Friday, March 25, 2016
I have my favorite thrift stores around town, which I try to go to fairly often, but I recently went to a tiny garage sale near my home and when we drove by I thought, this isn't even worth getting out of the car, but we did ... and man was I glad! I found several things and paid a total of $3.00 for everything.
First, I found a stand up metal puzzle from New York that is worth about $35 new, and it was only $1.00. I ended up selling it on ebay last week for just under $20.00.
I also found a Pyrex divided dish that is probably worth about $15 and I only paid a quarter for it. I think this will be a good addition to my future antique booth.
Another item that that cost me just a quarter, was this Thomas Kinkade hanging plate from The Bradford Exchange. I just thought it was pretty. We'll see if it sells.
I found an unopened Spanish edition of Scrabble there also and it cost me .... you guessed it .... 25 cents! These are selling on Ebay for about $15.
My last quarter item was this old metal sign with the alphabet punched into the tin. I thought it had character and would look good in my antique booth.
The last thing I picked up at this yard sale was a brown paper shopping bag full of fabric scraps. I just peered in briefly and saw a couple of, what appeared to be, vintage fabric swatches. It had a price tag of $1 for the entire bag. I snatched it up quick and went to pay. When I got home, I couldn't wait to dig into this bag and get a better look at what was inside! I was shocked to find 6 different vintage flour sacks, one of them was still made into a sack. They all had the stitching holes around the edges and the fabric was in very good shape. I just love the look of these. I listed these all on Ebay and so far I've sold two of them.
Searching for old things and selling some of them is just a hobby for me. In all honesty, I love to shop for things, and selling some of them on Ebay, helps finance my habit! I love searching for vintage finds!
Posted by Angela Grice