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Tuesday, February 25, 2014

Amazing Church Sale

In my area, there are a lot of churches and that usually means a lot of church sales.  I've been to my fair share over the years and they really can be hit and miss.  There is one though that I never miss.  The line usually wraps around the entire building and people tend to line up over an hour before the doors open.  Maybe it's because of the size of this church, maybe it's because of where the money goes.  But I think it's mostly because there are no other sales in the month of February around here!  Plus the prices are RIDICULOUSLY low.  Like stupid low.  Like how in the world do they expect to make any money low. Normally, unless I got a really crazy good deal on something, I don't talk about prices.  However, I have to share with you what I paid for these things because I still can't believe it and neither will you guys.

Well, last Friday was the big day and I headed over after dropping Maddie off at school.  I was #4 in line.  There is no sign-up sheets so you have to actually stand outside in the elements and pray that someone doesn't push their way in front of you.  Hey, this may be a church but I've seen some elbows thrown before.  The layout inside never changes and since I've been to this sale several times over the years, I knew exactly what direction to take once I got inside.  The awesome thing about this sale is they put all of the "vintage" stuff in one area (or so they think, more on that later).  I always head to that section first.


Some miscellaneous ornaments and a box of plastic light covers (?) for some sort of yet to be determined craft project.  Price of all this loot?  $2 bucks.

 
A couple souvenir glasses from Vermont & Yellowstone Park for a quarter apiece.  The Pyrex Friendship casserole and lid was a whoppin' dollar for the set.  Plus I didn't already have it!

 

Vintage tablecloths and dish towels for a quarter apiece.


The most amazing full sized apron that I can't wait to use for a quarter.

So after I all but emptied the two tables of "vintage", I perused the aisles for more goods.  What I found will totally show you guys that the organizers were not at all on the same page in regards to what was to be considered vintage.


I found the old Christmas tin mixed in with newer kitchen tins and the pink Shiny Brites mixed in with the Dollar Tree and Walmart boxes of ornaments.  50 cents for both!


The iron on transfers (10 cents!) were with the craft supplies, the patriotic recipe book from the 1950's was with the newer cookbooks,  and the crocheted doily was with the towels.  The sweet pink and gold earrings were not something I normally buy at sales but they're PINK!!  Any suggestions how to clean them before I wear them?  I got the transfers, earrings, recipe book, and doily for 85 cents.

 

Vintage sheets and pillowcases mixed in with the newer linens for a quarter each.


The pie bird is newer and is sitting on top of a Hazel Atlas Crinoline saucer.  The candy/oil thermometer was in the original box and I almost never pass up blue mason jars if they are reasonably priced.  All of these things AND the Fire King Jadeite bowl were a quarter each.  Yes, folks.  I said Jadeite.  For a quarter.


Last but not least, I found this sweet doll and her wind up rooster friend in the toy section.  I missed out on a girl exactly like this at an estate sale a while back and was pretty sad about it, but not anymore!  Yep, 50 cents for both.

So for those of you wearing your math hats, what does my haul total up to?

$10.60.

I told you prices were crazy.  I wonder if it's too early to get in line for next years sale?

Linking up with Sir Thrift-A-Lot & We Call it Junkin'

Have an awesome week!

~Erica

28 comments:

  1. You're killing me! Jadeite. Quarter. You NEVER see those two words in the same sentence :) Can you imagine the little old ladies pricing that stuff. "Should I put a quarter price sticker on this, Sally? Well Gertrude, we don't have any ten cent stickers left, so I guess it's a quarter then!" You lucky duck!!!!

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  2. My jaws on the floor! That's all I'm saying.
    Happy for you-
    Erica :)

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  3. Holy sheet!

    More church sales for me this year! I'm so jealous of these finds & prices! I just want you to know that. I know I won't be the only one.

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  4. Wow-- the few church sales I've been to are full of broken junk form the 90s!

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  5. That is awesome! I love church sales. I have found some amazing vintage things at church sales and the prices are always so low. My two favorite church sales where I live are no longer - which I am so sad about because I always found the best stuff there. There is no better fun in my opinion!

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  6. k. i came back to ask if you are secretly an octopus. how in the world did you manage to grab all this great stuff if there were so many people in there!?

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  7. Wow! I can hardly find words at how many great things you got for such an awesome price. Jadeite! I am kind of leaning with SIr, how did you get all of this with so many people? Do you have something you scoop them into?? Have a great week and I am trying to not be green with envy. You deserved all the goodies you got. :)

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  8. What a score... glad you were there to snatch those vintage treasures up!

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  9. What a great sale! Church sales are always my favorite. I would definitely brave the elements standing in line outside to get those finds!

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  10. If I was a mean blogland friend I would have to hightail it down south next year and get in line at the crack of dawn before you..quarterville church sale is what it sounds like! Good finds!

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  11. FAINT!
    I want to find a sale like that!

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  12. Wow - what amazing stuff at great prices! I've noticed that when going to church sales they all have similar pricing - almost everything is 25 cents! I usually try to give extra as a donation or buy some of their baked goods (there's ALWAYS baked goods) to try and help them out.

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  13. WOW! I've been to some cheap church sales but nothing that amazing. Congrats on all your finds!

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  14. That's FANTASTIC! So much cool loot, haha you're making me jealous!

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  15. Church sales around here used to be banging hot, but then the newspaper changed the classifieds and now they are hard to use and the old church ladies are not into "the craigslist" you know? LOL So now they are hard to find! Super good finds for you!

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  16. OMG, that jadeite bowl. You STOLE that bowl. And in your second photo of tablecloths, the second one from the left (red and turquoise) I have seen go for over $30 on ebay and etsy. I am jealous.

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  17. So many wonderful bits and pieces! I especially love that bluebird linen.

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  18. Any church sale I've been to has dirt cheap prices, I like it!!!

    I think my favorite is the Christmas tin, that is just too cute!!

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  19. Score! Love it all, but living in Vermont I'm partial to that glass.

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  20. My sister and I have a church rummage sale that we never miss; we even take the day off work! We always leave with at least one fantastic find at an unbelievable price, but usually it's more like a box full of treasures.

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  21. So much vintage goodness! Gives me hope this Spring will produce some great vintage treasures. Congrats!

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  22. oh wow! what amazing finds! I especially love the vintage christmas decorations and the souvenir glasses! I often buy earrings from op shops and I have an earring disinfectant spray that I bought from a chemist- hope that helps :-)

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  23. You're right, stupid low! My fave, of course, is the Friendship. Oh how I'd love to find some, at a reasonable price. And that Christmas tin with the deer? We had that exact tin when I was a little girl! The memories! Thank you for sharing this at my History & Home link party, take care. Dawn @ We Call It Junkin.com

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  24. Shut up! Jadeite for a quarter? That's afreakingmazing! I would have had a hard time controlling my self when it came time to cash out at a sale like that. People would have been hugged and kissed for sure!

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  25. Whoa. I have so many comments that I could make but I am going to stick to just two: 1. I am totally AMAZED that the jadeite bowl was still there waiting and available, considering that you had spent time in a different section I would have thought that ANYBODY would have snatched it up immediately! 2. I have that turquoise and red tablecloth that is in your second picture, I bought it on Ebay and I paid more for it than you paid for your entire haul. YOU DID GOOD!!! :) --Fran

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  26. What awesome finds. I would have been trembing if I found all of that for what you paid. Way to go!

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