So we got up early on Saturday morning because my 6 yr old had his first tball practice and my 13yr old had his baseball tryouts. Well, they ended up canceling tball because of wet fields but we were all up and dressed so my hubby to the oldest to baseball and I took the rest to goodwill. And I was so happy to get there right when they opened, look what I found...(warning, long picture post)
First, this awesome vintage little ride on toy by playskool, has that 70's americana feel to it, for $1.99.
Then this wood horse made by Geuther. It had a longer mane and tail, but since I bought it for my little guy, I cut it all off because I couldn't figure out how to really get it clean and the thought of him putting that in his mouth grossed me out. I'm sure I ruined it's value, but I didn't really buy it for that anyway, it's for my little guy's enjoyment(and he loves it!). I found this one online just to see how much they go for...new horse, this one looks like a newer version but still pretty much the same, and if I did the conversion right, they sell for about $91, so the $4.99 I paid isn't bad.
Also got, two pretty vintage sheets($1.99 each), yellow gingham tablecloth, I love this, ($.99), and a pompom curtain panel for $.99(I've always wanted a whole set of these for my bedroom).
I'm not sure why I bought this, but I will find a use for it, maybe for a summer barbecue, fill it with ice and it can hold drinks. It's a HUGE, I mean the biggest I have ever seen aluminum bowl for $1.99. I have the set of smaller ones like this(the kind with the little ring handle on the side, this big one has the ring too).
Ok, this looks hideous, but it's really neat and I will repaint it. I think it was a sewing basket as the inside is lined with fabric. The lid is wood and you can carry by the handle, then just slide the lid a bit and the whole thing comes off. I will pretty it up and probably put it in my upcoming sale. It was $2.99.
Here is the inside of it, along with a book and embroidery hoop I bought.Oh, and the little thing on the left is a small wood bowl with wooden apples slices(my 6yr old wanted it for his play critters).
And here is my favorite piece, it's an old(not real old, but still neat) sewing stand. There is a flip door on each side and a removable tray on the inside. Since I moved my sewing stuff to the kitchen, this will be perfect to keep my hand sewing projects in the family room so I can work on them at night while watching tv. I'm so in love with this piece, the $24.99 price tag didn't even make me flinch. It's actually taller than it looks in the picture, I took it at a funny angle. Here is the inside...
Last from goodwill was the little black table for $7.99 pictured with it are two other little tables that I got at an estate sale this afternoon, but those were only $3 a piece.
At the estate sale I also got these linens...napkins, placemats, and tablecloth, $12 for all. They had the most unique huge baby cradle there too. She said it was from Germany in the 1960's, I can't describe how neat this thing was, but they wanted $500 for it. I left my name and number if they didn't sell it(which I doubt they will at that price). I would pay $100 for it, but no more.
Debbie got this highchair for me at a church sale for $3, she knows how I love old high chairs(I take the trays off and use them as youth chairs). I don't know what she paid for the wood dish rack, I'll clean it up and use it to display plates for my sale.
And nothing is better than free by the side of the road. I actually knocked on the door and made sure they were throwing it away. I was told to take it, that they had no use for it. It was the husband's grandmothers and she was very short so the legs had been cut down on it. The rush seat is still in working order and the thing ways a ton, it's that nice old heavy wood, not the new cheap light weight stuff. I think it is absolutely gorgeous, short legs and all!
And last but not least, I had to post a pair of flip flops I got today from payless, my fav. red gingham,I'm really not a flip flop kind of girl(prefer high heeled sandals) but how could I resist!?!?
OOPS, forgot one last pic. I don't know about you guys, but I really hate the new trend of those Croc shoes, I just think they are ugly(sorry if I offend anyone). But my 6 yr old is a huge Sponge Bob fan and I gave in to buying these for him. I really hate them, but he loves them. We agreed though, he can't wear them to school.
That's all for today. Have a wonderful weekend.