Somewhere in The Carolinas – April proved to be a decent month in digging up Mid-20th century home goods and furnishings. All of these pieces turned up in the same secondhand spot I sometimes frequent. When items or collections arrive at the thrift shop at the same time, I’ve come to assume that they have come from the same donor.
The 1960s vtg. gold metal vanity chair will need a Coke-and-tin-foil scrub-down to bring back its’ luster. The mid-60 to 1970s vtg. owl cookie jar is well-used. The paint is chipped and there is sign a substantial crack has been repaired. This item I will be gifting in the near future. Every other piece I acquired was in fairly good condition. Yes, even the circular rattan patio chair.
Somewhere in The Carolinas – All of the above items [and a few more vintage/ used finds] cost a little under: $150.00. The thrifting gods blessed me this month. It has been a long, long while since this has happened. The pieces of furniture scored has a few slight nicks but nothing serious. Items are not warped, cracked or bubbling. The dressing table will need a mirror. I am hoping a matching armoire turns up at the thrift store I found the other two pieces in in the next few weeks. Mmmm…doubtful.
* Update: MWF found a 1930s vintage mirror, round, the following weekend. I was sick in bed from allergies and he did a lovely thing.
Never say never. I may very well end up with Rhodes’ entire line of fiftieth anniversary ‘Lipstick 50’ coffee mugs. One never knows. M-m-m-m-m-m-m-m…Heavens no! Only two. And, make it…match-y match-y.
Cassara’s re-imagining of TheHouse of Xtravaganza, first brought to the world stage via Jenny Livingston’s epic 1991 L.G.B.T. documentary, Paris Is Burning. Did I pre-order this title?! Well, if you have to ask… [P-s-s-s-s-t! It’s in the mail. I stopped lending out my library. Which very well means: Go buy your own.] I enjoy winter and the curl-up-to-a-good-book-in-bed thing speaks to me. This title I hope exceeds whatever lowered expectations I may harbor.
Sixty-six Polaroid photographs of pop singer Madonna from 1983. All shot and gloriously captured by Corman. I have been following his Instagram account over the last year and my heart swells for young, hungry Madge.