Saturday, May 3, 2014

Saturday Sales

The weather here hasn't been great all week and it's still pretty cool for outdoor yard sales, but today there was a church sale which I went to and also a sale inside of a house, which to many could be classed an an estate sale.  I bought nothing there, first off we were told to take off our shoes, that is pretty hard to police, I think. She says everything in the kitchen is for sale and a couple of other rooms, so I found a bunch of old cookbooks, she says those aren't for sale, well, why say everything is for sale if it's not!  I left, I didn't buy anything!!

The church sale wasn't as good as other years but I managed to get a few things, plus some magazines and a book for SMASHing.  I spotted a box of wrapping paper, a lot of it will be redonated, along with the bows - do you like looking at vintage wrapping paper?  Take a look at some of these neat ones, don't worry, I'm not showing every sheet I brought home.  The patterns are just too cute!!

This one is in honor of the Kentucky Derby, to be raced later this afternoon.

This has to be the cutest paper I've ever seen and if you follow me on Instagram, you already saw it this morning.  Of course, it's not a full sheet, I have used wrapping paper in my SMASH book before, that's what I intend to do with this.  Also in the box were these seals, which I didn't even see when I picked it up first - my lucky day!!  

Looks like this Sparkle Dust has been around for a while...

There was a "free" table - I took a bunch of magazines and these...

Four Lournay Melmac bowls - I have four little side plates that we use all the time so I'm sure we'll use these too!!

Since my husband is away on a golfing weekend, I went further down the road to see what I could find - I went to a couple of thrifts and this was all I came out with.

Knee hugger heads that were still in the plastic wrap!!

I stopped in at this junk flea market - first thing I saw..  

More Christmas blow molds for us!!  There was a snowman, candycanes and a Santa holding a reindeer, I think I should have bought that one - I've never seen it before!  There are no lights in them but that's easy to fix!

This book is dated Xmas '61 - to Wendy Jane, from Aunt Susie, Aunt Susie even put a neat old sticker inside the cover.  

I'm not going to turn down a piece of  Butterprint, especially when it's one I don't have - it's the 471, 1 pint size - $2 - the only piece of Pyrex in the whole place!

I'm pleased with my finds today although I was sort of disappointed with the sale in the house, it was advertised as an elderly lady's home so I was hoping for something good, oh, well, the season is just starting!!!  Hope you found something fun today too.  

Linking up with Thrifty Things Friday



  1. You snagged some great stuff - those Dennison seals sent me right back to the 60's. I remember the nuns having books of them in their desks to adorn well done papers - I LOVED getting those stickers. Thanks for the walk down memory lane.

  2. I love the wrapping paper! I almost never see any at sales. Great find!

  3. Love the wrapping paper. Such cute designs. I rarely find any. Too bad about the "estate sale." Some are major duds-- I've been to many.

  4. You know you got me with the pixie heads! lol And I love the horse paper and teenagers dancing! And the seal are amazing! Those are so cute! You got lots of neat things but take your shoes off when you come in the house! heehee! Sweet hugs, Diane

  5. Love the paper! Especially that last one with the couple dancing!

  6. Lovely finds! I especially like the Raggedy Ann and Andy paper!!!

  7. Those are really great finds . The papers are darling.

  8. Wow some really great finds!! I just love that horse wrapping paper!! So cute! A pretty new Pyrex too! :) Have a wonderful day! xo Holly

    ps. I mailed some tarts Friday (:

  9. I'm getting used to these finds post of yours!

    Love the Butterprint. So happy that you found a good piece of Pyrex. But my favorite thing would definitely have to be the wrapping paper with the tiny bluebirds. So cute!

    Have a great day!


  10. AnonymousMay 04, 2014

    LOVE the bluebird and umbrella wrapping paper! Sweet finds!♥

  11. I love the old gummed labels. I hoard them every chance I get!

  12. Wow! I love everything! Those soldiers are just too cute.

  13. Great finds - love he patterns of the wrapping paper.