I noticed that I don't do as many thrift finds posts as I used to, I just don't see things that I really want and at the height of the Pyrex craze, I was buying just about every piece of Pyrex that I saw, but now I have more than enough and am even trying to unload a few pieces, I just don't have the space for it and how much can I really use? I'm sure that will put off a few of you that are still hard core collectors, but, this could very well happen to you, but, with that said, I still will pick up something that I really like and that is a special piece. I was away this week and Saturday was the first real yard sale day for me, I went around town to just about every one, most had junk but I was lucky at a couple, real lucky, I think!! I'll start with the yard sales and see what you think...
I have been pinning these cake carriers on Pinterest and wanting one so bad. I can't believe my luck - to find this at a yard sale - just what I wanted. I paid $5, I would have paid more, I wanted one so much! Love it!!
I don't really know what these tin cans are, they have nursery rhymes all over them, they're so cute - also at the yard sale.
This little plastic manger scene was in the original box, 29 cents was the original price.
You know I like buttons and old buttons on cards, what luck!! Look at the sweet little baby ones.. I found all those items at the same sale, it was a good day!! I know I found some neat stuff but that might be it for the whole summer, I'm never very hopeful!
These weren't marked, I asked the lady how much, she took a quick look - $1 - sold to me!! I have quite a stash of shiny brites now but you can't pass them up when you see them for that price. There are a few in the box that aren't so old but the majority are and I think what took my eye were the tiny ones, I haven't seen any like that.
Another sale - another $1 purchase - I bought these for SMASHing
I know anybody that loves blow molds is going to love this one!! $2. I almost didn't get out of the car, I don't like going to sales where there are people sitting around staring at you in lawn chairs, but, it's a good thing I did -because now I own Santa and his reindeer! They had two more too - I left them there as I already have a Santa and snowman. This is going to look so cute on the roof of the shed!
This little guy and the rest of the items I bought when I was at Carla's last week, he's made in Japan, the Giftcraft sticker is still on him. I didn't notice there's a little chip on the back, but nobody is going to see that where I'm going to place him - and after all, he was only $1.
I didn't notice the flaw on this little guy either - somebody has already used glue on him, but once again, nobody will notice, another made in Japan cutie, with the Giftcraft sticker still attached.
I remember these.....
I'm always interested in the old catalogues, just wish I could find a Christmas one.
Some of these came from yard sales, some from a thrift store - I really hit the jackpot - there's some great old ones there. I found some Eloise Wilkin books which I already have, but I can't leave them behind, they're good for sharing.
I am on a dry spell for Vera scarves so I was really happy to find one - an old one and a ladybug - even better!
This is one of those Pyrex items that I meant I would buy if it was special - of course, turquoise is, and it's a 404 - it cost me $3. Another lady had it in her hands, she put it down, I swooped in!!
I had a great week with some special finds - I also found some scarves for resale, an old Monopoly game for SMASHing - wouldn't it be nice if all outings were so great!!
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