I have this thrift store shopping rule: Don't buy anything unless it is on the 1/2 off sticker price for the day. I stick to it most of the time but occasionally RULES are made to be BROKEN and today I did just that! These finds were just too juicy to wait for their 1/2 off day.
I thought these old binoculars were pretty cool but I wasn't sure I really needed them...what would I do with them?
Then I discovered the lenses came off...aha!
I could use the lenses in jewelry projects so I paid the $2.99
and assured myself it was a good purchase!
The smaller lenses have writing on them.
One says SMOKE TANSILL'S PUNCH - 5 CENT CIGAR
and the other one says R.W. TANSILL & CO. - CHICAGO
Here is another item I don't really need and can't use for jewelry projects but it could make a very cool mixed media assemblage/collage piece and it was only $1.99.
It was the carved detail at the top that suckered me in!
I didn't even blink an eye to think as to whether I should pay the full price of $1.99 for this gorgeous brass case. This will definitely show up in one of my jewelry designs!
Love, love, love the curved oval shape and the little mirrored door!
Breaking the Rules Can Be Fun!!
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