Well, the computer crashed, and was down for a week. So now I'm back with lots of "things" to blog about! We headed up to Battle Creek, MN to visit my uncle, and there were lots of little (by little I mean teeny-tiny) towns along the way. We drove down the main street of one such town, and below is a pic of the sign I saw...
You can about imagine how fast I made my mom pull over the car!
The place was packed with people. And they were all carrying boxes of stuff out to their cars. This was day two of their sale, I was told. And they wanted to sell everything in the store before they moved to their new location down the street. Oh I cringe at what I missed on day one!
I found a lot of cute books!
This is a 1942 copy of The Boxcar Children. I remember reading this in 5th grade. I think I'll read it again.
This page is from a beautiful book titled "Great Engravers". Every page is another antique, french engraving!
This is just amazing to me! That's PINOCCHIO in that white hat and red shorts! The cat and fox with their canes are so beautiful. It's by C.COLLODI, and is copyrited 1923. I looked it up on EBay, and found that it's worth quite a bit. But I'm so bummed about this book! I realized that someone has removed every single bookplate except the one I've shown you here. I wouldn't have sold it anyway. But I would have loved to see the pictures. I'm sure they were beautiful.
OK...This last book is one of those finds that made me feel that I was destined to stumble across that sale.
The book is about a miniature long haired dachshund! And while they refer to the dog in the book as a boy, I can't tell you how much this dog looks like my little girl dog, Noel.
I haven't introduced Noel to my blogger friends yet, but I'm planning on getting her on here real soon.
Noel is a "Dapple, Long haired, Miniature, Dachshund"...just like this!
OK this last pic is totally weird! LOL But I had to show you the other odds and ends that I found at the 90% off sale. I bought 3 paper cones, 4 vintage spun cotton heads, 2 vintage gnomes, a really pretty antique lace runner, and a pretty book of postcards and poems. All things for my Etsy Shop!
My Grand Total before the discount: $48.43.......and after....$5.37!!!!!
I'd say that was a good day thrifting! :)
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