Monday, June 14, 2010

...changing of 'the guards'...

Well, maybe not a 'changing of the guards', but maybe a 'changing of the pricers' ? Friday, the yard sales were sparse, so I stopped by one of my 'usual' stuff~shops that I hadn't been to in several weeks. I scanned the 'usual' spot for the 'usual' basket of scarves. It still held the s.a.m.e. scarves that it had the previous few times that I had been there. Of late, their scarf prices had been creeping higher and higher and were now up in the $2 - $3 range, with only an occassional $1.50 mixed in. WHY? I don't know. This shop is in a College Town, and that is the only explanation that I can come up with~ because I'm sure the locals won't pay the prices. THIS local won't anyways. Not even for a beloved VERA. I still must look. After scanning the 'usual' basket and coming away with nothing, I continued on. I had almost completed my rounds when I spotted another basket on a different shelf, full of 'fresh' scarves. Marked by a different 'guard' (L-1). .50¢ !! VERA !! (2010 #16 & 17).... Oh, Life is Good!!

At the next 'stuff~shop~stop' I grabbed two old SCRABBLE games. I have been in search of these to put the old wooden letters to use. At .75¢ each I think that I did okay.

Saturday was spent gardening between raindrops, and as a reward for a productive day, Sunday we went to MARKET! Not to our usual Flea Market ~ this time, we headed in the opposite direction...


They had LOTS of eye candy!!


and I came home with LOTS of ideas, inspiration, and more 'green growies'!!ANGELS TRUMPET (Datura) ...another type of a Moon Flower /night blossoming plant that I have long admired a few blocks from our house on our evening walks!!
~AND ~


2010 SWEATER CLIP #10.

5 comments:

Linda said...

Now that's more like it for scarves! Good job and you found a Vera! Yeah! Oh you did great on the old scrabble games, they are usually more around here!

Heidi Ann said...

What a terrific score on the Vera scarves! I always pick up Scrabble games, too. Most often I find them for around a dollar and I am thrilled.
I have yet to find a single sweater clip ANYWHERE. What's up with that, I wonder? I mean, you don't live anywhere near me....

Shara said...

I just gathered up all my Scrabble tiles to count them. I am at 962! Sets of over 1,000 sell for over $100.00. So, I am almost there!

That sweater clip, wowza! What is it? Mink?

Vintage Christine said...

OK, I mean it, I'm sending you the sweater clip I managed to literally grab out of someone's hands at a recent estate sale. Do you need a blue rhinestone one? The sweater clip you featured looks like two caterpillars got caught on it, ha ha! I found two stickpins at the same estate sale so I'm happy, especially since another lady who I get stickpins from has starting selling them TO OTHER PEOPLE (gasp!) and she's raising her prices. Greed greed greed!!!

Sandy aka Doris the Great said...

Another wonderfully quirky sweater clip! And I love your Scrabble game idea; I may have to join you!