Yesterday instead of painting the hallway (guess what I now HAVE to do today, since the carpet layer arrives bright and early Monday?!), I cased two of my favorite joints and went all out in a humongous splurge.
Said favorite joint #1: the Goodwill on Dumbarton.
Said favorite joint #2: the Salvation Army in Mechanicsville.
I was after these little guys:
I’d seen them when I was scouring Richmond for Tim’s Mom’s birthday present.
That was almost exactly 30 days ago.
They were still right where I left them (almost).
I broke bank (don’t tell Tim) for them at a whopping 99 a piece.
99 cents, that is.
They’re cereal bowls of the Early American Pressed Glass variety, circa 1850-1910, the wagon wheel pattern.
Even more importantly than all that: I love them.
I would have bought them for Tim’s mom, but nearer and dearer to her heart were the berry bowls, which have the same basic pattern but are a little smaller and a little rounder.
Plus, we wanted to get her a set of at least six, and all I could find of these was a grand total of two.
The very same two that I now own. And all they needed was a little bath.
I can’t wait to see what they look like full of fruit!