but should have! Vintage Disney sheets . . . I picked them up to look at them several times while at the Goodwill all the way across town this morning, but each time put them back on the rack . . .$3. Should have taken the chance.
Thursday yard sales are a rarity around here, but I was hoping there might be a few because of the holiday. Maybe some yard sellers would take an extra long weekend?! Not so much. There were only two in the area that I am usually willing to travel to. I hit both. And both were good!
One started at 7:30 a.m. and was just a couple blocks from my house. We got there about 8:30 a.m., and found lots of goodies. I bought eight small plastic storage totes for a quarter each. Yay! I can always use more help in my attempt to get organized. I read about Springbok puzzles for the first time a couple days ago, and found a small round one for a quarter. Put it together when we got home, and it was complete. I had gotten my kids strapped into the car and was finishing loading up all my goodies (a couple games, a couple books, NIP holiday paper cups and plates, etc, etc) when I decided to make one last run back to the yard sale. There was a bunch of Barbie stuff. Ziploc bags crammed with clothes for 50 cents each, bags with one or two dolls for $1 per bag. I went back and grabbed three bags with dolls and seven with clothes, for a total of $6.50. I know NOTHING about Barbies. I guess it’s time to learn something new. I know what I SHOULD do is just list them all in a big lot and be done with them. But, there was enough cute and unique-looking clothing that I actually bought (on eBay) a Barbie doll dress mannequin today. (Yeah, I might be taking it a bit too far.) While at the yard sale I also bought a vintage Barbie airplane for $1. Unfortunately, I don’t have any of the accessories to go with it.
The second yard sale didn’t start until 4 p.m. this afternoon, and we got there just as it was starting. I picked up four costumes for $2 each. I love costumes. But my favorites from this sale were a complete set of Sesame Street books like these with the Big Bird case (paid $5), and a vintage Little Professor math calculator like this (paid $2). (Sorry, I haven’t taken any photos of my finds yet, so I don’t have them available to share as I usually would.) I sold a set of the Sesame Street books last summer. And I had one of the Little Professor game/calculators when I was a kid, so that was a real blast from the past!
AND – I almost forgot – my “new territory” for the second yard sale was vintage Tupperware. Something new I will need to learn about. It was all $1 per piece, so I picked up the three that seemed to be the most complicated (fancy?) yet functional. Haven’t had a chance to look them up yet.
I was one of the first people at the sale, and saw a pile of maternity clothes. I like to resell maternity clothes, but the sign said that pants were $3/ea, which is higher than I like to pay, so I didn’t even bother looking at them. When I was making my final run to the yard sale to grab the books I had paid for, I heard one woman talking to another from opposite sides of the sale. It went like this:
Woman 1, holding out some maternity pants: They’re sevens!
Woman 2: Size seven?
Woman 1: No, 7 For All Mankind!!!
Me: Uggghhhh! I should have looked!
Oh well, can’t win ’em all.
Also, the gal who bought the fake raspberries to make into a hat sent me a picture today: