Monday, September 18, 2017

Monrovia Festival Town Wide Yard Sale

Remember I recently moved out to the country? Well a small town near where I live has a 3 day town wide festival and along with that a town wide yard sale that actually goes 4 days (Thurs-Sun).

So, being so close to home, I wasn't going to skip it!  But, I wasn't able to go until Saturday.  Apparently I missed a lot of good stuff!

One of my first buys of the day was this cute Raggedy Ann and Andy chalkboard.

I plan to clean this up and paint it white.

I found this older military bag... but I'm not quite sure what it was issued for.  Any experts out there have any idea?

Isn't this cute? Tempted to keep!

A few unusual red handle tools I'd not seen before.

How cute is the mint green tray with the little Amish family on it?
I'm a sucker for anything in the original box.
Also, anyone else have a thing for older plastic pieces made to look like fancy glass?

2 Made in Japan strawberry stars and 2 Hazel Atlas apple jars.

A few vintage Christmas items picked up throughout the day!

A box of vintage doll pieces.

A Harold Gale santa in original box.
Also a couple odd pieces that were stuffed in there too.

Old unused analysis pads

Then there was this box. I saw the lady drag it out and I immediately said "How much for the box?" after I saw some Holt Howard peeking out.  The sold price was $20.  At this point I was a little skeptical on what I was really going to get out of it.  I knew I'd at least get my money back.

Took out the top layer.... lots of kitsch!

The top layer revealed all this goodness sitting on the bottom.

Including these 2 birdies that will stay with me!

I went out again on Sunday for about an hour to hit a few sales I knew were still dragging stuff out for Sunday's crowd.

One sale yielded this yard dart game in original box.

Kewpies + creepy baby dolls heads!

A few aprons & crocheted star doily.

Ah yes, more Christmas mystery boxes.

The tattered box was bought to save these small items

After all the shiny things were removed from the other box, I found all this hiding underneath!

Another clip on birdie to keep!!

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  1. i am a sucker for the plastic that looks like fancy glass. Nice Christmas finds too!

  2. Are the green salt and pepper shakers and the sugar and creamer glass? They are very nice. I also like the Hazel Atlas apple and the strawberries. Thank you for showing us your nice haul!

  3. Oooh, I don't the purpose, but I am always attracted to the military issued items. Kitchen utensils used to do really well for us, and you have some great ones. Our problem is other dealers start bringing in the things that do well for us when they see ours starting to sell... >:^/
    My eyes just glaze over the Christmas stuff but I KNOW there's a huge buying base for you in all that stash! Lol, creepy doll heads. One of my Panoply sisters is a master dollmaker, and we always kid her about rescuing dead babies. She can't help herself. :)
    Great stuff, as always.

  4. Well, you may have gone late to the party but it looks like you cleaned up! Fantastic finds.

  5. I think you did very well for 3rd & 4th Days. I really like clear plastic that appears to be glass. Wish I lived close to your booths!

  6. You really scored on that big box of Christmas for $20.00. I would have had to think for a minute at spending $20, but then I would have grabbed it. (I am so cheap.) Headed out to one last yard sale crawl next week. Hoping for some good last minute Junk Ranch finds. And maybe a treat just for ME. :)

  7. What a nice score!! I have NEVER found kewpie dolls in the wild. Love love love the Christmas vintage. I would be tempted to keep all the Christmas. And I don't know why, but I pick up any vintage ice cream scoops and measuring spoons that I find.

  8. Nice Pyrex! I'm jealous!

  9. Love of all of the vintage Christmas goodies! I have those copper measuring spoons and love them :) Thanks for sharing @Vintage Charm!

  10. Wow Melissa, I can't believe you found such good stuff only being able to go the last day! Thanks for sharing with SYC.

  11. The bag looks just like the one my dad was issued when he went on active duty with the Air Force Reserve from the 1960s until the 90s.
    Always enjoy seeing your finds!


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