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