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Garage Sale Weekend Recap: “Alice in Wonderland, Disney & Bluebird Polly Pocket”

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There was really only one sale that weekend, but I had been to the house a few times in the past and bought some amazing Disney and Polly Pocket items. So that’s what roused me to get in my car and see what was to be seen.  I will just run down the list.  I started at the “Free” box where I picked up the 7 Dwarf tablecloth, a bag of Disney Tissue Packs and a Star Wand that requires new batteries.  Moving to the other tables, I quickly snapped up a Polly Pocket Bluebird 101 Dalmatians house with a doll, a dollhouse bed, a Mickey Mouse View Master, a Malibu Ken Doll, a Minnie Mouse Mirror, four pairs of earrings including three cloisonné of two butterflies and flowers and one of rhinestone Mickey heads.  Then the two Snow White mugs, Peter Rabbit Mug and bowl and the multiple pieces of Paul Cardew Alice in Wonderland dishes.  And finally a Kool-Aid Wind Up Toy, a Pluto Mini Puppet, more Disney Tissues and a Winnie The Pooh Light up Wand.  $30 Spent, potential $400 gain.

 

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Garage Sale Weekend Recap: “60 Things for $80”

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I continuously say that winter is a bad season for garage sales.  Which is generally true.  But then you come upon a regular’s sale and you can buy 60 things for $80.  And this regular knows good brands and has great stuff like a Tory Burch Skirt, a Chanel Top, a vintage Paddington Bear, a Stylebuilt Jewelry Box, Free People Skirts… and things you’ve never heard of like Jack Rogers Flip Flops, Dries Van Noten Heels, a Fuzzi Dress, a Wijn Ants Scarf and a Seafolly Bikini Top…. and the list goes on. There was more like Harley Davidson boots, a Raikes Bunny Rabbit, Lucky Brand Flip Flops, Sunglasses from Marc Jacobs, Fossil, Oakley, etc., Lularoe leggings, a Seatbelt purse, Moschino pants, a Pokemon Teapot, and I could still go on.  It’s been over a week and I still don’t have everything listed.  But slow and steady wins the race.

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White Elephant Sale Part Two: “Christmas”

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Continuing with my trip to the Oakland Museum’s White Elephant Sale, I spent most of my time in the Christmas section.  I couldn’t believe, with the thousands of people that were there, that no one realized there were Hallmark Nostalgic Houses and Hallmark Mary’s Angels in their boxes for a dollar on a shelf.  I just started sweeping boxes off the shelf into my bag.  Well, not really, I looked at each one to see if it looked like a money maker.  Most of what I picked was worthwhile.  They also had baskets and baskets full of grab bags at a dollar each.  Within them I found the Beatrix Potter ornament, Disney The Rescuers ornaments, Small Shiny Brite glass balls, cloth Santas and Angels, Kurt S. Adler Soccer Girls, Hallmark Santas and the list goes on.  On shelves I found a Rudoph, a Flapping Ear Singing Dog, a larger box of Shiny Brite glass ball ornaments, etc. And strangely, in a case, I spotted a Hummel Happy Days figurine for $10 and a small angel playing the violin for $3 that I had to add to my collection. I spent under $60, potential gain of over $650.

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White Elephant Sale Part One: “Vintage Toys”

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Attending the Oakland Museum’s White Elephant Preview Sale, I only had enough energy and time for a few departments.  I started in the Toy Department, circling for likely an hour.  I came up with two vintage 1950’s Madame Alexander 12″ Dolls, Lissy and Little Women’s Marme, at $2 each.  A Walk Lively Barbie from 1972 for $4 in great condition.  Vintage Goofy and Mickey Mouse at $1 and 50¢.  A vintage Ernie for $1.  A Richard Scarry Lowly Worm Apple Car Push Toy for $1.  Little Tikes Dollhouse Buggy and Cradle for $2.  Renwal Dollhouse Potty Chairs and Ideal Dollhouse Highchair for $2.  Mattel Barbie Dog, Cat and Pet Sounds Bed from 1995 for $2.  Fisher Price Xylophone from 1985 for $2.  Tyco Ernie Cement Mixer Truck for 50¢.  Fisher Price Little People Knight with horse for 25¢.  Raggedy Ann in lovely condition for $2.  A McDonalds Pinnochio toy for 25¢. And my husband chipped in a vintage Canasta Set from I. Magnin for $3. I was in such a hurry to move on, I’m not sure of the total on my receipt.  But potential gain could be around $450.  Next installment will showcase the hour I spent in the Christmas Department.  Stay tuned.

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Latest Trip to the Thrift Store: “Brighton Bag & Vintage Mrs. Grossman’s Stickers”

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It had been months since I had been to my regular thrift store because of road work traffic, the holidays, and plain and simple lack of need to add to inventory.  So I went late in the morning on the Friday.  Bad idea.  The place was packed with shoppers and merchandise, a recipe for overwhelming claustrophobia.  I bustled my way through the two tiered racks of everything people had donated from their purges after the holidays, dodging carts and people.  It’s hard to relax and concentrate in that kind of environment which I attribute to why I only ended up with a few things.  I found the Brighton, Cocinelle and Cole Haan purses in the purse aisle, only one pair of Seven jeans in the jeans aisle, but lucked out on a grab bag for 99¢ that held a role of vintage 1986 Mrs. Grossman’s Christmas gift tag stickers.  That’s the one thing that really saved the day.  I spent an hour there, spent $20 but could make over $100 on the stickers.  And a bit more on the bags and jeans.  Next time I will go earlier in the week and earlier in the day.

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Garage Sale Weekend Recap: “Coach & Michael Kors Bags, Jambox & Lefton Miss Priss Kitty”

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After quite a long dry spell due to cold weather and the holidays, there was a sunny enough day for all of three sales… that were held indoors.  The first was a repeat sale wherein the listing were photos of things I knew I had to pursue.  When I arrived, I was pleasantly surprised at my luck and began building quite the pile.  I started with shoes, blue Nautica sandals, Blue Nine West wedges, Dolce Vita suede ankle boots and Aerosoles black knee boots.  Then a Big Buddha black bag for a dollar.  I asked about the green Coach and the black Michael Kors and she wanted $20 for each.  I asked if she would do $30 for both and she said yes.  Then the Hummels. $20 each.  I asked $30 for both and she said yes.  Jewelry was 25¢ a piece and I found four pairs of earrings and she gave me a pink pearl necklace for my daughter.  She had a collection of vintage dish towels and I picked up 2 for a dollar each.  I spotted the Jambox for $5 and the vintage Japanese binoculars for $5.  The felt and yarn wreath that she had made for her daughters was $2.  A Gap maxi dress was $2.  The Peter Rabbit children’s dish set was $2.  And she threw in an adorable vintage paper Christmas ornament.  In all, I spent $90.

On to the next, it was an estate sale that I had been remiss in attending the previous day.  Lucky for me, everything was now half off or less.  All shoes were two dollars.  Even the Coach Mylar wedges and the silver Kate Spades, along with black patent and tortoise Jessica Simpson heels and a blue Kenneth Cole clutch.  Plus a bag of vintage ornaments, a vintage nursery rhyme book and a Portmeirion Christmas mug, all for $10.

Finally, a storage unit sale.  I had seen in the listing photo a Lefton Miss Priss Kitty Cat Pitcher and just my luck it was still there.  Plus a Jellycat Lamb.  Each for a dollar.

$102 spent on the day.  Potential $1,150 gain.

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Valentine’s Day 2018 from MissBargainHuntress

Less than three weeks away, you still have time to order for Valentine’s Day:

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Posted by on January 20, 2018 in Bargain-Hunting

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3,000 Sales on Etsy

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I just hit 3,000 total sales on Etsy.  It was a great Holiday Season with 275 sales and over 20,000 views.  I plan to continue to add vintage items so check back often to see what’s new!

 

Posted by on January 16, 2018 in Bargain-Hunting

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Christmas Stickers 2017

Among the hundreds of other stickers available, here are the Christmas stickers readily available for your Christmas cards, gifting, present decorations, etc….

 

Posted by on December 6, 2017 in Christmas

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Vintage Cabbage Patch, Strawberry Shortcake, Barbie, Cher, Madame Alexander Dolls & More for Christmas 2017

There are still young girls out there that might want to play with, have, cherish, save, appreciate, those dolls we had not that long ago.  Whether it’s Barbie, Madame Alexander, Cher, Strawberry Shortcake…  I may just have the doll you loved the most that you may want to pass on.  Click here for all listings:

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Posted by on December 5, 2017 in Christmas, Dolls

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