Sunday, October 16, 2011

Garage Sale Chronicles

Look what I bought this weekend!
I fed my garage sale addition a bit on Saturday.  
Would you have bought it?

Five books for $2.00, One is an operation manual for a movie theater projector, one Hymnal, one engineer manual for the St. Paul railroad, and one 1915 Navy engineering manual.  Love them!  I really wish they could talk and tell me stories of where they have been all their lives.  Below are just two of the graphics within.

SCORE!  Below is a few pieces from an 8 piece Lu Ray Pastel dinner set.  Paid $10 for the whole set.  Only a couple chips in the yellow plate and cereal bowl.  I'm tempted to fill out the set with the serving pieces.  Mostly from the 40's through the 60's LuRay offered an 8 piece set for $2.64 cents.  I believe from reading some old ads that housewives of the era could sell these in home parties.  
Were these the precursor to the dreaded tupperware parties?

OH the sadness.....I followed a tiny little estate sale sign later in the day after taking my son to Karate practice.  Why oh why, did these people not advertise on Craig's list.  If only I had been there at the start in the morning!  As it is, I managed to find some jewelry for my re-purposing and some beautiful white Haviland.  As I was checking out and chatting with the woman running the sale, she told me she just sold a whole box of vintage jewelry for $15.  ARGH.  I came so close!

Well, I'm going to be making some fab pin cushions out of the cream and sugar, wait and see!
Everything below was $5

Ah, Frosty my fav!  I rescue doilies all the time.  I know how much work women put into these things and even though they are slightly out of fashion now, I can not stand to let their hard work go unappreciated.  I box them up and wait for their time to come again.  I may even starch some and hang them on this year's Christmas tree!

A beautiful plastic pin for $.25

Below, a really great bargain.  Someone had enough of scrapbooking and stamping.  She put everything in a bag and marked $10 on it.  I peeked in and saw a couple circle punches and knew those were expensive so I picked up the bag and checked out.  Later I realized at the bottom was a complete Stampin Up set of 12 ink pads that were not even open.  Normally these sell for $55.  Not only did she include the ink pads, she included a great big selection of stamps as well.

Now I just have to find space in my studio.


  1. Some definite scores here and some things that may have to wait awhile like you said to become fashionable again but also some that could be repurposed in a myriad of ways. Thank you for sharing them on Motivated Monday at BeColorful

  2. Wow - looks like you got some good finds! When I first glanced at the LuRay dishes, I thought they were Fiestaware (which my sister collects)I also really like the cream & sugar and the doilies! I'm your newest follower! Welcome to Blogland!