Sunday, October 12, 2014

...$3 of HAPPINESS!

It has been said before that I'm "easily amused" and "a cheap date" - often taken as  'less-than-flattering' statements, but I guess it's true.

Hit a 'Final Day' Church Rummage sale on Saturday - 
"FILL A BOX FOR THREE BUCKS"!
(Just buy a 'print paper box' and fill it with whatever you can!)
and OH what FUN was had...
Yes, I DO know how to pack a box!!


As always, LOTS of 'stuff with potential' (ie: craft supplies)
'New' foldout storage carry-along (in Pink!), metal zippers, scrap ornaments for wreaths, jello mold for mushrooms, 'New' package of decorative papers...

LOTS of 'Tools of the Trade':
Why are there some things that I just.can't.leave behind??  I have more mini C-clamps, Hot Glue Guns, Dymo Label Makers, and heavy old clunky staplers than I could possibly 'need' in a lifetime.  Yet, I couldn't walk away from them?!!
A FEW THINGS THAT WERE ALL ABOUT ME!
This chalkware cathead and mini lantern perfume bottle are headed directly to MY PERSONAL 'museum'!


A BIT FOR FRIENDS:
'Cat-Lover' - check!  'Mini toleware Collector' - check!
OH, and hey, MORE CROCHET PATTERNS!!

and A FEW FOR RESALE:
Beautiful handmade PINK/WHITE DOILIES, 'Durham' vintage metal & plastic drawers, barware, Halloween stamps, NM (McCoy) white pottery hand vase, KODAK metal film cannisters, W. Germany candles, Hawaii wallet, Spaghetti 'DECEMBER' figures, Steubenville 'IVORY' bowl, jingle bell, and, and, and!
Isn't this NIB Irwingware 4pc BARWARE set amazing?!! (complete with instruction book!)

...and The NECESSARY 'WHAT THE???'
This mini kit came WELL TAPED, so thought we were getting a 'Grommet set'.  Imagine my surprise when we inspected it closer at home.  Solid metal 'points' with 'screws'!??  I'm thinking some kind of shoe or cleat replacement spikes (golf? baseball?).  Are these still legal (to sell?).  Any market??

~AND~
Larger than marbles, metal, heavy and a Whole baggie full...
WHAT ARE THEY FOR??
WHAT CAN WE DO WITH THEM????


All in all, I think we did okay.
The fun-of-the-hunt and the sorting after kept me HAPPY for quite a while !!


6 comments:

Linda @ A La Carte said...

Wow you did great! Oh I would love to fill a box for $3. My eyes went straight to the white McCoy hand vase! LOVE IT! So much great stuff!

hugs,
Linda

Shara said...

I filled a box for $5.00 once. I mean it was a HUGE box and I FILLED.THAT.THING.UP. So much, in fact, the ladies at the table were kind of embarrassed they offered it to me at $5.00. I handed them a ten and all was well. You got a lot of goodies - something to keep, something to create and something to sell - that's my new trifecta!

Sarah said...

Ball bearings. Sometimes hard to find those buggers.I am still looking for the right size to replace the ones that fell out of my porch glider.

No clue on the cleats though, I would check fleabay.

Sheryl said...

Sometimes we're just in the right place and the right time. Gotta enjoy it while it lasts.
Sheryl

Vintage Bird Girl said...

What an exciting box of treasure! I'm a cheap date too according to my husband! Xx

laura sampson said...

oh wow! I love those types of deals--I can never pass them up either :) Ball bearings are the big silver balls BUT my kids use them as marbles! Sorry it took so long get back here from Thrifter Share the last two weeks have been CRAZY! Thanks for linking up and showing me what I'm missing.