Shopping at a convention-Phew!!!
---when you volunteer and commute at a convention your shopping time is very limited. I should have bought THESE...would be a much larger post.
Sigh! I was also facing a 16-day road trip out west after convention---and I knew the budget would be blown there also. So I went with a mental list, and tried not to be dazzled.
So, I ended up with "Hedging Buyers' Remorse" I looked for my grails, but when I found them, exhaustion and price tags made me hedge. When I went back later they were gone.
Honestly I only made it around one of the hotel floors. Things I was looking for: brown shoes (cowboy boots) qualified, this 'Raiders' hat... and a fab vintage jacket for Ken with a working zipper! YAY! Ken socks in excellent condition.
Diorama pickings were a bit scarce or 'out of $ight ' top of the line. One room had lots of deals/liquidations---and these bags of vintage dishes/food were just what I was looking for---super cheap and lots of odds and ends. $2 a bag---what is one person's junk was gold for me. The problem with being a thrift store shopper is anything else looks VERY expensive.
I finally sorted them out to see what I ended up with. Love the white coffee pot and kettles, also matching plates for 4 with 6 cups...some nice tools. I was really looking for anything that wasn't PINK...blech.
Blues were on my list, too. Some really sweet teacups/saucers, trays another unusual coffee pot, some very vintage cups, etc.
These Teal blue items were interesting. Much higher quality than the dishes available now, other than REMENT$$$$$$$$, which is out of my budget. My goal is to have have every one of my diorama refrigerators full and every kitchen outfitted for the people living there. Stuff does no good sitting in bins and boxes. Nor is it fun to have to outfit a room every time you want to take photos.
More room sales finds---blue and purple shoes. Browns were basically elusive.
Room shopping and the Sales Room were out of this world. Convention Friday we were given a $60.00 credit toward anything in the sales room for the next day. Of course tired or not---$60.00 free---I had to go look. So, my grails were gone, so I shopped for Ken clothes and if something else caught my eye