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Sunday, January 24, 2010

Silly Weekend Finds-What Was I Thinking?!

Every Saturday, after I go to the bank, I hit all of the thrift stores in that area. I get there early and then get back home before it gets crazy! I was hoping to find some vintage Valentine decorations, or even vintage Christmas stuff at Goodwill. I like that they have their Christmas stuff out year round.
So how is it that I came home with this? It's an old light-up poodle blow mold. What am I going to do with this?! It says 1965 on the bottom, and it was only 49 cents, and it is cute. I guess from here on out, it will be an Easter Poodle, because I am going to put it out there with my light-up Easter decorations!

And I also bought this tiara. Seriously? What in the world possessed me to buy a tiara? The only thing I can think of is that I have once again been influenced by other bloggers. And it was only 49 cents. Do you notice a trend here? Put anything in front of me, mark it 49 cents, and I'll buy it!

But it does look rather nice beside my BlingBling jar! Which is woefully empty. I hope to find lots of old rhinestone jewelry at garage sales this summer, and fill that sucker up! So, did you buy anything silly this past weekend???

28 comments:

Linda said...

I love both of your finds and for 49 cents each! How could you pass them up. The tiara looks wonderful next to your jar and with more Bling...it will be stunning!

The Glamorous Housewife said...

I love the poodle! I think it will look awesome no matter where you put it. Knowing me I would use it as a bedside lamp. LOL.

Thanks doll,
The Glamorous Housewife

Theresa @ 612Riverside said...

O.K. the poodles is just hiarious and for .49 it'll give you a grin everytime you see it! Now the tiara I would have scooped up just because I'm a sucker for bling! ~ Theresa

Olde Dame Penniwig said...

I bought cat food, dog treats, and salad...NOTHING so fine as that light-up poodle, how DARE you call that purchase "silly," I think you were inspired!!! THAT is a KEEPER!!! Makes me happy just to know such a thing as a light-up poodle blowmold exists!!!

Midcenturymadam said...

Every girl NEEDS a tiara. That is just a fact. And what's a tiara without a precious poodle? Okay, I'm a sucker for anything under 99 cents too. Luckily my son is usually standing next to me whispering, "can you say nic-nac? Walk away."

Jacqueline said...

My goodness what great finds! I have poodles in my bathroom, I just love them tee hee!
The jeweled crown would be perfect for one of my Queens in Training...happy monday!

Sarah said...

Really though, WHY did they ever make a blow mold poodle? What on earth was it meant for? Inquiring minds really must know.

laurie -magpie ethel said...

That blow mold poodle just made me laugh - I would have probably bought him too and stuck him in the studio with a home made party hat. He is just too silly. 49 cents is cheap entertainment these days too.

Sarah said...

Ok, I had to google it. It does have a light? There seem to be a lot of banks on the same page.

Seems valuable!

http://blowmoldsrus.webs.com/ajrenziplasticscorp.htm

GARAGE SALE GAL said...

I think every queen should have a tiara and I love the idea of a jar of Bling!!! Guess I should do that with my Bling instead of it laying round in boxes!!
The poodle is fun and YES...I've had a few of "WHAT WAS I THINKING" moments...
Warmly,
Deb :)

Coralie Cederna Johnson said...

Fun stuff, Carol! Always a great shopping trip to see what you've discovered! And I love your sweet vintage valentines...so cute (those kittens especially)!!!

Did you sign up for my giveaway? If not, come on over!!!

Maureen said...

Everyone needs a tiara! I still have one in my closet from when my girls were little and played dress-up. Every so often I put it on to remind them that I am queen of my castle. Silly but true. Haha!

Pink Roses and Teacups said...

Hi Carol! Such a cute poodle. I would use it for Easter. The tierra is perfect for doing housework. lol You are the queen afterall. :)


Debbie

Shara said...

I bought a stuffed gorilla holding a giant red rose. She has HUGE red lipstick lips. Found her for 25¢ at the thrift and absolutely could not leave her behind. She's by the Valentine feather tree and she makes me smile, even hough she IS silly!

TX Doodler said...

I tell ya what you do with that tiara, girl. You wear it poudly crowned on your head, with a frilly 'lil apron & dance while you dust! Have fun with it & know you truly are the queen of your castle.

(Can't wait to see the poodle lit up. I'm sure it was all the rage in '65. lol!)

Happy Cottage Quilter said...

We did go thrifting this weekend, but not much success. I only found one vintage sheet for $1.80. So many things are getting so expensive at the thrift stores lately :-( I never see anything for 49c.

Jocelyn
http://justalittlesouthernhospitality.blogspot.com/

Sandy aka Doris the Great said...

I think everyone needs a tiara! And yes, I did find wonderful things at the thrift store. (2 more purses; but don't tell anyone because I just bought 2 others this months and I'm feeling a tad embarassed about my purse fetish!)

Keetha Broyles said...

Oh Carol - - - put on that tiara and remind your family who is the QUEEN of your home!!!!!

You KNOW I'm the QUEEN of my classroom.

Jane said...

Oh I really enjoyed your post. I can just see that poodle sitting next to your Easter basket. And like everyone else has said...wear that tiara and let everyone know who's queen of the castle.
Don't hate me but this weekend at an antique mall I found two complete boxes of Shiny Brite ornaments. One box I got for $4.00 and one box for $1.50!! I also found two cute little vintage Santas for 50 cents apiece and two old bottle brush trees...one black and one copper colored ($1.00 apiece). I also found a 1939 Christmas book for $1.50. I LOVE the after Christmas sales.
Have a great week!!
Jane

Richard @ The Bewildered Brit said...

That's awesome! I feel like we should start an Easter Poodle tradition!

Cindy said...

ok yeah, I would've bought that poodle too. the candy jar thing, I have several of those (my christmas post "who does this"), would've bought that too! Love it!
s'pose your husband doesn't need me encouraging you?

Lyneen said...

what fun finds. so if it was 49 cents use it one year and give it back! Love the tiara. that could bring a ton of fun to a party!!!! TFS and thanks for stopping by and entering my give away.

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Sweet Bee Cottage said...

C'mon! Every girl needs a tiara! (and a poodle)

Love your finds especially the price!

Barbsgarden said...

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Lisa Lectura Creations said...

Hi Carol! Your thrift store finds are fabulous! I love a good sale too. Thanks so much for your sweet visit! Have a wonderful week! :)

Blondie said...

Wow, some great finds for great prices Carol! I have missed visiting and am back on track. Thanks for the comments on my Sherlock Holmes post honey. I always love hearing from you. Hope you have a great day! Kori xoxo

Shelly said...

Okay,,,,so here is your new friend Shell from OWOH,,,,,,,,I SO WANT the POODLE!!! Wanna swap, can I buy it from you,,,whaddya want? Crown/Cupcake topper...LOL,,,,let me know!!!

I'm a dog "nut" and would LOVE to have it,,,,and I'm not talking 49 cents!!!

Shell
http://Bunglowbling.blogspot.com
(my crafting blog)
or
http://ShellinSnohomish
(My life blog -woman in THE cutest little shop EVER and life in general