Wednesday, June 22, 2011
I actually used to hate antique stores, and antiques by association. There was just something about all that musty, uncomfortable furniture, the shelves and shelves of don't-touch crystal, the creepy toys... and why the heck was everything covered in doilies?
Actually, come to think of it, I still hate most of that stuff.
Still, over the years I've learned to love antique stores. Maybe it's because I'm getting so old that there are toys *I* grew up with in them (well hello, Mr. Glo Worm!), or because I realized they're like museums where you can touch stuff (except that crystal, of course) or - dingdingding! - because I'm now a bit of a steampunk devotee. Oh, and can't forget all the gaudy vintage jewelry! Man, I love that stuff. The more sparkle, the better.
Which isn't to say I don't drool over finds like this, though:
Here's the back:
Anyway, so last week John and I took some friends to our favorite antique mall, and this is what I came home with:
And my third purchase? Why, a $1.50 McDonald's Happy Meal toy from 1986, of course:
Of course, now you know I have to find the rest of the Muppet Babies set, right? (And eventually I'll break down and take Fozzie out of the bag, but I'm going to feel really guilty when I do. Heh.)
So, have I convinced anyone to go antiquing? And am I invited when you go?
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