Sunday, November 30, 2008
I have pics ready of this box of buttons though.
Mom thinks that a lot of these are that bakelite buttons, apparently they are worth something. I just like pretty buttons. That's all I know about buttons. Here is a list of other stuff I got, NOT a full list:
about 50lbs of fabric
tons of books
textbooks for my kids learning time
clothes for kids
shirt for husband
two sweaters for me
stroller for pushing kids (actually handles really well, way better than our expensive one)
games for kids
toys for kids
blankie for ethan
a Kate Spade purse
3 vintage sheets
a bike for Stephen
a swiffer carpet flicker thingie (which I actually like)
an atlas, which my mom stole. :) (kidding I gave it to her)
See? A LOT of thrift finds I need to update.
Saturday, November 29, 2008
Thursday, November 27, 2008
Tuesday, November 25, 2008
Today I got a lovely red one at one of the thrift shops down here near mom's house. $3 which is about tops for what I'll pay.
Bring it home. Now it's LOVELY, red cover, the most beautiful art ever. Make some real nice envelopes. Mom protests. I offer it to her. She accepts.
Inside the atlas are news paper clippings just prior, days prior, to WWII. Mom will have to share those with you.
I go online to see if the atlas is worth anything, it is from 1963. Well at least one sold for $100. Mine, no, mom's, is in near perfect condition. Sigh. I guess she's right, no business cutting up $100 atlas for the making of paper crafts right?
I also got a huge box of buttons, apparently some are bakelite. By some I mean like 50-100 of them. So that's fun too.
I'm MOST excited about this little scrap of vintage fabric I got though.
Pics when I get back home.
Mom promised to blog the red $100 atlas.
Oh we named the cat, Sneaky Pie Brown. And it's not looking for a home any longer, it lives here at mom's.
hugs everyone in blog land. sorry to blog such cool finds with no pictures, I can't figure how to do them on mom's computer.
Saturday, November 15, 2008
Wednesday, November 12, 2008
Monday, November 10, 2008
Saturday we took the kids and went to garage sales and one Thrift Store. We are on the search for a new toy shopping cart for our Ethan who loves his even though it's falling apart. (got the original at a yard sale too!)
Some games (a little too old for our kids but we all love games so couldn't pass them up) a White Baby Tiger for Ethan, who loves tigers. Not shown is a plastic daggar for Stephen. The hair curlers are for Brian's Gram who can't find this type anymore. Fabric for me. (LOVE gray fabric) And these two cool boxes.
here is what they look like. One is for Kim, one for me. I think they used to have chocolates in them or something, but they are really fun and I figure we can hold some art stuff in them or something. Heck, they are almost cool enough to be hung on the wall. I feel like we got more... Oh a coffee pot. We don't drink coffee here at all, but when my parents come they like it, so I got a pot so they can use it when they come. Maybe something else I can't remember too.
We are having a garage sale next Saturday. It's thrown in with the neighborhood association, it will be in the parking lot of the radio station on the corner of Glenlea and Atlantic. Apparently tons of people participate and sell stuff and buy stuff. We are selling TONS of really cheap random stuff, not too much large stuff, just lots of random stuff. Books, kids toys, clothes (kid and adult) a few games, and then lots and lots of junk. Brian has some sports garbage in the pile too. It's from 8am to 12pm so check it out!
Monday, November 3, 2008