Today was a good day. First I saw the little pottery vase for 99 cents (amateur effort, not worth much but nicely done and I like it). Then I spotted the Wirkkala "Pinus" vase for $1.99. Some little chips on the rim but so what! 2 bucks! Then I started down the lamp aisle even though this store has NEVER had ANY good lamps in the hundreds of times I've been there. I'm not kidding. None. Ever. So you can imagine my shock when there was a vintage Nelson bubble almost falling off the narrow shelf. Twenty bucks. I don't really have anywhere to hang it but I've always loved the warm glow of the vintage ones so I think i'm gonna hang onto it for now and try to work out a place for it.
After those finds, plus a Cathrineholm lotus piece that I didn't notice was rather beat up because i was pretty excited at that point, I went back through the whole store double checking for more stuff--found the other glass vase which I don't know what it is but i got it just in case (probably nothing). This store screens donations more thoroughly than anywhere i've ever been. Someone was asleep at the wheel when that lamp made it through.