Garage Sale Goodness – the motherlode!

This weekend was a fantastic weekend for garage sales here in town.  I haven’t had finds like this in a LONG time.  We’re talking the kind of sales with old treasures that you dream of finding.  The best part is that after visiting two garage sales and coming home with all these treasures – plus a few little things that I forgot to photograph – I only spent $45.

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This picture is from garage sale 1 on Friday.  The map is going in WeeMan’s adventure bedroom – the stand on the large globe is broken so I will be making the globe itself into a shade for WeeMan’s ceiling light and the small globe is for his room also.  The picture and the frame – well they’re going to become a Large chalkboard after I repaint the frame – not sure which room they’re going to find a home in yet though.

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This is from Saturday’s only garage sale stop – all the goodness in the next three picture’s was had for only $25.  The Betty Crocker cookbook is a first edition – first printing.  The binding is in perfect shape and the pages aren’t marked or spotted up. (Whose cookbook looks that good?! Definitely not mine!)   I paid 50 cents for the cookbook and it turns out it’s worth quite a bit more.  The whale will be holding pencils on WeeMan’s desk, I’m not sure which glasses I’m holding onto yet – I love the carrier but the frosted glasses are hand painted and three of them no longer have flowers on them.

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Love the box of drink stirrers – I’ve pulled out my favorites and put them in a blue mason jar.  Also excited about the pyrex bowls – you can never have enough pyrex!

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Love these 8 state glasses.  We’ll be holding on to these.  After some research I found out they were sold with Big Top Peanut Butter in them in the 50’s.  Big Top Peanut Butter was later bought by Jiff.  Don’t you wish your peanut butter came in something so awesome?Image

Finally these game board was made by the Wolverine company in the 1920’s.  It is missing two hurdles and two horses – but I love the graphics and the colors.  It will be finding a home in our living room.

There were several other little goodies including some Jadite and a happy little Santa, but as you can see from what I did photograph – this garage sale weekend was one for the books.

 

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Let it Begin!

Garage sale season has arrived in Indiana!  This is one of my favorite times of year.  There’s just something about digging through other peoples trash to find a treasure, especially when you can get an amazing deal on it.  

Today was the first BIG sale around here.  I am excited to report I found lots of bargains and came home with money left over.  I’m also happy to report I managed to remember not to buy WeeMan any clothes  except one swim shirt and we’ll need that for the splash park this summer.(he has plenty and is set for summer otherwise).  I did find some clothes for me, yaay!  I also came home with several new CDs and a couple of movies.  But here is my favorite loot.Image Les Miserables 10 year anniversary CDs, the rest of the set of Muppet glasses from McD’s in the early 80s, a little red metal tool box, a great picture frame that will be getting a coat of either turquoise or yellow paint, and my favorite piece – a baby blue Zenith AM radio from 1959 in mint condition that actually works!  

A terrific open to the season I think!