Saturday, May 4, 2013

"You Find the Most Random Stuff"

My daughter-in-law told me last year that I 'find the most random stuff'.  I took it as a compliment (and I hope she intended it as such).  I remembered that as I was unpacking my car on Thursday afternoon.

Timing is everything -- I went to a couple of yard sales that were big busts.  Then I decided to do an 'about face' and go another 20 miles in the opposite direction to a family-run estate sale.  I figured that, getting there an hour after it started, all the good stuff would be gone.

I was so surprised to see really good stuff left!  The first thing I saw was this bike for a really low price!
AMF Skyrider bike
Then I picked up a big lot of cardboard produce boxes from the FREE pile (don't you just love the free pile?)

I found lots of treasures and left with my car totally packed!  I think I could have fit more in, if there had been more to buy...
The car from the side door
There's still room for a lot more!
It's not even up to the roof yet!
Here's some of the great stuff I got -- soon to be listed on Etsy or in the booth...
4 mint tablecloths and a set of napkins that go with the gladiolus set
Have you ever seen a Mirro Dial-a-Cookie set?  Really unusual!
These carolers had brown hair until I cleanded them -- they're blondes! 
I love this spaghetti poodle vanity set!
Four framed wildlife prints by Richard E. Bishop -- a famous  waterfowl painter from the 40s through 70s
This vanity set was mint, unused and still in the box...a Christmas gift that missed the mark?
A set of Torquay salt and peppers -- I'm SO tempted to keep these!
What a SWEET little green table!
A brown painted wicker hamper.  Even if it doesn't sell, it's always great for storage
A red lampost blow mold and a jack-o-lantern
A box lot of Christmas...I'd promised myself that I wouldn't buy any more Christmas!  I  couldn't resist this bottle brush wreath though.
A box-lot of barware -- more on that tomorrow...
A box-lot of pictures and odds & ends -- always a surprise.
Do you want to see what I found in the box lots?  So do I!  Stop back tomorrow, when I unpack them all!


PoetessWug said...

I can't wait to see the box lot!!! :-) ... I could use your help with a gift I was given too! Anything you can tell me would be greatly appreciated! I did a blog post about it here -->

I'll be checking back tomorrow anyway. :-)

Bargain Hunting Treasure Seeker said...

Whoa! What a haul!!! I LOVE your tablecloths!!! What a fun day for you!!!

Elaine @ Sunny Simple Life said...

Random but wonderful stuff!!

~Damita's Pretty Wrap~ said...

Oh wow!! I see so many wonderful treasures in there! :) Happy day! xo Holly

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