I finally drug out all my junk from the weekend and took photos of it. Thank goodness for that freebie table from the abandoned house next door that is still sitting in my driveway. I can just schlep it out and snap away. Who cares what the neighbors think?
Before I get to the loot, here's my girl all glittered up. I just love her (and I'm happy most of you do too!).
The title of this photo is, "The thing I bought that I thought was neat until I realized what it actually was and then I didn't think it was neat as I did before." Catchy, huh? I found this at the Senior Center where everything is 25¢ to 50¢. This scrapbook was only a quarter, it was pink and it was dated 1963, so it was a no brainer. But, when I got home to look at it, I saw it was actually a catalog of vintage 1963 Christmas Cards, but all the cards had been torn out. Boo. I'm disappointed that the cards are gone, but I didn't know they should have been in there in the first place, so I am getting over it. Sort of.
Toy department: A HEXED Puzzle, complete in the box, The Newlywed Game and a small celluloid Pluto marionette. I bought the Pluto at a yard sale at a pristine well kept home where a very elderly couple lived. The garage was full of things. When I got there, a lady walking out to pay was carrying a Fisher Price Pig pull toy form the 1950's with a 25¢ price tag on it. I was sick that I missed that. But, then I found the Pluto for 25¢ and thought that made up for it. I wish I would have found that sale earlier in the day. I bet they had killer old stuff. And, I bet it was all 25¢.
Baby Department: An old wooden baby crib toy, a celluloid rattle and a Irmi clown toy.
Pottery Department: 75¢ total for both. Love the green one - sell the brown one.
From the 10¢ table at the Pluto sale.....Five glass insulators (I like to put them on my fenceposts), two bisque dogs, a wee plastic basket and a fantastic Rooster/Chicken Cake topper set. Not sure exactly what holiday those would be appropriate for, but cute!
This weekend, I found something for every holiday except Halloween. Which is odd since that is the next holiday. You would think that stuff would be showing up at sales. I managed to find every other holiday.
"Be My Valentine" Hankie - stack of six hankies at the Senior Center - 25¢.
Two bedraggled forlorn mohair bunnies with wooden carrots. Scrounged from a box of Christmas lights in a shed at the auction yesterday. 25¢ for the pair.
Two vintage Mother's Day framed prints - 30¢ each from the Pluto sale.
4th of July: A copy of the Declaration of Independence (I actually bought six of them for 10¢ each) and a house that lights up and has a light show in the back. It really looks good in the dark and will be a great addition to my Patriotic Decor. It killed me to buy something "new", but I liked it anyway.
Thanksgiving: One huge turkey (A Gurley, I think, I hope) for 10¢ from the Pluto sale and a wee one from the Estate Sale on Sunday - thrown in for FREE.
Christmas: Three vintage tins - actually I got six in a box for 50¢ total. I shook one and heard it rattle, so I took a chance that I might find a treasure inside.
I didn't find all this in the tin. Just the tiny ornaments on the card (and the loose ones too) and the ornament hanger box. The rest of the ornaments were from the Senior Center - 75¢ for a bag full - most of which were plain ones destined for a "Shiny Brite" wreath until someone.....*cough* Breadman *cough* knocked them off the shelf and shattered them all. Bad Breadman! The bell is a Swiss Music Box (from the Senior Center for a quarter) and sounds quite lovely.
The green cookie cutter in the middle was a freebie at the Estate Sale too. I know it was free and it is tiny, but it presents a real problem for me. I just cleaned out my vast collection of cookie cutters last week and I only kept one of each shape in silver and copper. All the rest (nearly 100) went to the Flea Market (where I consistently sell cookie cutters). So, now I find out there are colored cookie cutters? Oh my! I thought I had one of my collections under control. Then again, since this is the very first colored cookie cutter I have ever seen, I suppose it isn't a real problem. (Watch - I'll find a gallon bag of them at the next sale....).
So, what did you find this weekend?