Friday, September 16, 2011

The Time that Wasn't

(Lovely Mary)

It's half over...September that is and summer 2011? Yes, just a memory now. I am still struggling with a very busy work schedule and (more) travel. This time I am heading to Alabama for training. More than likely, sadly, thrifting will not be an option due to time.

Rest assured, however, I have been thrifting. I have so, so many great things I have found and wanted to share with you all, but I just keep missing the linky parties. I am especially excited to participate in Sir Thrift-a-lot's new WTF! Tuesdays party. I actually went to a GW after work this week in hopes I could snap a photo, but I could not find anything weird and/or scary enough to share (if I hadn't been looking I'm sure I would have spotted plenty of scary clowns and creepy dolls!)

Something non-scary ( beautiful actually) I found recently at a flea market in KY is the lovely made-in-Italy Mary. I love her and she fits in perfectly with the gaggle of other Mary's I have collected over the years. The flea markets in Kentucky are fantastic. The selection is great and nearly every little town or city has one. And, the prices are better than the KY thrift stores and even yard sales. It feels a little like cheating because I always know I'll find some yummy vintage tidbit when I visit one. If you find yourself lost in KY, check the flea markets out before the thrift stores-you won't be disappointed!

Lots more fabulous finds at Her Library Adventures.


Kylie said...

I love your latest Mary Gina, she's beautiful. I have been a good girl re thrifting so not many new finds to share. Wish I could check out those Kentucky Flea Markets, they sound fab.
Hang in there with work and travel etc x

Marty said...

I love that beautiful and lovely Mary treasure! I collect vintage Mary figurines also :)

Gina said...

Thank you for your lovely comments! She is really lovely!

Marty: I hope to see your collection on your lovely blog!

Kylie: When I get back to KY from Alabama next week, I have a little Kentucky sampler to post out to AU! :) I hope you are well!

My Blessed Serendipity Life said...

She is a beauty. A wonderful find for your home.


Nick said...

I adore your Mary! I would never be able to find one here (at a good price) they are too collectible!
My dream is to travel the back roads of America, looking for such finds, load them in a container and bring 'em back home. You have so much stuff over there. Fave TV show...American Pickers!

Gina said...

Thank you, Danielle, for the wonderful comment!

Nick: It's a funny thing because I think it would be great to thrift another country! :) thanks for commenting!