Sunday, June 20, 2010

Garage Sale Goodies!!

Don't you just love garage sales? I do!! (When I see a garage sale sign, my car just turns in by itself!!) Sometimes I drag my husband along -- he always gripes but ususally finds something to look at, or chat with the sellers. Sometimes Noli and I go if she gets here early enough or we go to thrift shops which are almost as fun. Slow going with a 4 year old, but fun!! She, of course, is dazzled by the toys but knows we're not buying everything in sight!

I've really just gotten back in the groove of garage-sale-going, since I've opened my Etsy vintage shop. I have lots of vintage things myself that I'm listing, but I'm always on the lookout for more!!! Plus, did I mention this already, I LOVE THE HUNT!!!!

I thought I'd share some recent finds with you -- they'll end up in Magnolia's Attic soon!

Isn't this the cutest ever? Reminds me of Betsy McCall, way back when. For all you youngsters, Betsy McCall was a paper doll that appeared in McCall's magazine. I'd always grab my mom's copy to cut out Betsy and her cute clothes!

And this one!! Those kids are so adorable and I love the simplicity of the design. I can imagine these on toddlers of today -- so sweet...

I thought this vase was so pretty with its lillies. It was made in Japan -- I don't know the age, but after doing some research, I know it's a vintage piece.

These two cameras were at one garage sale -- I haven't done any research on them yet, but aren't they super cool?  They'd be a great photo prop  -- maybe they'll wind up in a movie one day!! 

And, drum roll please, for the piece de resistance:

"Near as I can tell, we're somewhere behind Mt. Rushmore"  Is that hysterical or what?? Guess I'd better go read Etsy's "mature content" rules....


Deanna said...

Love that vase and the cameras! That mount rushmore vase is hilarious! Great finds all around!

Angela said...

Yes, the hunt is the best part!!

Danielle Renee said...

LOL!!! Ok, that cup just made my day!!

The Hillbilly Housewife said...

Great finds...I love that first pattern! And of course the mug. Ha! Love it!

Sarah~Magnolia Surprise said...

Thanks, everyone! I think the mug is the star of the show!!


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