garage sale-ing and thrifting are always a fun time, but sometimes luck hits right and the finds (and deals) are amazing. this past weekend was one of those times. my mom and i dragged the kids here, there and everywhere--they had a good time too, i promise. just picture lucy and her bestest bud knee deep in a pile of vintage toys and dolls--yep, the thrifting bug can bite even the littlest of us!
here are some of the take-home treasures:
vintage pinking shears. super-sharp. 50 cents. plus a trio of metal bowls ($1 for the set) and a ring of measuring spoons for lucy's play kitchen (10 cents).
a child's sewing machine. it WORKS and came in a box with all parts. amazing. $5. my budding seamstress is begging to use it, but i'm making her wait until she's three--after all, it has a real needle!
5 enamelware pots & bowls. 50 cents each. the plan was to pot them up with herbs and small flowers, but hudson had such a blast banging around with them, i think i'll leave them empty for awhile.
1950's pin the tail on the donkey game. in box, with all 24 tails. unused but for one little pinhole--must have been a sad party? $5--quite a markup from the original price of 29 cents. it'll surely get some love at our birthday bashes though!
vintage child's life vest. $1. everyone thought i was crazy for buying it, but for $1 i just couldn't leave it on the table. seriously--i tried. twice. not sure i'll actually use it to make my kiddos floaty (though it goes to 50 lbs), but it will look darling hanging up in hudson's room. now to find a hook that's worthy of the jacket!
did you notice all the red? i must have had an eye for it this weekend, no? i did, of course, buy a few other things that didn't fit the palette. along with the usual books and impossibly cheap clothes, there were vintage ball canning jars (a steal at $1 each, though missing their original zinc lids--no worries because i intend to use them as vases), a vintage block ($1) and lucy's favorite, a fisher price pocket radio (1970's) that plays it's a small world ($1). it made us all nostalgic for our favorite disneyland ride!