The first sale I had on my list to visit I thought was going to be one of those sales. They were mainly advertising Winnie the Pooh and Coke collectibles. I HATE the term collectibles because it means to many different things to different people. But, I took a shot. I mean, I was desperate for a good junk fix. And it was only about a 10 minute drive from my house.
So, I had to drive back home right afterwards.
Seriously, mom even had to carry something in her lap. I mean, a mint condition Coke cooler is precious cargo, right?
Okay, I'm going to pause for dramatic effect. And to tell you to sit down. Seriously, sit down.
For reference I am 5'6". And mom has amazing packing skills that enabled us to get these home in my RAV4.
Okay, here's some close ups so you can drool a little more. I know I still am.
25 suitcases later, I still wasn't done. The sellers were still bringing stuff outside.
I also ended up with this (pretty much) mint condition Coke cooler. And, what I thought, at first, were bowling pins. They're definitely juggling pins. Which really makes them cooler.
I was on a junking high at this point. I was just hoping there was something else out there for me to find. The next garage sale was a bust. The estate sale (run by a family) after that was pretty much a bust. It was only 9:45 by this point and the next place on our list was a flea market that opened at 10.
We were not even en route for a few minutes and mom spots a sign for a church rummage sale. I quickly braked and make the turn. The parking lot was bursting at the seams. I didn't think there would be much left, considering this thing had probably been open almost 2 hours. We walk through the door, and I saw that familiar milk glass. I said, "I see Pyrex!" and dashed for it. I quickly spied a Hazel Atlas cocktail shaker and glass and dashed to pick those up as mom found a box for the Pyrex. When I went to check out my total didn't add up to much, so I made a donation on top of that. Wanted to keep the good karma going that I was having.
Not much more to write home about. Everywhere else we hit were just flea markets. We attempted a few Goodwills with no luck. The stores were insanity - it was half price day. We decided to skip the rest and hit the flea market near my house and then head home.
So, are you ready for more pictures? Here's everything else I got after that first garage sale.
The HA cocktail shaker (sans top) and glass were the ones I mentioned above that I picked up from the church rummage sale. I also picked up the cookie press there. The rest were flea market finds.
All of these are flea market finds except the green handled tool. It was from the estate sale and will stay in my personal collection.
I didn't realize I cut off the butterprint fridgies in this pic! I was so happy to find those at the flea. The Pyrex I dashed for at the church rummage sale were these 2 4pc sets of Pyrex tableware. The egg beater was another estate sale item.
So, I'm a day and a half out from the great garage sale haul and I'm still riding that junkin' high. It has me optimistic about garage sales again. I usually go back and forth about if I think they're worth my time or not.
(Virtually) Slap me later in the garage sale season when I complain about not finding much and remind me of this day.
What did you guys find this weekend?
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