Monday, August 23, 2010

Rummage Sale Weekend

I look forward all year to my mom's yearly church rummage sale. I always score so many awesome things! I really have to limit myself to just this event because I am an overboard thrifter! I'm not called packrat for nothing! This year I got great trim, fabric swatch books, owls, vintage buttons and a sweet buffet.
These fabric books are a great find. I got the 3 big ones for 50 cents each and 2 smaller ones for 25 cents. The trim was in a bag for $1. The white on the right side that is hard to see is lace fabric I scored a yard of for 25 cents!
Check out that vintage owl! Is he awesome or what?! Trying to decide if I'll keep him as is or paint him a funky color. The sweet little owl soap dish will remain the the studio as art cause it's so great. Awesome vintage buttons and some glass ones from the 1930's are in there...squee!
Love ric rac and this bag is stuffed full in great colors for only 50 cents I also scored 2 great Cabbage Patch dolls. One is an original from the first mass production and has the features of the original soft dolls...I paid $1!!!!! I have a thing about dolls.

I went back on Sunday to see if I missed anything and they were have a "anything you can fit in a brown paper bag for $5 sale. I found more fabric swatches that were all loose so I stuffed it all in a bag and got amazing fabric, silk, suede, tapestry. It's 6 times as much fabric I got the first day.

That last great thing I got was a sweet little buffet. Once it's painted it will be adorable. Can't show a photo cause the silly thing is still in the back of the SUV. I can't get it out by myself. Will show pics when I can.

7 comments:

Kaerie Faerie said...

too lucky love finding great treasures at sales, Rick Rack I just love that stuff LOL
Dive into paper clay it is so fun, it feels like frosting
Karey

oldblackcatboo said...

How freaky! I got an old buffet on Friday and plan to paint it too. I didn't get it out of my van until Sunday when my sister came over and helped me get it into the house. I was so excited! It was just what I was dreaming of. We pushed it up against the wall and it hung 6 inches over into the doorway! My sister said that's what tape measurer is for...
Oh well, it looks great in front of the windows!
I can't wait to see YOURS!

Liz Noonan said...

uh, SCORE!!! love when that happens! the owl is amazing.

niftyknits said...

I am sooooooo jealous! I'd love a rummage through those buttons.

Emily said...

Goldmine!
I'm sure there will be great thing to come from these goodies!
Enjoy!

Beth said...

Oooo, looks super fun! I love grab bags full of goodies :D

Saskia said...

Lovely 'new' things!! :)

I placed a photo of the beautiful owl at the side-bar of my blog! Thanks again for the sweet, sweet candy!! I LOVE it!!

Saskia :)

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