Friday, December 2, 2011

I wasn't planning to go to any sales today...

I slept in this morning, and I have a list a mile long of things to do to get ready for the big party for Kevin's co-workers, so I was planning on getting right to work. Then I looked through my emails and saw an interesting sale...I was able to find 2 more within a few miles to make it worth the drive.

I was lucky that it didn't start til 10. I got there about 15 minutes early, and was #30. There was one thing I was extremely interested in, a vintage aluminum Christmas tree. I heard other ladies in line in front of me saying how they have been hitting all the estate sales looking for vintage Christmas stuff, so I thought-it won't even be there when I get in.

I ended up being about #20 to get in because when they opened the doors, a lot of people weren't there. I found the tree, sitting in the box in the living room and since I didn't see a price, I asked...$80! Gulp! Is that high, or am I just cheap? It was a 6' tree, and I am looking for a 3 foot tree for the sunroom for Kevin's party, so I passed it up. I saw a lot of people looking at it, but they all passed it up too.

They had a LOT of stuff in a tiny house. Some prices were good, some were ridiculous. This is what I found:

 Lime green Pyrex baking pan, a couple condiment jars with spoons, 2 Pyrex Cinderella bowls, some ornaments, a light up Jack-o-lantern, some vintage dish towels, a mini Pyrex oval casserole (a quarter!) a glasbake mini casserole with lid some beaded garland, a red basket with a Christmas bow (perfect for napkins for the party!), an amethyst Pilgrim glass vase, and another casserole with lid and wire stand.

 This cute little guy was only fifty cents! He has a JAPAN sticker on the back of his head.

A dirty set of amethyst Moroccan chip and dip bowls.

A chippy white old shelf.

I also found this awesome "ugly" Christmas sweater! At first the lady wanted $4 for it and I said no and set it aside while she added up my other stuff. After I paid and was starting to walk away, I asked if she would take $2 for it and she agreed! I found the guy's "ugly" sweater at Salvation Army, and I stopped at the dollar store and picked up some stuff to ugly it up even more!

I'll show pictures of them after I add the magic from the dollar store! ;)

Tomorrow I'm going to Williamston Antiques Christmas Open House with 3 friends from work. I'm looking forward to just girl time and having some FUN! Hope you have a GREAT weekend! 


  1. I've been searching for an aluminum tree for a while but would not pay $80. I probably would go back on half price day and hope it's still there!

  2. I've been wanting to take ugly sweater pictures with the boyfriend and the pooch since last year. Maybe I should make it happen finally!