Wednesday, January 18, 2012

Basket Bounty


I almost didn't go.  It was so bad...the last sale. The gnawing in my gut won out and I am so glad it did. When I pulled on the street the cars were thick.  I didn't even grab my little bag that I tuck in the car for sales for fear that it would jinx me.  


My hands were full by the time I made it to the garage and I had to tuck everything in the first basket I could find.  Vintage goodies were plentiful and so were the people.


Little Ohio Art barn.  In bright pink with a giant sunflower.  It is Kansas! It came with pink fences, blue farmers and little farm animals.


Darling brushes and strawberry tin.


Honey whip jars full of cake picks and chicks.


Books and more.


Coloring pages...


Kids crafting books galore.


Cherry on the top...a 1930's McCall's Dressmakers book.  Although the cover is badly worn the inside is in mint condition.  

Note to self: Leave bag in the car always and go with your gut.
or
You have to visit a lot of dud sales to hit a good one?

28 comments:

Tammy's in Love said...

Renee, you lucky duck! What a treasure trove of goodies! I have several of the Jr Elf books that have come to me when I have purchased Little Golden Books (my obsession). Do you have an alphabetized list of your Jr Elf books? If so, you could email me and if you are interested, we could trade some of the titles. Tammy

laurie -magpie ethel said...

Great sale..I need one like that. I love how you did not grab your basket as you did not want to jinx yourself - I DO THAT SAME THING SOMETIMES! I did not bring mine in the other day and had to find an empty box to put goodies in.
love the farm.

Nan said...

I would fall over in a faint if I ever saw stuff like this at a sale.

Stacey@A Sort Of Fairytale said...

Oh o just love that little vintage barn! So many great finds you got! Yes, I have been to many a dud sale and then some excellent ones! Thank you for your address, I will be sending a package your way by week's end :)

busymartha said...

What a haul Renee! I am so jealous of the coloring books! I bet the Mother Goose one is gorgeous! Thanks for sharing, Marilyn

Kathy said...

High five!!! This is what keeps us going back. You just never know....

Marci said...

Drats, had to miss the sales today due to my real job! Glad you found some great goodies! Love that barn :)

Marci

Kim K. said...

So happy for you! Amazing finds. The graphics/illustrations inside the coloring books and crafting books have me very curious. That barn is perfectly YOU!

Scrap for Joy said...

WOW! We can't even find any Estate Sales here in the winter. You found some really neat things..love the barn!
xoxo
Joyce

Barbara said...

That barn! That barn! Of all the great things you got, what I love most is .... that barn!

Sherry @ A Happy Valentine said...

What a wonderful sale, wish I could have gone! I'm glad you got such great treasures. Those Jack and Jill magazines bring back sweet memories for me. I remember getting those when I was very young.

Fran. said...

Wow what awesome goodies you got!! I Love sales like that!! Your blog is so adorable and your talents are amazing!! I always love to stop by and see what you are up to!! Have a good day. XO Fran.

SueLovesCherries said...

You did all right for yourself there! Love the barn!

Sarah said...

A barn is on my wishlist. Nice find! I have been desperately hoping for a good winter sale to break up the days, but nothing yet...

Corey Moortgat said...

Oh my, so jealous of that little barn! I never seem to find many good estate sales here. Being in Florida, I think a lot of the residents moved here later in life, and had already gotten rid of the "good stuff". Most sales I see (previews online) are just a bunch of outdated 80's furniture!

BucksCountyFolkArt said...

AHHHHHHHHH!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! THIS SHADE OF GREEN DOES NOT LOOK GOOD ON ME!

retrorevival.biz said...

Bonanza! I'm oogling your strawberry tin ~ lucky you:)

~Cindy

Jess said...

Please, please, please show inside of dressmaker book...never seen this one. Curiosity is killing this cat. :)

fee @ chipper nelly said...

my oh my...little package arrived today (I was beyond excitement!) and I've left you a wee message on my blog today.
THANK YOU so much sweet Renee - there aren't enough swaps in my life!
fee x

❁Velma ~Down Our Country Road❁ said...

Oh. My. Goodness. You definitely hit the jackpot and everything looks to be in very good condition! That's the icing on the cake. I'd still love to follow you around when you hit these places!! ;)

Betsy said...

Wow-I'm so jealous! I never find sales like this where I live. I have a trash can that matches the tin you found. We have the same taste in so many things!

Have a good weekend,

Betsy

Mom Walds Place said...

I love playing "I Spy" with your scores. When you have fun, we have fun. Thanks and Congrats!

GARAGE SALE GAL ~ Deb's Earthly Delights said...

WOW..you are having the best luck at sales!! Great finds!
Warmly,
deb :)

Miss Holly said...

So amazing...can not believe how well you did...love the coloring books!

Beverly said...

What great finds. I never find stuff like that. Your last sentence says it all. That barn is such a treasure.

birdie blue said...

great finds, my friend. it seems your neck of the woods is the place to be, for fabulous estate sales. love your new barn, especially the pink fences and blue people.

xo
molly

GardenofDaisies said...

I LOVE your barn!! I've looked at barns on ebay, but since I don't know where I'd put one after I got it to my house, I've never moved past the "Look" stage.

Christine said...

Oh, Renee! What a Hall! Love the Little Barn , and Pink Fences Too!!
Jack and Jill...fond Memories of those For Sure!:D Thanx for Sharing, and Good For You! I'm getting itchy to get out to my local Estate Sales.
Smiles,
Christine