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!
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!
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