Yesterday was one of my long-overdue medical appointments. This time for an eye exam. It had been five years since my last one and other having a few more “floaters” I didn’t have any problems. But at my age you never know so it’s best to get things checked out! Thankfully everything is okay though my prescription changed a bit…one eye has improved, the other gotten a little worse! Good figure.
But the upshot was that I needed to get a new prescription and was planning on having the optometrist just use my old frames. I really, really was. But I got seduced by walls of eyeglass frames and the accommodating optician Awtar who kept handing me more great frames to try on. In the end I chose a purple/pinkish pair. Good grief…what was I thinking? Am I becoming…eccentric? (Quite likely!!)
Anyway, the funny part is that I had had my eyes dilated so that driving home, even with sunglasses, was challenging. But since I was passing my neighborhood thrift store, I had to pop in…even though I couldn’t see properly.
It was rather ridiculous.
BUT, oddly I did find a few things, like these three glass, hand-painted ornaments. Two were priced at $3.49 and one at $4.69. They seemed good enough so back at home I had one of my daughters look for a maker’s mark. Turns out they were all marked Radko. Great! Christopher Radko is well-known in the ornament biz and I’ll do okay with these. And let me just say, who knew Mary was a redhead?!! 😂
But my favorite find was this mid-century modern brutalist brass menorah. It’s this just fabulous?!
When I saw this my heart skipped a beat. This is more like it. Visually stunning with a beautiful spiritual purpose.
The current for-sale listings are all over price wise. The $800 price is particularly baffling.
Here are a few of the eBay sold listings…
I listed mine with some vintage shabbat candles I bought months ago.
So a few good thrift store finds that rather make up for the lackluster flea market “haul” this month.
Now today was an overdue dentist cleaning. Ick. I dread the poking and scraping, but I know it’s a good thing to do. But 7:00 a.m. Why did I agree to that?! (Thankfully the staff at my dentist’s office are so nice and kind and informative that I forgive them the odd moments of discomfort!)
Wishing you all happy hunting,