It had been awhile since I had scored at any sales so I was getting twitchy that I was not going to have anything to show for the $99 thrift cahllenge. Lets just say that the local senior center "Harvest Bazaar" came through big time. I read about it and noted that it started at 8:00 a.m. I figure, drop off #1 at the bus and #2 and I head to the sale, get there at 8:30 and scoop up all the bargains because who else would be there so early? Oh, everyone, thats who. Apparently this bazaar has a reputation. A well deserved one at that! We stopped off at the first room- "Collectibles and Antiques" It was packed! I wanted to scope out the jewelry and had to wait quite awhile for a turn to get close enough to get a good look. M is with me, doing pretty well but getting increasingly crabby with the wait. I figure she is just not enjoying the crowds and getting fidgety even though its only been a few minutes. I spotted the cutest red vintage purse so I grabbed it as we waited for our turn with the baubles. Her little cries of, "I want to go home" started getting more frequent and louder and then it happened. She puked! All over the floor, loads of little old ladies all around. I put the purse on a table and grabbed her but it was too late. We ran to the bathroom but the vomiting was done. This is the second time she has done this recently and I noticed that it was after scrambled eggs both times. My son has severe food allergies and it makes me think that she has an egg sensitivity, that coupled with drawing in the car making her carsick, has brought us to this place. The good news is, 10 minutes later she was just fine, talking to EVERYONE, which is her way, and enjoying herself again. Did I leave? Heck no! We piled back into the "Antiques and Collectibles " room and got back in the game! The purse was still there so we jumped in where we left off. Honestly, I was a little wary of returning to the scene of the vomiting with the perpetrator, but I knew she would now be fine and she was. Besides, I fugured, as sad as I would be, she could always just puke into my little red vintage purse if need be! (thats the purse up there- it was $4.50 and came with a cute coin purse too. The tall footed candy dish that I love was also $4!) We were able to find a pair of the cutest rubber boots with butterfiles all over them for $2 so she could take off her pukey shoes. Pretty great finds,don't you think?!
Can you believe this yarn??? Two bucks for two pounds (i weighed it!) 60% wool/40% mohair- And its such a nice color. Anyone have any suggestions what to make from it? And that pottery vase is a favorite- $6 for that baby. I thought it would look so pretty with my greeny blue hydrangeas in it.
I almost passed this up and I am so glad that I took a closer look! There was a big box of all sorts of fabric scraps and these wooden cutouts. It was sort of a mess but as I dug around, I found it was full oof these cute wooden cutouts of children and bears. There are stands to go with all of them and there was this one painted doll with velcro hearts on her chest. The fabric scraps were for cutting into clothing shapes so you could decorate them. The whole box was $3.oo. THREE DOLLARS! I got it home and counted and there are 50 of those cutouts , all with stands and lots of fabric already ironed to fusible interfacing, ready to be cutout for clothes. I am going to take 20 to M's preschool for a project, probably save some for virtues camp and I am thinking they wopuld be great for christmas gifts. Make a little drawstring bag and put a few into the bag with some paint and fabric as little kits for some of our kids friends. What a find! I also got some odd skeins of yarn and some embroidery floss but I figured I have gloated enough! Reminder: whip lash is over on friday ! I better get my hat made!