I made a quick stop at Goodwill last week. I don't go there very often because the prices are ridiculous. I get grouchy when an antique dresser is priced at $120.00 at a thrift store. It kind of defeats the purpose and eliminates the thrill of a good find.
But back to the real story...I went in search of brass, not really expecting to find anything. But I found all of them.
There was so much sweet old brass at this place.
Then, as I stood waiting in line to pay, I saw the one that got away.
It felt like I'd been kicked in the stomach when I saw what someone had snatched up before me. The most beautiful brass impala bookend; there was only one half of a set. I do feel a small sense of comfort knowing that only one was available. Missing out on the set would have made me cry right there in Goodwill. (not really)
But look how pretty they are as a set:
I asked to take a picture because it was so pretty, then I proudly pointed to my cart full of goods and we bonded over brass.
One of the new pots has already made its way into the decor.
The whole lot cost less than $10.00 so I may go back to this Goodwill. I did exercise some discretion. There were many "brass-type" things that were either too new, not terribly valuable, or wouldn't work in my home.
But that impala will haunt me...