Every week, I see Laurie's post over at Magpie Ethel and wonder how on earth she finds so much fabulous stuff every,single.weekend. I have longed to have my very own "Magpie Ethel" Day. Guess what? TODAY WAS THE DAY!
First stop of the day - the one and only Church Sale that is ever in my town - always the weekend before school gets out for the summer. Prices are still 5¢, 10¢, etc. I can always find some good tings there. Today, someone had donated a plethora of vintage Easter items. Vintage Easter rates right up there with vintage Christmas and is actually harder for me to find. After the Church Sale, I went to three more yard sales then I stopped at one more sale which would provide to be one great sale for me. Lots of vintage being pulled out by the box load from the house and sheds. The lady having the sale didn't really know what all she had - it was her Mother's house and she was cleaning it out. Nothing was priced, so I gathered up an armload to get a feel for pricing. She quoted a fair and inexpensive price, so I started my "pile". As I shopped, we visited more and realized that our paths had crossed in the past. She also realized that I knew what things were and that I appreciated them. So, she started giving me even better prices. :)
After I loaded up the car, I went home to change since it had gotten into the 80's and was super humid. I picked up the boys and bribed them with a trip for pizza if I could just stop at another (neighborhood) sale. I left off the "neighborhood" part. Ha. I found a bit more there and then we went for our pizza. Dirty and sweaty.
Are you ready to see the whole Enchilada?
Are you sure?????
Two German paper mache eggs, a pompom bunny, chalkware bunny head and squeaky chick.
Old wooden toy tools, Pipe Cleaner Art kit, a Japan Angel, plastic elephant, a new silver tree and some plastic poinsettias. The poinsettias were inside a big glass ball that I had plans for, but when I picked up the box to carry it, the glass ball crushed.
Kewpie Doll, Tupperware cookie cutter set, lime green wicker purse, neat old basket purse and a non-working West Germany cuckoo clock of sorts.
Lots of old Little Golden Books and other vintage books.
Love this little fat pottery pot most of all.
Pefumes from Paris - la la la - Jadeite ashtray full of a dozen pearl necklaces with old rhinestone clasps. The necklaces were in one of those old tins you can see in the back. There are some pretty ones in there.
Four vintage chalkware fish in perfect condition. They usually have broken fins when I find them.
Here's that Find-a Car Bingo. You look for different colors and models of cars while you are riding in the car. I need a two tone Studebaker to win!
Two of my favorites - the tiny Hearts game and German wooden guy.
Always happy to find some of these eggs.
They are NOT creepy!
Crocheted potholder dress, two pieces of needlework and a tablecloth.
A dandelion tablecloth to be exact. Achoo!
What a day!
And, guess what, guess what, guess what?
She's bringing out even MORE tomorrow and has promised to keep the Christmas back for ME.
Hope I live through another exciting day!