Check out our finds from the trip.....
What: Ann Taylor top with the original tag
This photo doesn't do it much justice. It would have probably been better for me to take a picture of it on me, or have The Cyclist take a picture of it on me, but he wasn't home, so...
It is super cute on though!
And here is the best part....
I'll take it!
What: Kids cowboy boots for The Munchkin
These are really cute!
The leather is nice and soft, good quality too...
I looked for boots when we were in Montana, but they started at about $50.
I couldn't bring myself to do it knowing The Munchkin would grow out of them in 3-4 months.
So here is the best part...
$10.00! Make me holla!
Disclaimer: I know I'm a nerd. Just roll with it.
What: Nice table-runner for blog photos
The color on these photos is a little weird. Sorry.
$1.99! Are you out of your mind?
Disclaimer: See disclaimer above.
What: Cute napkins (or hankies?) to spice up blog photos
The best part....
Lucky for you I'm out of rhymes.
What: Cups & Saucers
Prize: Most Interesting Find of the Day
We got an espresso machine for the wedding & I was looking for an espresso set.
Coco spotted these in a big bin...
The china is super fine.
I actually bought 4 cups (we could only find 3 saucers), but one broke in my bag.
I guess it was meant to be just 3 of each.
Here is the interesting part....
"Made in Occupied Japan"
I did a little research on this....
According to this website "Following the end of World War II in 1945 and until 1952, items imported from Japan to the United States had to be marked in a fashion indicating they came from Occupied Japan. Although four different marks were used on cups and saucers during this time ("Japan," "Made in Japan," "Occupied Japan," and "Made in Occupied Japan"), only the last two marks guarantee the pieces were made in the Occupied Japan time frame. For serious Occupied Japan collectors, it is items with these two marks for which they search."
There was actually a huge bin of this stuff, but not all of it said "occupied".
The clerk told us a lady had come earlier in the day and bought everything she could find.
Today I found out why. Apparently this stuff may be worth a little more than I paid for it.
I actually wonder if this is the rest of the stuff that the mysterious lady bought.
Oh well, I'm keeping mine.
I paid .99 cents for each cup and $1.99 for the saucers.
This was a lot of fun. I can't wait to go again!