by reading a blog?! I thought back... Had it really been two whole weeks, or FOURTEEN full days that I had actually gone without stopping at a thrift?! ...and look what had happened, they were already starting to close!!! (ha, ha....I hope it's not due to my lack of 'stimulus'...)

I definitely felt it my duty to get back out there on Friday! It was a sunny day, with no signs of rain or foul weather, so I felt it safe to leave my mailbox unattended (awaiting the VERA book, ya know...) and I ventured...
Not much of interest, but it just felt good to be pawing through the 'stuff'! I did come home with a book on How To Play the Recorder. I had picked an older recorder up last summer to list on ebay, and this should go good with it. I also grabbed this unopened STAMPIN UP! Antiques lower alphabet set... I was going to put it on ebay, but they aren't bringing much, so I might just keep them to use.
A Kokopelli pendant for me ($1) and a couple of bottles of perfume to try out - Liz Claiborne and Etienne Aigner/Private Number. I Love having a variety of perfumes to suit my moods, but they are such a personal thing, and I find it so hard to pick out ones that I Really like. I can't tell if I like them or not until I smell them on ME for a while... ("Why don't you just go to a cosmetic/perfume counter and grab a bunch of the little samples?" you ask... Those places just really bother me. Do they still do the little samples?) So when I can pick up a 'next-to-new' bottle at a sale for little to nothing, and the smell seems to be pleasant, I give it a shot. This is where it becomes a real gamble folks! Once the fragrance is applied, and 'lived' with for a while it often goes from 'pleasant' to some form of nauseating... hence the two of Friday's pick...GAG!!! I don't get it - I have whiffed 'Liz' on other people and liked it... just not ME.
(SIDE NOTE: Does anybody else get instantly nerved when somebody comments on your perfume? I feel perfume is such a personal thing that I MUST have it on WAY.TOO.STRONG if 'just anybody' can smell it, and I should run home and take a shower... ).
Oh well, I did have an awesome find a while back - EN JOY by jean patou !! Crazy loving that stuff!!

I leave you with 2010's Sweater Clip #5...


For anyone that could possibly have noticed that I skipped #4... I made a trade with Vintage Christine which included a sweater clip, and I forgot to post, and that would be '#4'.

5 comments:

Vintage Christine said...

Humph! You forgot to post about sweater clip #4?! I also wanted to thank you for the three VERY INTERESTING stickpins you sent me in trade. I never in a million years would have thought to make a stickpin out of a button but I guess whoever made it needed a white mushroom-y thing for an outfit. I nearly jumped out of my skin when I unwrapped the bead spider but it's cute (even missing a leg, poor little guy). The 3rd pin is great. Didn't find any sweater clips yesterday at the flea market and only 2 stickpins, and when I asked for either, one vendor said, "I don't have any but wish I did--people are starting to collect them." AAAAAAACK! Well, so much for cheapo prices!

Shara said...

It's a sad, sad world when the thrift stores are starting to close! Two of my local "cheap thrill" spots have closed lately. One was my favortie cheap Bean Burrito place and the other was a special $1.00 store full of closeouts - things that were $15.00 - were $1.00. Without my cheap spots, I might as well just stay home! :(

*Love the Kokopelli pendant - nice!

grunge-queen said...

Aww, I feel the same way about a thrift shop closing - how sad! Hope you have other regular haunts to go to ....

black eyed susans kitchen said...

The thrift store is closing? I would think that they have a booming business right now...this is kind of a bummer.
♥, Susan

Anonymous said...

I read about it some days ago in another blog and the main things that you mention here are very similar