This past weekend I got a lot of fantastic pirate treasure. Prices were insanely low on everything I seemed to gravitate  towards. Ok, most people do not want to buy this old junk--- so maybe that is why I can pick it up so cheaply?
I found some great block sales.... 

I also scored at some rummage sales...
and some Church sales as well.

 My favorite place to score treasures though is the weekend swap meet. I have people I buy from every weekend and they practically give me things for free... The gal I buy jewelry from sold me all of this for $1.00!

 In the bag was all of these too...

Another person whom I buy from lets me stuff-- and I mean STUFF things into a large carry tote and sells me the entire lot for only $10.00. Here is a small sample of some of the things I stuffed in my large tote that I got this past weekend. *don't hate me*
I also stuffed in the bag an old Kodak memory book... At first glance I thought the images were cut out from books....

When I got it home I realized that it is actually filled with old post cards, the earliest is from 1900. 

Here is a post card of the 1906 devastating fire in San Francisco with the caption "No need of telling what this means"

I have also been playing pirate in my backyard. Ok, more like "demolition man" I pulled apart the little pirate store I have in my backyard. I am getting rid of the "cutesy-ness" and making it more pirate. Aaaarrrgh! 
All the shabby chic bird cages are being taken out. I'll either paint them black and reuse them, or just get rid of them all together. I was concerned my grand daughter wouldn't be to happy with the idea--- but I think she came around when I showed her some small plastic mice and she asked me if I would put them in her new pirate store to scare everyone. That's my girl!
I am hoping to get a huge jump on things before the weather gets rainy and to cold for me to venture outside.
big hugs,


  1. Hi Cheryl,

    Looks like you made a grrrreat haul! Glad you scored! Luck gal!!
    Hugs, Linda

  2. Hello from Spain: fabulous shopping. Real treasures. Keep in touch

  3. Nice haul and really good deal on the jewelry.
    Weather is gorgeous here this week. Would be nice if it stayed like this thru the Winter which is lurking around the corner.

  4. Boy, you did score ... I sure wish that I had those postcards!

    Kathy M.

  5. What a haul! I just adore those letter charms and we would have had a serious battle over that postcard album, had I been there. Oh, the carnage! THAT is such a gem!


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