a thing searcher

‘I don’t know what you’ve got in mind,’ said Pippi, ‘but I’m not the sort to lie around. I’m a thing-searcher, you see. And that means I never have a moment to spare.’
‘What did you say you were?’ asked Annika.
‘A thing-searcher.’
‘What’s that?’ asked Tommy.
‘Someone who goes searching for things, of course! What else would it be?’ said Pippi as she swept all the flour into a little pile. ‘The whole world is full of things, which means there’s a real need for someone to go searching for them. And that’s exactly what a thing-searcher does.’
‘What kind of things?’ asked Annika.
‘Oh, all kinds,’ said Pippi. ‘Gold nuggets and ostrich feathers and dead mice and tiny little nuts and bolts and things like that.’
~ Astrid Lindgren, Pippi Longstocking

I haven’t been thrifting much these days. On my off days I rather be home, cranking up the a/c and browsing the amazon prime or eBay. On a recent tax-free weekend, I got myself  a new running shoes from Amazon and a sterling turquoise earrings on eBay.
But since today is the national thrift store day, please allow me to brag about a new addition to my vintage blue-green glass collection, the Hemingray-9 glass insulators … err $0.50 each from the Salvation Army.

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five things that have made her week

1. this thrifted sterling brooch
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{sporting an umbrella brooch on rainy days; she is dressing for the occasion ;)}

2. these sprouts
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{of fuchsia, that survived the frost season}

3. these vintage cameras
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{$5.00 each from the church thrift store. It’s just one of those things that are pretty to look at but doesn’t have much use.}

4. this sandwich
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{she has been noshing a chicken salad w/havarti on rye bread when she got home from work, three days in a row}

5. these blooms
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{the first spring harvest from her own rose garden}

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five things that have made her week

1. this sterling turquoise earrings
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{a pick-me-up eBay purchase, $10}

2. this new chef’s pan
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{a 3qt Calphalon, a Marshall’s clearance score}

3. this thrifted pumps
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{a classic Ferragamo Vara pumps, $3.00 at the church thrift store}

4. these vintage baking utensils
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{a retro flour canister, an old enamel bowl, some worn aluminum measuring cups and spoons: she has been whipping some old-fashioned chocolate chip cookies and blondies}

5. this bouquet
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{April has always been the cruelest month for her because of allergies, walking around the house with a tissue box. He brought home a bouquet to cheer her up. Two weeks in a row … and counting ;)}

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five things that have made her week

1. this pack of lunch
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{caprese salad — something that is so easy to throw and toss in a bowl}

2. these vintage books
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{‘a lovely lady, garmented in light, from her own beauty.’~ The Witch of Atlas (1820), st.5}

3. this vintage knife
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{carving bakelite handle Regent Sheffield The Miracle Worker All Purpose Knife, $1.00 at Salvation Army}

4. this rose gauntlet
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{all geared up for pruning season ;)}

5. this garden hose
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{just because…}

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five things that have made her week

1. this vintage pendant
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{sterling turquoise, she can’t get enough of these old handmade jewelry}

2. this thrifted white linen
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{crisp Matouk queen flat sheet for $3.99 at Goodwill}

3. this package
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{her new favorite online store}

4. this meal
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{the before pic., apparently someone took a bite, then another bite, then another and not long after that they were all gone. It wasn’t the cat :0 }

5. these orange blooms
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{because he bought them}

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five things that have made her week

1. these vintage canisters
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{a Salvation Army find for $1.50/set. Needless to say she ‘Just singin’ in the rain; What a glorious feelin’}

2. these thrifted gold pens
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{Waterman fountain and ball pens for $2.99 Goodwill}

3. these greens
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{after the morning rain that are just beautiful to look at}

4. these meal
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{a rare delicacy in her household, a beef lo-mein}

5. these white blooms
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{white cherry blossom jazzing up the front yard}

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five things that have made her week

1. these cut branches
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{curly willow that is waiting to be planted}

2. this mismatch cutlery
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{location: Goodwill Outlet; time spent sifting:1 hr;  finding: vintage bakelite handle, silver-plated and sterling cutlery; money spent: $1.02 ;)}

3. this thrifted cheese board
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{Dansk board perfect for plating her husband favorite snacks}

4. this vintage cake tin
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{a Goodwill find for $3.99, errrr …housing her banana bread right now}

5. this spaghetti & chicken meatball
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{dinner by the deck and while enjoying the sunset}

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five things that have made her week

1. this sterling jewelry
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{it cost her 15 clams at the church thrift store}

2. this vintage linen napkins
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{$0.25 each at the Salvation Army}

3. this thrifted basket
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{that is perfect for stashing away stuffs}

4. this vintage griddle
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{one can’t leave this Griswold #9 behind at Goodwill, it needs a good home …and she has a good home}

5. these truffles
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{leftover of valentine’s treat}

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five things that made her week

1. this vintage book
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{a cozy reading on a rainy day. And you’ll always love me won’t you? Yes. And the rain won’t make any difference? No. , …so said Hemingway}

2. this high tea
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{just the way her grandmother served it, …some chinese blooming tea and spicy beef curry puff}

3. vintage Coach
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{United Airlines stewardess bag in a superb condition, she didn’t even mind paying $20 at the animal refuge thrift store}

4. this vintage milk glass catch-all with caddy
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{just because.}

5. this bay window view
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{orchids blooms brightening up a foggy February morning}

Linking up with the Vintage Bliss Party.