Last Tuesday, I tagged along with my husband, he had two days of meetings in London, Ontario, I had two days of poking around down there and then Friday we headed for home but crossed into the US at Port Huron, Michigan and drove the length of the state until we were back in Ontario again. I'll just say that the weather was not great, especially Saturday, high winds, snow squalls and slippery roads did not make for good driving, it was tense at times!!!
I hit quite a few thrifts in London, along with a couple of antique shops - I picked up a few things, if I had been actively looking for Pyrex, I could have probably purchased something at every shop I was at - it has to be pretty special for me to buy a piece now, unless it's a fridgie!!!
I went to one thrift in Michigan, it was in and out pretty quickly!! But, the antique malls and shops that we went to, oh, my - we went to the largest one in Michigan in Bay City - it was huge and definitely the biggest one we had ever been in - there was just so much to look at - I wish I could go there every few weeks!!!
My plan was to show a few pics from my trip as well, that will wait for another post, I'm afraid I might loose your attention, it would be too long, so here it goes with my purchases. I kind of went crazy on the Christmas.....
This is definitely my favourite purchase of all - this is just the cutest little planter - and he's stamped on the bottom - 1962 - Napco, Bedford, Ohio - Japan, it has also a sticker on it - National Potteries, Cleveland, OH - I hardly want to put this away!!
Is this guy a gnome, an elf? I'm not sure but he caught my eye right away - he also has a sticker on the back - Brite Star - Japan.
Finally, I don't have to be jealous anymore, I have my own spun head - stamped Japan on the bottom!
Every shop had baskets of shiny brites and various ornaments, I looked at so many and this is the only one I bought, I think I didn't know what I was doing!! This one is really pretty though!
Some plastic Christmas is always good!!! Made in Hong Kong.
This package is for display, I don't think I'll be taking the cookie cutters out.
I am always hopeful I will find another piece of Christmas Pyrex, but once again, no luck. But, this will do, it's a McKee bowl, I assume it's a punch bowl, I think I might leave it out for a while yet.
Both of these books are older, from the 50's - I posted a picture on Instagram yesterday of a young girl making spaghetti and meatballs, they're some monster meatballs -here they are - are you on Instagram? If you're not, you should be!!!!
It seemed like every shop had tons of Little Golden Books but not an Eloise Wilkin that I didn't have, I looked at so many. This book was at the last shop we stopped at - the illustrations are so sweet...
This one is my favourite in the book!
I bought Little Swimmers because I had that when I was a wee girl. The Mary Poppins is missing its record, after seeing Saving Mr. Banks, it got me to thinking about my Mary Poppins book that I had and gave away, so until I see that one, I have this copy! The Golden Book is an old one, anytime I see an old Golden Book, I usually purchase!
My trip was complete - I found some Vera too - and one different item - a pink necktie - Vicky Davis - made for the Vera Companies, I've never seen one of these before.
We had a great time, even if the weather was not so great, I came home with quite a few vintage things and a pile of stuff for SMASHing - I'm happy!!