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Garage Sale Weekend Recap: “Disney Carousel, Beatrix Potter Plush & Ugg Boots”

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There were all of three sales on my list.  I headed to the first but was side-tracked by a sign for a sale not advertised online.  There I bought the Fisher Price Imaginext Pirate Ship, the Playskool Heroes Luke Skywalker Landspeeder, the Disney carousel, the three Peanuts characters and the tin Ugly Doll Truck Bank, all a dollar each.

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On to the nicest people on the planet’s garage sale.  A regular whispered to me that the prices were extremely reasonable.  Everything was 50¢ to $2.  I picked up a box of clothes for my son, a faux fur coat, a lovely green dress, a Calvin Klein tote new with tag, a Spode Christmas pitcher, a Ralph Lauren bar set new in the box, the Lucy Hallmark figurine, two pairs of Born sandals, Coach sandals, black Fergalicious flats, all for $20.

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I headed to the second sale on my list which I left quickly because their prices were way out of range. And it wasn’t quite time for the senior center’s flea market, so I backtracked to some signs I had seen.  They led me to an estate sale run by questionable people.  I started in the garage and found the purple hoodie and then went upstairs to find the Ugg boots, total $6.

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On to the Senior Center, I was searching for previous sellers where I had found amazing things, but previous sellers were not to be found.  I did pick up the Eden Beatrix Potter Peter Rabbit and Fox for $2, the Lefton angels at $1 and the vintage Dakin Santa bean bag for 25¢.

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Total of about $35.  Potential gain $700.

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Rainy Friday Estate Sale: “Vintage Christmas Galore”

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Of course it has to pour rain in between days of sunshine when I go to an estate sale where I have to carry out armloads in multiple trips.  Because of the rain, I was hoping it wouldn’t be that crowded.  But all of the regulars were there… before me.  But apparently they are not interested in highly collectible Shiny Brite ornaments from the 1950’s.  Because I am.  They usually go for about $30 a box, even better when you have the vintage box, which, as you can see, were widely available at this sale.  The nice lady at the sale made me a space on a table to put my stack as I added to it, constantly looking over my shoulder to make sure someone else wasn’t thinking that it should obviously still be for sale on that table in the middle of the room. My first haul was $27 – the boxes were $1 each.  And I should have bought more… yes, there were more, not many more, but some.  Because when I got home and reorganized the boxes into all like items, I knew I should have bought that one with the broken one because I could have easily replaced it after going through them all.  But let’s learn that lesson, “Buy it all,” (when it’s one dollar) once again and move on.

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Beyond the vintage glass Christmas ball ornaments, there were bags of Mexican Tin ornaments, several bags of vintage felt ornaments, a vintage Angel topper, a vintage green topper, a glass egg ornament, vintage hangers and vintage mini trees.  I paid very little for all that were included in my initial $27 haul.

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Second haul were vintage ceramic figurines.  Most, if not all, are from the 1950’s.  Including a green dog planter/vase, a rabbit vase – perfect for Easter, a Forever Yours Giftware Japan Clown with black panther and tiger on leashes including the cardboard stand, a Singer Buttonholer, and a KTO Japan Blue covered Lady Box. That armload was $5, $1 each.

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So for $38, I came home with that haul. Potential $780 gain.

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Garage Sale Weekend Recap: “Vintage Playskool Cowboy Puzzles, Sesame Street Game and Christmas Platters”

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And I thought the season had started….  not so much on a cloudy Saturday morning.  Only a few sales and not a lot to be had.  The first was a friend of mine’s, though I had no idea she was having one prior to showing up. I picked up the Fitz & Floyd and Lenox platters.

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Backtracking, I stopped at one where I had stopped before a year or so ago when the vintage Playskool puzzles and Sesame Street Games for Growing were priced at around $5, but today they were 50¢ and a dollar. I also picked up the Fancy Faces from New Orleans, LA Santa head for a dollar.

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I swung by another that was out of the way, and they weren’t really open, so I left. Moving on to another that was one of the most pathetic sales I’ve ever seen.  Then on to the Mother’s Club sale where I only found the Vulli Sophie Giraffe in the box for a buck.

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Finally on to a sale where I probably should have started as people were carting off things that I would have purchased, but I only picked up the Abercrombie and 7 For All Mankind Jeans at $1 each.

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So a grand total of $16 spent.  Potential gain of $260.

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Latest Thrift Store Trip: “Vintage Jack & Jill Lamp, Fisher Price Little People & American Girl Twin”

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Another beautiful day to head across the bay to the thrift store.  In toys I immediately found a grab bag of both new and old Fisher Price Little people for $1.98  Also a bag of what look to be Russian dolls at $4.98, about a dollar a doll. And finally the American Girl Twin, in great condition, though she’s missing clothes, also $1.98.

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On to purses, I found the Vera Bradley Angel Tote for $1.98 after half off and the vintage Fossil Patchwork at $2.98 after half off.

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Strolling by electronics, I picked up the awesome vintage Jack & Jill lamp by Nursery Plastics Inc., paying up at $7.48.

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Nearby were the dresses and I thought I’d give them a bit of time.  I picked out a Tommy Bahama Olive and Cream Zebra Stripe Maxi Dress for $6.98 and a Bisou Bisou banded dress, new with tag, at $6.48 after 75% off. And then down the jean aisles I scooped up another pair of 7 For All Mankind Dojos, a Current Elliott skinny pair, J.Crew Toothpick Ankle in a lovely watermelon hue, Black Hudson Carly Straight, Antik Denim and a more vintage pair of AG Adriano Goldschmied The Angel.  I paid up a bit for some of the pairs, only because I know how quickly they sell.

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Okay, paying up this time at an $88 total, potential gain could be $650.

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Garage Sale Weekend Recap: “Vintage Christmas, Hummels & Cake Toppers”

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It’s finally here!  Garage Sale SEASON! After months and months of rain, we finally had a sunny weekend with all of… like five sales.  But better than nothing!  At the first, people were carting out boxes before the 8:00 start time.  All I found there was the Lucky Brand purse.  The first lady quoted me “$10” so I went to the other lady who said, “$5.”

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On to the next stop, another Estate Sale where in one room I found all the Christmas stuff.  Vintage glass balls from Shiny Brite and Premier Glass Works, some vintage figurines, plastic nativities, a Santa Bell, a Hallmark Sweetheart Bicycle ornament, vintage German Angel candleholders, the whole box bargained down to $15. And then I found a vintage Madame Alexander doll and vintage cake toppers in the garage for a total of $3.

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A driveby had the True Religion jeans for $2.

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The next had nothing and the one after that had the Hummel wall pockets, small Hummel angel, Hummel Collectors Club plaque, the vintage wire chair pin cushion and the vintage Dakin German Shepherd dog, all for $6.

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And then later I took my son to baseball practice and stopped by one last one that had the gall to start at noon where I picked up two German steins and a little Christmas teaset, both for $2.

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$33 spent.  Potential gain of $500. Not a bad morning for the start of the season.

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New Inventory from The Garage

I just did a major clean-out of the inventory that had been relegated to the garage.  What I found was storage box after storage box of things that my kids are never really going to want, nor do they likely remember, most of which are vintage.  So I consolidated into new boxes that I can grab and list when I have the time.  So I’m working as diligently as I can to list these items.  Check back often to Etsy and Bonanza as more and more will be added in the coming weeks.  For starters:

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Latest Thrift Store Trip: “Cabbage Patch Kids, Jeans & A Long Leather Coat”

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All excited once again, the inventory in the store did not quite meet my expectations.  Maybe I should start going on a different day.  I found nothing in grab bags, but as far as toys went, I picked up a Rodney Reindeer for 75¢, a 1977 Gund Bear, and then two Cabbage Patch Kids, half off, from behind the boutique counter at about $3 each.

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In jeans I found a pale pink CAbi pair, an older 7 For All Mankind Dojo, Aristocrat Windsor, Joe’s Jeans Fitzgerald, Gray True Religions, and a Gap Perfect Boot.  Each were under $5.

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Scanning the jacket rack, I found the Lili Rose long brown suede coat.

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And during one more sweep I found the vintage nursery lamp.

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Total spent was $42 on 12 items, dollar cost average to $3.50 per item.  Potential gain of $380.

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New Dollhouse Listings

In my efforts to go through storage inventory that has been long forgotten, I’ve uncovered a tidy little box of some vintage 1970’s Dollhouse items.  Dollhouse pieces always seem to sell, so if you have one, check out the new additions:

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Posted by on March 6, 2017 in Bargain-Hunting

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Latest Thrift Store Trip: “More Jeans, A Purring Lion & Vintage MLP”

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I was really geared up for this.  The sun was shining and I had had about enough of rainy weather, no garage sales and limited thrift store trips.  It was time to add some new stock to the store.  Not that I found a ton, but at least I made a good effort.  In toys I only came across the vintage My Little Pony’s and a Dandee Cuddly Kingdom Purring Lion Cub.

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In more grab bags I found the Christmas ornaments, including a Hallmark Keepsake Meadow Snowman from 1997 and two Traditions ornaments from 1992 – a Jack In The Box Santa and a Squirrel on a Clothespin.  The bag for 99¢.

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On to jeans, every size section seemed to hold a decent pair.  And all were under $3.  I found J Brand Skinny Leg, Paige Skyline, AG Adriano Goldschmied The Angel in Black, Hudson, 7 For All Mankind Dojo and A Pocket, and Lucky Brand Sant Tropez.

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And in shoes I picked up a few pair for a few dollars.  Miss Bisou heels, Born Concept Laurina Sandals and Via Pinky Naylie Sandals.

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Also in the mix was a nice yard of Braemore Fruit fabric, some heavy metal bells and a couple of pretty hand-painted ceramic boxes that I will needlessly add to my collection.  $37 spent, twenty items gathered for dollar cost averaging of under $2 per item and potential total gain of $600.

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My Mrs. Grossman’s Vintage Stickers Are Cheaper Than From the Factory

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I’ve written about this before and here’s another example that my vintage Mrs. Grossman’s Stickers on Etsy are cheaper than the limited sets they are selling direct from the factory.  I currently have in stock the dragonflies and hummingbirds, but I am selling 40 of the hummingbirds (in larger form) at only $12.95 and 90 of the dragonflies at $14.95.  The factory is only offering an assortments of 20 short strips or 76 mods at $40!

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And, of course, I have many more vintage designs available.  Click on over to my Sticker Section on Etsy and see what you can find!

 

 

Posted by on February 27, 2017 in Stickers

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