Tuesday I made a special trip to the Super Cheap Thrift store, only to find it closed for restocking. Boo that it was closed, but Yippee that they were restocking. So, I made a point to go back today when they opened to get a good shot at the new goodies. But, they were CLOSED again. Sigh. They had a bunch of junk, (and I do mean real actual junk) outside for FREE but a bunch of us were having a dig looking for a treasure anyway. While we were digging, the ladies that stock the store kept coming out and saying how they had so much new stuff that they didn't know what they would do with it all. Apparently a family had donated an entire Estate to the thrift store. It took every fiber of my being not to mow those ladies down and go in there to see what I can only imagine are huge overflowing boxes of vintage Christmas, vintage craft supplies and Grandma's vintage linen collection. I don't know when they will get the store ready to be reopened, but until then I will have to tell myself that they really only donated old margarine tubs, smelly old sheets and geriatric furniture. Yea, that's the ticket.
I did manage to find a couple of sales that had a good amount of my kind of junk - old crap. My day got away from me today and I didn't get photos of everything, but I did manage to take some not well lit photos tonight of my favorite finds.
A beautiful piece of vintage turquoise pottery for a mere quarter. I about fainted when I saw it and then again when I saw the price tag. It's so purty!
A giant thermos for my thermos collection. I loved the color and I loved the 50¢ price tag.
But, I really loved the name on the thermos - Happy Home!
A sweet old centerpiece of a bride for 25¢. I love her crepe paper base and crepe bouquet.
A pair of huge heavy cuckoo clock weights - 75¢ for the pair. I'm almost embarrassed to admit that I have a small collection of these too. These are about 8" long and weigh a ton.
A very old egg or vegetable gathering basket for 25¢. I can spot an old basket amongst the fruit basket discards and craft department baskets a mile away.
An old sap bucket for 50¢ that is actually quite pink despite the appearance in this photo.
This was the only item I found in all the free stuff at the thrift store. It really isn't my cup of tea, but once I turned it over, I knew I had to rescue it from the bins.
Buddy, Buddy, Buddy, your Mama was 94 years old and she still took the time to make you this Christmas gift. And now, here it is at the Super Cheap Thrift in the FREE box. Wait, if she was 94 years old 28 years ago, Buddy was probably in his late 60's, which would mean he is probably gone too. Sorry Buddy. I hope you and Mama are up in Heaven making tacky pottery together. RIP.
The main reason I headed out saling today was that I am in need of some shelves and bookcases for my NEW FLEA MARKET BOOTH. I had signed up for a booth at a new Flea market in town about six months ago and I got a call earlier this week saying that they had one opening. I waited to see about a booth after it was all full before I signed up so the other people could lose out money if the place went belly up. But, it seems to be doing quite well, so I am pretty excited to have a booth again. I have a lot of ideas for it including making vintage Christmas wreaths to sell and decorating for all the holidays. It will be great to have an outlet for all my things I have stockpiled, plus an outlet for my creative side. I've always loved merchandising - it is the only thing I miss about my old job. I love building displays. I hope to make it a fun booth and *Crossing fingers* hope it does okay.
Hope you have a fun junk filled weekend. It is supposed to be quite rainy here, which is good. I need to price things for the booth and concentrate on the junk I already own and not be tempted to go buy more junk!
But.......there is a Church sale not to far away.......;o)