On a whim today, I drove to the Senior Citizen Center's flea market. Look what I got for a mere $10!!
I was hoping to find some Halloween decorations and felt my eyes grow wide when I spotted these vintage blow-molds on a top shelf. How much? 25 cents each!
Have you ever tried to buy mushroom birds at the craft store? They're EXPENSIVE! How lucky am I to have gotten so many birds for pennies?
When I spotted a black bag filled with craft supplies, I just started grabbing. Everything was stored in ziplock bags and I just took the bags, not really looking at what was inside. I figured for the price, it was worth the risk! And exciting too, not knowing what treasures awaited me when I got home! This little penguin is adorable!
Among the craft supplies were a few bags full of doll parts, many still in their packages. I don't work with dolls so I'm sure these will be listed on Etsy at one point.
More doll hair! I can use this for my needle-felting characters.
Isn't this wrapping paper cute? I especially like the prairie girl wrap.
I'm hosting a "Harvest Moon Party" this October for family and friends. Won't these be cute for holding treats?
Oooooooo! This was a very unexpected score! I bought a bag full of what looked like cheap vintage beads because they had some very cute mini strawberries in the bag (pictured below). Turns out, the beads are actually old mercury glass, not cheap plastic!
Aren't these little strawberries sweet?
I have no idea why this picture is turned around. I have it stored correctly. Bizarre! Anyway, this vintage charm jewelry set is still in its original, unopened box. Every Christmas, I love to intermix vintage toys with the new. Not surprisingly, some of their favorite toys and the ones that last are the old toys. This will be waiting for Mary under the Christmas tree, along with an old tin "Peanuts" top for Nic.
I LOOOOVE Richard Scary! I found 2 packs of these 1998 party favors of Huckle and Lowly Worm. How appropriate for the party that they're orange!
A big orange table cloth and suede ribbon will be very fitting for the party. I also found a plastic black Halloween tablecloth I'm sure we could put to use.
A box FULL of vintage Christmas lights! $4.00 for the box!
I'm not sure the stringed lights work, but for $4.00, I was willing to risk it! They're so chunky!
One never knows what treasures await!
Use it Up.
Wear it Out.
Make it Do.
Or do Without!