Of course, I had to hit the flea market while in California. I found a few things while there, but this darling squeaky toy is what sticks out the most:
It is larger than any of those such toys that I've seen, made by companies like Sun Rubber or Arrow.
I admit that this little cub borders on the creepy end, with "sleepy eyes" that open and close.
And it's definitely kitschy.
But how could I not love a face like that?
However, I was also taken with this cookie jar,
also found in California.
I have one already that says "sugar" on it, so I felt especially compelled to buy it :)
Today I made peanut-butter-oatmeal-chocolate-chip cookies
from this great recipe I found, and they turned out great.
I substituted Splenda for half of the sugar and couldn't tell the difference!
I don't think the kids could, either.
Since my husband hates peanut butter in anything but a sandwich or a reeses's cup (weirdo),
and since the best approach with the kids is "out of sight out of mind,"
this jar is currently residing on my nightstand...
And how can a girl say no to some cute shoes?
While not vintage, of course, I loved these Mudd sandals
for the fun print on them.
Once back, I found this Better Homes and Gardens Decorating book
from 1956. It was in such good shape I thought it a reproduction at first.
Love all the cute retro illustrations.
So fun to take a glimpse back into those times.
More of those lidded jars I find so cute...I think they're called bell jars?
I'm getting a pretty good collection of them.
It seems lately that I can pretty much count on finding one for $1 or so.
I joked to my hubby that one day he's going to open a door to one of the rooms at home,
it'll give way with a long creak...and he'll see nothing but these jars on ever surface ;P
The the scary music will start playing.
This little wooden knick-knack was too odd and cute to pass up.
I have absolutely no idea what it is.
I just know I liked it.
And sometimes...that's good enough :D
Finally, my favorite find from today's thrifting...
a vintage embroidered tablecloth.
(Sorry, the pics aren't too great.)
It is the prettiest pinky-peach color.
The trim on it is so lovely.
Something about it is so Parisian to me, I don't know why!
I'm hoping you've enjoyed some good finds this week!