I'm off on a little thrifting, bargain hunting and antique weekend. Today was so windy, it was hard getting around but I had a very nice surprise when I got to the hotel. The hubby booked me into an executive suite. I knew he did, said I needed it but it was still a nice surprise because it is better than I thought it would be!
I didn't get much today, so I'll have to share stories or something! The first place I stopped, I only spent $2.00 plus tax. This is my all time favorite place to go and it's disappointing when I don't find tons of stuff. I did find this lavender soap dish though and have to do research on it to see how old it is. It is such a beautiful color but I wonder if anyone can use it:
It's a wall mount soap dish, can you image having a purple bathroom? It really is pretty. There's no markings on it so I don't know who made it.
I'm going to save the second item for last because there's a story behind it. :o)
At the next stop, only one item. A vintage Kodak light bar! The sockets and handle are Bakelite and I had a gift card. :o)
Did I tell you my room has an electric fireplace?
My next stop again, only one item but it's a beauty! LOLOL! Yep, of course, it's a paint by number for a total of $1.59! It's called Fluffy Kittens:
Did I tell you there's a hot tub in my room?
And the last stop yielded me 3 mugs. Now, late last year, we purchased a new Corelle set called Squared. I bought the pieces open stock because the mugs were boring and I really didn't need anymore mugs but I have since gotten a mini-Keurig coffee maker and now I need larger mugs! This is the set I bought:
The mugs I found today are by Corelle but called Chocolate Mint and are similar to this pattern. They don't have to match exactly since I don't serve coffee with the meal but save it for later with dessert (bought with a gift card again):
They all remind me of my funky living room chairs!
Now, for several years now, I've been searching for this stuff I used to play with when I was a kid. I have no idea why it was on my mind so much, but I really wanted to know more about it. I just couldn't remember the name of it. I thought dipsy doodle, dipsy something or other, kept doing searches all over the place and could never find it. I could remember the Creepy Crawlers we used to play with all the time but not this stuff I used to make flowers. Every time, parts would pop into my head and I'd do another search but never found anything.
Image my utter shock when I came across this!!!
That's it!!!! Whimsy Dip! OMG, I used to spend hours upon hours making flower petals during the evenings (even as a kid, I had no life)! Then, it had to sit so the next day, I would rush home from school to finish my flowers. I wonder if the cans of dip are still good! Best part, it was only $1.00 so I was one happy camper.
You shape the wire as a petal, dip it into the latex film and let it sit. Apparently, it was pulled off the market for toxic substances. That explains a lot, huh? LOL! Well, now that I know what it is, I researched it and you can still purchase the dip, under a different name now and still make flowers and things for hours upon hours! This includes a booklet of patterns such as butterflies, balloons and much, much more! But wait, there's more! The flower centers are still in the box! I just love this, something I have been remembering from my childhood and here it is!
I just know when I tell my Mom about this, her eyes are going to roll back into her head!
Did I tell you, two TV sets and a super huge bed? A living room area, a kitchenette area? I'm never leaving.