With route in hand I headed out the door for my weekly Friday garage sale excursions! I’ve been feeling a little run down lately (not a hot weather girl) so I was only going to hit a few in my immediate area.
After picking up an item or two I was thinking maybe I’ll just head back home. But something was telling me to hit just one more. Even though it was listed as a garage sales as I pulled up there was an Estate Sale sign. I felt excitement! As I entered the home I just knew this was busting with Nifty Thrifty finds.
Walking in to the first room I saw a women pulling furs out from the closet, and she was telling her friend that this was the final day of the sale and EVERYTHING was half off!!! There was stuff everywhere, rooms were filled to the brim, boxes everywhere. I really had never seem anything like this. Had a hoarded lived here?
Honestly, my heart was pounding with excitement for several reasons. It was like walking in to a thrifty wonderland and realizing my pocket book was on a very TIGHT budget. I wouldn’t be able to go crazy, I only had 30 bucks and NO more.
Look what I got…
A vintage Ironing Board… $10 bucks. Looks great in my laundry room.
A beautiful Retro 50’s tray …$1.00
A vintage 1934, 12 volume set of My House Books by Olive Beaupre Miller. Ms. Miller was the founder of the My House Books. She was borne in Aurora, Illinois (fellow native Illinoisan) in 1883, French and Dutch ancestry (like me). She began by writing stories for her first child and became the first collecton of children’s literature which was graded to meet the developing needs and abilities of children at different ages… 0.60¢ (valued at $150.00).
A set of England Regent Peeredge Cutlery set, never used…$7.50.
An Illinois Route 50 Road sign… $1.oo.
A basket filled with older (not vintage) clothes pins…$1.00
A Vintage cut glass bowl… $3.00
Vintage lunch pail….$1.oo.
A new makeover project for this gorgeous end table… $5.o0
A vintage step stool….$3.00
A collectible, a small Lefton vase….$3.00
A collectible, a made in Japan, Anthropomorphic (cartoon like face) set of Elephant baseball salt and pepper set…..$2.00
A collectible, made in Japan Squirrel planter…. $2.o0.
There was so much more that I could of brought, but stayed withing my budget, and am thrilled with my estate sale finds. Did you notice I went over $30, OOPS! Don’t tell my husband!
How did you do at your garage sales?