Thursday, March 25, 2010

...Spring Splurge

Do you ever see something at a Thrift that catches your eye, but you manage to talk yourself out of it and walk away?
...maybe it would look GREAT in somebody else's home but you can't quite picture it in yours!
...perfect on somebody else's body, but you just wouldn't be able to carry it off!'re cleaning out, and REALLY trying not to take More 'stuff' home!'s just past your '$flinch$' point! (come-on, we all have one!)
That was the case with this vintage soft-sage green pearl, memory-wire choker with matching enamel pendant/pin that I found casually strewn amongst the linens at a Second Hand shop a few weeks back. Not my usual style. Not like anything I had in my collection, or like anything I had ever even come across before... At $4.00 though, did I 'really' need it? Would I 'really' wear it?
I set it back down.
I walked away.
I left.

For TWO weeks I found myself sporatically thinking about this choker. The weather got warmer. I would throw on a T-shirt with a pair of jeans and think "I bet that choker would have looked cool with this..." . Then the choker kind of slipped my mind, because as we all know - if you don't grab something when you see it at a Thrift, it WILL be GONE when you go back!!

Last Friday I happened back by this same thrift while out running errands after work, I stopped by for a quick look at their scarves (I was running LATE). Not even thinking...


This time I DID NOT leave without it! The more I live with it, the more intrigued I am by it - it has the greatest design.

A 'hinged' loop allows you to take it off the string of 'pearls' and wear it solo as a pin. It is signed on the back with a solid star inside of a circle, but I am not familiar with that mark and must do more research to find out who the designer/maker was!

Last night we picked up our new 2010 Subaru Forester, to replace our '99 RAV4. DH 'OBVIOUSLY' has a different idea of 'Spring Splurge' than I do, and I guess his "$flinch$' point is a bit higher than mine 8-).

GOOD-BYE '99 RAV4 ... you served us well...

DH has had it with our ancient, snail-like computer... and our new one gets delivered this week - so, if I'm AWOL for a while we are either transitioning programs, out cruising in the new wheels or at the Final Four!!

Happy 'Spring Splurging' Everyone!!


Linda said...

You were meant to have that choker! It is very cool. Love the new wheels also. I just got a new laptop about a month ago and I am soooo happy!! Spring Fling indeed!

Shara said...

A new car and a new computer! (Kinda makes my underwear purchases even more pathetic.)

Lovely new car. My Grandma has a Rav4 and it is the sweetest quietest little car. Purrrrr.

Happy Spring - it looks lovely there!

Barbara at Oodles and Oodles said...

I think my thrifting flinch point is $3 - anything more feels like real money. (Of course there's a sliding scale, so if there's an auction, and there's Jade-ite, the flinch point moves w-a-y up.) Welcome to the sorority of Subaru Forester drivers - mine has 152,000 miles on it and is still my favorite vehicle ever.

Sonya --Dime Store Thrift said...

I am so glad you got it! It is FABULOUS and simply meant to dress up a tshirt.