Hi Friends! I hope you had a great week! Well, I had the screw (in my right foot) taken out on Tuesday...and 48 hours later I went to an Estate Sale. lol
Thursday morning I was all settled on the couch, pain pill on board, and foot propped up. Then I made the mistake of getting on the estate sale website. There was one starting in 20 minutes and it was just 15 minutes away! Plus it said "lots of Christmas items".
I tried to resist, but it just sounded so fun! So out the door I went, in my new boot!
Luckily they had a bunch of furniture (for sale) outside, and I was able to sit in a rocking chair for the entire hour before I was able to enter the house! They gave out 85 numbers, and I got number 85! I'm lucky I got one at all. They only let 5 people in at a time! And oh my gosh, this house was packed!
Almost everything that I bought is for x-mas crafting/art.
They had lots of glass ornaments but they were priced extremely high, so I didn't get any. I was so excited to find this Santa puppet from Japan still in the package as well as the unopened Woolworth Santa heads!
This family collected tons and tons of Scandinavian things! I found this big bag of spun cotton mushrooms in the back of the basement! I also grabbed 3 German Mushroom Tiddley Winks games to sell. The gnomes are so cute and unique! And there were tons of bottle brush trees, but I only let myself get four.
I was really excited to find all this old tinsel in the basement. Especially the pink strand!
A dozen plastic gnomes! Tree cupcake picks, and the prettiest glass berries!
There was this ice cream bucket full of millinery bits. I've now sorted it, and there turned out to be lots of good little crafting things in there!
Then there was another box similar the the ice cream bucket, but all the stuff was x-mas crafty stuff! Little bells, berries, ribbon, and even some of those teeny mercury glass candles!
I was using this basket to gather some things because I had already filled the bag I brought. So the lady said why don't you just buy the basket for $1? It's a nice old basket, so I did. I also grabbed two more Faribault wool blankets. Now I have one to drape over each of my white chairs during the holidays!
In the garage there were hundreds of old magazines. These are the few I grabbed. I can't believe the amazing graphics and ads in them! Here's just a sample. I think I'll do a post soon.
Libby's Fruit Cocktail!
And an actual ad for PYREX!
I also grabbed this vintage Easter Egg kit, and a few pretty sheets of wrapping paper.
There were tons and tons of linens and hankies etc. But I was fading fast! So I just grabbed a bag of trims to sell. Then I paid the kid that was selling lemonade across the street to carry my boxes out to the car! LOL I went home, took another pain pill, a shower, and a loooong nap! Ha!
So I just wanted to let you all know that I'll probably have another Market Monday not this coming Monday, but the one after that! I'm working on it.
Then my plan is so be working like crazy on Holiday/Christmas crafting. During October, Nov, and December my "Market Monday's" will mostly be my handmade things. Heaven knows I've certainly bought enough vintage x-mas craft supplies this summer! I'm hoping to make and sell some really fun, unique things!