I found this little gem on a recent thrifting adventure on the Oregon Coast. It's a fabulous vintage framed Jesus picture that LIGHTS UP! That special combination of religious imagery and light up kitsch makes me weak in the knees! My living room is chock-full-o-the stuff...but I'm sad to say that this special find will be going into my booth at the antique mall and will go to the lucky soul who decides to buy it. Having the antique booth has been a really good lesson in letting go. I tend to hoard special vintage finds but now I can hold onto them and love them for a few days then send them off to find a better home at the antique mall. Goodbye Jesus!
This beauty combines two of my other loves - vintage plastic and handmade wackiness. I bought it at the Monticello Antique Mall last week for a mere $7. It was labeled as a cake carrier but I think I will use it to carry craft supplies or maybe even as a purse. I'm thinking that some fabulous crafty lady made it using two old plastic containers (maybe ice cream tubs?)- one yellow and one clear. She cut up the yellow one into scalloped shapes then added plastic lacing and faux flowers as extra-fancy embellishments. Love it!
I also found these cute little bird cake toppers / birthday candle holders at Monticello Antique Mall. I already have some pink ones but had never seen blue ones. I will probably cut the stems off then use the birdies in my found object art. I just love vintage plastic stuff - especially cake toppers!