An old velvet covered hat stand, a sweet vintage tin and a teeny piece of vintage pottery with flowers. A grand total of 75¢ for all three.
A child's hanger from the free bin, an old celluloid box for 25¢, a handpainted greeting card from a tourist spot in Arkansas for 25¢, a set of old Canasta Cards with a Walgreen (no "s") on them for 50¢ and a free book entitled Mr. Arris Goes to Paris. (It was just too cute to leave behind!)
I spotted this glass vase in the kitchen-y area at the thrift. I thought it was pretty and felt old-ish so for 25¢, I decided to buy it. When I got it home, I noticed a teeny paper handwritten sticker on the bottom that said "Mt. Washington Burmese Shaker". So, I did a little research and SHAZAM that sucker is old (1880's) and worth a good amount of money! If it is still had it's metal shaker top, it would be worth about $450.00! One website I read had one identical to mine sans the shaker top too for $250.00! Mine is on ebay already. We'll see what happens! *Fingers crossed!* (It's been on ebay for 42 minutes and it has a bid!)
I picked up this old good enough for me tablecloth at a garage sale for 50¢. This was at the house where I got the great old Crazy Quilt last year. I had spotted it one day, dreamt of it that night, then returned in hopes of it still being there the next day. Here's the story. So, today, as I walked around holding the tablecloth remembering the quilt, the lady having the sale that I have only met once looked up at me and said, "Hey! How's the quilt?" She remembered me too!
As I was leaving her sale, I asked about these three old silver Presidential spoons. "Take them!' she said. My kind of lady! (I did give her three quarters though).
A nice piece of my beloved white pottery - 25¢. It was pretty disgusting, but it cleaned right up.
I think a lot of you might like this one - spools and spools of vintage French Grosgrain ribbon. These will most likely be headed to Etsy.
Now, you might think I am nuts when you see this next purchase.
HAHAHAHAHA! ACORNS! HUGE FREAKING ACORNS! Do you love them? I do! The biggest one is about the size of a basketball. The cap comes off to store the smaller one. I honestly think The Breadman thought I had officially lost it when he saw me dragging these in - but I think they are FAB.
And lastly, my very favorite find of the day. A vintage child's hanger. Dug out of the free bin at the Super Cheap Thrift. It just makes me ridiculously happy. I don't even mind the clown. (I'm a skeered of clowns).
Today it was ridiculously hot and the heat index made it seem even hotter and the humidity made it seem even worse. I had an "I HATE SUMMER" tantrum and vowed not to leave my house until at least October. (I do this every year.) But, the yard sale gods will send me secret coded messages through Craigslist and I will venture out into the God-Awful heat and humidity so that I can find treasures and blog fodder. I do it all for you fine people.
(You guys stay cool and safe and find some FUN junk this weekend!)