Welcome back to another edition of Fun Friday Finds!
I was excited to get out in search of some yard sales today as I had read about a big one being held in an old factory/warehouse a couple of towns over. The ad said "truck loads of stuff" and they weren't lying. There really was a lot there. The kiddos and I headed out right after breakfast and we had a productive morning. I didn't find a whole lot of great vintage treasures, but still found some other fun things and things that we've been needing and all at good prices.
On the way to the warehouse sale we stopped off at a few other sales we came across. Some were a bust. Like one, where they had so much junk in their yard you couldn't tell what was for sale and what wasn't. We just got back in the van and left.
But at another sale we found this beautiful costume dress for only $1. My daughter loves to dress up and I thought this would be a fun addition to her collection.
At another sale I found this great set of wooden stamps for $1. I have a similar set already, but they're a much smaller font so I was happy to find them in a larger size. These sets are originally about $18.
At the same sale I also found this great wooden bowl for $2. It's not antique or anything, but it's still beautiful, don'tcha think?
And still at that same sale I also got this DVD player. Our other one broke months ago and we've never replaced it. With money being tight it just wasn't a priority. But I found this one with the remote and all the cords for $8. I've spotted other ones before at other sales, but they've always been a little sketchy looking, or they seemed to be missing wires, or didn't have a remote, or I just didn't feel like I could trust the person that claimed it worked. But on this one it had all its components and I felt the man could be trusted. And I was right, it works perfectly. I had to snap a quick cell phone picture of it when we got home because my kids were so anxious for me to get it hooked up so they could watch a movie on it. : )
I always give each of my kids $1 of their own to spend on something they want. It keeps them occupied and happy to look for things they can spend their money on. Well, when we finally made it to the warehouse sale we spotted this little car mat right off the bat. My son has been wanting something like this for a long time.
He was SOOO excited!! I wish you could have seen his little face and heard his enthusiasm when I spread it out for him to see and told him it was Radiator Springs from the Cars movie. He was ecstatic!! With a huge grin on his face he rolled it up and hugged it tight the rest of the time we were in there. He wasn't even interested in anything else. He found a dime on the floor and I told him he could probably find another toy on one of the tables for 10¢, but he said, "Nope, I don't need nothin' else. I got my rug!"
At the same sale we also picked up this adorable little car light for 25¢. I want to do his room in an automotive/cars theme and I thought he'd really enjoy this.
They had TONS of books and they were priced 10/$1 so we got a big stack with some for each of us.
One of them I found was this old book about the world's greatest detective, Big Max, and the King of Pooka Pooka. As soon as I saw the pictures the memory came flooding back that I had had this book as a child. I had completely forgotten about it, but as soon as I started flipping through it I instantly recognized the pages. Funny how that works after probably 25 years or so.
The last item I picked up from the warehouse sale was this big metal storage unit for $5. They actually had 3 more of various configurations that were $10 each, but I only had room for one. I texted pictures to Hubs asking if he wanted one for his workshop and he said yes, so we lugged this baby in there. Actually, there was no "we." I just watched as 3 strong men loaded it for me. :) Hubs wants to have his own mechanic shop/business some day so this will be a great piece for holding various odds and ends of tools and such. Who knows, we may end up going back again tomorrow and getting the other 3 if they still have them.
My last find of the day was this little excavator for only $3. My son absolutely lives for digging in the dirt! Whenever he's outside he's got his cars and trucks and little loaders and backhoes and he's digging up some roads or some such thing. We've seen these kind of things at parks before, but they've always been too big for him to operate. This one is just his size and the tracks actually move. He can sit in the seat and put his feet on the tracks and move it around by moving the tracks back and forth with his feet. It has a crack on the back of the seat, but it doesn't affect the function of it at all and I knew he wouldn't care a bit about that. All he wants is to dig! It was pouring down rain when we got home so he couldn't try it out and he just stood at the window staring longingly at it outside asking when he could play with it. : )
Well, that's it for me today! No great vintage treasures, but still a very productive morning and I'm most happy with our finds.
What about you? Have you found anything great this week?