1/16/11

Found treasures...

I went to a yard sale early this Sunday morning, NEVER turn your nose up at a Sunday yard sale..... okokok, any yard sale-- any day of the week.
I got a HUGE box full of vintage unused greeting cards, all of this for only $5 bucks.
A bag full of celluloid belt buckles for $1...Some old buttons for $1....
The red heart buttons and the cameo buttons are my favorites.
A box of printers blocks $5.
Hmmmmm whats in these two dusty boxes? Lets start with the narrow box on top shall we? Why look at that... tons and tons of dresden embellishments. I'm talking... never pulled apart, packed tightly the way they were sold, dresden pieces. *insert happy dance here* All of this for $3. *insert huge smile here* Now the second box..... Opening the box..... YUCK, dis-a-pointing! But wait, lets dig deeper shall we?..... whats this....... oh pretties! lets lift out some more... ohhhhhhhhhh more dresden pieces! Also, tons and tons of packets of silver and gold doilies... and the very bottom of the box? Yummy~ This entire box was $5, highway robbery... *mumble-mumble*..... :-) I also got a bundle of vintage flowers, some metal tape and a bag of dresden "letters" and a 1885 german book. All of this for $2. Look at the vivid colors on these vintage flowers. Purchased, bagged and stuffed in a box long ago and forgotten no doudt.
The gal is having another yard sale tomorrow-- she promised more "craft stuff" for sale tomorrow. I may camp out in front of her house tonight... I'm just sayin'....I've linked up to Apron Thrift Girls, "Thrift Share Monday" and Her Library Adventures "Flea Market Finds" Also, Coastal Charm's "Nifty Thrifty Tuesdays"

34 comments:

The Catnap Cottage said...

girl! you made out like a bandit!!! i need to get off my butt and get out there more!

Heidi said...

Wow, Cheryl.....highway robbery, maybe?????? Nice pick, I mean purchase! Hugs, Heidi

...good thing I don't live nearby, but we'd keep each other company as we wait...overnight....

GARAGE SALE GAL said...

OH MY, OH MY, OH MY, I coming right over and camp out with you!
SCORE, SCORE, SCORE!!! I am jealous, in a good way!!! I'm doing the happy dance with you!
Can't wait to see what other great finds you get tomorrow!
Warmly,
deb :)

Pearl said...

Dang girl I want to yard sale where you go whoohooo!

Kai said...

Cheryl, do you have room for one more camper? OMG! You hit the JACKPOT! I live in Houston & for such a big ol' city, we have CRUMMY yard sales around here. I do believe I am just living in the wrong place! PLEASE show us your next finds tomorrow! If I can't go, at least I can drool over YOUR awesome goodies!

She'sSewPretty said...

Are you kidding me Cheryl!!! Please tell me where it is! I can't believe all the Dresden scrap! I would have hyperventilated.

The English Romantic said...

Hi Cheryl,
What great finds, I do love to rummage!!
Congratulations on winning my Giveaway.
Hugs, Angela.

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ImagiMeri said...

Holy Crap, I'm so jealous I could scream..........aaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaahhhhhhhhhh!!!! Okay, that didn't help. There's just no way I'll ever find this kind of stuff out here in Arizona........and I hate that fact. So, please, please let me know if you are selling any of it, when, where, how, and how much.

Hugs,
Meri

Jingle said...

Oh, my goodness! That is amazing! I swear we have the worst yard sales around here! LOL! Enjoy those dresdens and the buttons and buckles!!! I am SOOOO officially jealous! I don't even own any dresdens yet! LOL!

Betty said...

I am so green with envy! What wonderful finds! I invite you to drop by and share you find on my Creative Monday post! Leave a link and comment and share!

Joy said...

It's the printer's letters and the buttons that have me googly-eyed! I just love that someone who loved them before let them go & YOU FOUND THEM!! Hooray!

Apron Thrift Girl said...

Unbelievable finds. With each new photo I found myself shaking my head as the finds got better and better. What a weekend you must have had. Great job!

Monica said...

Oh what wonderful finds and great prices!!!

Van said...

I've never seen letter-print blocks like the ones here, they came out of a graphic designer's wet dream, I know it! Nice finds!

♥ w o o l f ♥ said...

goodness! that dresden fun (never knew it was called that)! the printer blocks steal the show for me! gosh, they're lovely...

NowSoLA Vintage said...

wow...those were some amazing scores! I'm still searching for those elusive print blocks...and can never seem to pass up on loots of buttons/fabrics. congrats on your wonderful finds.
btw-I also pick up musty books, they are certainly pretty :-)

Susan said...

Wow!! I wanna go to a yard sale like that one!!

Nick said...

Oh my god! Oh my god! (Sorry, I am too old to write OMG and the actual words NEED to be said) Also, CRIKEY!!!
I want to move to America and go to these things called 'Yard Sales'
I assume they are what we call Garage Sales...but I have never, ever seen the likes of what you got.
You have experienced what my sister and I call "The Mother Load" and I hope you are duly humbled. I will forget I ever saw those printers blocks...they never happened, otherwise I would be eaten up with envy! xxNIck

Recycled Rita said...

What a haul! I am jealous! karen....

Caitlin said...

wow! what a great find! :)

NowSoLA Vintage said...

I left a little something for you on my blog today...stop by and check it out :-)
http://nowsolavintage.blogspot.com/2011/01/stylish-blogger.html
Cheers! Lara

Kathy said...

This is the first time I have visited your blog and I have to say I am so impressed at your ingenuity. You take what others would call junk and make beautiful things. You made out like a bandit at the yard sale! What exactly are dresden plates. I know what a dresden pieced quilt is but I am not sure what those gold shiny things are that you call dresden plates.

Dapoppins said...

This is the first time I have popped over...and what do you do, stab me in the heart! I am drooling with envy! What a find.

Rust and Roses Vintage Wares said...

Holy Crow! AMAZING find. Those make my heart palpitate.
www.rustandrosesvintagewares.com
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Amber Dawn Inventive Soul said...

Totally exciting finds!
I would have been jumping around all giddy finding that type of stash! Especially as inexpensively as you did!
:o)
~*Enjoy using it! Your work is fabulous and I know you will turn it into beautiful art!*~
:o)
Amber Dawn

NuminosityBeads said...

Those print blocks were a steal! Here I was so pleased with myself for getting them at 70 cents a piece last week...envious!
fun stuff and thanks for stopping by my place.
xoxo Kim

Sharon House said...

Hi Cheryl... Can I come along on your next garage sale jaunt? You picked up some great *stuff*!

I'll drive mine (a restored '69 convertible) if you drive yours *insert BIG grin here*.

Cheers,
Sharon
http://mystoryart.com

Rhondamum said...

You are kidding me! I would have been bouncing off the walls doing the happy dance! What treasures! I love your blog and am going to follow you. We have a lot in common and I'm so glad that you visited me! I'll be back soon and look forward to getting to know you more! xoxo Rhonda...

mammagil said...

oh come on you are killing me here!!! LOL
I live in florida and we never have anything turn up in yard or estate sales like this!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Oh how I long for the yard sales of my northern friends!!!
Melissa

Heather said...

MY heart was going pitter-patter while looking through those pictures!! I can't believe how lucky you were!!! I am super envious!!

Laurie said...

OH. MY. GOODNESS. I am so jealous!! Why don't I ever find stuff like that?! Well, if it couldn't be me, I'm glad it was you!

Dawn @ alteredartists said...

omg a bargain to brag about for sure. Unbelieveable. Happy Thrifting.

a mess of things said...

OMG! What great finds. Where do you garage sale and find all these bargains? Love your blog and all the wonderful ideas that you share. Also love your vintage ornaments that you make. As a fellow collector of "stuff" I appreciate all of your treasures.