Here I am at the end of a day that started with a kitchen fire Mr. ETB managed to start attempting to boil water for coffee (got it out without too much damage, but oh the smell of smoke!) and ended with the high wind knocking my car door into the massive SUV parked next to me (in the wrong direction, and partly in my space) causing a miniscule scratch that sent the owner into hysteria. I gave her my insurance info, called my insurance company, and that was that. My god how she freaked out over what was at most 1/16th of an inch scratch. I dunno, maybe she thought it was deliberate. Anyway, that's what insurance is for, but I could have done without the whole bit where she whipped out her camera phone and started taking photos of my car, Danny, myself, and my insurance card. I think if you're that obsessive about your car maybe you shouldn't park it incorrectly (and backwards) in a crowded lot on a very windy day.
But in-between those events, I had a rather interesting thrifting day. It got hot again, so I wore this Laura Ashley dress that (like most Laura Ashley) dresses adds about 30 pounds to my appearance. Do I care? Don't be silly. Look at those lovely roses on the print. And no, I didn't wear the headband out-I just washed my face.
First stop was the Sarpy County Historical Society Garage Sale. This is a yearly event that runs three days. Items are all donated, and were the sewing gods ever good to me today! The two Bakelite buckles above were in a box of sewing notions for $2.00 There were celluloid buckles as well, and glass buttons, fasteners, zippers, pom-pom trim, and other good stuff.
Come on, two bucks?!
I like to think these were my reward for getting lost, and driving around Belleview for an hour trying to find the place. It should have been a 15 minute drive. Oh well, nothing else to do as I couldn't stay at home until the place was aired out from smoke. While we were driving around, we passed the building where the long-gone abortion clinic was. To my surprise, there were people lined up in front of the place praying. That clinic has been gone a long time-I wonder if it is just a matter of routine, or if they are praying for the embryos? Opinions about abortion aside, I find it fascinating that the people continue to hold a vigil at the location after all these years. That's real devotion to be out there when no one is there. Anyway, once we found the sale it was, as always worth all the trouble.
But there was more...much, much more...all between .25 cents and $1.00
Such beautiful rings. The Monet ring on the bottom right could use re-plating, but I will wear it and enjoy it anyway.
Hey! That's me in the ring's reflection.
Owl bet you want to know where I went next (I'll be getting my hat now...)
We stopped at Hand-Me-Ups, and I found all sorts of great clothing, games, and fabric but it was these earrings that really caught my eye. $1.99 is a bit more than I like to spend for clip-ons, but they were so pretty, I splurged.
It would have been a terrific day had it not started and ended in quite such dramatic ways. I told Mr. ETB he's not allowed to make coffee anymore.