I finally have the pics of the finds from this weekend. There's one box of stuff that I cannot find right now. Don't you hate it when that happens? Oh well.
I was anticipating a slow day. People just don't do yard sales on the day of the big fireworks show. True to form, there weren't very many, but it's quality and not quantity that counts in this business.
My favorite sale was the one that was run by a teenager, a young man about 16 or so. He said his mother had gone to bed (!) and left him in charge. As far as he was concerned, the stuff was there to be gotten rid of, so he was giving great prices!
Another sale was at the church (!) I used to attend. I always look forward to this one, but kind of dread it a little too. For the first few years after I left, there would be someone there who tried to talk me into coming back to the church. This would make for an awkward experience for everyone. Nowadays, they seem to accept that they'll see me once a year at the sale and we talk like old friends catching up. I like that better.
We wrapped things up at an estate sale on half off day! Love half off day! And the original prices were really good, so half off was even better! There was also a lot of good stuff left for half off day. I think this one was actually family-run, which makes the good prices even more surprising. Usually the family sales can run pretty high, price wise.
So what did I get?
A box of Bible study guides. There's a least one for each book of the Bible. I love the covers that have the colored scrolls on them.
Jesus stuff = Happy Eddie!
Assorted smalls. The white statue is a commemorative from the 1972 Olympics. The little soldier/guard dude might have a celluloid face. Is there any way I can tell for sure? We need to look closer at that little metal thing on the right.
It looks kind of like a cash register, but it's a math learning thing. Pull the lever down and different problem pop up. Solve the problems.
Then lift the little flap and check your work! I love it!
Folding outdoor side table. The knot motif makes me think it was used either for camping or sailing.
This got me the Keith eyeroll of the day. It's larger than it looks in the pics--about two feet across. Who doesn't want a large wooden box? I think it would make a good planter.
Knitting needles and thread. Most of the thread spools are wooden. They're all bound for jars, once I find my stash. Those really big white needles intrigue me. Someone who knits, please tell me what those are used for.
BIG NUDIE KEWPIE! That's what her price tag is going to say. I'm tempted to make her a skirt out of that string of peppers.
|Ignore the Mazda clutter|
And now I am all caught up. For the moment. If you will excuse me, I have some stuff to price.