This was another busy sales weekend. There were quite a few sales on Saturday but there is only one that you can go to first. I always do best at sales that I am able to get to early. On Saturday morning I went to a big Boy Scout sale. I got there about 1/2 hour before they opened for the $10 early bird and even though it is the end of April, it was 35 degrees. But thought of shopping for treasures kept me warm enough. I found a few mid century pieces on the $1 table. I picked up a set of teak coasters, a metal horse sculpture and my favorite item from the table, an elephant toothpick holder.
There was also this pretty little vase. I really like the shape and the geometric pattern. I also got this cute pin cushion. It has a little cherub on the side, possible to hold a thimble. It seems pin cushions can be collectible.
I only picked up a few items from the toy area. The first was this gold colored mascot from the 2012 Olympics. He seems to go for about $15.
I got this Hello Kitty plastic box which has already sold for $15.00. It is from 1989. Older Hello Kitty items can sometimes do well. Me and my sister were big collectors when we were young.
I found a doll with a very pretty face. She is a Gotz doll and although she has a few issues she may sell well.
In the interest of trying to buy in new categories, I bought this cowboy hat for $4. It has a mark on the inside that says CBS Super Bowl. It may have been some kind of promotional item? I don’t know. You don’t see many people wearing these where I live but maybe someone from Texas will like it!
I picked up two briefcase bags. The first is a pretty straightforward black leather bag.
The second item was my crazy buy of the weekend. It is so worn and old. It had the name Jack Georges inside, which is a good name but this piece is really – I mean this piece is loaded with character!!
Maybe some artist would like to paint it or someone can use it for a prop!
I picked up some “lots” of items this week as well including some Playmobil, doll clothes and needlecraft kits. I will blog about them after I get them sorted out. I may have bit off more than I can chew but after such a long winter it feels like time to build up inventory!