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Monday, February 27, 2012

Church Rummage Sale Goodies

When I headed out the door on Friday morning, I had a list of 9 estate sales that I wanted to try to get to before I had to pick up the kids from school.  Of course they all started at the same time and they weren't close to one another.  I decided that my best bet would be the 99+ family church rummage sale.  I thought it would be like a big flea market.  I knew that I had made the right decision when I showed up and my aunt who owns the vintage store was there.
I have wanted a Tupperware baking mat FOREVER and found one of the vintage ones from 1958.  I also found 2 Starbucks mugs, a turquoise drinking glass, a single book shelf, and this funny Big Boy Barbecue Book from 1963.  The illustrations are hilarious.  The prices at this rummage sale were so ridiculously cheap.  I got all of the items in this picture for $2.25.  There was so much stuff and so many people that I had to go through all the tables again to make sure I didn't miss anything. 

That was when I saw this........
You might remember in a blog I posted last month that I bought one of these from my favorite antique mall booths.  There are two differences between the one I bought there and the one I found at the rummage sale.  First, the one I previously purchased has Bakelite handles where as this one has the wood handles.  The other difference is that I paid $12.95 at the antique mall which at the time I thought was an awesome price.  At the church rummage sale I picked up this little beauty for, are you ready?  50 Cents!!  It is in perfect condition and it had been sitting on the table waiting for me for a good 30 minutes before I found it. 

Can I just tell you how much I have decided I love church rummage sales?

Not pictured is the gallon Ziplock bag of chip clips I got for a quarter.  Sister made fun of me about that purchase but little did she know that chip clips were actually on my Target list.

More later......


  1. How can you tell the baking mat is from 1958? Is it printed on it somwhere? And What a score on the Penquin warmer! I love mine, and I really enjoy reading your blog!

    1. Hi Mick,

      I did a little online research and found that this particular style of mat was made in from 1958-1977. Tupperware made different patterned ones after that. Mine has a copyright 1958 mark on it. Thanks so much for reading our blog. I enjoy reading yours too!

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