In my "Small Town Shopping" post last week, I showed you a few of the treasures I found while browsing the thrift stores in the small town of Dunnville, Ontario. I have just a few more goodies to share.
My husband and I went shopping without the kids, much to my daughter's dismay. I promised I would bring her something back. I found this cute owl piggy bank, above, at the Salvation Army shop. When I brought it home, she said, "Is that all?" Well, I like it anyway.
I also came home with this pretty floral bowl, which simply says "Germany" on the bottom.
I got this glass lidded dish for $1. The sticker says "Paşabahçe Turkey."
I also did a bit of thrifting at my mom's house. She finally gave me the owl trivet I have been admiring for years.
Inspired by my friend Jill, I got my very first piece of Pyrex. I really don't know much about Pyrex, but I bet Jill could tell me more about this piece.
The Salvation Army had an amazing book sale. I need another book like a hole in the head, so I didn't look too closely. But I couldn't resist picking up "Human Amusements" by Wayne Johnston for 10 cents. I really enjoyed reading his "The Colony of Unrequited Dreams." I'm hoping this one is just as good. Published in 1994, "Human Amusements" is Johnston's fourth novel and the only one set outside of Newfoundland. It is a send-up of television's early days.
Here's a description:
It is the late 1950s and in lower middle-class Toronto, Audrey Prendergast, whose love for her family blinds her to all else, sees the new medium of television as the only means of climbing the social ladder. And climb it the Prendergasts begin to do when Audrey launches a children's show called Rumpus Room, starring herself as Miss Mary and her young son Henry as Bee Good/Bee Bad. The program becomes an overnight sensation, and the Prendergasts' world begins to change, much to the chagrin of Audrey's husband, Peter, family comedian and would-be novelist. Determined to keep his family anchored in reality, Peter refuses to have anything to do with Rumpus Room and throws all his energy into writing his novel and doing an almost non-stop and hilarious commentary on modern culture.
I also bought this book about elephants for 5 cents, because I want to do a study on elephants with the kids.
Have you found any treasures recently?
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