The headline here at Mockingbird Hill Cottage continues to be:
MHC: Trying to Exist on an Extremely Frugal Budget of
You think I’m kidding? I assure you, I’m not. And I’m sure that many of you are doing the same thing. But even a budget of next-to-nothing might sometimes allow for a wee purchase. Just a small one. I have to do this kind of thing every once in a while because it makes me feel a little better. No, I’m not shopper who buys things in order to feel better about myself and I’m not feeling sorry for myself. But there are times when I simply need to buy a little something and I set a limit of $20.00.
This month – November – is the month of my birthday.
It’s a big one – one that I’m in denial about, one that I’d much rather avoid.
So I just might need a little pick-me-up. Because life has been depressing as of late and I have been immersed in a feeling of hopelessness.
I dropped off some things to donate to Hurricane Sandy relief yesterday and stopped in at a favorite antique shop.
I came home with these.
I love old glove boxes. I often see them in solid colors. These faded prints are harder to find. Marked down to $4.50.
Adorable McCoy pot in my favorite color. Actually, this is a Nelson McCoy pot which pre-dates the McCoy markings.
See the NM mark? This is a smallish pot with a nifty design. I haven’t purchased anything McCoy in quite a while, partly because I only have so much room here at the cottage and partly because I’m trying to live as frugally as possible. (See headline.) Interestingly, the day we discovered Mabel (my Featherweight ) which is my early birthday present, I had this very pot in my hand, ready to purchase. As I stood at the counter, I decided that the Featherweight was purchase enough and I handed the pot back to the owner of the shop. I also saw the glove box that day.
Fast forward several weeks and they were still there.
They were waiting for me, don’t you think?
I’m happy to say that the total price for these two items came in at well under $20.00.
The winner of a copy of Mr. Churchill’s Secretary is Regena Fickes. I’ve already contacted her. Congratulations, Regena!