Why 'My Mink Betty'?

Why 'My Mink Betty'?
I'm not your common, everyday twenty-something year old and when I graduated from High School I got an equally uncommon gift. My parents found for me a beautiful 1940's mink stole at a garage sale. It had belonged to the woman's Great Aunt Betty who had married late in life to a man with money and had only allowed him to buy her this one luxury. The unusually styled stole has the name, Betty L. Jones, embroidered in the satin lining so that's what I call her. They never had children of their own and the mink was passed to Aunt Betty's niece and on to her daughter. Until it got to me, no one since Aunt Betty had worn it. Now Betty the mink and I go to the theater together on special occasions and I hope that someday I can take her to the Symphony or the Ballet. Although Betty hadn't been worn or loved for many years she was waiting for someone to love her again as are most other things I look for when thrifting.

Monday, March 7, 2011

A Gift For M. E. Monday

It's Mary Engelbreit Monday at Cherry Chick's blog.

As I said in my earlier post today, I haven't done much thrifting lately, but I did receive a thrifted gift last Wednesday. Mom and Dad had to take a day trip out of town, and on the way home they stopped at a Goodwill and found me this:

This cute tin stands not quite 4.5 inches tall, is 3.5 inches in diameter, and was made in 2000. I'm sure they paid less than $1.00 for it. It is very sturdy, and will be quite useful for storage, though I'm not yet sure for what.

I would also like to share some more from

this book.

I'm partial to pictures of redheaded children.

I love the details in this drawing. I love the Scottie dog dress and the little tea set, and the bunnies on the doll quilt. And I particularly like the art deco flower panels, so reminiscent of stained glass.

Click on this link and see what others have posted for ME Monday.

1 comment:

  1. Great tin, lovely to receive pretty gifts :o) Scarlett x


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