Here we are for the second addition of Fun Friday Finds!
For a little while this morning I thought I might not have anything to show you. It turned cold and rainy and the prospect of any garage sales was looking minimal. So, we started out visiting thrift stores instead, then once the rain decided to quit we searched for sales. We found a few, but not as many as usual.
Please excuse these pictures, they really aren't that great. I normally take these photos in the living room where there's more light, but that room is a total wreck right now. The kitchen wasn't so great either, I had to move all the "extras'' out of the picture. (But now I'm noticing I missed a stray toy there under the bench, lol!) I took the kiddos to a local strawberry patch yesterday to pick some fresh berries, then I spent most of the rest of the day making 36 jars of freezer jam.
So my house suffered a bit.
Anyways...total spent today was $17.25. Not pictured is a brand new, extra wide, yard rake ($2) but I didn't think you'd care about that being in the picture. : )
Glass cloche - $1 I thought it was unusual because of how tall it is. I plan to take it apart, give it an updated look, and put it in my Etsy shop. (Wendy, if you're reading this I might need to borrow that heat gun we talked about, lol!)
2 Homer Laughlin plates - $2 I thought they had a sweet cottage/shabby chic appeal and might sell in the shop.
Apparently I was feeling a bit Kermit-ish today. At one sale I picked up the wallet for $1 (I've had my current wallet for probably 6 or 7 years!). Then at another sale I got the purse for .25. They look like they could be a matching set.
Picked up this toy loader for my Little Man for $1. He's all boy and LOVES it! He's sitting here in the middle of the living room floor playing with it as I type.
2 vintage camping stools - $2 This particular sale wasn't supposed to open until tomorrow, but he was going to be working out in his garage anyways and decided to just go ahead and open up and was still setting stuff out. I bought the rake from him and as I was walking back to the car I saw him set out the stools. I immediately went back for them. I plan to list them in the shop as well.
Vintage Pyrex beaker .99 - I thought this would pair well with the test tubes I got recently, also going in the shop.
Set of antique Rudyard Kipling books - $2 Right across the street from the sale where I got the stools I saw a garage open and tables set up, but I couldn't tell if they were open or not. As I was slowly driving by and trying to figure it out someone came out of the house so I rolled down my window and asked. Again, technically they weren't opening until tomorrow, but they said I could go ahead and take a look around. There's no publication date listed, but I did a bit of quick research on them and nearest I can tell they're circa 1900. These were my 2nd favorite find, but I'm not sure if I'll keep them or sell them.
This was my favorite find of the day. A reproduction hanging scale for $5 at a local thrift store. I didn't have any place to hang it to take a picture, so I took it outside. I'm not sure yet where I'll put it, but I love it so I know I'll come up with something.
I did some searching and found that these same ones sell for $45 - $60 new!
So there are my treasures for the week.
How 'bout you, anybody else find anything great?
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