My photos are to be cute and not in the order I bought them.
Better Homes and Garden Cook Book for 50¢. I have probably sold ten of these at $10.00. So, if I see one cheap - I buy it. There was also a big stack of old pamphlet cookbooks - "Cooking with Peanuts" and "Recipes with Potato Chips" and "Lard is Good for You!" and things like that but they were 50¢ each. When I went back on Saturday, the lady told me to grab them all for 50¢. So, I did, but I forgot to photograph them. *sad face*
I have said before that I am not a Pyrex person, but if I see it cheap and in good condition - I will buy it for the booth. Both pieces were $1.00 each and in perfect condiditon. The top one is actually Glasbak, but I loved the star motif. Remnids me of the dishes we had when I was a kid.The little milk glass apples and the tablecloth were all 50¢ each. I wonder what those apples were for back in the day? Jam? Jelly?
I bought a whole big bag full of kitschy Christmas stuff - all destined for the booth. There was a huge bag full of old metal cookie cutters at a sale for 25¢. Love those for crafting and sticking in my collection. Plus, I sell them as is - so that was a great find.
I am keeping this rubber squeaky Santa and the two old plastic candy containers. I love the old Santa. I try to sell way more than I keep lately, but sometime you just have to find a little treasure to keep you excited to keep looking for more!
I spotted this beautifully framed lithograph at at Church Sale for $10.00. I was trying to decide if I should buy it or not. I sent a photo to Lara and asked if she liked it. I didn't receive an answer back right away so I decided to go ahead and buy it. When we met up later she asked if I had bought Jesus for her. I said, well I bought it to sell and THEN I got your text so now I feel like a heel. She laughed it off and said I was being silly. I said, "Don't let Jesus come between our friendship!" as she walked across the parking lot. I got a couple strange looks at that statement. Now every time I see Jesus, I feel guilt. I will say it is beautifully framed and dated 1940. A tiny gray haired old lady told me that it "hung in our living room my entire childhood."
A 25¢ baggie full of vintage baby toys was a happy find. I don't know why I love old baby things SO much. The Bean was fascinated by the two hard plastic fishing bobber looking toys. He wondered how many kids were rendered unconscious by those things.
This old Beistle Black Cat will go on ebay next year.
This elf was not something I picked up right away. I had to think about it. It is handmade. When you plug it in his arms go up and down and his head moves. He came with a wooden stool, but I can't figure out how to put him on it. I think it will do well on ebay. I hope anyway!
He's quite a character.
Okay - this doll. This doll is a puppet. Her head is almost as big as mine. You put your hand through the sleeve so you can interact with kids. All that is different and unique enough. BUT!
What is UP with THAT?
She is an Eegee doll from the 1970's.
I am hoping she will do well on ebay too.
But, my hope of a good ebay sale is up next.
It's a good one.
A BLYTHE DOLL.
Okay, most of a Blythe doll. Her legs are missing. But that is a small thing considering the popularity of these dolls. Kenner made these dolls for on e year only - 1972. They are insanely popular now. A doll with a body (!) and her original outfit just sold for $4050.00. What the what? A head - I said A HEAD ONLY just sold for $535.00.
I knew what she was the minute I saw her and I grabbed her up. When I met up with Lara, I showed it to her and pulled the string on her back. (On the doll's back - not Lara's.) As soon as we realized what was going on - we both gasped!
With each pull of the string - her eyes not only change position in her head, but they change color - each color more bright and vivid than the next. Blue, green, orange and PINK!
She is on ebay right now. Usually ebay 'suggests' I start my auctions at 99¢. This time it suggested I start it at $100.00! Fingers crossed on this poor Blythe doll.
Hope you found some good junk this weekend. It is going to be cold this Saturday so I imagine yard sales will be dwindling. Still looking for a big cache of vintage Christmas to come my way. But, aren't we all?????