Tuesday, November 27, 2012

Small Business Saturday Treasure Shopping

I feel bad.  I feel guilty.  I feel like I should have been putting up holiday decorations over the weekend, but I didn't.  I did feel good about getting out on Saturday for a little junking adventure with my sister-in-law; our contribution to Small Business Saturday.  We wouldn't have gone near the big stores, but a trip to the local thrift/junk store was just what we needed.

I rarely pass up good pieces of tarnished silver, and the hobnail milk glass planter is one of the largest I've seen; more like a champagne bucket.

I love these vintage bottles with their pretty labels.  Eileen Feather Pink Time Cleanser, Star Bright Facial Oil, and Face Powder Etude.  I couldn't leave with just three bottles, I had to buy them by the case.

Call me crazy!  
Three cases of new-old stock still packed in their original boxes.  Two of the boxes were unopened and hadn't seen the light of day in probably fifty years.  I'd never consider using the products, but they actually still smell good after all these years.  I'll be re-decorating some of them and the others will go in my Etsy shop .

Love this mailing label.  Look at the return address and phone number.
I did a little research and found that Eileen Feather and her husband Jack opened several figure salons in California and Nevada in the 1950s.  They also had their share of legal problems when claims were made that you could lose one inch from your waist, hips, and thighs in 40 minutes, or gain three or more inches on your bust in a few weeks.  Sounds like a plan to me.

A little bling always makes me smile and so did this vintage mirrored  tray.  I love the beautiful detail, but.....

Things aren't always as they appear.  It was broken when I bought it, but for $1.00 I wasn't going to leave it behind.  I'll make an attempt at replacing the mirror, but if that doesn't work I'll figure out a plan B.

Time to get boxes down from the rafters and out of the closets.  We're hosting Christmas this year and I need to start getting things crossed off my "to do" list.


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