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, July 18, 2011

I'm Back.

I haven't been able to post on here in a while or even go to estate sales or thrift often since I started my job in March. I work Fri-Sun from 6AM until 6PM so it makes estate sales pretty much impossible.

Just before I stopped posting, I showed you this:

Turquoise Snowflake Space Saver Casserole!

But since then, Mom found this at a thrift shop in another town. It was hiding on the bottom shelf behind a bunch of junk - $0.89.

A space saver lid!
It's got lots of chips that need to be smoothed out , but she was delighted to find it.

Then I found this matching 943 1.5 quart oval casserole at Goodwill - $3.00.

And Mom had this cradle for the 943, found in the same out of town thrift store - $0.89.

See how cute that looks?

So, even though there hasn't been much thrifting, there has been Pyrex. Even these Town and Country fridgies that I can't stand. Mom found them at an estate sale and wanted them because they're a full set; I'm trying to convince her to trade them away, but so far, no such luck.

I've finally gotten a hold on my schedule enough to hopefully post at least once a week from now on and maybe get an Etsy shop running. Thank you for reading and sorry it's been such a long time.


I'm joining Leigh for Thrifty Thursday,

and Diane for Thrifty Things Friday.

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