|...and it only cost $1.00!|
This was a lovely impulse buy from one of my favorite secondhand stops, The Philly AIDs Thrift. I was patiently waiting at the checkout counter while the woman in front of me was chatting up the cashier. I happened to glance down at the display case. And amidst an arrangement of pin-back buttons and novelty jewelry sat this little beauty. Don't you love the heart shape? Adorable.
While the cashier started tallying my meager stack of discount paperbacks, I eyed the display case for a price. Fearing it was for display only, I asked the cashier if the key was for sale, by chance. She gave it a once-over and said with a smile, "How 'bout a dollar?"
And just then, in finding such a gorgeous skeleton key, so perfectly aged with rust...my heart burst with joy.