So, like I mentioned in my last post where I featured the craziest thing I ever bought - six identical yet different colored handmade gingham shirts - I happened on a sale that I didn't even plan on going to and ended up finding some really cool stuff. The Bean and I were headed to Sam's Club and I had no intention of going to any sales. But, when I saw the yard chock full of tables piled with stuff, I knew I was going. I could tell it was old stuff from the road. I just didn't know what kind of old stuff or what the pries were going to be, but I knew I was stopping! I stopped so quickly, in fact, that I forgot to put the car in park. I was looking at something on a table and I heard the lady having the sale say, "Your car is moving." She said it so laid back and slow that it took me a minute to realize she was talking to ME. Luckily, The Bean was in the passenger seat so he turned the key off to stop it just as I go there to hit the brakes. Whoopsie. Perhaps I need one of those "This car stops at all garage sale" bumper stickers. Except mine will say, "This car sorta stops at all garage sales."
Finds at the sale: A set of two very old suitcases in really, really nice condition for $5.00, a giant Graniteware lid for FREE and a lovely vintage tablecloth like I love. When I put the tablecloth down with my finds, I said that there wasn't a price on it. The older lady told me it was a dollar and that was good for me. Then a guy chimed in that his Mom had hand sewn that with her own hands (There is an extra strip of white on each side to make it fit their table). So, the lady said, "Well, since she MADE it, you can have it for ($5.00? $10.00??? What???)...a DIME." Oh, how love logic like that - it's old and handmade? Well, then that's junk. New from Walmart - that's high dollar!
A sweet little fat pottery pot in the loveliest shade of green filled with old Dominoes.
Two chalkware cats and a toothpicker.
Par of spaghetti poodles, an old baby plaything and a bar tool with a bakelite handle.
A little girl's dress made out of feedsacks. Pretty plain and not very cheery feedsacks, but feedsacks nonetheless.
An owl bank. You just stick a quarter in his eye. Weird, right?
I actually bought an entire Cub Scout uniform, but I took all these things off to wash it.
The Bean found all these old unused patches for me.
He also found this old box that said, Face Bag" on it. So, he opened it and discovered this thing of nightmares. It's a hot water bottle for your face. I actually have it upside down int he photo. I only figured that out,when I put it on my actual face and I couldn't breathe. Doh! It actually goes over your forehead and cheeks. I really can't imagine why you would want to use this. I know there are latex "fans" out there, I wonder if they might like this oddity?
This cool old hanger had a bunch of scarves on it. I asked if it was for sale and after considerable consideration, it was decided that yes it was and that it would be fifty cents. Alrighty.
My favorite find is this neat handmade wooden dollhouse.
It's kind of simple and primitive.
I spotted two old quilts on a trailer. I asked how much for the "blankets" (bad, I know) and they told me $2.00 each.
Sold! I love good old well made useable quilts. I appreciate the handiwork and the time it took to gather the materials and actually make the quilt.
They won't win an award for being fancy or for being beautiful.
But they will keep us warm next winter and be appreciated.
An unexpected sale brought unexpected treasures.
Did you find anything good this weekend?