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This week, I have a really fun find to share with you. In fact, I already had a post done, but this was far more interesting than the one I had previously written for today, so I changed the order of the post. Now, I promise, I won't whine too much about still adjusting to my new work schedule.....but I will say this....I really don't have a lot of time for treasure hunting on this new work schedule. And that for me is sad, because I so enjoyed my time during the days to run all over town looking for must have treasures. That being said, I think the "treasure finding fairies" had mercy on me today...and well....they led me to a Goodwill store I usually don't really care to go to, because I've never in the past found much there to my liking. Today, the store was packed with people, I could hardly get down the isles because of all the buggies....not a fun time really. But, on the shelf at the end of a isle sat this little guy.......
I stopped my cart (after nearly running into a lady) and just looked at him, then sorta looked around wondering why he was still on the shelf, why had no one picked him up? I knew this cookie jar was vintage, but not its worth....but really with a face like this....I was not too concerned about his worth.
I did mull over in my mind the fact I did not need this at all. You see, I used to collect cookie jars and still have several, but long ago realized I had too small a house for them and passed them on to others, only keeping the ones that were my favorite or belonged to family. So, I really had to fight the urge to leave him on the shelf. His sweet face won out, and the fact I thought I deserved him after missing all of my fun time in thrift stores and goodwill stores. So, I did a quick glance over, decided he was in good shape and strolled to the front of the store to pay my $4.00 for this little guy. I tossed and I do mean TOSSED him into the trunk of my car in between two bags of dog food and drove home. I did not give it one single thought to treat this little cookie jar with kid gloves....none at all.
The bottom was marked JAPAN...no other maker markings at all.....
Once I got him home, and removed all the tape they used to keep the lid attached to his body, I then really got a good look. I was really pleased to see he has no cracks, no flea bites, no nicks of any kind...perfect shape...almost.
He does have a little loss of paint on his little tie, not much, just a bit.
And if you look closely, his hair has a few spots where the paint has worn off. Not enough for me to think that was a deciding factor in whether he came home with me or not...his face....Oh, what a sweet little face. I just fell in love with this Humpty Dumpty cookie jar.
Well, when I decided to show him off today and did a quick search on the internet.....I nearly fell off my chair.
- One, for almost leaving him behind.
- Two, for tossing him into the trunk of my car.
- Three, for being afraid now to even touch him.
....thank you "treasure finding fairies" for leading me to my least favorite Goodwill store today and finding this most wonderful treasure.....my heart is still smiling.
Happy Vintage Thingie Thursday everyone, and have a great weekend.