Monday, May 5, 2014
Happy Monday! Saturday I was able to go to a couple of estate sales and found a few good items. The first one I went to was in another town about 20 minutes away, and the first day of the sale. I was able to review the items on estatesales.net, and I was 4th in line. I took the advice given from a fellow blogger and asked the person at the door where the Christmas stuff was. She pointed me the way and I was the first one up the stairs. I did this last week also and scored what I wanted both times. It does help knowing where you are going to at least have a chance at getting what you want. The main item I wanted at this particular sale was the floral arrangement below. At the same sale, I found this Pyrex Cinderella bowl for $2.50 for my mom. It's the largest bowl. I can't believe it was still there! My son scored some vintage Frisbees (I mean really old ones), four for $1.00.
Monday, April 28, 2014
Tuesday, April 22, 2014
Hello everyone! I've been out of pocket for several months. I don't really have a good excuse, just busy doing other things I guess. Mom and I closed our booth at the end of February. Business kept getting slower and slower, and we felt that the antique mall we were in was getting away from vintage and antiques and letting people rent booths that were filled with new purses, jewelry and clothes. What kind of antique mall is that? It was more like a flea market. You know, the ones that have lots of new stuff made in China, not good vintage items. Anyway, I have been going to some estate sales, yard sales, and the thrifts since the demise of our booth. I was sad to give up the booth, but someday we will open another booth, but for now we are junking for ourselves, or future booth if it's something too good to pass up haha!. I've found lots of stuff lately, and below is just a portion of what I've found over the past few months. The red rimmed coffee pot was $8 at an estate sale and the black rimmed coffee pot was $6 at a different estate sale. The green Wedgewood mini plate was $3. I have a piece of blue Wedgewood that I bought when I went to London on my honeymoon 16 years ago. The plaid thermos was $3, blue Ball jar was $1. The old Burma Shave and Vicks jars were $1 each. The yellow Tupperware scoop was .25 cents. I have a blue one for my sugar jar, but I needed one for my flour jar.
Friday, December 20, 2013
This year I decided to change things up a bit and go for a simple mantle. I love the bottle brush trees I bought on sale from Target last year. The mercury glass candelabras are from Home Decorators. They are large and really nice, and the best part was they were on clearance. The Dept. 56 Snowbabies were all purchased from the thrifts for a few dollars each. Here's a few pics of my tree. First without bubble lights and then with. It looks so different with the bubble lights on! This year I decided to add tinsel that I bought from the Goodwill. I do like the look of it, if only my two dogs would leave it alone! One of my favorite tree ornaments is the cute kneehugger elf. I only have one, and I would love to have more, but this is the only one I've ever found while junking. I'm too thrifty to pay the prices on Ebay or in the antique shops. Another of my favorite types of ornaments are the indented mercury glass ornaments. I have several of those, bought at yard sales and estate sales for pennies.
Monday, October 28, 2013
I have not posted in a really long time. Not because I haven't been junking or don't still have my booth. My son started High School and with that came Marching Band. That in itself has been keeping me busy picking him up from after school practices, getting him ready to perform at football games, taking and picking him up from the contests. I'm just plain wore out. I did make time to decorate a little bit for Halloween this year. I never decorate for Halloween, but I was inspired last year by some of the bloggers decor that I started picking up vintage inspired items this past year.
Wednesday, August 7, 2013
Every once in awhile I find an online store that has good stuff for cheap. Just to let you know, I am in no way being compensated for this, but I wanted to share the information. www.craftcatalog.com is the website. I've liked everything I have bought from them. Mom and I finally got moved over into the smaller booth. It is a tiny 5 1/2 x 7. We arranged everything so that you can still walk in and turn around, but it is teeny, tiny.