Sunday, March 20, 2016


FIVE YEARS!!!!!!!!!  Five years of the best hobby ever!!!

It started with one space, and now I'm up to three!  I'm still having so much fun!  And this endcap is still my baby........

Don't get me wrong, I love my other two spaces also!  The endcap is just the flagship spot!

Local friends........the booths are on sale to celebrate my five year boothiversary!!!  Stop by Relics, and let me know if you snag something!

Oh, and like the booth on Facebook to keep tabs on newly added items!

Friday, March 11, 2016

Thrift of the Century

For as long as I can remember, I've dreamed of owning a home with a clawfoot bathtub.  Our new old home does not have one. But it does have an upstairs bathroom that we will gut completely someday.



I was leaving a local thrift shop.  This particular thrift requires you to drive behind the shop to exit, due to the parking lot being a one-lane-one-way situation.  I was pulling around back and was on the phone with the mister when I spotted it by the backdoor of the thrift.

A vintage clawfoot bathtub.  

I screeched out an, "I'll call you back!"  Then I abandoned the car and scrambled to the shop's donation door.

I think I must have looked crazed.  My heart was racing.

The employees got the manager for me.  She came out and said it had JUST been donated so it hadn't been priced.  I told her that I wanted it.  Then she spoke the most magical words I have ever heard (except for the time when the mister proposed)......

"How about $37.48?"


The inside of this tub is pristine.  As in it has zero rust, no worn porcelain.  It has all four feet.  THIS DOES NOT HAPPEN!!!!!


So, I went up to the register to pay.  (Side note:  the DAV has this "check-in" thing where you can get deals every so often if you've registered with them.)  I checked in.  AND YOU WILL NOT BELIEVE THIS, but my deal was $5.00 off a purchase!  

I was getting this mint condition clawfoot tub for THIRTY-TWO DOLLARS AND FORTY-EIGHT CENTS?

(This is the wall side of the tub.....the other side 
is finished and will only need to be painted.)

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Later when I went back to pick it up, the employees said they could have sold it two more times in the hour they'd had it.

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Measurements have been taken, and I am 99% positive it'll make it upstairs when the day comes.   Until then, you might find me laying in it.......