I know you are waiting with bated breath to find out why I’m swimming in frogs…
If you read my last post, “Vintage Picker Off Limits Home Tour,” you may remember I’ve spent the entire summer sitting on my duff and NOT going to any yard sales, estate sales, or thrift stores. YES, I’m stir crazy!
A friend moved this weekend and there was an estate sale. Plans were hatched to send my better half in my stead. He sorta knows what I want, but sometimes I wonder. Off he went the first day. He returned with 4 frogs, a brass paper clip, and a picture frame. I was a little disappointed. “You went the first day and got there roughly when it started, and this is all????” OK, I didn’t say it…I thought it.
Still, I liked what he brought home….
First Day Finds
I really love this guy!! Isn’t he unique? He is a bit big and heavy to ship, but never mind…I want him!
Gary scored this too, and it is a lucky find~a Panetta brooch. Panetta is highly collectible and of fine quality.
Second Day Finds
I don’t go the second day as a rule, but my good friend was going. She shopped the half-price day for me while staying in touch by phone. (Is that a good friend, or what???) I had a ball “shopping” and out of that I culled:
A wooden chest…quite heavy and big
Ginormous box of fabric scraps (not shown)
Small box of yarn scraps (not shown)
Large metal tray from England and the picture frame from the first day.
An Occupied Japan figurine, modeled after the famous German Hummel figurines.
Cup and saucer from England
A small enamel teapot
Aren’t you surprised this doesn’t have a frog on it?? I know I am….
…and FIVE MORE FROGS!
This guy reminds me of “Alice in Wonderland.” Did that story have frogs?
Here is another favorite….that face! Isn’t he cute? He is actually a bank…the coins go into his mouth, and this fella is made in Japan….
I never associated my friend with frogs…but now you know why I’m swimming in frogs, and it’s a good thing because I was fresh out.