We got a bit of late start due to my travel time (traffic was hell), but I don't think that would have made a difference. Although numerous, the yard sales were horrible! I cannot stress how jealous I am of those of you with areas full of treasure-filled sales each week.
(Probably the best item gleaned from the yard sales: a box of study cards featuring the human muscles. I can't find a publication date, but I really like them!)
While in route to the neighborhood sales, I had spied an estate sale sign and finally talked my mom into going. She was stopping at every.single.sale and most had obvious crap. I really wish we had gone to the ES first as it was pretty picked over. I did find a couple of things, but nothing spectacular. My favorite find at the ES was the old 1936 yearbook (they had 1936-1939, but they wanted a lot for them).
(Big pumpkin is newer merchandise, but I liked his retro feel; a plate stand, an old strainer; two 3m games; little shelf; granny afghan; and 1936 yearbook)
(The yearbook was the best find at the estate sale.)
(Thrift store finds: small, handmade baskets; wool afghan; and hand knitted wash cloths)
(old knit blanket, muffin tins, table runner, 1/10 state plate, milk glass dish)
(State plate price tag-I left behind probably 10-15 others)I guess I will hold out hope for the autumn sales, but I can find cheap, wonderful junk at the flea markets in KY all year long. This prospect makes yard saling less appealing to me anymore. Oh, how I miss those glory days of Garage Sale yore when vintage, unwanted attic clutter ruled the card tables-and gas was less than $1.50/gal (sadly, not that long ago...)!
Like Flea Market Treasures? Apron Thrift Girl has a link up!
(And, Sophie, you are in my thoughts!)