Somebody ate the customers.

Seriously.  I went to three estate sales last week and each time I pulled up…..just one or two cars were out front.  Not that I’m complaining. It was just eery to be one of a few at an estate sale.

And these weren’t ordinary estate sales.  THESE….WERE….AWESOME!!!!  I’ll be honest. I’ve haven’t really been thrifting much, especially after doing a massive, organizational overhaul on my merchandise last month. I would get a little nauseous thinking of bringing in more stuff to my now pristine shelves and cabinets. But…my son and I were thinking of something to do and I just happened to see a few sales in the area…..and blah,blah,blah…..you know the rest.

So on Thursday, we pull up TO the first Ghost Town estate sale.  Garage is packed. Inside is packed. The woman had top of the line clothes.  I don’t even sell clothes and I bought 13 beautiful vintage slips, a vintage Pendleton wool shirt and a vintage Woolrich hunting coat.  Wool items are pretty easy to nab in 100 degree Florida heat.

On Friday, we pulled up to the second Ghost Town estate sale. This sale was unbelievably cool.  It was like stepping into a home from the 60s/70s.  This woman kept EVERYTHING from that time period.  Including her kid’s toys. As you can see from the pictures, I acquired many o’toy.  Oh…and that’s not a real dog.  Its a vintage rubber faced German Shepherd dog doll.  VERY cool.

Apparently, the adult children had taken all the toys they wanted and left the rest.  There must have been a TON of toys!  The best $$ find was the set of “Living Story Book” Fairy Tales.  I picked them up because the graphics were just cool enough to get the “somebody probably loved these as a kid” feeling.  Well, that feeling paid off.

Keep your eyes open for these.  They are all your classic fairy tales…Cinderella, Sleeping Beauty, etc….And EACH book is worth between $30.00-$150.00 a piece. The pictures in the books look like those creepy animated people in “Rudolph” and “The Little Drummer Boy” shows.

Anyway….that place was very fun to look through. And again…no people .

The last estate sale we went to also had no people….the woman made doll clothing and had tons of books and patterns. Right up my alley.  My son found a tiny lock and key…which made his day.  He finds little treasures right along with me.

So all in all….great sales to come back too…and better yet….

Nothing gobbled us up.

Visit Apron Thrift Girl’s blog for more great things on Monday!

This entry was posted in Bookselling Tips, My Junkin' Finds and tagged , , , , , , . Bookmark the permalink.

8 Responses to Somebody ate the customers.

  1. Betsy says:

    I love pulling up to an estate sale and noticing that I’m the only person there….so much to choose from without all the competition. Looks like you found some wonderful treasures….the books are amazing.

  2. Carla says:

    Where did you find info on the Fairytale books? I have two of these from my childhood (and yes, I LOVED them) but I don’t see any on ebay.

  3. BeckyKay says:

    Oh toys!! I would have been in heaven!

  4. It was fun! And totally unexpected as the sales are dwindling with the heat here.

  5. Oh man oh man I would have been in heaven. So nice to “shop” without all of the competition under your elbow. You got some really great stuff.

  6. Van says:

    Heck yes- you scored big time. I will have to keep an eye out for those books- who knew they were worth so much! And at first glance I thought it was a real dog. “How cute, he’s just chilling amid the finds…oh…he IS a find!”

  7. Heidi Jo says:

    How fabulous! I’d love the fall upon a sale with a bunch of retro/vintage toys. Hasn’t happened to me yet though.

Comments are closed.