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Monday, March 11, 2013

Sometimes You Get Lucky

There was an estate sale listed recently on Craigslist titled "An Estate Sale To Remember".  The ad ran for a few weeks leading up to the actual sale.  I knew that I wasn't going to miss this sale because it was part of the estate of one of the former sellers at one of my all time favorite antique malls that recently closed due to the owner retiring.  After reading the description of everything that was for sale,  I figured that every single dealer and collector within 100 miles would be there so I was a little stressed out about not getting there early enough.
There was no reason for me to be stressed.
I got there about 15 minutes before it opened and was one of 3 people waiting.  Believe me, I wasn't complaining but I was definitely baffled as to where everyone was. The sale was a little out of the way on the outskirts of a neighboring town but definitely not hard or long to get to.  Maybe there were other sales that were better but I didn't know of any.  The only thing that made sense to me was that maybe people thought that since it was a former dealers sale, that the prices would be over the top.  I know that the thought had definitely crossed my mind.
If this is what everybody was thinking, they were wrong.  Dead wrong.
Hazel Atlas Missouri souvenir glass for a quarter.
I got all of these cookie cutters and molds in a grab bag for 50 cents.
Restaurantware bread plate for a dime.  Look at the little fish!

25 cent apron


An array of pillow cases and dish towels for a quarter apiece.  These all got a good soaking in Oxy Clean and are bright as new!

A pink chenille bath mat for a quarter

I got Maddie some Golden Books that she didn't already have. They were 10 cents apiece!

This is only half of the haul. This sale was also full of vintage holiday and you can bet I came home with a good amount of it.  Stay tuned!

By the way, did you all see these beauties that I posted about on The Pyrex Collective 2?

I couldn't help but share them again!

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  1. Oh you did wonderful! Great finds. I would of thought it would of been too busy and too high to even get in the door.

    I have never seen that Pyrex design in PINK!!! WooHoo.

    I love those old bathmats, too.

  2. Look at those things marked for a quarter, just unheard of!
    Lucky you

  3. Three people in line? Crazy good prices? I think you got seriously lucky. I have a feeling your holiday finds will throw me over the vintage edge....

  4. You're killing me! lol
    I can't wait to see the Holiday stuff! All of these things were so great!
    Good Job Thrifter Sister!
    Erica :)

  5. Wow, congratulations on all the amazing finds and for such bargin prices! I must confess I am just a little green around the edges with jealousy!! We don't have too many estate sales, we mainly have estate sale auctions! Enjoy your amazing goodies and can't wait to see all of the holiday goodies you got!

  6. Oh, these prices make me sick!!! I love everything you bought and would have paid way more for it all. Congratulations, Mary :)

  7. What a haul of thrifty goodness and such reasonable prices.

  8. You struck it lucky once again!! I can only imagine the holiday post will be!!

    That little plate takes my eye - so cute!

  9. Yes, I saw them. & yes, I love them.

  10. Nice haul! I just love that fish plate & those pillow cases. & of course...the pink butterprint!

  11. Aren't those sales the BEST! That is how "my estate sale" we recently went to was, pickings a plenty at bottom prices! Love all the cookie cutters.Not that I you possibly EVER could, but should you tire of that little fish bread plate I know of a wall, in a future minorly fish themed bathroom in Texas that would love to give it a home :)

  12. Wow! Screamin' deals. I love that!

  13. I love it when everything is priced to sell! This sounds like a dream sale, and I can't wait to see all of your holiday scores. I have a feeling I'm going to be pretty jealous!

  14. Wow - those were great prices. I specially like your cookies cutters - we had those red ones when I was growing up.

  15. Great finds! And that glass for a quarter?! Awesome!

  16. I love the Missouri glass that you found at the sale. I have a similar one for Kansas and have my eye out for more. I also love the little embroidered cleaning kitty. :-) Puts a smile on my face.