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September 11, 2012

My estate-sale haul...

Technically, I've benefited from estates sales due to my K-12 hubby's summer schedule. I tend to frequent thrift stores and antique stores on the weekend when I'm not at my big girl job. Last Saturday, we didn't have Varsity Band Competition obligations and there was an estate sale that advertised vintage toys and vintage holiday treasures within minutes from our house.  It was the second day of the sale and everything was 1/2 off.  It didn't disappoint.  
Here's what came home with me.

Another Chinese checkers to add to my ever-growing collection in my craft room.  I couldn't pass up the $2 price tag!

I'm always crafting with bingo cards and the graphics on these boxes are just delightful.  I couldn't resist the metal sandpail shovel either at $2.

Darling coloring books at .25 cents.

Hand-stitched doll clothes and hats at $1.

A stash of vintage Christmas just waiting to be re-purposed!  The felt stockings even have the names of the original children (Tom and Susan) on the back.

I couldn't turn away this elf...especially because he's holding a toadstool.  He will be right at home with my pinecone Christmas elves.

These matchboxes will be used in future Christmas projects.  Imagine the time that went into making them.

Wrapping paper bundles for $1.  I couldn't resist.

Boxes of Christmas ornaments at $1.  My sister will benefit from my ever-growing stash.
Never one to pass up a bargain on aprons, I couldn't leave these behind at $1 a piece.  They aren't fancy but they needed to be saved.
Josie's loves playing with this rotary phone, but I have plans to temporarily decorate it for HALLOWEEN.  Stay tuned. 

Last but not least, we picked up these stack of 1968 restaurant menus.  Josie loves playing restaurant with her stuffed animals and dolls and they were a bargain at 5 for $1.

All in all, a great day of estate-sale shopping. I've definitely gotten the estate-sale bug.


vivian said...

lots of neat stuff.. but you surely peaked my interested with a freaken halloween phone! Cant wait to see what youre going to do with that! we had an orange rotary phone a thousand years ago.. but its long gone! When you finish with yours I know I'm going to wish we still had it!
happy day Kimmie!

LBP said...

SCORE!! Those little matchboxes are so cute! Yep, sounds like you have been bitten by the bug. I must warn you.... there is no cure!



My Vintage Mending said...

I still can't believe how wonderful all this is. Stuff I have never seen. That shovel for 2....amazing. This is a total score. I love those coloring books...can't wait to see that phone. Again never would have thought of it. Smiles...Renee

craftyles said...

WOW! Love all the Christmas goodies.I am dying to see what you do with that cool phone. I'm so glad you rescued the aprons. What a great estate sale!

ImagiMeri said...

Sorry, I'm just jealous as all get out! Oh, I'm happy you found such awesome goodies, but pissed that there aren't estate sales like that out here.

What are you gonna' do with that phone???? Very curious.


Janet said...

You found so many amazing things! I really like those vintage games and especially like that phone!

vintage grey said...

Look at all these goodies!! Love the toy shovel, and all the fun Christmas things!! Can't wait to see what you do with the phone!! Have a great day! xo Heather

GardenOfDaisies said...

You sure found some wonderful goodies. I love the vintage felt stockings and decorated matchboxes. Takes me back to my own childhood.

Pink Roses and Teacups said...

Wow, Kim, you got some great stuff!
I love estate sales too. Sure wish I could get to some of these out your way and @ Magpie Ethels' out in Oregon! That's where all the old goodies are!! Can't wait to see what you do with the phone!


Erica of Golden Egg Vintage said...

Get out! I can't believe that this was all left on the second day! This is one for the record books!
Happy for you,
Erica :)

Jboo said...

Cool stuff -- what a great haul!

laurie -magpie ethel said...

I can't believe all that was still there the second day of the sale and with the half price bonus. Love that sand shovel.
You did good!

aprilmecheelesdulllife said...

Great Haul!!! I can't wait to see what you do with the Phone! I love Halloween!!


Very Nice SCORE!!! So many great deals left for the 2nd day!
I mailed your teacup today!
Looking forward to seeing all your creations with your goodies!

Tammy's in Love said...

At those prices I understand the bite that you got! The vintage coloring books here would be a buck each and never would I find left-over Christmas the half price day! See what happens when Junk Bonanza is in your back yard!? You scored big time! I paid 6.00 for a shovel with no picture, just rust!

Cheryl G. said...

You get the best things for the best price!
I love it all!

Perfectly Printed said...

Isn't the estate sale bug the best?? I love the decorated matchboxes!! We have some great sales around Silicon Valley, but they are often missing the vintage Christmas items, tin, and childrens' books. We see lots of vintage tablecloths, dishes etc. Maybe we could swap houses one weekend!!

Best chris

Karin said...

Such cute things! SaraGrace would be in heaven with that rotary phone! I've been looking for one. :)

Barbara said...

You know I love a good elf! Especially the ones with toadstools. Eager to see what you're going to do with that telephone for Halloween. (Calling Ghostbusters?)

Corey said...

WOW! What a fantastic haul!! The estate sales around here simply pale in comparison, unfortunately.

Lee said...

Aren't estate sales great? Especially at 50% off!
Terrific haul!
I have stepped away from even reading blogs but missed it immensely. Our sons have gone home and I have recovered...somewhat. Wait until you see what I have been doing!