Friday was a rainy day. It rained almost 4" and then it rained again all night. Saturday was cold (in the 40's), drizzly and just a soggy, cold day. I usually stay in on those sort of days, but I had the car today and there was a HUGE SALE not far from me that sounded crazy good, so I headed out. The sale turned out not to be HUGE, but I did find some good stuff there and the people that were having it were super nice, so that was good. (They did have a small child ringing a bell saying in a completely monotone voice "TOYS, SEVENTY FIVE CENTS. TOYS, SEVENTY FIVE CENTS" over and over again like a horror movie. I offered to buy his bell, but no dice.) After that I headed to my beloved Super Cheap Thrift to see what I could scrounge up. The thing about the Super Cheap Thrift is that you would go once and think it was a big let down. But, you have to look everywhere and at every single thing and you have to go often to find the good stuff. I never find anything there worth a fortune, but I find a lot of 10-25¢ items I can turn into $5-8 items and some for even more. Plus the ladies that volunteer are SO nice and they love me because I bring my own tote bag, bag my own items and I always round up when I pay. I know this because they tell me every.single.time.
Not a huge amount, but it's all vintage and it's all for sale. Win-Win!
It was a fruit themed day, apparently. Watermelon picnic basket, pear cookie jar, orange cup, apple cup and an orange juice set. Pile of quilt blocks, lone vintage glass, Starbucks demitasse cup (not vintage, but a good seller) and an old reader.
Cute little juice set. Two of the cups have tiny chips, but I will price it mostly for the pitcher and throw in the cups. Cute on a shelf or completely usable too.
The Barrett Collins cookie jar is missing it's lid, but I think it would be good for utensils or even with a plant or flowers in it. It was only a quarter, so I had to rescue it! Glasbak milkglass cups - cute enough, right?
Fisher Price xylophone that I am thinking about making into a magnet board of sorts (I mean, what mother actually wants their child to have an actual working xylophone???) and four Texasware lunch trays.
I bought the big watermelon picnic basket for The Junk Ranch or maybe just the booth.
I got a nice pile of these fabulous old Friendship quilt blocks. They are really big 18" squares. They would make fabulous pillows. I really need to learn to sew enough to pull off things like that.
Dangit. Sideways. Anyhoooo - look at that fabric! TOO CUTE!
The ladies name is Mrs. BEAN. Love it!
A few recent finds.
I had passed on one of these at the big sale I went to with Lara a few weeks ago and I was sick I had to leave it (too pricey). It had big wooden beads, which was cool. This one has big plastic beads, but it's still pretty awesome. I think it will fit in at the Junk Ranch with my flashcards and old readers.
This painting is totally not my color theme, but I for some reason, I really like it. I love Fall, so maybe that is it. I seem to be squirreling away simple paintings for the Junk Ranch. Everyone likes that cabin, campy look and the farmhouse look, so I am trying to find paintings that would go in those themes.
I already had the one on the right, so when I found the one on the left for 66¢, I had to have it. I was hoping I could find more in different colors. But, a little research told me that it is Shawnee, which was nice to find out and that they only made them in yellow. So, I guess if more find me, I will have a field of yellow tulips!
Last Saturday I only found one yard sale since it was Easter weekend. When I pulled up at nearly 1:00 in the afternoon, I was surprised to see this old mail sorter sitting in the driveway. I was less than a block away from where all the flea markets are and the vendors are usually out looking for things like this for their shops. I figured it was going to be super pricey since it was still there, but it was only $20.00! I can't decide it I will sell it as it, paint it and add numbers and sell it for more, keep it and use it at the Junk Ranch for display (it weighs a TON though) or use it in the booth for display so it will still me "mine" but it will be put to use. I'm far to lazy to paint things, so I am leaning towards the display ideas. I don't have room for it, but I might someday if I ever get my office to be an adorable sweet oasis full of vintage craft supplies and my vintage dollhouses instead of the total junk filled crapfest it is currently. *cough*
I hope yard sales are popping up in your neck of the woods. The cold weather today really put a damper on it. But, maybe next week will be stellar. You just never know!