December 28, I seriously wait all year and save my pennies to go to this place!
Its not for the faint of heart, But if your a bargain hunter Who will roll up their Sleeves and go in swinging you can come out with an Arm full Of treasures! Its located in Topeka Kansas, on the corner of Adams and 29th street.
The place is a maze.... Its Just a junk store but somewhere in all those isles of peoples cast offs there is magic. I found Lots of great things to look at... like this complete set of Pink flowered cocktail glasses... Only $42 (But pink is NOT my color at the moment....we wont get into that...)
A tiny Aluminum tree...
And Now for the good Stuff! Iv decide 2010 is the year of the boomerang, and we should seek out as such!
I found these GREAT retro glasses that have turquoise and gold boomerangs on them These will go in the den! Got them for $2 apiece...
Next I saw this Tv antenna, and it was one of those impulse "MUST HAVE, OH MY GOD, I NEED THIS" things haha but it will look terrific on top of the 1953 tv set!
He was asking $15 I haggled down to $12...
Then as I was walking out I spotted these beauties!
It was love...
The Way they adoringly look at each other...
their just great!
I wont go into much detail, but As I picked up one bookend a girl picked up the other. I WAS NOT gonna let these slip through my fingers, so I asked the girl (who had an armful or great vintage Chalkware figures) what she was going to do with them to which she replies... "Im going to smash them and Mosaic them into a mural showing American Conformity and how wrong and idealist it is...."
(Thought that Flashes through my mind :"OH HELL NO....."
And so beings the battle of "I saw them first" she finally gives me the other bookend and then proceeds to tell me about my "conformist views" and that these book ends are a symbol of women's struggle in the 1950's and how wrong it is that im buying them...."
To which I say, "Funny They just look like bookends to me...."
(The store owner over heard this conversation... and guess who got the Bookends Half price at $12.50.... TAKE THAT, 'non-conformist girl'...I MEAN REALLY....
Later that day I went to a $1 shop in Topeka, and got this great Christmas lawn candle for $2.50 and the movies for $1
All in all a good day! besides being told off about my "Black and white, I love Lucy views" haha