Next stop was the garage. I spotted several boxes of older Shiny Brites, but they were just the basic colors priced at $2.00 a box, so I passed on those. There were a lot of old books. some outdoor furniture, tools and miscellaneous items in the garage. On my second trip through the garage, The Bean asked me what there were:
Oh! Old flower frogs. I have been coveting these on a few blogs - great for displaying old greeting cards and post cards. They weren't priced, but I decided to take a chance and take them all in to see how much they should have been priced. When I asked the lady, she started giving me the song and dance about how old those are and how hard they are to find and I figured a big price tag was coming. But, then she said, "But since you carried them in here and they are heavy (they are!) and they are sharp and dangerous - how about $5.00 for all of them?" That was only a buck a piece and a pretty fair deal, I thought. Plus, I had been wanting ONE and now I have FIVE.
Another trip through the kitchen and I found boxes and boxes of cookbooks. It was funny - the Taste of Home cookbooks and Southern Living newer cookbooks were all $5-10 each. But, the cool old Betty Crocker books were only 50¢ each.
I picked out these three to leaf through, then sell or pass on. The rest were all casserole-y and meat-y cookbooks, so I left them behind.
When we left, I spotted a pile of rocks on the porch. I have always been a rock hound and The Bean loves rocks too. I don't know if you have ever purposely purchased a rock or a piece of quartz crystal, but they can get very expensive.
I went back in and asked if they were sale and she said she had hoped someone would want them - so $5.00 for all of them. $5.00 seemed to be the magic price of the day.
This is a very large Geode - about 8" across with really nice crystals inside. Geodes can be pricey too. This one is broken open, which I prefer, and not sliced.
Sorry, the rock geek in me came out. I'll stop now. WAKE UP!
After the Estate Sale we ran a few errands and then made a stop at the infamous "$8.00 Thrift" where everything - including Dollar Tree items are often priced $8.00. I rarely buy anything in there, but I do like to look at their holiday items. Every once in a while they get a new manager who prices things more realistically. I think this was one of those times.My finds today included two gross (288 - not gross like "Gag me with a spoon" gross) tiny bird eggs for $2.00, a teeny tiny basket for 10¢ and a package of vintage kneeling angels for 25¢. I don't really know what I am going to do with all those bird eggs, but I liked them. Buy it when you see it, figure it out later, that's my motto. They had two cases of boxes of dozens of eggs - sooo many eggs!
I was super happy to find these two West Germany eggs for 75¢ each. I love these old paper candy containers. I'm still jealous over the GIANT egg Sarah found last year. Did you see the article in Country Living about these eggs - like the GIANT ones can fetch over $1,000.00????? WoW!
As I was leaving the Estate Sale, she told me come back tomorrow - "Everything will be half off or less". Now, why'd she have to go and say that???????