Friday, December 4, 2009
Estate Sale Finds and Glitter Everywhere!
I went to a pretty good estate sale Friday morning. I love estate sales, but you sure do have to work hard to get the deals! First my friend Nancy and I got to the sale at 7:45 AM in order to be the first to sign the sign-up sheet which would be put out at 8AM. Then we walked around Target for half an hour, then drove back to the sale in order to be there half an hour before they opened so that we could be parked right in front of the house and wouldn't have to stand outside in 29 degree weather. Whew, what an ordeal! Was it worth it? Yes! I love this old cooler. It reminds me of the metal picnic baskets that I collect.
A close-up of the brand. Hoot mon!
I've been wanting one of these Princess phones, and it was so cheap that whether it works or not, it's still so cute to just have sitting around. Mr. Old Glory, would you pleeeeease try to make it work?
An old Made In Japan Santa. Here is where I just have to talk about rudeness at sales. A woman was practically crawling all over me, trying to get at all of the Christmas stuff and almost taking things out of my hands. I was very tempted to go off on her, but instead I just left the room. Have you ever had an encounter with a rude shopper? What did you do?
A pretty metal basket, probably for sewing.
A box of Shiny Brites, bought just for the box.
I'm buying old Little Golden books from my childhood, or just ones that I remember. I loved these old books so much!
Honestly, I still don't know why I bought this little house. I do know that if I didn't buy it, it would have been on my mind until I could go back the next day and see if it was still there!
A peek inside one of the windows.
And finally, I need some help from you all out there. I've got a bunch of deer, new and old.
These three are old Made in Japan ones, with glitter on them. I decided that I would like to "glitterize" some of the others.
These three turned out ok.
But these two look awful! I don't know why the glitter doesn't want to stick to these. I use Deco Art varnish and then sprinkle the glitter on. What do you use when you are glittering something? Is it because the deer are plastic that it's not working so well? Or am I using the wrong thing to make the glitter adhere? Any help would be greatly appreciated!