I have decided to forego my usual YEAR IN REVIEW post because this year was one hell of a HUMDINGER. I would just as soon NOT go over it month by month and live it again. So, I will just do my THRIFTING Year in Review.
John Plains 1954 Book. I found this at Goodwill for $10.00. It is such a fun to see what things I LOVE to find now cost back then. Love all the picnic items on these pages.
Blow mold palooza hit this summer when I found all of these blowmolds for 50¢ each. I kept both the snowmen and the Santa. I sold the rest at the flea market for about $80.00.
I bought this sweet camper set on Craigslist. I still need to find a spot for it in my house. Actually, I need to find it. I stuck it somewhere for safe keeping until after the holidays. Hmmmmm....
I discovered this Plumpee rubber doll in a huge digger sale. He was absolutely filthy, but cleaned up pretty good. He sits in my kitchen and gives me and the Bean a chuckle every time we see him.
My first locker basket. I longed to buy it at one of my thrifts stores but it was marked NOT 4 Sale for years. The store was faced with the possibility of moving or closing so I swooped in and asked ONE MORE TIME to buy the basket. I got it. And, the thrift ended up moving and not closing. Whew.
Oh my. My favorite. I spotted an ad on Craigslist for two complete wire racks full of these baskets for a total of $35.00. I drove thirty miles in a pouring rain to go get them. I ended up with 31 baskets and two racks. I might sell them someday. But, I just love seeing them all stacked up in my garage for now. I use them for all kinds of sorting projects and for holding things in the booth.
I rescued this sweet doll from Goodwill. On the way to the car, a lady tried to buy her from me.
A sweet red tin phone scored from ebay for like two bucks or something crazy.
A handmade piece of needlework made by Margie. I have bought several things from one family over the past ten years that all belonged to Margie. This was my latest find and it made me oh, so happy.
A pile of brand new folding rulers for $2.00 each. I fashioned them into stars and tied them off with bakers twine. I have sold them all for $15.00 each in the booth.
Freebies from the Estate Sale I ran to on a Sunday afternoon for "about an hour" while the boys mowed. When I got there, everything was FREE. Seven hours later, filthy and with a car packed to the brim for FREE, I was home. This is just a sampling of smalls. Man, that was one HOT, DIRTY, MISERABLE day. I loved it. :D
A precious handmade basket dated from the 1800's on the handle. Found at the Super Cheap Thrift for 25¢. It is a bonafide piece of art.
A HUGE Annalee Santa in a Chimney. Spotted at Goodwill hidden under the Halloween costumes for TWO BUCKS. I bought him and waited outside for the boys to pick me up. The Breadman looked at me like I was insane. The Bean knew it was an Annalee and was very happy for me.
An awesome old feedsack turtle quilt top. Bought from a favorite thrift n a neighboring town run by doddering old ladies. It was six dollars and the lady at the register nearly had a fit when she saw the price. "I cannot believe they priced that SO HIGH!" she said. I love old lady pricing.
Those are the highlights for the year in thrifting. I bought more this year since I had the booth, but I kept less. I did seem to buy a lot of toys according to this post.....and I seem to spend more on the things I keep. But, sometimes I pick up my flea market and see all that I sold, so I allow myself a bit to spend on what I really love. That seems fair to me.
How was your year in thrifting?