There are days that you think are going to be fabulous thrifting wise. I woke up at 5:11 a.m on April 1st excited that it had been 15 years since I met Dave and 14 years since we married. What could go wrong? I left the house at 5:49 am to head north to a small town called Cloverdale. The estate sale looked the best out of the three available in our area. Well it was the best but only the best of the worst. I didn't do very well at any of the sales on Friday and arrived home a bit grumpy. Dave and I shared a lunch together and I tried to forget the morning.
Thankfully Saturday more than made up for Friday. Keiran wanted to go with me so we left the house a little after 7am. The first sale was not only awful but I spotted two other booksellers there. We quickly left and headed to a private estate sale where I found craft books, crafts supplies including a couple things that I've added to Little Shop this week.
The next estate sale was about 10 minutes away and we arrived shortly after it opened at 9 a.m. Immediately I could tell that it was going to be good. We stayed there for an hour and a half. I have to tell you that my eight year old son has so much patience. He wandered around the packaged garage and driveway for that hour and half and never asked annoying questions like "Can we go now?". He always found something to look at or wonder about.
There was so many things from the 50's, 60's and 70's. I was in heaven.
I found the largest collection of Paint By Numbers and they were practically giving them away at $1 each. I'm not so keen on the ducks but the other four will be eventually going up on the walls of our home.
Keiran spotted this bookcase at the first estate sale on Saturday. We couldn't believe the price. Cerys quickly called dibs on it when we arrived home. She didn't take long to fill it with her Archie comics, Trixie Belden Books, childhood picture books, stuffies and her Sadler teapot from England.
The 2nd estate sale was a treasure trove for craft items. I bought at least 30 patterns, most of them vintage. I've never seen one to make clothing for Trolls. Have you?
My favorite moment of the day had to be going through three large bags and 2 boxes full of fabric. Many of the ones I chose look to be a poly/cotton blend stretch knit designed for little boys shirts. I felt so nostalgic when I was searching through the fabric. I'm planning to make some shirts for Keiran with the fabric. I bought an entire black garbage bag of vintage fabric for $5. I still feel faint thinking about it. What I don't keep I'm going to have available at the flea market this summer in Santa Rosa.
There are times when I feel so addicted to the past. I used to roll my eyes at my dad and mom when they became so nostalgic. They always seem to want to be in the past and do complain from time to time about the present. Now I feel that I am walking in their footsteps. Not that I want to live in the 60's but I would sure love to visit. Can you imagine walking into a fabric store during the 60's? I get goosebumps just thinking about it. This estate sale made my entire weekend.
Here are some items available for you in my Little Shop.
10% of all sales this week will be donated to helping Japan.
Little Shop Prices are based on price I paid, the shipping cost and work involved to take photos, list the item and ship. I do try to keep Little Shop prices low overall unless it's a large item or somewhat rare. If prices are higher than others, it's usually because of the price I paid for an item was higher than usual.
I'm now deleting items once they have sold to make easier shopping when you scroll down the page. If you do try to link to an item and the page is blank, this means it has sold. I've also added a little bit of information about Personal Shopping Services on the top post at Little Shop.
I hope that you enjoy this week's selection.
Gocco Printing Kit can be found here.
Gocco Stamp Kit for Printing on Cloth is waiting for you here.
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