Tuesday, April 26, 2011

I ran across this cute vintage craft book last week at ATS (America's Thrift Store). The cover was in color but the pages were all black and white.

So I'm thinking as I flip through the pages..aww how cute. Until I see this:

REALLY? Are you kidding me? Yes parents, let your kids play with light bulbs. Better yet paint them and glue stuff on them. VINTAGE CRAFT FAIL!

Location:Vintage Craft Book

Wednesday, April 20, 2011

Big Baby And His Itty Bitty Bunny

Our family's "big baby" turns 19 on Saturday.

Big baby is my nephew Jacob. I think my dad gave him that name because he's the last baby in our family and he's.....well......grown!

How did he go from this:

To this?:

We love to kid him about his picture with the bunny. He has a death grip on that thing! But now he's all grown up and in college.

This is a picture taken last year about this time. It was the night of his graduation. That's my sister Diane in the picture with him. Or Auntie as we call her. (Pronounced aun-tee, not aint-ee).

He's really a good helper and has helped me load, haul and unload a ton of junk over the years.

Happy birthday freak!

Monday, April 18, 2011

Sunday Night Chinese

My husband wanted Chinese tonight. He picked Chinese over my planned BLTs and fries. Turn down my BLTs? Ok--whatever.

So we get to the new to me restaurant. He had eaten there before and really liked it.
We fix our plates (it's a buffet) and the waitress brings our drinks. So out of the corner of my eye...I see this:

Am I the only one that sees Farm Feet? I know there are two "f"s and not two "e"s. But thats how I saw it. Farm Feet. Yum.

Whew! That's better. Farm Buffet.

I had another good buying day Saturday. Too lazy to post pictures.

Have a great Monday!

Tuesday, April 12, 2011

Cinco de Mayo

I changed things around at the booth. I added some Mexican/Spanish themed items to my baker's rack.

I added some more stuff too...
Dreamsicle O'rama. Does anybody collect these anymore? I sure hope so.

A picture of the Crosley radio:

Religious items.... some have sold...some items recently added...

My redneck stuff:

Vintage sewing stuff including cute apple pin cushion with a retractable worm measuring tape:

Strawberry stuff moved to a new locale:

Aqua shelf:

Notice my magnifying glass by the Hardy Boys, Nancy Drew and Trixie Belden books?

The cutest vintage macrame-ish purse. This purse will hold about a teaspoon full of stuff otherwise i would be carrying it myself.

Cute Aigner loafers.

A bench that I found this weekend. It had an ugly peach fabric on the bench. I got hubby to help me recover it. When he pulled off the other fabric this gorgeous velvet fabric was underneath:

So--we decided to leave the velvet fabric and not re-cover it. Winning!

After all our hard work we went to our favorite seafood restaurant, The Original Oyster House. The view from our table:


Crab claws:

They have cute decor. A hammerhead shark above the elevator:

And finally, look at this picture! It makes me smile everytime I think about it. It is a boatload of nuns on a high speed airboat. It looks like they are having the time of their lives!

Sorry to be so photo intensive--but it helps me keep up with what I have in the booth and where i have it.

Until next time,

Sunday, April 10, 2011

What is one of your signs of yard sale shopping success? For me--it's a full car! Well yesterday did not disappoint! I, along with my Mama riding shotgun, headed out yesterday morning at a little before six. We were at our first church school sale shortly thereafter. It was one of the best sales of the day. I found a ton of stuff, including the globe, there. I also found an almost complete set of Sears' Merry Mushroon canisters for $5.00. These will be heading to the booth soon. My Maw Maw Vera, at one point, had her kitchen done in Merry Mushroom. Maybe that's why I cant pass it up when i see it?
I sold a partial set last fall so hopefully I can sell these.

The Tommy Hilfiger shorts were found at my last stop where they were closing up and EVERYTHING was a quarter. Did i fill up a bag? Of course I did. The shorts are headed for eBay. They are In perfect condition.

I priced some more items for the booth and decided to take these two redneck coffee mugs. This is my favorite:

Ha ha! Since I live in Alabama I'm allowed to make fun of rednecks. But if you're not from here...Um don't try it. Ok? Ha ha.

So this is my absolute favorite item found yesterday. It cost me one whole dollar. I don't yet know what I'm going to do with it.

It's a play bucket of KFC chicken complete with coleslaw and mashed potatoes, a cup and two plates. The next time my husband asks "What's for dinner" I'm going to be ready for him. Holla!

Thursday, April 7, 2011

Thrift Store Finds

I went thrifting last night. I found some good stuff. I'm the world's worst about carrying stuff around in my car so thats why I never post pictures of most of the things I actually buy. I didn't buy this but it took every ounce of self restraint I had to keep from buying it:

A mini Cotton Candy Machine! It was $9.88 which I thought was a pretty decent price. This would be perfect for a birthday party! It had the instructions too. Sweet!

Among the things i found: a Crosley radio that looks like a vintage radio. I paid more than I wanted to ($14.88) but I should easily be able to recoup my money. I'll probably put it at the booth for $40. If it doesn't sell I'm perfectly o.k. with keeping it for myself.

I also found four cute ceramic trivets that all have a Holland pictorial scene on the front. I will also put these at the booth. I already have several ceramic dutch shoes and these will look so cute paired together.

It will be a busy couple of days. I need to price stuff to take to the booth on Saturday afternoon, pack up more eBay sales, and plan my yardsale route for Saturday morning! I like it so much better when I plan my route. We'll better run for now!

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Wednesday, April 6, 2011

Cottage Hill 2011

Cottage Hill 2011 was...... pretty uneventful. Did not have the crazy success I've had in past years but still made a profit and got rid of a ton of junk. Saved some of the leftovers for my next Abba Shrine sale in June, donated two storage totes of generic non-brand party supplies to Goodwill, and gave my dad a few items to take to the garage sale/flea market at the Lucedale Stock Yard.

I was so happy to get rid of that doll house! I took about a $4.00 loss on it. I paid way too much for it and as most of us junkers know most of our money is made at the buy. The best part is I didnt have to haul it back home.

I bought 3 things... two bi-fold doors that have been painted school bus yellow and this:

Why yes--that is a giant ice cream cone blow mold. I have a cute summer vignette planned for the booth. It involves ice cream so this will be perfect! I snapped the picture with the cone in my car so you can tell how huge it is (compared with my front car seat)!

So that's a recap of the big sale. I will be saleing again this weekend-- but this time as a buyer. Yipee!

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