Our apologies for the lapse, folks. Last week found us traipsing about my native copper state...and raiding every available thrift / antique store between Mexico and the Valley of the Sun. The pickens were uncharacteristically slim this time out; however, we did find a few things that struck our mutual fancy.
This blog's #1 fan (and our adopted baby boy) brought home the goods at $1 a (vintage) button. We just wish we could've been there when he asked the elderly store owner if she could reach in and grab the If It Moves, Fondle It pinback out of the display case.
My older brother asked us to deliver a pair of vintage Holt Howard salt & pepper shakers to my sister; apparently, he'd been holding on to them for the past four years, always forgetting to give them to her himself. Needless to say, Valery fell for 'em immediately and we were stoked to find an identical pair in a Tucson antique store later that same day.
This Danish pricklepuss came compliments of some nice folks in Phoenix. No idea who's responsible for the design. Also, not sure if its disposable quills are for hors d'oeuvres or toof-pickin'. Mmm, teaky.
Despite my initial objections, Valery insisted that we bring these home...and, as much as I hate to admit it, I've kind of warmed up to these little guys. Looks like we're planning to put these around the Christmas tree...a pictorial will undoubtedly appear in the not-so-distant future.
Warmest thanks to Genz for being an excellent host and for mailing out the remaining goods. Now where the fuck are they?!