Friday I did not have a plan to hit any sales. I did not see anything that looked enticing and my Mom and I decided to head down to Amity, Oregon to clean and tend the family graves for Memorial Day.
The only junking I KNEW I would be getting was meeting up with a dealer that sold me some pixies a couple of weeks ago. When I bought the pixies from her, she said those magic words "I have more at home". Friday I met up with her and got the rest of her stash.
Beyond that I wasn't expecting any junk. I was wrong. First my Mom and I passed an old concrete yard.
I did a u-turn and stopped. I ended up getting a bunch of old concrete. Luckily we were driving my Dad's truck, so loading it up was not a problem.
I love this crusty old swan with the tiny swan beside it.
I got the large pink mushroom to join my little kewpie friend.
I was shopping out of a "graveyard" section so most of the items I bought had some damage. The dings on the deer's ears did not bother me.
I really liked the larger goose and could't leave his little goose friend behind.
I got a giant frog.
I got a concrete poodle which will head to my garage sale. I hemmed and hawed over getting this bunny, but am glad that I did. I love the little flower detail on the head and am going to paint it pink and let the paint weather with age. She also is wearing an apron and there is a little bow at the back. See the little flowers detail?
These are both plastic, but they came from the concrete place. The mushroom was $3! The sheep is a blow mold and dated 1989.
I go on and on about my "someday beach house" and these will go live there.
The concrete adventure was super. My Mom and I had a great time. We decided to hit one antique mall before we went to tidy up the graves. I usually find an item or two at this particular mall, but this trip was an exception.
I added to the pixie count for the day.
My deer radar was on.
It was a good day for junking.
I think my Mom ended up being a good luck charm for junk.
My Mom and I are headed to Farm Chicks in a couple of weeks, and I hope her good luck charm for junking continues. Thanks for a super day Mom...you are the best!
I have a thing for vintage graphics (that does not come as a surprise to long time blog readers). For awhile now I pick up state puzzles or games. I have a fun little assortment.
Milton Bradley made this vintage USA puzzle. On the reverse side was a map of the world. 2 puzzles in one!
I started to do the puzzle, but it made me realize I need to really brush up on state placement. It did not help that the puzzle I started was not complete. (Do not comment on where my states are placed in this photo..I know they are WAY OUT OF WACK...I was just laying them out to count them)
Milton Bradley also used the same puzzle design for this game.
The game board is essentially the same design as the puzzle...minus cutting out the states into pieces.
Another old USA puzzle. I really like this design quite a bit. Whitman Company manufactured this.
Quite often at estate sales I find a lone game board. That was the case with this board. I have no idea what the game was. It does not include Alaska or Hawaii, so I am thinking it predates 1959.
It is quite striking with the black and white design.
This game board was another estate sale find where I just found the board. I am assuming this game was called "Products and Resources". That does not sound like a very exciting concept for a game.
When I gather a few more USA maps and boards I thought it may be fun to do a little wall collage of them.
The hunt is still on. If you have an idea for a future collection challenge, leave me a comment and finish the sentence "Show me your collection of ___'. A new collection each Tuesday.
p.s. I am going to go brush up on my state placement and put that puzzle together.
I hit a couple of sales on Friday which were duds. I had one sale that looked promising on Saturday. I was hoping that one sale would give me my junking fix for the weekend. I got there an hour early and waited in line.
I got my fix. My favorite find was this old garden cart. I have a green one in my garden that is similar, but I am going to swap it out for this rusty blue fellow. I have lots of blue in my yard and this one will be perfect.
Teeny sailboats inside shell frames. They are marked Japan on the bottom.
An enamel bin, tiny ornaments and assorted Christmas, bingo cards (in turquoise) and glitter.
This old cake decoration sprinkle jar was full of glitter...I like the label.
A couple of old pipe tobacco tins.
This corsage making kit box is awesome. I also found all that old type in the wood Velveeta cheese box.
I rummaged through the linen closet at the estate sale. I found this old pillowcase with Little Red Riding Hood. I also found a set of nursery rhymed themed sheets that were too cute not to buy.
These just made me laugh when I saw them. They will be Etsy bound.
At the check out table my goodies were packed into two brown paper grocery bags. When I got home and was unpacking them I noticed the bags.
The Disco Mart bag made me laugh. That store used to be near my grandfather's house and as kids, my brother and sister and I would walk up to it to spend our pennies and quarters. It has been gone for probably 40 years. The Fred Meyer bag has also been around awhile..it has the dates 1922-1972 printed on it. Fred Meyer is still in business, and evidently this bag was saved and tucked away. Such a nice touch to have my vintage finds bagged into these old grocery sacks.