This past Sunday was such an enjoyable day for me, I posted about it here, in case you didn't see it. It got even better, when, on our way home, we spied items spread out on the lawn with a sign that said "FREE". (I am sorry I didn't take a snap, I was in such a rush to check things out!)
I must admit, it was my very first time to pull over and get out to investigate. I was glad I did. First carton I peeked into, with a little bit of nervousness, being the first time and all, I saw a miniature nativity set.
|fresh from being washed|
It has 17 pieces, and it was hand painted in Bavaria, Germany. It is not plastic, the bottom feels like ceramic. Not sure what material it is. In the same box, there was an ornament in the shape of a triangle.
The three sides were made of stained glass, with tiny figures of the Holy Family. I believe in signs from God, and I walked back to the car feeling somewhat euphoric.
Talk about finding Christmas in July! I am just happy that the previous owners didn't toss these into the trash, and instead, they found a new "home" with me. I also took a large wooden wine box that needs some TLC.
Since you can't get any thriftier than "free", and I believe these are very old, I am joining Thrifty Things Friday, with Diann at the Thrifty Groove and Vintage Thingie Thursday with Suzanne at the Colorado Lady.
Please be sure to stop by to see the wonderful finds this week.
And here is an update on the sweet tomato I spoke about in my previous post. My friend, T., remembered it was called "Oxheart" and even found a website, just click here.
|Sweet, juicy, very little seeds|