Okay, so the truth is that it was advertised as a Garage Sale, but it was in the parking lot of a now defunct flea market where they were selling everything off before the building is demo'ed. The guy in charge of selling things was nice enough, but my LORD he could talk your leg off. I asked the price of something and he practically gave the history of that item including how he came to own it and why he was selling it. I would have $2.00, but really $1.00, in mind as a price to pay and he would quote $10.00. That's when I knew I was in trouble as far as finding a deal. But, I found a few things.
I did find this old crock with the pretty flowers painted on it. I'm not usually a fan of painting on old stuff, but this is Spring-y and well done. I'm trying to look for Spring and porch things in case I do the Barn Sale this year. It had an old garage sale $2.00 sticker so he let me have it for that price. Otherwise, it might have been $20.00.
I spotted this box of yard on a table and I was interested it from the start. I've been looking for some yarn in different colors for the little pompom guys I make. After MUCH conversation and drilling by HIM as to what it was worth, we decided on $5.00. He started at $20.00. Uh- no.
I, of course, wish that I had paid less, but when I got home and sorted it out there were 98 balls of yarn in varying sizes, so I think I did pretty good after all.
I found this beautiful piece of McCoy pottery sitting on a table. It was filthy dirty and I wan't sure if it would clean up. He told me that the Vuh-ah-z was $2.00. I've really never heard a local hillbilly say Vuh-ah-z.
I'm happy to report that a Magic Eraser and a Brillo Pad cleaned it right up. It is a wonderful piece of McCoy pottery in a soft buttery yellow. A happy find for me!
The last thing I found was this thermometer from a Dentist in Kansas. Can you read it? "Turn me over to see someone important to us." Turn it over and there is a mirror on the bottom. I think I'll try this one on ebay.
We stopped at the thrift and I found a few things. I never buy plates, but this one is hand-painted and signed and just really sweet. I'd love to eat a lovely slab of pink birthday cake on it. Heck, I'd eat birthday cake off the floor. But this plate would be nice too. :D
A book with the oddest title ever - it is signed and has some uber sweet illustrations in it - the tiniest Dennison labelmaker ever and the biggest tea infuser ever. The tea infuser looked like it could be a project of some sort.
A book of Fairy Tales that I bought just for the cover and an old school reader that has seen better days. I like old readers with torn pages and names written in them with notes scribbled in the margins and old library card pockets in the front.
A vintage toaster cover. I know a lot of people don't like this sort of thing, but it's vintage and people used to use them. So, to the booth it will go.
But, my best find is this:
A giant huge globe on a lucite stand.
I can just barely get my arms around it. It's a National Geographic Globe from 1976. I won't show my stupidity here but there are countries on there that I have never heard of before. (To my credit I was in the 3rd grade and we didn't do a lot of World Geography at that age.) It stands about three feet tall. It's really wonderful. If my house wasn't so small ans so crowded, I would SO keep it.
I posted it on Instagram and it got a lot of attention. I hope it gets that much attention in my booth.
So, have you seen any garage sales yet?