Yesterday morning I set my alarm for 5:00. This was kind of a joke since I don't go to bed until about 3:45. I laid there in anticipation for my first Estate Sale of the summer, and then just turned my alarm off at 4:50! Haaa! Yes, can you believe that I haven't gone to any estates? Just one back in the Spring (that was really really good)! Around the Minneapolis area we have lots of estate sales this time of year. But I keep getting comments from my followers that there aren't these type of sales in their area. So I brought my camera with! I found the sale through Craig's List, and it was Titled "The Ultimate Vintage Sale"!
As I backed out of the drive way the moon was still high in the sky.
The sun was just coming up. I have to tell you...this is when I'm at my happiest. : )
I'm alone, and it's peaceful, out on an adventure. I have my coffee and my music on. And I might come home with some great things that I never knew I needed, but it's honestly OK if I don't too.
OK, Number 10! I did well. If you don't know how this silly thing works, here's how it goes. This sale started at 9:00. So I got there at 7:00, and there were already 9 other people waiting around. Someone always puts a plastic baggie full of numbers out front two hours before the sale. This is your "Pre-Number, Number". Then I'm suppose to go sit in my car for another hour until I can get my real Number. At 8:00 I can exchange this paper for a playing card with the number 10 on it. THEN I can leave if I want, and be back at 9:00 for the sale!
But I didn't sit in my car because of this...
I had stumbled onto my "DREAM STREET"! I'm serious, this was the cutest darn street ever. Every house was unique and old with hydrangeas and vines growing everywhere. And it was quite! At the end of the street there is just a little pond, so no traffic.
Even the name of the street "Cottage Down" was perfect. As I waked around with my camera, "The Other 9" gave me the strangest looks! Haaa!
This is the side of the one above. My heart beats fast when I look at it. It's not even like it's a huge house! I don't ask for much!
I'd also be open to taking this one. Look at the little dormer up there!
This one was actually really amazing, but the picture doesn't do it justice. To the right there is a huge curved staircase, lined with hostas.
Someday Cottage Downs, Someday.
OK...The funny thing was that there was one little shabby house on the block.
Hahaha! Yep! The Estate Sale House!
When I got back from my little photo shoot, they were dragging things out into the driveway.
Those Coke crates were $15.00 each, so that gave me a feeling that things were going to be pricey.
But wait! Now it's only 8:15, and I have another 45 minutes to kill!
I rushed to "BREADSMITH". Luckily I still had all of my weekly W.W points remaining!
It's just Heavenly here!
I opted for the large version of this instead of the mini, as I'm not sure the smaller version would taste as good.
OK, Here we go into the sale!
Turns out that the entire sale was vintage toys and sewing stuff! Ahhhh!
But it was really hard to take pics because I had to move F.A.S.T.
It's hard to tell, but there are 4 tin doll houses in this stack! They were $20 each. I had one in my arms but I made myself put it back. I have nowhere to store things like that at my parent's place right now.
There were dozens of these little sewing machines!
So sorry for the bad pic.
These were cheap and nobody was grabbing them. I have a blue one out in the garage though.
There were also lots of these little cash registers. Does anyone know about them? So cute!
There were tons and tons of old dolls, but I put away my camera at that point. I needed to start grabbing some things! Almost everything I bought is for re-sale. Here's what came home with me...
Haaa! They are about 15 inches high. When I got home I did some research, and they are worth about $100.00 for the pair!
This is so darn cute. But I'm a little bummed because I realized later that it is missing it's little top piece.
This is a tin closet by J.Chein & Co. There is even a little clothes bar inside!
I like the rocking chair with the 3 Little Bears.
And then there was this guy. The only thing I'm keeping for myself. He's going into my "Future Baby Box".
But the clock's really ticking now, so we will see about that one!
All in all I spent $22 at the sale. Not too bad huh? I hope you had fun coming along!
I'm linking up for PINK SATURDAY at "How Sweet The Sound"! See lots of pink cuteness over there!