I had even an bigger reason to smile this weekend. On Friday night, I finally passed one of my three kidney stones! I was so elated I snapped a photo before sending it over to my doctor to analyze. After seeing that it was 1/4" wide, it became all too apparent why it was taking so long to pass!
The passing of the stone was reason to celebrate, so I headed out Saturday afternoon to do a little thrifting. I was more than ready to get out as I'd been pent up in the house dealing with the stone for most of the past couple weeks. I love exploring the booths in antique malls for that special something. I happened upon a booth filled with boxes and boxes of vintage trim—perfect for my dolls.
I also spotted these vintage dressforms in a corner. A vintage dressform has long been on my wish list but finding one in my budget and in good enough condition has proven quite a challenge! They're just so popular right now and ones in good condition are not plentiful. I don't need one in perfect shape (in fact, I prefer them to look well-loved but not too well-loved!).
This book about Queen Victoria also caught my eye but it wasn't in the best of condition, so I decided to pass.
I've enjoyed studying more about Queen Victoria over the past several years. I initially started researching her for a magazine article assignment but it grew into a hobby. If you're looking for a good movie about her, I recommend "The Young Victoria" (below) with Emily Blunt. I don't watch many movies but this one is in my dvd library.
So these were the finds I took home from my thrifting adventure. I found a trio of pretty pink trims from the many boxes in the one booth, plus a vintage Valentine postcard and greeting card. Vintage postcards are one of my favorite collectibles and I try to pay no more than a $1 for each unless they really tug at my heart. I also found a vintage tablecloth in pink and yellow but haven't taken a photo yet.
I hope you are enjoying your weekend, which is quickly disappearing! Oh, how fast they go!