Along the way, I found a few garage sales. So many that I never made it to the booth. Whoopsie!
One sign that I saw was pointing down the street where I got all these blow molds for 50¢ each last year. Now, the signs was just pointing to that same street, but I remembered all those blowmolds, crossed my fingers and drove up the street. It was the same house! Woohoo! The lady having these sales is cleaning out her Mother's house and she sells things for cheap. She has massive amounts of junk - baby clothes, old musty not cool vintage clothes, sheets, towels and the usual household junk. Oh, and collections. Last time it was the ceramic mask collection (THE HORRORS) and the ELEPHANT collection (I found some cool elephants that I sold). This time it was the Home Interiors collection (THE HORRORS), Made in China frogs (THE HORROR) and the rest of the ceramic masks. (THE HORRORS).
But, in the midst of the junk, if you really look you will find some good old junk. And cheap.
The metal thing on top is an old receipt book folder from a delivery driver - like a milk man or ice cream man. Under that is a great old letter organizer. It's heavy and very Mad Man-esq.
All this for $4.00.
Service for four of these Federal dishes. They have a silver edge with the silver swirly thing going on. I NEVER ever, ever buy dishes, but these were kind of pretty and I think they will sell. Two bucks for the set.
A Japanese Saki bowl that I will plant something in, a GINGHAM tray (might become a magnet board), a big Boy Scout kerchief, a doily, a 7UP Uncola glass and a red Lustreware silverware tray. I seem to be a magnet for those plastic silverware trays.
I adore these stacking cups. Aren't they just the prettiest pastel colors? I just might have to keep these - they were ten cents each. The little PINS, NEEDLES and BUTTONS drawer is missing a knob, but I will fix it somehow.
Oh yes, I got this.
Two large embroidered table runners with butterfilies on each end. Someone spilled nail polish on them, so they aren't usable as table runners anymore - but does anyone really use a table runner anymore? I think I will frame the embroidered butterflies - they are quite pretty.
I also got all these old crafting booklets from this sale. I sorted through the stack of magazines and found all these good old ones and set them to the side to buy. But, when she boxed them up, she gave me ALL the magazines, so I had to sort them again when I got home. I ended up with 40 good old ones.
There some with adorable dolly graphics.
These are my favorites. I just might have to learn to crochet so I can made some of those. See that Scotty dog? Eek. I was hoping there would be instructions for the watermelon potholder so I could frame it and hang it above my collection, but no such luck.
This booklet is interesting. "Knit for Defense."
Apparently during WWII everything was in short supply for the soldiers. In order to help out, a lady could buy this booklet, knit something according to the dress code of the military and then send it in to be given to a soldier. Isn't that neat? There are some awesome photos of soldiers in this booklet.
Saturday I actually did make it to the booth, but managed to squeeze in a Moving Sale along the way.
A cash register till for $2.00. I think I will use it to hold milk caps, dice, keys and junk at the Farm Fresh Sale. I can clip the signs on the money clip things. Cool, right?
I spotted this old POST box in a 25¢ box. I didn't even open it, because I thought the box was interesting and whatever was in it would just be a bonus.
And what a BONUS it was! A very old drafting compass set. Thy are all solid brass and they nestle in their own little divets in that luscious velvet. I think they might be worth something. but my research disagrees. They are just so nice!
I picked up this milk bottle for 25¢. I happen to know that you can return it to the store for the grocery store $2.50 deposit refund. Hey, why not?
I also found this tiny handmade basket which is one of my favorite things in the world. It fits in the palm of my hand and cost twenty five whole cents.
The stagecoach toy came from a yard sale with the beaded necklace. The Miller Studios Chalkware Duck thermometer was found at Goodwill and the box of Christmas light bulbs was from the Vintage Market Days of NWA that Lara and I went to on Saturday. It was an upscale Vintage Venue with lots of wonderful displays. I got lots of ideas for future projects and set ups at any venues I do in the future. There was SO much good stuff there. I think Lara will blog about it - I only took a couple photos while we were there.
The farm Fresh Sale is June 13 so it is CRUNCH TIME and I have done NOTHING so far. Time to round up the junk and figure out the set up. Junk, junk, junk!
Hope you all have a lovely Memorial Day and BE SAFE out there!