I was out doing a bit of yard-sale shopping, and I couldn't resist this horrible plastic bunny on a pike for .50 cents. I had a similar decoration in the early 70's with a pink flower wearing false eyelashes and lipstick. I loved that thing, and plucked it from the bin as quickly as my mother would try to toss it away.
The full view is even more horrifying.
When people wonder what the hell is wrong with my generation, I can just point them to the bunny. I think the tiny plastic carrot is a nice touch.
So what else did the yard sales have today? How about some California pottery? I was excited to pick up this Pacific Potteries vase for .50 cents. Pacific is getting harder to find as they went out of business in the late 40's, and there just isn't that much of it around.
I really don't need more California pottery, but the pieces were practically free. At the rate my collecting is going, I could open a small museum as a sort of roadside attraction. I tell myself that it isn't a frivolous thing to collect as the items can be used (and I DO use them) but at some point I need to stop. I already have a personal rule where I won't spend more than five dollars on a piece unless it is very special. That helps to slow down the collection-that is until someone has a yard sale where they're unloading the stuff at .50 cents a pop.
Not pictured was a lot of vintage brooches and necklaces for ten dollars including a Ceil Chapman brooch from the 50's, a pair of 40's floral brooches, a Marvella rhinestone and faux pearl bracelet, and two Mexican necklaces among other items. That was a good purchase.
Land's End shirt dress-Hand-Me-Ups
Connie sandals-Goodwill (brand new, tags still on) $3.99
Enid Collins "Early Bird" bag-Antique mall
1950's clip earrings-Hand-Me-Ups
Vintage beaded necklace-Hand-Me-Ups
Lippy-Revlon Snow Peach
Walking to my car at the supermarket, I noticed a note taped to the driver's window. Expecting it to be a comment about my driving/parking I was amused to read:
"Stay groovy, like a drive-in movie."
I'm not sure what to make of it, but at least it wasn't critical of my driving!