Saturday, September 24, 2011

A Bittersweet Sale

Pictured above is a Bittersweet vine I bought for half price today at the landscape center.  I'm hoping that it will continue to produce berries next year, since I've planted this same vine before only to find out that one needs to plant a male AND female plant in order to get berries.  Now, where exactly do you look to find out the sex of your vine?  Under the leaves?  On the branches?  I have no idea.

But, the title of this post refers to another sale I attended this morning.  Here's the invitation I received in the mail a few weeks ago:

Kris and her husband have been hosting these sales for the past 20 years and this was their last sale.  EVER!  Before she "opened the gate" to let the herd of people in, she thanked everybody for helping her make the sales a success.  And paying her mortgage.  And putting her kids through college.  She has a few more estate sales she has committed to, but after that she is out of the business.  A very sad day for moi.

Well now, I suppose you want to see what I bought today.

Two large bags and four little boxes of Christmas ornaments for a grand total of $4.00!  Christmas is just around the corner, after all.  I'm seeing some wreath making in the cold months ahead. 

I'm sure this hand powered drill will come in quite handy for all those holes that need to be drilled during a power outage.  And Bill's favorite color IS red.  It  was a splurge at $1.50.

One of the pricier items of the day at $8.50, but what a great color!

Pretty star pattern on this colander for $1.00.

I must be thinking of winter.

Can one ever have too many fans when they are priced at just a few dollars?

I really only needed 1 cork, but the whole bag was, as you can see, $1.00.

I have absolutely no idea what I am going to use this for, but it has that lovely red rooster on it.  I may have overpaid on this item.  It was $4.00, but it is quite large at 30" tall.

Lots of red and green stuff.  I must have Christmas on the brain!

Do I need yet another old frame?  For $1.50, yes.

How cute is this old book!?

This was too good to pass up!  Most of Bill's eleven siblings look alike (a few exceptions), and his brother Mike is just one year younger.  Too funny!

Every summer I wish I had one of these baskets for a cascading flower, and now I do.  I'm pretty sure I paid top dollar for mine at a price of  $10.00....although,  I've seen them marked quite a bit higher at some local shops, too. 

 So, I didn't buy any big items today.  I arrived at the sale 1 hour before it started and was number 64!!!  Geesh, the dealers were lining up at 5:00....  AM, waaay to early for me on a Saturday morning!  I had to cover my eyes so I couldn't see all the good stuff parading by me as the early birds exited the sale.

All in all, I'm pretty happy with my finds of the day.  

One more vintage item to post:

Happy Birthday tomorrow, Dad!


  1. Those were some GREAT finds! Love the colander! And the Bill and Mike picture! Funny!

    Happy B-day Gramps!

  2. I want those Christmas ornaments!!! I can never find that stuff!! Awesome finds.:)

  3. Vickie,
    Wow, did you hit the jackpot or what! I love everything you brought home! What great deals! The estate sales here are kind of high, not as many good deals. That little print about 2 is adorable! I think I could find a spot for just about everything you scored, just let me know when it will all get here!

  4. I love the old fan and the red handled kitchen things...but the book is my favorite find! I love old childrens books! ♥

  5. Where's YOUR wreath??? I came to see it! hahaha. I want that green phone too. I think you got a deal!

    I'm following♥
    The farmhouse Porch

  6. Oh, you found a lot of good stuff! I really love that frame. I've never been to an estate sale, but now I'm thinking I might be missing out :)


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