It was just that kind of morning. We needed to get out. We hit a few large yard sales and nothing was turning up, until we were just about to leave.
The very last table I hit had a chest full of old Christmas decorations at 10 cents apiece.
I grabbed mostly just the figurines.
Since Ted and the kids were waiting for me, I went through quickly, barely even noticing exactly what I was grabbing.
It wasn't until I got in the car and peeked at them that I saw I had grabbed a Little Miss Muffet - complete with spider!
There weren't any knee-hugger elves, but plenty of cuteness.
And this is how collections begin. Start out with one or two, then grab another when you see it.
Or is that how hoarding begins?
I think this was my favorite!
Also scored 6 vintage Christmas trees.
Old salt and pepper shakers. I like the tops.
OK. I've GOT to stop feeling the need to "save" these statues.
But, he was in such good shape, better than most I find.
This was fun because it was in a little baggie and I didn't know what it was until I opened it. Old wedding couple with stagecoach and clockface.
They're much too small to be cake toppers at only about 2 inches tall. Maybe cupcake toppers?
Did I tell you I'm taking an Art class?!! Yes! And I'm so excited. I start in 2 weeks - a drawing class. I haven't taken an actual drawing class in 25 years. We'll be using charcoal so buying these brand new charcoal sticks for $2, which ordinarily would be $12 was a score.
The most dangerous things to buy - crafting supplies - because the possibilities are endless! I clean out my stash and turn around and buy more.
Exciting find! This old blow-mold that sits in the window and lights up.
And neither Ted nor I could pass up these two boxes of old Christmas lights.
Wouldn't these be great to use for Halloween?
And these could be used for Fourth of July.
Pretty and pink!
But the one we had to keep thinking about and going back to? This old bubble gum machine. Still works. Ted thought it would be a lot of fun for the kids. I envision filling it with seasonal goodies like old glass Christmas balls.
But, first things first. My tinker husband needs to do a little lock-picking!
Considering we thought we were walking home with nothing, it turned out to be a good day afterall!