So, flash forward to Saturday - I got up and went looking for sales! I found an unadvertised Church parking lot sale, two yard sales and hit two thrift stores. I din't find a lot, but that's okay. It was more the therapy of getting OUT and looking for JUNK that I needed.
Church Sale Finds:
Or rather, make that Find as in singular. There wasn't much left but I found this in the bottom of the box of stuffed animals. When I went to pay, everyone wanted to know where I found it because no one had ever seen it. I swear this happens to me ALL THE TIME. Does it happen to you or is it just me?
Next stop: Super Cheap Thrift:
I love these old "Mother" pins. This one has an actual rose on it from Oregon. It's a bit different, but it will go with my collection.
Some junk for the booth. People love those "vintage" cracker tins. They are from the 80's and that is not "vintage" to me. Yet, I will sell it to them. :D
I picked up this brand new security blanket hoping it was one of those that is worth hundreds of dollars. It wasn't. What is up with people having that kind of cash when they have babies? Dude, we could barely afford diapers and formula - not a couple hundred bucks for a security blanket! Jeepers!
Second thrift store:
A Red Wing gravy boat. When I went to pay for it, the lady took it over to the window, held it up to the light, said, "HUH!" then brought it back over to the register and said, "Somebody glued that bowl to that tray!" She decided that 50¢ was a good price since it was "damaged". Silly lady. That is my second favorite gravy boat story. Here's my first.
Last stop: One more yard sale.
A heavy old Swingline Stapler, a Elementary School Dictionary and a local HS Yearbook from 1960. I have gotten many chuckles from the groovy hairstyles and cat-eye glasses.
I spotted a box under a table that said "Christmas" on it, so I drug it out for a looksie. There were new strands of lights and an ugly tree skirt, but there were two boxes full of ornaments in there too. I decided to spring for the whole box since it was only $3.00.
I ended up with a bunch of plain Shiny Brites, a honeycomb bell, a tree topper and some flocked ornaments. Not really awesome old vintage Christmas, but I am hoping it is just a teaser of things to come.
I wish I had found more or something AMAZING. But I found some things to use in crafts and to sell, so I guess it was a win-win for me.
It's Spring Break and that is usually a good start to the yard Sale season. Bring on da junk!