Sunday, July 25, 2010

50 Miles of Garage Sales!

Well I was going through withdrawal showing restraint and not going to any very many garage sales.  Well I blew that out of the water this weekend.

Yesterday was the first of two days of 50 miles of yard sales along route 90 from Homer NY, which is less than five miles from my house, to Montezuma.

Well I woke up early was as quiet as a church mouse and snuck out left before anyone else woke up.  I hit the bank first and took out $40.

I stopped at one sale a couple of blocks from the start of the big one at picked up two pillow shams for $1.00

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When I got to the start at 7:50, there were already tons of people and no place to park.  So I went up the street and cut down a side street.  Lots of parking there so I then ran walked back to the beginning and started at an outdoor rummage sale being held by the Methodist church that is on the corner.  So glad that I did!!!

They were so pleasant and happy to help, even though they hadn't finished setting up yet.  Nothing was priced but I made a pile of stuff after I asked how much a set of dishes was and she said$1.00.

Well I got all this.....

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for $7.00.

In there, there is:

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jewelry, which came in this great vintage box.

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A Nantucket bread pan that I am going to bake some bread in and give it as a gift at Christmas time.

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Two shadow box shelves for my girls room.

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A vintage ruler.

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Three hardcover books for my second daughter.

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A 12 volume set of vintage children's books printed in 1937.  I just love the illustrations.

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I also picked up this, it is the parents book that goes with the set.

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A few vintage linens.

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This dish, even though it has a large repair I love it.   here is a picture of the back.

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Havilland, France Jan 18-1901

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This little tin filled with:

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Two vintage hats, the brown on the black hat is tissue paper that was used to keep the netting proofed.

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Two vintage pillows.

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And here is the dishes that started it all.  A set of service for four.

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Two white ironstone

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And this flowered plate. 

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I also got this great vintage locker basket.

 

Then I moved on up the street.  I picked up this soup tureen for $1.00.

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A Tommy Hilfiger purse for another $1.00.

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A Coach Hat for my daughter that was $3.00.

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Book $1.00.

This great bar set for $4.00. 

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While I was waiting for my change, I noticed this:

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It was only....$2.00.  It was so heavy though I had to leave it there and come back to pick it up.  When I got back the seller said that there had been a lot of people that were mad that it had already sold and that I got a great deal on it.  I knew that already though.  There are a mix of shoppers and sellers on the route.  Some are regular people and some are dealers on both sides.  There are lots of people that come in from out of state too.

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I got this box with the earrings for $2.00.

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I spent $2.65 for all this.

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These planters were $2.00 for the pair.

And then at my last stop that totally broke the bank and sent me to the ATM.  I got:

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This is from 1945

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Bag of trim.

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All these were in a baggie for $2.00.  The total  for all this was $16.75.  Then I went to the ATM so I could come back and get this:

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Thirty two vintage photos for $15.00.

Here are a few of my favorites up close.

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I had so much fun and to think that i almost missed it this year.  I forgot that it is always the fourth week of July and had not seen it advertised this year.  Luckily I over heard someone talking about it on Friday when I went out to a couple of sales.  This is already an insanely long post so I will show my bounty from those sales tomorrow.

 

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Thrifty Treasures @Southern Hospitality

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Thrifty Thursday@ Tales from Bloggerville

Garage Salen Partay@ Debbiedoos

 

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22 comments:

  1. Alright - I am a glutton for punishment. What did you spend at the church sale? After that fantastic haul the rest of the day would have been fine even if you had not found many other great treasures. So many vintage items in one spot!
    But wow- did you find other good stuff and at unbelieveable prices.

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  2. Great treasures... love the white dishes... heck I love it all.

    Found you from Southern Hospitality.

    Hugs, Deb

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  3. I can't believe I forgot to tell what I paid at the church sale. That's what you get when you start a post and then finish it 5 hours later and don't proof read!!! I spent $7.00 at the church sale. I am going to go back and edit my post.

    :) Michelle

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  4. Oh my. Amazing finds all in one day. You must have felt like you were in yardsale heaven. Congrats on all the fabulous finds!!

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  5. Oh wow! I mean WOW!! That was some great finds on this sale. I love it all. Can't believe how lucky you were and such awesome prices. Some days are just really good like that!!

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  6. WOW! I am so amazed at the goodies you purchased. I truly wish we had a yard-sale a mile long let alone 50 miles!! Lucky you.

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  7. Unreal! WOW! THAT right there is why you get hooked!!
    Beth

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  8. Wow, I am drooling! That is an amazing haul you made. I'm most jealous over those McCoy flowerpots!!

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  9. Wow, that's alot of great finds! My favories are the locker basket, the typewriter and the blue set of books.

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  10. Now that's one boatload of treasures! My favorite items are the locker basket...vintage kids books...vintage pics and the McCoy pots.

    Blessings,
    Linda

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  11. Oh My!! Oh MY!! & that is what hooks us into thrifting ... : )
    Those books, I could not pass on those & the cute glasses... All Great finds!!

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  12. you go girl!!!! you seriously hit the jack pot!!! LOve your locker basket!!!!

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  13. Wow...did I say wow?! I love the sweet vintage daisy necklace and the typewriter and the cabinet cards and....So happy I stopped by!!

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  14. Wow!! My, oh, my. I'd have paid $7 for those books alone. And the ballerinas... and the plates... and the typewriter... and a freaking locker basket with my high school gym locker no... And does that say "Mink is a Girl's Best Friend"? I so concur. Serious rummage sale envy happening here.

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  15. Yes Betty, that does say "Mink is a Girl's Best Friend".

    :) Michelle

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  16. There is no way to say what my favorite find was! You brought home SO many goodies.

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  17. What great finds. I love the planters. And that tureen for a dollar! Typewriter the steal of the day.

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  18. OMG, you got tons of stuff for so little! Love the tureen and the typewriter. Visiting from Leigh's party.
    :-) Sue

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  19. Michelle...this post was really incredible with all these finds. That bar in the case...well my FIL is here visiting, and I swear to you he has that very same case...with him..lol!~ I love those vintage books too...everything was really super! Thanks for joining in on the partay! Enjoy the weekend. Debbie

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  20. I came over from Debbiedoos, OMG you win!!! A box of earrings for$2.00 post cards, ballerinas, books. I just know my heart would have been racing!! I have dreamed of going to this kind of yard sales!

    Carol

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  21. Holy Smokes, did you have a good day or what?! I am jealous, wish I lived there!

    Tania

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  22. Wow! You found so many great things! I can't decide which is my favorite! Great job!! :o)

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