I was browsing one of my local thrift shops this week, when a lady stopped me & said....."I shouldn't ask this, but is that a baby bump???" She looked like she was about to grab the said baby bump. I said, "No, it's just fat!" The lady was quite embarrassed that she had gotten it so wrong. I know I have some extra padding & I was wearing a babydoll style dress (not vintage for once....maybe it's a sign to avoid generic fashion!) but there ain't no baby! I must say it kind of killed my thrifting mood, but it was pretty funny. Mr P was surprised that a woman would ask such a question. Shouldn't she know better? I know I would never assume someone was pregnant unless I was informed first. There are some big bellied women out there, do they all get asked that question? I think us females in particular should know better then to assume such matters!
Anyhoo...off lumps & bumps & back to important matters! Here are a few things that I picked up at a garage sale this weekend.
This retro pouffe (footstool) was from a deceased estate for a few dollars...Mr P thought it was pretty ugly but I like the original vinyl. I think it's a love or hate thing with this one!
A 1964 Canon Canonet camera complete with case & flash for $5....the owners daughter said it works but I'm yet to test it. It must have been a pretty cool camera in the 60's.
Oh dear....I spy the beginnings of a new collection.
I was a bit sad to see my local Salvos store throwing out donated goods into 2 huge skip bins. I scanned the top layer & pulled out a few things....there was clothing, shoes, toys, kitchen gear, everything! How I would have loved to climb up into the bin & dive in. Dumpster diving in a Nana frock would have been quite a sight! Most of the stuff had previously been in the store & was completely usable. I think it would have been good to have a giveaway sale rather then dumping the whole lot.
I rescued this cute tin from the bin which I've seen in the store on previous visits.
And a pair of hand crocheted thingos in navy & orange. Not sure what I'll do with them but they were too nice to throw out! Just the right size for a cushion if I was crafty.