Today's treasures - A giant glass Miracle Whip jar full of carded buttons for $2.00, a vintge Santa Salt Shaker with cork stopper for 5¢, an old framed "Mother" postcard for 10¢, mini glass shakers for 25¢, mini clothespins for 10¢ and the old wooden clothespins were 5¢. The snap card was int he jar of buttons. The o ld garden shjears were today's, "Where did you find this?" item. It seems nearly every week I find an item at a sale and no one having the sale has ever seen it. They hem and haw over where it came from who it belongs to and what to charge. This time the magic price was 25¢. There's a photo on the side over there with my old garden tool collection.
I spotted a big bag with a couple rolls of Sahseen ribbon in it, so I asked how much. It was only $1.00, so I grabbed the entire bag. I was really surprised when I got home and discovered that the entire bag was Sasheen Ribbon. There is Pale Pink, Purple, Coral, Hot Pink, Gold, Hot Red, Metallic Gold, Nile Green and two spools of Shocking Pink (which is a rather namby-pamby pink and not especially shocking). There are 250 yards on each spool -some aren't completely full, but close. So, that's about 25,000 yard so of ribbon. That's 75,000 feet. That's a lot of ribbon!
Today was Kid's Day at the local grocery store, so we headed over there and of course, had to hit a sale or two (or three or four) along the way. DH calls on the store, so the Asst. Manager had made The Bean a special bag of loot to pick up. We went to a Boy Scout Sale where everything was $2.00 a bag and a Foundation of some sort where everything was $3.00 a bag.
Here's the view inside - they don't have bottoms, so they are more like shadow boxes. You can see the honeycomb and beeswax residue on the sides. I really, really, really want to get a flea market booth, so I think these will go in it as display when I do.
This the worst photo I have ever posted. Sorry. This is a box about the size of the palm of my hand holding 24 little gold blown glass ornaments. I've never seen any so tiny - they are fabulous!
Another crazy bad photo. Sorry again. At the Foundation Sale, everything was $3.00 for a big brown grocery bag full. Well, it was so incredibly hot that I didn't even want to look around much. I spotted a small box full of old wedding cake decoartions, paper/foil leaves, plastic translucent clumps or grapes and other old wedding items. It wouldn't have filled up the bottom of a paper bag, so I asked how much for it and they told me that it was $3.00 since it would have fit in the bag. Meanwhile other people had bags so full and heavy they couldn't ever carry them. The man tells me it's all for charity, so I shouldn't mind. But, I did mind. I know it's charity, but to me, charity is just giving them money. Not buying less, but paying more than everyone else. I ended up paying it, because it wasn't that much and I'm not a total b!tch. I got plenty, and really $3.00 wasn't bad to as much old stuff I found. There's thousands of those foil leaves.
The photos just don't seem to be getting any better, do they? This is a printers box filled with "Old Metal Type Cuts and Engravings with Obsolete Foundry Type" (that's what it says on the back). It says, "Old Lawyers Never Die, They Just Lose Their Appeal". I don't like it the way it is, so the plan it so attempt to pry off all the old metal letters and use them in another fashion. I love old printer's blocks.
A red ginghman apron with a sweet pocket - both in a $2.00 bag along with all this:
A very large piece of feedsack material with sweet children on it.
A very large piece of sweet robin's egg blue floral feedsack material.
And a big piece of rosey feedsack material. This one is actually a big feedsack that has been cut into a flat peice of material.
A variety of new sock monkey themed fabric that is so cute,it almost makes me wish I could sew. It would make a fabulous monkeybox Junkin' bag.
And, on the resale front, a nice and minty 1970's Sunshine Family. Complete! Mom, Dad, Baby, furniture, clothes trunk full of clothes, dishes, pans, sleeping bag, shoes, booklet of ideas to make for your family and on and on. I had the Sunshine Family when I was little. Oh, who am I kidding! I still have them. My little baby is nearly bald in the back because she was my favorite and I carried her in my pocket most of the time. The Sunshine Family is sort of the opposite of Barbie. They are all about family, nature, spending time outdoors and together, not spending money, etc. You were encouraged to make clothes and items for the Sunshine Family. My Mom crocheted my Barbie a Poncho and I nearly got laughed off the playground with that.