Lest you think I have been without junk all week - well you are WRONG.
Wednesday we drove to the next big town over. I dropped the boys off at the $3.00 Matinee to see Spiderman #346. Okay, maybe it is just Spiderman 2. Who cares, right? The point is that I had THREE hours to go thrifting all by myself! The bad news is that I had a strict $20.00 budget. No, I can do a lot of damage at a yard sale with $20.00. But, thrifts cost more. So, I had to only get the GOOD STUFF. I ended up buying everything that intrigued me and I only went $1.00 over my budget (But that's because I got hungry and had to grab a bag of Doritos...).
On the way to the thrifts I spotted a Wednesday yard sale which is just weird. But the temperatures are awesome right now and the lady decided to just go with it. I bought several things. Almost all of which I have failed to photograph - what's the fun in that? Sorry.
I did get this full box of vintage spun cotton doves. They are on ebay right now.
First thrift store netted a pile of books since ALL books were 5/$1.00 that day instead of their usual $2.00-$5.00 Each. I bought then that looked interesting. Three were Reader's Digest books that I gutted (ouch), one is a cookbook for The Bean and one is on ebay right now. The rest already went to Goodwill.
Second thrift is my favorite LOL (Little Old lady) thrift. In the back, I found a Rubbermaid tub with huge backs of fabric scraps. I dug in there and found a gallon Ziploc bag crammed FULL of vintage feedsack scraps - the cute ones with kids and animals on them - for TWENTY FIVE CENTS! I bought a 50¢ bag that had a handful of vintage mixed in with polyester and an HUGE bag cull of all polyester with one full feedsack inside it for $1.50. When I checked out, the (LOL) lady told me that quilt scraps were half price, so I paid, $1.25 for it all. She said, "I just don't know how to ring up half of 25¢": so I told her full price was fine. She clutched her heart like I was the nicest person ever for giving her that extra 12.5¢. I kept the good stuff and released the polyester back to Goodwill.
Third stop - NOTHING.
Last stop was Goodwill across the street from the movies. When I walked in, I heard laughter and immediately knew it was Amy Duggar. I've never been to that particular thrift without seeing a Duggar or nine. This was my first Amy sighting though.
I bought this Ouija board. The Bean said, "Get it out of here" as soon as he saw it and most of the people on Instagram agreed. So, it is on ebay too.
My find of the day was this:
Shawnee planter/candy dish with an adorable bluebird on it.
It was only $3.00 - SUCH a deal!
(That looks like a chip in the photo - but it's not, I promise!)
Friday after I worked in my booth, I looked at the new booth right beside mine. For some unknown reason to me, they have priced almost everything in their booth 50¢. It is going to take a lot of sales to make their $52.00 rent! Yowza! I bought a few things even though I can't resell them in my own booth (it's not really a rule, but it's frowned upon).
Sweet little JAPAN pincushion girl.
Two JAPAN doggie ashtrays.
Sweet, sweet, sweet JAPAN doggie ashtray.
It's so darn cute I just might start smoking!
Saturday I had family to meet for lunch, so I skipped junking all together.
But, when I saw my Aunt, she handed me a huge box chock full of vintage Christmas ornaments! Shiny Brites, a spun head, a vintage ornament hanger box, German glitter boots and a lot of other great stuff. Isn't that a great kind of family to have - the ones that "get" your junking????
Thanks Aunt Dorothy!
**Booth News: I had a message today that one couple came in looking for vintage items for their apartment and they bought $98.00 worth of things from MY booth! They money is great - but I get stoked when people like the things I sell! Old framed advertisements, vintage flash cares, old school posters, etc. That stuff makes me happy and I love it when someone loves it too. Plus, $98.00! Woot!