Whew. I didn't think I'd make it to yard sale season! After weeks of NO sales, and horrible rainy weather, seeing at least a few yard sale signs gave me a wonderful feeling.
I started out by checking Craigslist and noted that there was a professionally run estate sale in my small town that started at 8 on Saturday. I'm totally not hard core yet, so I wasn't sure if I'd be there right at 8...I'm not really into fighting with other dealers. Maybe I need to be, if I want the REALLY good stuff. But I got there about 9:45 and was happy with what I found.
I also realized that at least in my small town, my competition is small. I didn't even see any other dealers at the sale. True, the place wasn't full of antiques, and it probably helps that I'm not looking for the same thing everyone else is.
I loved the prices too!! When I saw this red toolbox marked at $1, I knew it was my kind of sale!!
Isn't it cute? "Mom's Very Own Toolbox"
Found a few more things, this little Baby Ben clock, the "Empress Telephone" circa 1974 pictured above, and a GE clock radio I forgot to take a picture of.
A basket to carry it all in....
There was this AMAZING vintage dress made from Zephyr wool. Have no idea what that is.
Some vintage patterns and a Moto-Cross Embroidery patch.
This was a different sale, but I have to show it. Believe it or not, it was from a daycare closing its doors sale. I got some toys and things, but also grabbed this gooseneck lamp with DIMMER knob. How cool is that?
And then this lovely pair were from a yard sale I stopped at yesterday. We were in the boonies, and followed some signs up this LONG driveway. The sale was inside and looked kinda sketchy, so I made Hubby come with. It was interesting. This woman had set up a thrift store in her house. Some stuff was overpriced but I couldn't resist these lovelies.