Friday, February 3, 2012

Fun Friday Finds

Remember just one week ago when I told you that I wasn't going to go shopping because I had too much stuff?  Well, that didn't last long!  Just the same way that starvation diets make you want to eat more and actually gain weight, not shopping at all makes you want to shop more.  I'm sure there must be a scientific study on that somewhere.

I went out with my friend Bargain Hunter to some sales this morning.  We hadn't been shopping together in a LONG TIME and, even though we work at the same church, we hardly ever get a chance to just talk.  So we had a lot of catching up to do.  We had a great time!

The first sale we went to was okay -- a semi-prince.  We got there right when it was starting but still had to wait about 15 minutes.  From the things people were bringing out, it looked like the prices would be good.  However, they were all over the place -- mostly too high.

Then we went to a couple more, which turned out to be frogs.  One of them was an estate sale company that just puts all their stuff in a warehouse.  Their truck hadn't arrived yet, so it was pretty empty and it was COLD.  That was a quick stop.  The next quick stop was an estate sale in the banquet room of a restaurant -- no kidding.  We had to walk through the restaurant to get there and the workers (who doubled as servers, I think, told me if we wanted to wait, the restaurant opened in 15 minutes.  That might have been my first-ever sale & lunch stop!

The last sale turned out to be the best, at least for me.  It was advertised as a digger sale and it really was.  Everything was piled up and most of it was filthy.  We got there an hour and a half after the sale started and there was still a line at the door -- there were about 25 people ahead of us.  I think we waited 45 minutes or so (and it was cold, too), but I told Bargain Hunter it had only been 5 minutes.  I don't think she believed me.  The entire time we were there the line was at least 20 people  -- amazing!

Here are some of my fun finds:
A box of clay poker chips, a cloth roulette board and a tiddledy wink game
A tin of odd Christmas items, an old souvenir snapshot folder, a wallet and a Smurfs glass
The book should be helpful, right?
A turquoise & silver plastic salad serving set
28 Singer bird cards.  They're by the Singer Sewing Company (I have no idea why) from the 1920s and have the bird and it's egg on the front and information about it on the back
Lots of potholders and a cool lucite hand mirror, plus a quilted satin hosiery box
A strange recipe & spoon holder, an art deco Universal scale and a baseball game dart board.  I found out why the scale was still there -- it's broken!  Now I have to figure out if I can fix it.
Two suitcases (the name came off almost completely with a Mr. Clean magic eraser) and a filthy, yucky chest of drawers
The chest was full of sewing stuff and I tried to get the dealer to just give it to me (easier than emptying it) but he made me pay for it all.  I hope I can get $10 out of it all -- what do you think?
Next time I stop shopping, I'm not going to go cold turkey!  Now I'm off to see what all of you have been up to.  Have a happy weekend!


Perfectly Printed said...

Looks like a lot of good stuff to me!!


Tinyholder said...

Ah, thank you for your comment it means a lot to see all the support I have! x

Peace said...

I tried to cut back on thrifting and ended up buying stuff on ebay. Together we can do it- or NOT do it, lol! :OD

JunkStuffTreasures said...

Such a variety of interesting picks! Makes you wonder what the "earlier birds" got. I am so waiting for estate sales to begin again in my area- itching to get out there!

Poppy said...

Goodness, that turquoise serving set is gorgeous!

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