Estate sale shopping began at 8am.
Some good finds, I must say. Not the best it has ever been, but still. I am pretty pleased.
$1.00 travel makeup case:
$5.00 Olympia Typewriter (a last minute find and my favorite of the morning):
A pleasantly printed umbrella for $1.50:
A very vintage book of Christmas carol music for $5.00:
A 1963 Fisher Price “Hickory Dickory Dock” toy for Miss K. $4.00…..(sidenote: as I was purchasing this, the woman running the estate sale mentioned a woman from the day prior. She said that the woman picked up the toy and while she was listening to music, she began to cry. When I heard that, it hit me again why I love vintage items so much. The past holds memories. It illicits feelings and emotions and allows us, although hard at times, to recall the wonderful parts of our history and life).
And a special vintage item that came in the mail for me this week from the most fabulous Joanne. I love you, girl! You made my day!!:
I tease with my husband and friends that I have an imaginary store that I shop for. A pretend, vintage store where all my pretties are lined up and waiting for the right house. And then I realize that my garage actually LOOKS like a store, for peets sake. Its like a warehouse. I once saw a blog do an online “estate sale”. Maybe I should do that. Until then, this is what the garage has begun to look like:
Oh well. At least shopping is “free”.