Sunday, July 4, 2010

Estate Sale Finds

I have been trying to put myself on a thrifting diet as of late.  I decided to do this for two reasons.  First I need to take care of what I already have .  Second I need to spend less money.

 

Sooo, I have stopped even looking for sales that start on Friday.  I have completely given up that day.  This is big let me tell you.  Friday is the best day to go to sales in our small town.

Well I wanted to go out on Saturday but again didn't want to spend any money.  So I slept in and took only twenty dollars and went to just 1 estate sale .  Oh I got there 3 hours after it opened.

 

I went with daughter number 2 who is 11 years old.  Figuring it would A. be dead and B. be picked over I figured I would be ok and have money left over.

 

Wrong!!  On both accounts.

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First I found this vintage egg basket full of dried gourds for $6.00.  I will probably throw out the gourds and then give the basket a bath.

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I then found these vintage lusterware salt and pepper shakers for $3.00

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This is my favorite find of all 6 vintage red polka dot and white striped drinking glasses for $4.00

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This set was $3.00 and has cute little dogs on them.

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This was $1.00

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And so was this carpenter's ruler.

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This book from 1941 was just $2.00.

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It is just chocked full for photos.

All this came to exactly $20.00.

 

Then we were leaving and I found this on a table outside marked $3.00 so i dug deep and asked if he would take $2.00, he did!!!  Yea!!!!

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I could have spent much much more at this sale and there were a ton this weekend in our area that I wish I could have went to.

 

Oh well there is always next week.

 

I'm linking up to:

Thrifty Treasures at Southern Hospitality

Nifty Thrifty Tuesdays No.19  At Coastal Charm

Second Time Around Tuesday At A Picture is Worth a 1,000  Words

Garage salen Party at Debbie doo's

30 comments:

  1. Michelle girl you scored BIG time...love those polka dot glasses how fun and cute are those...I hope you had a GREAT 4th my Dear friend....Hugs and smiles Gl♥ria

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  2. Lots of fun finds! Love the book and that last pitcher!

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  3. Wonderful finds. Estate sales are wonderful!

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  4. Great stuff! But what about the scale in the background...I love it! Linda

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  5. The glassware is so pretty!! Good finds!

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  6. I love everything you ended up finding!!! <3

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  7. What fabulous finds! I love the pitcher and the little green tray.

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  8. Hi.....I especially love that old book! Way cool.
    Hugs N Herbal Blessings, Mandy

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  9. I love the egg basket and the pewter pitcher! Great finds!

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  10. Great finds...love the pitcher and carpenter's ruler. The book is a gem too! Thanks for sharing!
    Sharlotte
    Ms. Sharlotte's...Southern Reflections

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  11. What great treasues you found. I would have went to the closest ATM for more $$$$. LOL I need to slow down on Fridays too. But I just love it when I find a great deal. Blessings, Vicky

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  12. Awesome finds!!!!

    Keep on Junkin'
    Jennifer

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  13. Oh My Gosh...you founds some really cool vintage items. My frined Dina would love those S$P shakers. Enjoy your finds.

    Sylvia

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  14. Your finds are so pretty and a good deal too. Happy Tuesday!
    Sub-sale find

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  15. Hi!
    Great finds for 20.00, ooops 22.00. Love that pitcher. Have a great day!

    Sherrie
    Sherrie's Stuff
    http://sherrie-plummer.blogspot.com/2010/07/2nd-time-around-tuesday.html

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  16. My goodness, you did very well for your $20!! I'm trying to stick to a thrift budget as well, and so far I have only regretted not buying that one vase.....ahem. Love your post!

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  17. Hi Michelle, Weareat McDonalds because the drinks are cheap and its air conditioned. Missed you at Rosary. Love, Kim
    P.S. How is Dominik ?

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  18. Love that decorating book, I have one from the 50's that I adore. Cute basket too! My garage salen party is going on now, would love for you to join in. Debbie

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  19. Those glasses are my favorite too, I don't know which set I like better! An estate sale with those kind of prices! What a find!

    Carol

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  20. What great prices for an Estate sale! I love the glasses and the green dish. That final pitcher is a score for $2 also!!

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  21. I need to go on your diet and take care of what I have. Sadly I have issues in this regard. Your Twenty went far and well! ~olive

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  22. Just visiting from debbiedoos party! What wonderful things you found and lucky to get out on $20!!

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  23. Of course you know I adore the doggie glasses, but your other finds are fun as well.
    I tried doing that diet- here it means giving up Thursdays and Fridays.
    Yesterday I had an oops, spent more than I had (we'll be eating lots of peanut butter) and said I was cured! I was only going to shop around home the rest of this month and see if that will curb my habits. Then I heard tell of an estate sale in the woods - and there are pictures online! And DH asked if I want to go!
    How much temptation can a girl take????

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  24. Love all of your treasures but I especially love all of your red vintage kitchen wares!!

    Debbie

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  25. Ohhh....I love the glasses and that pitcher. Great finds!

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  26. I will go on a food diet but never a yard sale diet!!:) Great finds!

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  27. " Would you rip something from childhood off a wall?"
    lol! In a NY minute, hopefully the item would have been on a wall from which I was allowed to rip.
    Your shadowbox is lovely and all the more special that your grandfather made it.

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  28. I just love the salt and pepper shaker. I've been on a hunt for them for quite some time..I'm like you..took a break for yard saling last week..Everyone was shocked..kept asking me if I was ok..LOL

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