I had another successful week of thrifting and yard sales. My latest lunchtime thrift visit prompted me to go back the next day. On the first day of shopping, I found a Scrabble game and bought it, because in my book, one cannot have too many Scrabble games. The wooden tiles are going to enhance one of my apothecary jars in the near future.
Someone must have donated their lovely teapot collection. There were many pretty teapots on the shelves. I was drawn to the sturdy white teapot which will work well with the cobalt blue teapot I found last week. She is a World Market teapot and needed a bit of a soak and scrub; now she is as good as new at less than one third the price of new ($2.75).
I spied a wee copper pan that I had passed on the week before. Happy that no one else had taken it home, I decided to grab it for $1.50. It doesn’t have any markings so I doubt it is valuable, but it is a nice size small pan so we will give it a try.
I got a little bag full of curtain clips decorated with leaf shapes. I’m not sure if I’m going to paint these a different color or not. That was my initial thought. For $1.75 they might be worth a little effort. I also found a smallish sliding baby gate that will be perfect to take to the beach later this year. When you have Scottish terrors, I mean terriers, sliding baby gates come in very handy. I usually pick these up if they are in good condition.
I found a mint julep glass from the 2008 Kentucky Derby. This still has the sticker of authenticity on the glass bottom. I felt this was a bargain for 75 cents. I spied four 2011 Preakness glasses but they stayed on the shelf.
That evening I thought more and more about those Preakness glasses. My husband said I should have gotten them. One of our friends wrote the music for this year’s jingle and I could gift them to him. There were also some little Starbucks mugs I liked, but didn’t buy. So the next day, I stopped by again intent on getting these items. Sadly, the Preakness glasses were gone. Happily, the little Starbucks mugs were there and are now mine all mine.
While there I also found a box of lemons which are also a nice vase or apothecary jar filler. This box cost $2.75 which I thought was reasonable for instant décor. A box of autumn cookie cutters from HomeGoods was next into my basket. The little squirrel and acorn cookie cutters were too cute to leave behind for 75 cents. Maybe I can get my daughter to make some cookies with them?
I also got a box of new and in the box hooks made by Henn Workshops in their Provence design. They were a bit of a splurge for me at $7.75, but still a good deal since they retail for $20.
On Saturday morning the skies were threatening rain and there were a few drops on the windshield but we headed out to see what treasures were to be found. We had guest riders, too, as my daughter and her puppy accompanied us. The first few sales we stopped at were great if you were searching for kids’ clothes and toys. I left empty-handed from these.
I was excited to stop at a sale in the next town over which advertised interesting vintage items. She really had a nice display of her vintage and antique things. Unfortunately, there were boxes that hadn’t yet been unpacked. I did rummage through one of them, but had the “pickers” literally hovering over my shoulders. This was too uncomfortable for me, almost like having buzzards watching over you. I gathered the items I had already found and checked out.
The old puzzles were in interesting old boxes. The larger one is complete while the smaller one is missing a piece or two.
I loved this little wooden puzzle of Dwarfs made in Holland. Something about the illustration made me decide to pay $3 for this.
I picked up another Wilton cake pan. This one looks like Raggedy Ann. We had a discussion about a lamb cake the seller made which her husband thought looked like a dog. He found a picture of it on his phone and showed me. She did an admirable job, but it did look a little like a Bichon.
Oh there were so many wonderful paper things here: old matchbooks, old religious pamphlets, Masonic pamphlets, magazines, etc. I could have stayed all day looking at these items. I did pick up a vintage Santa advertisement a savings and loan used to encourage folks to open a Christmas club account.
I also made a donation to a homeless animal fund and got a yummy brownie in return. I thought about a return stop later in the day, but then the rains came and that idea was washed away.
Our last stop at a well-signed yard sale found two granddaughters selling their Granny’s goodies. I bought a sweet wooden storage box for flour, sugar, coffee and tea for $3. Also coming home with me for $2 were owl salt and pepper shakers marked Japan on their bottoms, but missing their stoppers, and a Nancy Drew mystery I don’t think I have, so for a quarter, I took the chance. These were some very friendly ladies. I definitely hit the jackpot of friendly folks today.
I hope to join the parties at Flea Market Finds at Her Library Adventures, Apron Thrift Girl’s Thrift Share Monday, Thrifty Treasures at Southern Hospitality, Nifty Thrifty Tuesday at Coastal Charm, Thrifty Thursday at Tales from Bloggeritaville, and Thrifty Things Friday at The Thrifty Groove, and The Penny Worthy Project at Hey, What’s for Dinner Mom?