We took a little mini-vacation this week to visit friends and their dogs in Roseburg (Hi, Sophie! Hi, Tootsie!). But we got back in time for Judy and me to go to the big community-wide sale in the golf course neighborhood. Last year was our first time there and it was pretty crazy, but we both agreed there were fewer people this year (and somewhat fewer sales, but we still didn’t see all of them). There were still enough sales and people and stuff to amuse us, and I managed to spend a little over $17.
Don’t think I saw a single vintage hat, but Judy did try out this one to see if she wanted it to keep her ears warm in the winter.
At the same sale I spotted a bear that is a cousin of one I used to own, back in my teddy bear collection days. This fellow had seen some use.
I was most amused by the note on his price tag.
Prices through the neighborhood ranged from the incredibly low (I bought some of those!) to the ridiculously high. Judy is on the lookout for an electric griddle, so we both noticed the non-electric one priced at fifty bucks. What the…? I looked it up when we got home and that’s only about $20 less than a new one of its brand. One of those sales where they thought they were running a boutique.
But at the other end, down in my price range, I spotted four woven placemats – at a dime apiece.
Yes, thank you.
And leaving that sale I noticed more textiles on a table, and picked up this quite nice cotton tablecloth for fifty cents
and a set of coordinating napkins for a quarter. Now that’s more like it!
Zoe is still shredding cloth napkins when she gets hold of them (bad dog!) so I went ahead and shelled out a buck for the peach colored ones on another driveway.
Another fifty cent find was a set of coasters from the Metropolitan Museum.
I love the illustrations, which come from an alphabet book by Alfred Van Loen. Especially the frog.
If anyone remembers my Disapproving Angel Kitty
you may be glad to know she has a new companion, Approving Angel Kitty.
AAK is much smaller than DAK but they will both be hanging out in the kitty section of my Museum de Me (i.e. all the bits and pieces with which I decorate my office).
When I asked the price of this DVD
the young guy said three bucks. I laid it down and explained I rarely spend more than a dollar for a used movie. He launched into an enthusiastic description of this flick, ending with his willingness to take one dollar for it. I told him we’d give it a good home.
Another dollar find was this racecar toy, which I have no excuse for getting other than I liked it
and it goes well with the one I bought a few weeks ago.
I have something of a weakness for wind chimes, but it’s rare to find good ones on driveways. I was pretty excited to pick these up for three bucks.
My big splurge of the day ($6) was at our last stop, which also offered for sale this evil bunny cookie jar. Would you take food from this guy? Don’t think I would! (Though Disapproving Angel Kitty might have liked him.)
What I did bring home was another addition to my colorful midcentury vase collection
that’s growing on the kitchen window wall.
I’m hereby putting out a call to the garage sale gods to provide some glass in greens and blues. Hope they’re listening!