First off, I notice today that not all the most recent blog posts are showing up on Blogspot, only the most recent one - anyone else having that problem? I see one post and then it says to view more, I click on that, nothing else, hope that is only temporary!!
Anyway, I went up the road on a trek last week, it was actually further than I thought, it turned into an all day trip. The little town has four shops, all owned by the same people - one is a true junk shop, some stuff on shelves, on boxes, buried in boxes, stuff you can't even get to, I can only imagine what is in some of those boxes.
This is what I was most excited about -it was a bag of teen magazine covers and pages from those magazines - Tiger Beat, 16, all from the 70's and the era of my fave - David Cassidy - I used to buy all these magazines, I know I had this very one. I never kept a magazine because I was cutting them up as soon as I read them, everything went into a scrapbook, early SMASHing, I guess!!
I haven't had time to go through every page yet, but just take a look at this - so funny and we were believing everything that was written and buying more and more of those magazines... All of these goodies were in a bag, stuffed in a box - what a find for me!!! I was so pleased with myself.
I was lucky to pick up some Christmas things too. These Holt Howard candle holders still have the stickers attached - they're sweet and it doesn't really matter that one has had repairs on the neck - Erica suggested a ribbon to cover it up and that's what I'll do.
I have a couple of these figures already and now I have two more - they are Made in Japan too and still have the Giftcraft sticker on them.
More Christmas odds and ends..
I pulled the gnome tablecloth out of a box. I wonder what that little red box was for? Some more spun heads, which I never find and more ballerina cake toppers, which I have never found until the other week!! Funny how that stuff goes..
I bought this little tree topper, she's not in the best of shape but still, too cute to leave behind..
Another Christmas book for my collection, books for SMASHing and just because!! That ice cream book is full of vintage black and white pictures about ice cream, perfect for cutting up!! I will blame Diane over at Lydia's Post for the fact that now I am looking at vintage playing cards - I had to buy those butterfly ones!!!! Diane has quite a collection of sweet cards!
I grabbed these cards, I remembered them as soon as I saw them, Mom had them.
I bought a couple of flamingos at the Dollarama this year, I've never had a flamingo in my life, now I have another one, found at the junk store - it's an older one and a bit faded, I think it looks ok there.
My little excursion turned out perfectly - I found two more Vera scarves..