I've noticed how much the word "antique" is bandied about now too. It USED to mean something was 100+ years old, now they're calling things from the '50's and '60's antiques! Sheesh......
PS: "Grease" rocked! Watched it with my friend's 12 year old daughter again recently - she LOVED it too! Next generation.....
- Jodie -
"I believe the nicest and sweetest days are not those on which anything very splendid or wonderful or exciting happens but just those that bring simple little pleasures, following one another softly, like pearls slipping off a string."
- Lucy Maude Montgomery -
Hi guys! I've bought rice krispy pearls from thrift stores a few times, just because I loved the luster.
Once I started reading on this site, and saw the magnificent pearls here, I started to regard the little krisps in a jaded way, until one night I caught a glimpse of many pin-point sparkles clustered at the end of my couch. These little pearls twinkle like crazy in subdued light!
I suppose that's because of all the krinkles catching the light at different angles. Anyway, I'm appreciating them in a whole new way, and feel delight when I wear them, knowing that there could be hundreds of tiny sparkles around my neck at any given moment.
I like even more that they were so inexpensive. Yea! thrift stores, especially Yea! for the ones that carry pearls and cashmere sweaters for cheap.
P.S. ACTUALLY, WHAT I WANT TO FINISH WITH IS, One night see if your little pearls twinkle at the end of the couch, in subdued light. I'd love to find out if they all twinkle, or just some.
Last edited by lisa c; 08-31-2010 at 12:47 AM.
You rock girl:
Your point about the thrift stores is well taken. High quality is great but many people cannot afford anything of high enough quality to have resale value.
I have a friend who purchases all her clothing (from dead people) in thrift stores and she always looks immaculate. She even found a set of perfectly round, real, peacock tahitians with amazing luster in a thrift store. She paid about $500.00 for them. (10mm to 12mm)
I once purchased an entire set of china, for 12, at an estate sale for $100.00. It's kind of nice to think that we are recycling good things and giving them a "second life" so to speak, instead of just adding to the landfill.
Some good shoppers, you all are! An eye for quality does help. It can be a fun hobby. Wow, round Tahitians for $500, a steal!! Barbie, the china is a deal also!
SO MANY PEARLS, SO LITTLE TIME----
Barbie, Thanks! I appreciate that. You rock, too, service for 12 - great china story. It's a sisterhood, isn't it? of Loving the Finer Things for a Finer Price.
My ex brought up the fact that I bought the kids clothes used in our divorce hearing, likening it to child abuse (grin). I know some folks feel that way...but I always figured lots of detergent and hot water and Chlorox 2 washed away the prior owner just fine.
I started buying from thrift stores when the kids were little, so I wouldn't have a cow everytime the kids got messy, which wouldn't have been too healthy. We were poor, and it would've been a huge stress if they'd stained 'retail' clothes (OCD; I hate stains), and we wouldn't have had enough money to replace them. Instead, I never worried.
and HOLY COW! This is the second time someone's posted about finding Tahitians at unbelievable prices. Excellent luck, way to go!
Jodie(Mausketeers, that's cute) - For a while Mom asked all of us to list what we wanted when she died, whenever she saw us...very distressing. Anyway, my sister Jennie took the phrase and twisted it into a joke, by constantly saying "I love that - can I have that when you die???" when she really liked something.
One day after service she was walking behind a very old lady wearing a gorgeous, full length mink. Jen caught up with her and started to compliment her on her coat "You look fabulous, I love your coat, can I ha..." and choked off the rest of it just in time.
AND, I want to say a big Thank You! to all the folks who donate their goods to thrift stores all over the world.
Hey, you guys, remember 2008, before the price of gold went out of sight? Wonder who got that necklace w the pretty clasp.
Last edited by lisa c; 08-31-2010 at 02:28 AM.