Sunday Specials - May 16, 2021

A few overlapping Sunday things.

Shadowshot Sunday

Sunday Funnies 

Some garage sale finds (of which one cast the shadow for Shadowshot Sunday)

A cute garden decoration for $1.  It has a latching door, so could hold a plant if I want it to do that.   It casts a nice shadow!


 At a different garage sale I found two pottery/ceramic flower frogs to add to my collection.  It's easier to find glass ones, so I was quite happy to run across these!

This first is circa 1940's made in Japan.



 

Then, a turquoise one I have no information on.  It does look a bit like a soap dish, but it's a flower frog, honest!


 A hint for getting a discount at garage sales is to leave your wallet in the car, and have just some of your cash in your pocket.  Then, you can haggle by offering "Will you take... for both of these?" and pull out all you have!  People are usually eager to sell as much as they can so they don't have to pack it up again at the end of the day.  It might not work early in the sale, but towards the end of the day, it usually does, especially if it's the last day of the sale.  I saved $1.50 off the two flower frogs!

The Funnies?

Now, how could I resist this phone case?

 

 

Comments

  1. That's the way to do it with the garage sales, I've scored lots of bargains that way. Mickey is so adorable, and I love the phone case too. Nice shadow shot. Have a great Sunday Lisa. :)

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    1. Mickey was hoping for peanut butter toast! It's going to be 90 degrees today, so I'm glad I watered everything yesterday. Now I can stay in and watch tv!

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  2. When we have a garage sale, yes I'm basically just trying to get rid of stuff, so make me an offer!!

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    1. I used to have garage sales, but now I just take the stuff to the thrift store (although they are getting selective and pick through things).

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    1. Thanks! :) I see glass ones at thrift stores (or did a year ago, haven't been in one since, but a few weeks more and I will). They are either really cheap, or priced way too much.

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  4. I haven't been to a garage sale in many years. I have too much of my stuff, and still some of my late mother in law's stuff - but I do admire you for your negotiation skills!

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    1. My mother had her late mother-in-laws stuff in her garage. I wasn't about to keep it another generation! I have too much stuff too, but a lot less than when I lived in CA. My house is smaller and there is no garage.

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  5. I really like that metal cage! It's pretty! I never could figure out those kinds of flower frogs. How do they hold the stems? It seems they would tip out of the big shallow holes. I got a pile of pinholders at a garage sale once, and they work well. Did you see that someone on the free page on Craigslist has Star of Bethlehem? Are you going to grab some?

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    1. My mother had glass ones, and the pointy metal ones. The glass fit down into specific vases, just to lean the stems one way or the other. I guess they could be used for short stems too.
      Ha! I saw the Star of Bethlehem on CL! I felt like posting a warning! INVASIVE! INVASIVE! It would sound like that robot on Lost in Space that always seems so dramatic.

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  6. I have never seen flower frogs before. What are they used for?

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    1. Well, for me, I just collect them! My mother used them for their purpose, which is arranging flowers. The holes, or spiky pins, hold stems in place. They come in glass, pottery, metal with the pins... they date back into 14th century Japan. The mid-century potters like Weller made them. Some are quite valuable. These two aren't particularly attractive (after all, one looks like a soap dish!), but others can be.
      I think I'll feature them in a post this upcoming week. They could be dusted and arranged and photographed!

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  7. The cagey shadow looks almost like a reflection.

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    1. It does, you're right, especially near it where the shadow is so crisp.

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