The SCT recently rearranged the entire store. Actually, now that I think about it - nearly every thrift I go to on a regular basis has completely rearranged their stores int eh past few months. I like knowing where things are so I can go in on my "route" as I call it. If I am going down the aisle where the knick knacks are, I have in my mind to look for pottery, vintage figurines, etc. But, when I go down that aisle and it is all hampers and ironing supplies, my thrifting mojo gets out of whack.
Back to the SCT - they did rearrange, but I have a handle on where everything is now. The worst thing they did was pretty much stop selling any kind of toys due to the new laws regarding unsafe toys. I used to come across vintage Fisher Price and old die cast cars a lot, but no more. They do still have a lot of board games and, for some reason, they are all 10¢ now, so have found a few Scrabble games which always make me happy.
Oh, they did another bad thing! They made a VINTAGE section. Ack. It's not very big, but it's chock full of vintage aprons, linens, handmade doll clothes and vintage baby clothes right now. The same vintage tea towel I used to get for 25¢ is now $5.00. Double Ack!
Today I made a run to the SCT just because I hand't been in such a long time.
This poker chip caddy complete with poker chips was in the original box. It was in the 10¢ board game section. Heck, almost anything is worth a dime! I will put it in the booth after I add a couple decks of cards to it.
I really try to sell vintage items, vintage inspired items or handmade items. My only real exception is Razorback stuff - I prefer to sell the vintage stuff. But, if I see something I can afford, I will stick it in the booth. Money talks! This Razorback Growth Chart was new in the box and only $1.00. I will price it $10.00 and that will pay for my purchases and my gas for today.
I originally picked this up for the frame alone, but the needlepoint ballerina is kind of growing on me. It's for the booth, If it doesn't sell as is, I will just sell the frame.
Four small frames to paint and repurpose for the booth.
Crummy photo, huh? I think this is a big silver trivet - it has a blue velvet backing on it. It's about a foot tall or so. I'm going to polish it up and use it as a fancy magnet board for the magnets I am making out of old puzzle pieces for the Barn Sale.
A tiny little cut glass jar with lid. I don't know why I bought it or what I will do with it, but it was 10¢, so I will figure that out later.
Department 56 Snow Village Legion Hall. I always do pretty well with Dept. 56 on ebay. I haven't looked this one up yet, but if it isn't worth selling, I will put it in with my Patriotic decorations. I bet you can't guess how much I paid for it! (That sort of takes away some of the value of course).
A gum drop tree. Because I already have two gumdrop trees and I have never, ever used them, so of course, I NEED another one. Now I have three gum drop trees. Hey! That is one gum drop tree per family member in my house. 'Cause we all need our own individual gum drop trees, right?
A big old glass candy jar. This is my third big one, and I have two smaller ones. I want to put things in them at the barn sale, sort of like a candy store, and sell things by the scoop or individually. But, I haven't really thought of anything to sell that way. I think buttons would be cute, and I have a crap load of buttons, but I really can't see myself selling any of them. I might need that one yellow button shaped like a lemon or that one big black glass buttons one day, so I better keep all eleventy thousand of them. Suggestions welcome!
Here's the one thing I found for me to keep.
Because I am a grown woman and I need a vintage baby quilt, of course.
Love the little duck. And, may I point out that she is wearing GINGHAM?
And, Humpty Dumpty? Cute! Why, is that a GINGHAM wall he is sitting upon? Yes, yes, I think it is!
I don't collect full size quilts because they are pricey and I just do not have room to store them. But, goodness, I love a sweet vintage baby quilt. From time to time, I go through my collection and cull out my least favorites and take them to the booth. They usually sell right away. This one will most likely stick around here for awhile. It's adorable.
Yesterday I stopped at a yard sale on my way home from reworking the booth. It was at the house where the man had given me a handful of old fishing lure tins for free when I commented that they were different. When I stopped yesterday, someone had pulled all those old tins out, put them in a basket and priced them $2.00 each with a FIRM beside that and an ANTIQUE below. He must have told someone what he had done!
I picked up this cat, which I thought might pass as mid century, but probably not. He, along with the ten cent stained glass cat, will go to the booth.
I spotted these four old hanging baskets on the ground under a table. They were 50¢ each and I knew just what to do with one of them.
I went straight home and put all those old baseballs in it. I think this would look great on a porch. It's actually on my porch right now, but it will be going to the Barn Sale. We put our set of Bocce Balls in another one of the baskets and put them on our patio table. Now we can play Bocce anytime!
And, lastly - a Goodwill find. A Levi Ragdoll. I had a set of the smaller boy and girl when I was little. (Okay, your right, I still have mine.) This one will go to the booth or ebay, whichever is the best fit.
I've done a lot of junk blogging lately, but I am jonsing for a journey soon. I don't have any in mind, but I an ready for a little diversion and fun! And, the good lord willing and the creeks don't rise - a little junk thrown in too!