Between a couple thrifts stores and driving all over creation (well, town) to estate sales, I did come home with some nifty finds. Up first, old Royal Copley (I think) ivy vase. Not one but two metal recipe boxes-- found at different locations, and four 1970s stoneware dessert plates.
These little pots and saucers are marked Takahashi on the bottoms. Very cute and very early-mid 70s looking.
Two hardback Peanuts books with very mod bright colors inside from 1965 and 1963. Old Old maid (not a typo-- this is an old edition). Four boxes of rather vintagey birthday candles-- isn't it amazing what someone had in their house for decades?? And two cute bridge tallies; the smaller set it is unopened. I rest my case.
I knew of three estate sales in my area which is about three more than usual, and I came upon a fourth where I bought some things. Another was a bear to park at and had nothing I was interested which was good because items were overpriced. The other two-- never found one, the last had potted plants out front with price tags and a half open (or half closed?) garage door. No people, no signs, no customers--- at 11 a.m. Weird. Oh well, I bought enough as it was.
Happy hunting out there!
P.S. Pop over to my daughter's blog to see a 1930s children's cookbook I purchased at the above estate sale. She decided she wanted it for her cookbook collection.