Memorial Day “Smalls”

I had no big plans for Memorial Day, so it was going to be a regular sort of day…go to Goodwill and the gym and do some chores (maybe!). One nice bonus…Goodwill was having a 35% off sale in the morning. 🙂 I got to the store a few minutes before it opened and I’m glad I did. By the time I left 35 minutes later the parking lot was full and the store hopping. One middle-aged couple was going crazy loading up on clothes. I rarely see that kind of abandon in my small store.

On the other hand, my cart was mostly empty, but I did find some charming smalls. The first thing in my cart was this mid-century Frankoma jug in green and brown. Not rare or valuable, but still collectible and usable.


I picked up these two figurines and then put them back on the shelf. I mean honestly, cutesy figurines?? This kind of thing is on my “do not buy” list and yet I picked them up again and put them in my basket. They have no markings or stickers but I believe they are made by UCTCI (Japan) in the style of Lisa Larson (Scandinavian) figurines. I think somebody will want these.


I also picked up a sweet 4″ crystal bud vase that I’ll use to give someone special a small bouquet of flowers.


My favorite find of the day was an small chalkware figure of a girl praying with hand-painted details. From the styling I think she’s circa 1920-1940. Isn’t she charming?


So not a huge haul, but some nice things at good prices 🙂


And now at the end of Memorial Day I’m thinking about my Uncle Jim. He fought in WWII on a bomber at the tender age of 19. Just a skinny whippet of a boy. By the time I got to know him, he was corpulent and fun. A jolly uncle. He died in 2001 and I still miss him.


  1. I love how all your smalls color-coordinate so nicely with each other!

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    1. They do, don’t they!!! 🙂 – Karen


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