Since I live on the Yard Crawl route, I decided to take advantage of my front porch. We set up a table with two saw horses and a spare piece of subflooring. I went around my house and collected things I 'd wanted to get rid of. I even tried to get rid of my pink couch. Sadly, it is still with us. Maybe that's a sign that I'm supposed to do something crafty with it?
My mother-in-law also cleaned out her house and brought a plethora of goods (all those free CVS and Rite Aid items) to add to the sale.
Overall, we made $54.25 and all of it is going towards our family apple picking weekend in October. I can hardly wait!
Even cooler, Mom and Theresa met an older lady who lives in town and used to come to the Sandwich Shoppe when she was a little girl. Only when she came, it used to be an ice cream parlor. How neat is that? So far, we've heard that our house was a sandwich shoppe, a tea shoppe, and an ice cream parlor. I'd like to do some research and find out more. Hopefully, I can track this woman down. I don't know her name or where she lives, but I'll keep you posted.
While Mom and Theresa manned the porch, Mrs. 5C, Mrs. Longbrake Living, and I went out and hit the sale yards.
Whoops... I mean the yard sales. It was fun to meet up with Mrs. Longbrake Living after reading her blog for the past year. We had a blast! We even took baby Colton and baby Joseph with us! And they behaved. Mostly. Up until the end. When baby Joseph decided that, like any self-respecting male, he didn't want to do any more shopping. And he had to let his Aunt Sarah know about it. Loudly.
Here's what I got...
An antique Dominion electric desk fan, produced circa 1945-1950. I found the same model fan fully restored by this dealer. It sold for $149. My fan was originally priced at $10, but I bargained down to $7. I had to have it. It was just so gosh darned cute! And it works!! We might lose our fingers, but those aren't important...
A matching set of 3 Wonder Shredders, circa 1930, each with a different size grate. They are great (ha) because they sit across the top of a bowl and they nest in each other. I found a vintage kitchen antiques dealer selling one of these for $11 online. I found this entire set for $10, but bargained down to $5!
Two milk glass knock off bowls for $1. I tried to just get the one on the left for 50 cents, but was unsuccessful. I don't really like the one on the right. Anyone want it?
A tall case which looks like it could hold two wine bottles inside. I want it for my future map themed room. It looks like a Ross knock off to me, but I like it. It was priced at $2. I offered the guy $1.50, but he didn't like change so he said he'd sell it to me for $1. Twist my arm. I also got a very old, very worn, well loved book of Christian Hymns, published in Suffolk, VA in 1870. It was owned by a Dorothy Wilson and she scribbled the name of my town under her name in the front cover. I had to have it. It was priced at $10, but I bargained down to $4.
A set of 3 mats for picture frames - 25 cents each. At some point, they were $3.50 a piece.
Five "Perfect Mason" jars, 50 cents each. I like them because they have the vintage lids. I'm contemplating what I might want to fill them with. Any ideas?
And an old bottle crate, originally $5, but I got it for $2. I think the side of the wooden crate says, "PEPS". Maybe for PEPSI? I'm not sure. Any better guesses?
I'll let you know when and how I use all of the above around the house.
My grand total - $29.25. Not too shabby. I think it was a very successful thrifting day... Plus, I discovered that I really like to haggle. A lot. A lot a lot. It makes it so much more thrilling when you purchase an item for less than it's been priced at!
So, ladies, I'd be happy to go thrifting with you any time! I can't wait until next year's Yard Crawl!