Okay, folks! I'm so excited and couldn't wait for today to show off my prize possession that I acquired Tuesday! I was at a local thrift store that I go to frequently. Puttered around . . . got the red box that I showed yesterday; found five of those old clear Pyrex custard cups; three square-ish solid color small plates in blue, orange, and yellow (in the dishwasher so will photo some other time); and some ribbon and lace pieces.
Then - I was poking through a deep drawer of an old dresser that's stuffed with scarfs and such when all of a sudden I noticed that some of the scarfs were in a cardboard box. I pulled the drawer out further and the box cover was standing up against the back of the drawer.
I took it out to look at the top of it, and it's all I could do to keep from screaming! Look at this!!!
I couldn't believe my eyes - it almost took my breath away! I LOVE cottages, especially these pointy-roof Victorian kind! It's got a RED roof, a picket fence, and a little cottage garden, along with red birds, and bright yellow clouds! This is soooo beautiful - one of those once-in-a-lifetime finds!
It's huge! It's 15" (37.5cm) wide by 7-1/2" (19cm) tall. The cover picture is in almost perfect condition - there's a dark stain on the left side of the house. The cover side rim is torn a bit, but who cares?
When I took all my loot to the cashier she was apologetic saying that, because it's a vintage item, it would cost me $4.00. I can live with that! She was apologetic because things there are priced ridiculously low - most everything is 25 - 50 cents or a dollar.
Here it is sitting happily in its new home - right above my computer where I can feast my eyes on it all the time! And, now, I can live "happily ever after", too!
(The plant in the little bottle is a Creeping Wire Vine, in case anyone's curious!)
I found this on the web a while ago and (of course) can't remember where I downloaded it from, but I think this could be categorized as "vintage"!
Now, everyone go back to Suzanne's (ColoradoLady) to see everyone else's wondrous vintage goodies! And, thanks for stopping by!
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