I love Thursday Sales. There's usually only one or two, but they are usually sales with lots of things. I went to two this morning at 8:00 am and I was the only one shopping at both. I felt relaxed and able to browse without worrying that a treasure was being found by someone else!
Here's the small stuff:
Buttons were in the old Band-Aid tin: 50¢ Love it when I get a cool old tin plus whatever for cheap.
Two vintage crocheted pot holders - 25¢ for both. Swap bound, shhhh.
White milk glass spice jars - $1.00 (I actually got 14 of them for the $1.00) I saw on freshvintage where she had repurposed three of these old spice jars into glitter holders. I don't think I would have given them a second look if not for that blog post. They don't have lids - but the seller told me that Nexium lids fit. Hmmmmm.....
Box of Zinc jar lids w/ glass inserts - $1.00 - A stellar find, if I do say so myself. I frequently see one zinc lid at sales for $2.00-$3.00 each. I spotted this box in a box of junk (real actual JUNK) that hadn't been priced yet so I asked how much. I expected a higher price, but she said 50¢. I gave her a dollar because she had already had trouble changing my $20.00 bill and I didn't want to take her quarters too. On a side note, I now have 18 $1.00 bills....
Promise Portions Cards - Gift. The sale where I got the spice jars was around the corner from me. I know the older couple from them having sales and them coming to my sales. When she saw me, she said she had a gift for me and she gave me the Promise Portions Card set - they are little qutoes and bible phrases. I know it's from the 1950's or so. I thought it was sweet that she gave them to me, gave me a hug and gave me a blesing too. It's so nice to know nice people!
Here's the zinc lids - eight of them! Six are shiny and completely unused. I use my old blue Mason jars for rice, beans, pasta, etc. so I am glad to have nice shiny new hygenic lids for them now. I'll use my old crusty ones for display jars only.
I am sooo in love with this stool/chair. I will have to get rid of something in the house to make room for it, but it is worth it. On the bottom it has the paint chip colors so you can get the actual paint to retouch it. As if! Love that chippy, shabby look. Oh, it probably has lead paint, but I don't plan on licking it anytime soon. In this photos it's a chair.
Lift the top and wah-lah, it's a step stool. Fab-O. A mere $7.00 brought this lovely home with me. Remember in the last post how I hemmed and hawed trying to justify my Halloween purchase (which cost $9.00 by the way, the Math got a bit askew in that last post). Well, I whipped $7.00 out Pront-O for this stool. Not a second of hesitation. I've seen similar old beat up stools in the flea market for $$$$$.
I bought a little baggie of papers for 50¢. It has a newspaper clipping about S.O. Hillman of Beaumont, TX in 1955 - he had just bought the Studebaker dealership in town. I also have his busines cards, Shriner's cards, Freemasonary cards and various other personal items. I think this will sell to either a Studebaker collector or a Freemason collector.
Another baggie of items. These are old Boy Scout patches and pins. I have quiet a collection of vintage Boy and Girl Scout items that I plan to list soon. I'm always picking up pins and patches to add to the lot. These were 25¢.
We made a quick trip to the Salvation Army yesterday. I found this Imperial planter with leaf design and the Vera scarf for $1.00 each. I'm not a Vera collector, but I was pretty stoked to find one at the Salvation Army. They think they know what every this is, so I take great relish in finding something "valuable" per say that they missed. One of the added thrills to thrifting.
I went to the PTSA meeting on Tuesday night. I heard them ask for a Volunteer to head the 5th/6th grade dance committee. Someone raised their hand to accept it and I looked to see who it was. It was me. What was I thinking? Actually, I would rather do the dance than the hostessing stuff. I will do both this year and only one next year. It doesn't have to be a dance, per say. It can be a dance, game night, a carnival or anything that I can think of that would be fun for families. I have a $1,000.00 budget and am excited to get some ideas going. Does anyone have any fun ideas other than what I have mentioned? I have decided to poll the kids and give them options and let them vote. Even if I do a game night or dance, I will come up with a theme for it too. I put on some pretty unique kid's parties (and quite inexpensively, I might add) and everyone always comments on them, so I think I can do this up right. *Crossing fingers* Let me know if you have any fun ideas!