Saturday, February 25, 2012

Junk Drunk

I heard the American Pickers use the term "Junk Drunk" recently and I loved it because that really fits me on Saturday mornings. Can't wait to go to the estate sales!  I went to four this morning and had to go back after 1:00 to one of them to get the half price stuff. I always drool over the treasures Laurie and Kathy find at the sales so I thought I would share some things I found this week.
I got this adorable crib blanket, sweet baby shoes and some really cute baby fabric. Actually the fabric looks like a duvet if there is such a thing for babies.

It is funny how we all have a different sense of what is valuable and what isn't. I thought this little date book was the best thing ever so was surprised to get it for $1. The owner, named Laura, wrote something on every single day of 1912. Towards the beginning she kept track of how many eggs her chickens were laying.
On Wed. of that week she noted that, "Mrs. Taylor came down on a sled."  I haven't read much of it yet but I looked at Christmas day and she noted that they went to church in a sleigh. I love that! So worth a dollar!!!

I got this next big sewing box for $2. The shoe pincushion wasn't in the box but I bought that too.
Lots of goodies on that top tray and there is lots of stuff under the tray too. I also bought another sewing box that wasn't as great as this one but I couldn't say no.

Next is this adorable old jewelry box that screamed at me to buy it.

 Oh my gosh, it was so funny. The box had a price tag on it that was way too high. After I saw what was in it, I put it back on the table and said under my breath, "So cute." A man near me said, "Did you just say I was cute?" I started laughing and then he said, "You're cute!" I was pretty red by then and just said, "You're funny!" Then I hid. See, I just roll out of bed on Saturdays and go to these things without makeup or showering. I think next week I'll get up earlier and put some makeup on. :)

Oh, right, you want to see what was in the box? I drove back at 1:00 to get it half price which was probably still too much but sometimes there is no listening to my own reason.

It was filled with these Angel baby paper dolls from 1942. There are also a couple pieces from the Betty Grabel paper doll but sadly no Betty Grabel.

Fun day!! Tomorrow morning I'm off to a rummage sale at a fire hall. Never know!  It could be good!

1 comment:

  1. Oh Susan you have found some wonderful treasures, love the baby shoes and the note book that was a fantastic findings.
    Hugs Anni