Monday, June 28, 2010

TREASURES FROM THE CHURCH RUMMAGE SALE



Oh no, I almost forgot to show you guys what I got from the Church Rummage sale this weekend.

I love this little Salt and Pepper Shaker. The vintage car pulling the vintage trailer was just to cute to pass up.

Now I can say I actually own a little vintage trailer. How I wish it was a life sized one though.



I got these four beautiful Pink Depression Glass champagne glasses for only $1.00. Yes, that was $1.00 for all four of them.



When I first noticed these bowls I knew I wanted them. They were a great size for a nice big salad or a big bowl of soup in the winter. Plus the color was fun. I could see using these in a lot of different Tablescapes.

But, they were marked $2.00 each. More then I wanted to pay. Since it was a Church rummage sale I didn't want to ask for a lower price. I put them back.

Then, the last day of the sale, I went back. Everything was marked way down and I got all four of them $2.00. At only 50 cents each, I couldn't pass them up.



Same thing with these plates. I liked them and thought they had a fun feel to them. They are from Pier One Imports (so are the bowls above) and at $2.00 each they were a great deal but I didn't want to spend $8.00 on plates when I had so many already.

Yet, there they were the last day of the sale. Marked down to $2.00 for the set of four. I quickly decided I "needed" just one more set of dishes and home they came with me.



This little guy was just waiting for someone to see him for the treasure he was. He was dirty. Very, very dirty. Marked $4.00 most people looked at him and put him down.

But, then I picked him up and saw him for who he really was.



He was a Hummel! I knew he was worth way more then $4.00 so I was not about to let him get away.



Once home, I noticed something odd. He had a twin!

When my aunt died, I inherited some of her Hummel collection. Low and behold, she had purchased the same little guy. So now, I have both sitting in my hutch, looking darling together.

I love going to Church rummage sales. It's like going to seveal garage sales all in one place.

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6 comments:

Tales From My Empty Nest said...

What great finds you lucked up on at the church rummage sale. You were living right, girl!!! I know you were thrilled with all your treasures. Love & blessings from NC!

Wsprsweetly Of Cottages said...

Hi Joanne,
I went to a rummage sale this Saturday and all I found was a bookmark. And look what you found! :)
I think by the time I got there I was tired and just didn't look very well. What deals you got! Enjoy!
Those champagne glasses are fantastic! I'm glad you liked my Betty Crocker recipe saver. :)
Hugs,
Mona

The Happy Homemaker said...

...and they almost always have great prices...but even if they don't, you know the money's going to a good cause:)
LOVE the S&P shakers.Too,too cute!

glimpse of my world said...

i love the car pulling the vintage trailer... can i so buy them from you... pop over and see my shasta remodel in the making!! Seriously, would love to buy them when you are ready to part with them!!

Donna said...

Great buys, Joanne! I agree, church rummage sales are so much fun! I went to one a few weeks ago where they were selling empty grocery bags for $5 and then you took your grocery bag into the merchandise area where everything was arranged on tables and had fun filling your bag full to the top!

I love the salt and pepper shaker. It reminds me so much of a car and trailer I go by when I head into Boston. Some day I'm going to have to take a photo of it to share!... Donna

Cindy@Cutepinkstuff said...

Love the salt and pepper shakers! I've only been to 1 or 2 church rummage sales. After seeing your finds, I'm longing to go to one soon. Did you receive your tea towel, yet, Joanne?