Week one was spent at 1515
No cousin weekend, everyone cancelled on me but Mr. came over on Saturday for my birthday and we had a nice relaxing day together.
But cousin Karen and I have been out hunting as you saw in my previous post.
Last Friday we went to Champaign and I show you some pictures.
One place was going out of business after 45 years and everything was 50% off.
here were the picks from that day
this Christmas Mustache Mug was marked $39 but was 1/2 off
usually Christmas dishes are marked Bavaria or Austria so I was pleasantly surprised to see it was French.
The elderly store owner asked about my collection as we discussed it I noticed this hanging by the check out
a Nickel Plate train ticket.
My Grandfather worked on the NP and I have a small collection of his items at 1515 in my Dad's bedroom so I thought this would be good to add to it.
As I took it down the lady said "Oh honey you can have that"
how sweet of her but she was not done
she came from around the counter and gave me a package marked
I want you to have this too!
In the car I unwrapped this and memories flooded back, I had the girl mice somewhere at home? Memories of buying Christmas trinkets as a little girl.
What a nice lady she made my day!
at the place with all the color coded booths I got this for $3, a seasons greetings box full of these Merry Christmas matches.
But look at this!
And what a great little book it is to plan a Halloween Party
Full of games, things to write for fortune tellers, plays, poems.
It is just adorable!
Happy to find these little pottery vases I collect for my kitchen window.
But there was shopping in Charleston too!
Looks like they are going for $50 or more so I was happy and it is in perfect shape.
I also got a yellow bowl that goes with my yellow hostess set and a round pixie in pink
$4 for a planter was great too!
Found these at a little garage a lady has open at her home on Saturdays
the pretty little basket was $3 and the toothpick holder $1.75
brown transferware gravy boat for $1.75
to add to my collection
But then sometimes things come to you.
Cousin Karen had things she inherited
she wanted to know if I was interested?
I paid her $40
14 pieces of Fostoria!
square and round nappy's, plates,creamer and sugar.
I happily paid $60 for all of it.
But the best new thing was.............
Handmade by my sweet cousin Karen
she is about my 5th cousin and we met each other when I was the Charleston Riot Chairperson but we love being together and she has been such a blessing in my life.
What could be better?
What was your favorite thing in my new finds?