As I try to not-buy-as-much (as-if I could...), I avoid the looking at the temptation of the weekly emails from estatesales.net and gsalr.com. I owe a big THANK YOU to my friend Bargain Hunter for giving me a heads-up on a really good sale last Thurday, loaded with Lefton figurines!
It turned out to be the left-over accumulation of a former antiques dealer who'd passed away last year. Most of it was her 'barn stuff' -- you know, the boxes of collected odds and ends that don't make it into the booth or to a sale (bits of china, linens, broken down pictures and frames). There was an entire table of Lefton and made-in-Japan figurines, though, and I was the first one to it!
|Look at all this SWEET Lefton!|
|Not Lefton, but sweet nonetheless|
|The caption on the cookie jar lid says it all...|
|It all needed a good cleaning (but who doesn't love playing with their thrifty finds?)|
|Love this butterfly quilt top -- I'm thinking of bringing my quilting skills out of retirement to finish it|
|This is the bound block quilt|
|These were an odd (and luckily, inexpensive) impulse buy -- 2 legal document packets from 1927, dealing with a property dispute in Dearborn Heights, Michigan. They'll probably be good for a scrapbooker to use.|
|TWO ceramic Christmas trees + a Holt Howard Santa + a Royal light-up snowman!|
|The tall angels need to be rewired, but are really hard to find. Napco and Enesco NOEL candle holder sets are always popular. The little angel shelf sitters with lambs are so sweet -- even though one has a repaired wing, I couldn't pass them up|
|I think Santa's creepy -- much creepier at home than he had been at the sale. He looks like the drunken love-child of Joe Piscopo and Kris Kringle|
|Black transferware tray, Texasware-type bowl, West Bend penguin ice bucket and an Oven Serve bowl.|
|Dogs playing poker -- who could resist?|
This Friday and Saturday are theM-15 Heritage Yard Sale and also Davisburg Antiques. I'm really looking forward to both of them, since they were great shopping ops last fall. I'd better get some more shopping money out of the bank!