Hey everybody! I know you have been waiting with anticipation, and I appreciate your loyalty! I am sooo sorry it has taken me so long to get my latest vintage treasure blog together. I’ve been having to work on other photo related projects, and my yard saling posts had to wait. Unfortunately, it rained this past weekend, washing away my regular Saturday yard sale adventures. But I still have a few new items to show you from a community yard sale from two weeks ago.
Community yard sales can go one way or the other. Most of the time “community” is a dirty word in my yard sale dictionary. LOLs. People just don’t put as much effort into these sales. But of course, your odds do get better the more people who participate. So out of curiosity, I still check each residence just to make sure no one is getting rid of their grandmother’s jewelry or grandfather’s camera collection. The not knowing what you will come across and the hunt are the two major factors that make yard saling such an addictive sport.
Those of you, who may know me personally, may know my sister is a pianist. She loves anything piano related. So I had to get these two little figurines. The girl, playing the piano, was $1; the cat, sitting on top of the piano, was 50 cents. They are both music boxes.
Then I picked up this tiny vintage table. Yes, as Linus says, it needs a little love, but for $2 I was sold. I think it’s cute. It will make the perfect side table.
One of the next houses I stopped at was selling someone’s wood carvings for only $1 a piece. I thought it was so sad. Somebody spent many hours, carving these little bears, Indians, etc. Anyone who had an antique or art related shop could have bought them and resold them easily. One particular carved animal caught my eye. You don’t often get the opportunity to buy one of a kind signed artwork for such a great price. So I adopted this old hound dog for only a dollar.
At the same place I picked up this wooden cat. I am not sure if he was handmade like the dog, but it bares a striking resemblance to my Gracie. $1
My Dad actually found the next item at an auction for $3. He surprised me with this little vanity mirror. It’s a very heavy piece. I just need to find a mirror or I could even make it into a picture frame. It has a little bowl at the bottom that would be good for rings and such. I believe it is little birds at the top, looking down into a nest of eggs at the bottom. If you interpret something different, let me know! Ha, ha.
You know I love my old Christmas music. I work on additions to my holiday sound track all year round. At the community sale I also managed to come across some Christmas vinyl in excellent shape. Normally, I buy vinyl in most any condition…sometimes just for the album art. But I picked up the following records in almost mint condition from 25 cents to 98 cents a piece!
Andy Williams, Johnny Mathis, Nat King Cole, Barbra Streisand ~ I scored on some of the best of the best artists of holiday music. Since I’m talking about vinyl…I also bought these crates for $2 a piece to store some of my records in. They are the perfect size for vinyl, but my children seemed to think they made a great play pin!
Yep, that’s my little girl and boy. All of my children have fur and four legs! If you don’t remember them from a previous post, Gracie is my calico baby and Dreamsicle is my big boy tabby. And back to Christmas…LOLs…you know it’s my favorite time of the year! I found this old plastic light up church for only $2. I’m almost positive I saw the same church in an antique shop for $25 last year. I think it will be beautiful in a vintage Christmas village. It also has a music box on the back.
I always appreciate your continued visits to my blog! Make sure you click on the follow Jessica Casper button on the right hand side bar on the home page. You never know what I may come across next! I’m so excited about one of my next treasures that I just have to give you a sneak peek. I apologize in advance for the phone pic, but it was what I had to work with in the moment. I can’t wait to get this treasure home and bring it back to life. A diamond in the rough…
Happy Friday Eve! Until next time!