In the past several weeks, I have been going to a lot more garage sales that I normally wouldn't give a second glance at. You know what I'm talking about. The ones that advertise furniture and housewares with no mention of anything vintage or collectible. But I have a good reason! Alex is moving into his first apartment in a couple of weeks and there is no way I am buying anything brand new if I can help it. He is an 18 year old boy moving in with two other 18 year old boys. Why in the world would I want to give them anything brand new?
You want to know what I have noticed about a lot of these sales? That there can be some good stuff tucked in with all of those Dollar Tree housewares and holiday decorations. You just gotta look hard enough and sometimes even dig for it.
A sweet Made in Japan marked furry figurine for Maddie's collection and a pink Lustro Ware napkin holder.
Never one to turn away Hazel Atlas barware.
Or vintage tablecloths and Swanky Swigs.
Vintage Christmas candy boxes are a new collection for me. I have already shared my nurse and doctor cake toppers on Instagram as well as the pink kangaroo planter. Hope you guys like seeing them again!
Love finding old jars with the original lids. The graphics are always so great.
A couple of books for Maddie which she promptly informed me she already had. I swear that child has a photographic memory.
I already had this same Chinese Checkers game that I found at the flea market last year. But I bought it again because the other game was missing some of it's pieces. Plus this box is in better shape.
How cute is this sweet pink furry kitty? I tried to sneak it into my room but Maddie declared that it goes with all of her other Japan furry animal figurines. The flag box is empty but was perfect with my 4th decorations.
Another awesome vintage linen, this time a dish towel, and some great glasses.
I would love to find more of these. I love the graphics!
So all of these goodies were found by going to about a million sales and weeding through a ton of baby stuff and Walmart rejects. Don't think I just got lucky at one garage sale and found it all. Although, wouldn't that be nice? And in case you are wondering...I also managed to get Alex a lot of stuff too. A win win for everyone!
Linking up with:
The Cottage Market for Junkin' Joe
Sir Thrift A Lot for Thriftasaurus
Melissa's Antiques for Thrifty Things Friday
Katherine's Corner for Thursday Favorite Things
We Call it Junkin' for History & Home
Busy weekend coming up. Some more packing plus the Coburg Antique Fair is on Sunday. I look forward to this event all year long. I can't wait!
Have an awesome weekend!