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Sunday, February 27, 2011

MY WEEKEND FINDS


Thanks for tuning in to another episode of My Weekend Finds! I tell you, it just never gets old. You know, that feeling of euphoria, when you haven't been to an estate sale in months, and you're digging through dirty dusty boxes, and you think to yourself: It just doesn't get any better than this!

There was vintage Halloween stuff.

And vintage Christmas stuff.

Gurley Candles Galore!

At this point, I was going bonkers!

Look at these beautiful candle holders!

With little wreaths that go at the top of the candles. The one holder is a little broken up, and needs something stuffed in there to hold up the candle, but I don't care!

A poodle with freakish pink rhinestone eyes.

You might think it strange, but this Old Maid game was my most exciting find at the sale. I remember playing this game alot with my niece and nephew.

The graphics are SO cute!


I think my favorite is Scary Harry. I could have bought tons more stuff, but alot of it was outrageously priced. The sale ran for three days, and they're having it again next weekend. I've got my fingers crossed that they'll finally mark everything 50% off!

Me. Still celebrating!

27 comments:

Holly- Girls At Heart said...

Oh Man! You can't beat those freakish pink eyes! :)

Wow, those candle sticks are great! Love the pic of "goin' bonkers"! Ha-ha!

I remember that old maid set, too! ♥

Country Wings in Phoenix said...

Good Morning Carol Sweetie...
Oh I love all the goodies that you found, but truly my favorite was the Old Maid cards. Oh my gosh are they ever priceless. I would have grabbed those up too. Scary Harry is the cutest darn face. I don't remember him.

Was one of my favorite child hood games. They kids today just would not be impressed would they?

Well sweet friend, I can't wait for you to go back a second time. Maybe they will be 50% off. A gal can dream right?

Have a gorgeous day sweetie. Many hugs and much love, Sherry

Karen said...

What fun! You made a nice little haul. Wish we had good garage sales here.
Have a great week.
Karen
Ladybug Creek

LiLi M. said...

What a fun post!! I cannot wait for the start of the flea market season over here, too bad we don't have these estate sales. I have zoomed in on your old maid cards, they are indeed sooo cute! I don't think we have that game over here, but I love old playing cards like this an awful lot! That was a great start of the week!

Niece said...

Oh My......You hit the jackpot! Love it all......I am a vintage holiday collecting hog! My husband just rolls his eyes when I come home with more......he says I have enough Christmas to decorate 3 big homes.....oh well. I love it!

JunqueMagnet said...

Great finds.Wishing you an even bigger haul at 50% off!!!

Zootsuitmama said...

You did great! That's why I look for Christmas, etc...all year round! Those candleholders!! WOW!

Mecky said...

Oh Carol, those are so cute! You did good. No you did GREAT!! I love the graphics on the cards, too.

I didn't get out to find anything this weekend. There was a huge antique auction, but I thought it was best to stay away. The prices would of went way too high for me anyway. My husband took the day off and since I have to head to the city, I think I will stop at a few "A" malls! I am hoping he will join me.

Enjoy your new finds. Just think how sweet they will look with all of your other Holiday goodies.

Mecky

Ann@A Sentimental Life said...

you scored big! great candles, love them

Betty (picture circa 1951) said...

Thank you for rescuing George and Donald's Christmas stockings. Isn't it sad that no one in the family wanted them? The candles are great and in good shape too. My absolute favorite is the set of candle holders.

Linda @ A La Carte said...

Love all your finds! I am in love with those candle holders...the poodle is a bit scary/cute!

Tamera @ the Stone Fence Cottage said...

OOOO--you got some goodies!! love the vintage stockings!!

Andy's Attic said...

Good weekend finds!! I hope to have time soon to get out to a sale. The stash is getting smaller.
Annette

Vintage Christine said...

What's so scarey about those eyes? It's adorable! I love a good estate sale but they're getting so expensive. Grrrr.

My Vintage Mending said...

Love those old vintage cards. Old maid and all the sweet little graphics. These are great....Renee

Judi said...

There's nothing more adorable than vintage graphics ~ love the old maids! Judi

Linda said...

Glad I found your blog....I just love it. The little poodle is my favorite of your great treasures. I love finding neat little treasures like these. I will be back for more of your great finds!

Sherry from Alabama said...

What wonderful treasures! My favorite is that cute poodle with the pink eyes.

I haven't been to an estate sale in several years because I buy things that I don't have room for. But you have sure got me wanting to start looking for them again. Thanks for sharing the photos of your wonderful finds!

Sherry @ A Happy Valentine

LV said...

You better keep digging around, since you found so many great things. Nice job.

Sandy said...

Oh No you didn't find all of these!!!!! WOW!!!!!!!! You hit the jackpot ( with music)......Happy Dance for you!!!!!! LOL Hugs, Sandy

Margaret said...

You lucky, lucky girl! The estate sales by me are always these organized, tagged, placed in particular spot sales with high prices. I live to dig in dirty boxes for goodies. I need to move!

Protector of Vintage said...

You found lovely items, Carol! The Gurley carolers are my favorite!!

Carol said...

The poodle does have freakish pink eyes!
Love the Old Maid card graphics. Great finds!

Nancy Jo said...

I was thinking about you today because I found a really nice old tin picnic basket at the thrift store today for two dollars. Gotta love those thift stores!!
Nancy Jo

craftyles said...

Carol, great finds. You always get the best stuff. I wanna go thrifting in your neck of the woods. Love the candles and the candle sticks. I loved old maid too.

Maureen said...

It looks like you hit one of those motherlode sales! I've been to a few and you just know when you walk in...I'm going to have me some fun!

Lynn at Cottage and Creek said...

What a fun post, Carol!! We love the same kind of "junk" and I get that same "pinch me" feeling when I'm digging and poking and finding sweet goodies from days long past. I love the little angel candle holders ... so CUTE! And the graphics on the Old Maid cards are super. Love your blog - I'm your newest follower and I can't wait to see what you find next.
Best to you,
Lynn