at first sight

We sometimes encounter people, even perfect strangers, who begin to interest us at first sight, somehow suddenly, all at once, before a word has been spoken.
~ Fyodor Dostoevsky

I stumbled upon this belt buckle while diving the accessories bin at the Goodwill Outlet. The leather belt was really pretty beat up, yet at first sight I fell in love with the silver tone and the turquoise inlay. ‘W.Nezzie’ is stamped at the back of the buckle and after some googling, it turned out he is a Native American Navajo jewelry designer. On one website, a similar belt buckle is priced $129. I am thinking to tie a leather string and turn the buckle into a pendant. How gaudy would that be?

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More addition to my vintage Samsonite collection. Each of them cost me around $3.00.

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I scored this crystal Princess House cake pedestal from Goodwill a few weeks ago. Since then I have been baking every weekends–experimenting cakes, cookies and scones recipe using flaxseeds (I am allergic to eggs). The ‘sweetest’ $2.40 I ever spent.

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For more thrift galore, hop over to Selena’s Thrift Share Monday.

9 thoughts on “at first sight

  1. All very beautiful finds, to include those noted in your previous posts. I agree with you about thrifting — it is a relaxing hobby (much cheaper than most), enjoyable, and it’s simply what I love to do. A world filled with cast off treasures is a world worth exploring. Glad to see you posting again. ; )

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  2. I was just wondering what do you use your suitcases for? I always see nice suitcases at thirft stores but I have no use for them.

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  3. I’m glad I’m not the only one with a suitcase pile,lol.
    I think the belt buckle would look great on a wide leather cuff bracelet.

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  4. I love that suitcase pile, too. jealous! 🙂 My son is allergic to eggs (but just starting to be able to tolerate them baked after 7.5 years) and I’ve had the best luck using flax eggs. Your cookies look great!

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    1. Liz, thanks for stopping by. Tried to leave comments at your blog, somehow it wont let me login. Will visit you again, love your post, you’re funny.

      J.

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