Plodding Along…

Still in a bit of a funk but plodding along. (I wish the sun would come out though!) I got to the gym twice this week and met with my writer’s group. (So blessed to be part of this talented group.) Also worked in a few quick trips to my neighborhood thrift store (of course!) and was happy to find a few good items…

Like these four April Cornell placemats. Aren’t these nice? And bonus, these have never been used and still retain their tags. (On they sell for $36.99 plus shipping. These are not vintage so I’ll be listing them on eBay–$32 with free shipping.)



I also spotted this lovely Waterford crystal hock wine glass which has the most delightful crystal “ping” when flicked. I tried it out last night and found it a very pleasing to drink from.


Unfortunately there was just the one, but still I was happy to buy it, particularly as it’s in a scarce pattern called Baltray. I’ll be listing this for $45 on Etsy.


And years ago I bought this zany patterned pottery mug (made by Patricia Koszis) at a craft fair. I often thought it would be nice to own another one, but she stopped making them.


Then over the last four days I have found three more in beautiful condition. I was tickled!


Now I have a cheerful set of four and was planning on keeping them all, but I really don’t need this many. Hmmmm. Not sure what I’m going to do! Possibly sell two?

I popped into the thrift store for the third time this week still hoping to find a mate to my Waterford glass. That search was a bust, but I did find two unexpected things.

I saw this lovely quilted FabIndia textile (still with its tag). I thought it might be a table cloth, but it didn’t have the right dimensions or fabric (the backing is wool). Later I discovered on the FabIndia website that its a huge (96″ by 39″) Ajrakh body shawl. Here’s a closeup of the print fabric.


This would be the perfect cozy piece for two people to wrap around themselves, say at a summer concert or watching fireworks. (These sell on their website for over $100. This is not vintage so I plan on listing this on eBay for $60.)

But my favorite purchase this week, hands down, was this plaster anatomical heart model. I couldn’t believe it when I saw this on the shelf today. I said a quick “Come to momma!”


I mean WHO doesn’t need a heart model complete with numbers by the arteries, valves and such for those pop quizzes??


So this week has been okay. Good even, though I’ll admit I didn’t get a lot done. Still plodding along…

As always, happy hunting,



  1. What fun finds! The mugs are very whimsical, they would look great displayed. And the heart model should be found in everyone’s home. Looks like a good week to me. I visited two thrift stores and the only thing I could find to sell is two paint by numbers that are not well done, but I think they’ll sell. Need to update the frames, they are missing varnish and dry.

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