so Friday was my birthday, and i had an AMAZING weekend. for years now i’ve been itching to do some artwork with an eclectic assortment of articles. and i don’t know exactly what i’ll be doing, but i’m formulating some ideas. so this weekend i hit the garage sale circuit in search of treasures. i won’t have time today to put up pictures of all my goodies, but i’ll add on bit by bit, like a terribly unexciting anticlimactic play you’ll be half heartedly interested in. but hey, it makes MY heart palpitate! 😉
that whole saying “one man’s trash is another man’s treasure” is somewhat trite, but nonetheless completely true. i went to a thrift store, an antique boutique, a flea market and a whole passel of garage sales, and found tons of goodies! retro chairs, art supplies, knick knacks and even a killer pair of brand new Ed Hardy shoes for $3.99!!!! SAWEEET!!
lots of pics to come, but as i’m on my way to work i’ll put up my dearest treasure first. i was looking at an advertisement i got in the mail and saw this kooky thing for sale at a drugstore, of all places. it was only like 15.00 USD, and i really thought it was cool, but it wasn’t like i super needed it or anything. so i kept it on the back burner of my mind – on low/simmer so i wouldn’t fry anything in there, cause i need all the brain cells i can get – and thought i’d hope for the best. lo and behold!! someone had one of these things at their garage sale, and sold it off to me for AN EVEN BUCK! what??!! i’m sooooo excited!
it’s a Galilean Thermometer, very alchemy-ish, and i absoluetly love it! (reading it is a little different, but hey, when i’m hot i’m hot and i don’t need gadgets to tell me i’m hot. they just look cool lying around!)
Posted on May 23, 2012, in Accidental Happiness and tagged alchemy, antiques, art, birthdays, curios, Ed Hardy, flea market finds, Galielean thermometer, garage sale slumming, garage sales, picking, thrifting. Bookmark the permalink. Leave a comment.