Saturday, July 17, 2010

Always a Holiday

It's about time I start sharing the auction and garage sale finds found the last two weeks.  The pickin's had been slim up to that point.  Then, I hit two good auctions on consecutive weekends.  Followed by a couple good garage sales just two days ago.  So, I need to start sharing. I've bought lots of holiday decor.  That's a constant theme!

The first box lot looks promising...but it's hard to tell.  The box is FILTHY.  Some pinks, golds, but a couple boxes of patterned ornaments, too.  The bonus?  There's some Halloween items tucked inside.  I don't want to spend too much time looking, I'm trying to play it cool.  I bid $5 and it's mine.

After considerable cleaning and tossing one box top beyond repair, this is what was left.  So-so!

This is the best of the best, I guess you could say.  I still say I got my $5 worth, I love the pinks!

While we are still taking Christmas.  These came from a garage sale this past Thursday.  Thursday used to be THE day to have and go to garage sales around here.  I can't get out of that notion, even though they aren't as good as they used to be!

This little Gurley turkey came from an auction!  It's a horrible story!  I had to lug home SIX boxes of junk to get Mr. Turkey for $1!!!  I know some of you might be tempted to ask, "What was the junk?"  Come on now, you know it's junk if I'm the only bidder of this huge lot.  It was hideous Christmas junk!  I don't even want to think about it.  After winning the bid the auctioneer looked me in the eye and said, "Make sure it all goes home with you."

My flags came from the same July 3rd auction as the Christmas ornaments.  I guess no one was feeling patriotic.  One person got their bid in before me, but after my nod the bidding stopped and they were mine for $4.  They are both 48 stars and the one is a bit unusual.  The stripes are crocheted.  I didn't decorate for the 4th this year...GASP!  I did pull out a few items to take this picture, though.

At the same July 3rd auction I won these vintage postcards.  I pulled out the uninteresting stuff.  What's left is Christmas, Easter, New Years (see the cute horseshoe) and St. Patricks's Day.

I was really happy about the St. Patrick's Day cards.  I don't have much for this holiday!

The auction calendar seems to have dried up, so sales and thifting look to be my only sources for a while.  We may be back to slim pickin's, you never know.  Never fear.  I have more to share, so stay tuned!

I just thought I'd mention.  I am going to my 25th school reunion tonight.  Sunday morning instead of curling up with the paper, I'll be curling up with Google reader.  See ya then!


  1. Even though you had to pitch alot of stuff, you still ended up with alot of winners! Oh my, those postcards are incredible, and of course you know I love the flags. Great ornaments too, but I think my favorite thing is that little ornament hanger box!
    Thursdays used to be the big garage saling day here too. Now it's Friday. And garage saling is horrible this year. We've had to start going to a different town!

  2. Look at all the good stuff you are finding!

    I have been tossing around the idea of a return to what cheer on the 7th of August. I am afraid the heat is going to make me chicken out.

  3. Hi!
    Thanks for visiting me and I just wanted to let you know that I love all of your holiday treasures!!
    To answer your question, I actually live in a townhouse or known as a condo in some parts!! But I have a floored attic and I do have a storage shed to store my decorations and my craft supplies!!


  4. the turkey is totally worth it! wow, what a find! love the st patty stuff too! take me next time!