Tuesday, August 28, 2007

Yummy Yard Sale Finds from Saturday!

Good morning. I just wanted to share some of my yummy yard sale finds from Saturday....I got home and felt I had really scored! I am very psyched!
First up, this entire basket of vintage buttons was $8 - yay!! I tend to use a lot of buttons in my crafts and even in my scrapbooking. I had already given my mom a bunch of the black and gray ones to use for her witch dolls (I'll post about those another time!!) before I took this picture.


Then I found these wonderful large vintage Needlework Crafts magazines. There is one from 1949 and the others are from the 50's. They were $2 a piece, but well worth it...I just love the pictures and the neat vintage ads.....each magazine is crammed full of vintage goodness!
I also found some sheet music for $1, a lovely old (albeit dirty) jewelry box for $1 and a baggie of vintage crochet "thingies"....they are not really doilies, but I love the colors in them and am sure they will eventually be put to good use!







I found some ribbon (not vintage) and the whole lot was just $1, so that was great. But then I found these old books that are just awesome for $4 for the lot.....the best one is the one on top, which is a 1950's Montgomery Ward Wallpaper Catalog filled with samples.....absolutely luscious!!











I was/am so excited about these wonderful finds! I have TONS of scrapbook items/supplies that I can incorporate into my altered art, but when I stopped crafting a few years back (long story), I got rid of a lot of my vintage and collected "stuff", so am building up my collection again! I am feeling so inspired!! I am off for 4 days this holiday weekend, so am going to spend time in my home office/studio getting my craft on!!
Have a great day!

7 comments:

Sheri said...

hey! awsome finds!

Natasha Burns said...

Welcome to blog land! Thanks for stopping by my blog and oh boy I am so jealous of the wonderful things you found for such BARGAINS!!!! Especially loving the ballerina embroidery pattern and the old books. What a find with the wallpaper book!!!

Kim - ScrapToMyLu said...

wow! great finds! You need to see the button flowers I'm going to feature this week.
Thanks for the visit.
kim
Creative Blogs

The Rose Room said...

Hi Lolly
Welcome to blogland. I too am quite new and was a lurker for a while!
Its really addictive and swapping is so much fun.
Your finds make me want to cry, I am so coming to visit you so you can take me thrifting!
Take Care - Rachael

Dolly said...

Hey welcome to the blog land! You will be addicted before you know it! :-)

I want to go shopping with you....wow you found lots of great buys!!!!
I love it when that happens!

Come visit me sometime!
Hugz, Dolly

Ele at abitofpinkheaven said...

Oh my, how lucky were you to get all those goodes. Good for you!!!!

suze said...

Great goodies! You lucky girl!