Every room had push button switches with mother of pearl on them.
This Craftsman door might look familiar, Manily because its the Craftsman window at the Casablanca!
Leaving the auction empty handed we headed down town to our favorite thrift shops and antique stores! Now you must understand, When Pam and I are together we have a bad habit of emptying our wallets so fast it would make your head spin. Were both bargain shoppers who will pick up any and everything. So We asked our Frugal Friend Luzmila to come along on our thrifting Adventure.
(Pam's on the left, Luz is on the right)
Much like this panther our trio stalked the shelf's leaving no item untouched or turned over, I was looking for nick-nack's/ giveaway items, Pam was in search of vintage cameras, and Luz was making sure we didnt spend every dime we had! Haha. I saw manythings I liked but just wasn't convinced I needed like this oh-so-cool set of 'rabbit ears' $19 (I will provably have these before 2011 lol)
I also found this cool Flamingo Spoon Rest but for $12 that was a little steep.
I couldn't help myself I had to take one of these pictures! That mirrior was $37 super old and super cool... but not for me.
(Pam in action, hunting her cameras!)
We went to a few more thrift stores and then to my FAVORITE Antique store in Wichita Falls "The Antique Wood" run by Mrs. Glinda Tate, the quality of her merchandise is excellent and her prices reflect that. I love going in her shop to see whats new, as well as chat about all things vintage! I found these Fire King mugs and thought of Retro Keith, they are $3 apiece... (I think you should come and get them!) If you dont I will, I love the colors!
After we hit the major thrifting spots down town we enjoyed Chinese food for lunch and then called it a day! Now I will reveal what I did end up buying!
The 1950's Stocking I snagged at the Antique Wood for $10, the white Frankoma Ash tray I got at a placed simply called "The Thrift Store" for $3 (I collect Frankoma, its white and will look great on the boomerang table in the den). At my favorite thrift store "Value Village" I found the two pink and blue flowers are candle holders that match a set of 1950's wedding dishes my grand ma gave me $0.66 for each. I also got this awesome napkin holder from Las Vegas!
One of the BEST finds of the day was this record. its An Andrew Sisters 78 with Rhumboogie on the "B" side. (This is fantastic because Ruhmboogie was ont of the Sisters' first songs before 'Boogie Woogie Bugle Boy' shot them to icon status in the 40's)
I snagged it for $2.50!
Then as If this day couldn't get any better, I got to make the first trip in a month to the Casablanca it was so nice and sunny today. The napkin holder found a place in the kitchen window...
I also got to put the green canisters out!
Sorry Catherine, but green beats pink!
After that, I cleaned a little around the Casablanca and started to get excited about the fact as of monday there will be 15 days until the C.H.&R. opens for the 2010 Social Season!
In short 'my day, was a glorious day'. : )