I went to a couple of thrifts on Friday and to several yard sales today. I know that the days of yard sales are coming to an end with the cold weather coming this soon. (It was 31 this morning - in Arkansas!) So, I am trying to hit as many as I can while they are still out there.
This is a bunch of odd stuff, but the colors all looked great together. A nice wooden crate for booth display, a turquoise play phone, handful of old metal cookie cutters ( I seem to be on a roll of finding those lately), a vintage Sleeping beauty book with nice color plates for framing, a set of six stacking mugs, a set of 1972 Wilton fondant cutters and a dozen play store eggs that I put in a vintage egg carton I had. There are two different shades of yarn from two different dress kits from the 1960's. There are six skeins of one and five skeins of another. The medal is a teaching award from the 1960's. I bought a whole handful of Native American sterling rings, that medal, dog tags, little keys and some other things for 25¢.
The blues had their turn now for some red's: A vintage Red Riding Hood book, a candle blowmold just like the one I got last week, a great old biscuit tin with the Mayflower on it and a Red Cross Storybook doll - she is a three in one doll and really sweet. The yo yo doll I actually saw at a yard sale last weekend for $10.00 (that's very old, etc.). I bought it at the Super Cheap Thrift today for 50¢.
The Cooky Book is another cook book I always buy and it always sells. I found four different baggies of cookie cutters today at four sales. 'Tis the season!
I bought a gallon size baggie full of keys for $5.00. The lady gave me the storybook doll since I bought the keys. I always have a tin of keys at The Junk Ranch for 50¢ each and you wouldn't believe how many I sell. Men and kids just love to paw through them.
That buggy thing isn't something I would normally even buy, but it was 50¢, so I grabbed it. Maybe I can stick a vintage doll in it or something and put it in the booth. I love old tins for storage and this one has NUTS all over it and I am NUTS, so there you go! :) The wooden thing is a very old tripod that folds up and closes with a leather band. It's really neat. I just wish I would have paid more attention to it before I folded it up. Help!
I pulled all this gingham out of a bag of crappy polyester fabrics. I love it that there is chicken scratch started on the black. I love gingham, but I don't have a speck of it in my house.
These little vintage dolls have on their socks and shoes but are otherwise nekkid.
I buy Bundt pans for making wreaths and that is why I picked this one up. But then I came to my senses when I realized that it is THE perfect PINK color. I saw a blog once where they had tons of bundt pans all in different colors all around their kitchen. It was so lovely! This one will have to hang near my birthday cake collection.
I hit some good vintage stuff at the Salvation Army yesterday which rarely ever happens. Some German wooden ornaments, a glass Santa and an old blown glass Santa ornament. The Irmi lamp was at another Little Old Lady thrift for ONE DOLLAR. :)
In the center is this party Valentine party favor. He is from the 1930's or 1940's, I think, His legs are candy wrapped in cellophane. The candy is still in there! Cool! And, also Yuck! I just love him so much. He will go in my party collection too.
A good weekend in junk - a lot to sell, some projects and a couple things for me.
I hope your weekend was perfection too!