Sunday, March 11, 2007

What can you get for 8 dollars?

Today the answer is A LOT!! I hit the estate sale of all estate sales. I went yesterday and got some really fun vintage stuff. A gorgeous hand embroidered and crocheted table cloth, some china and other goodies. I went back today because they had such good prices and there were a few things I had my eye on. I was wandering around when a man announced, "folks, we're going to start the bag sale now...everything is included...fill a bag for $8!" I grabbed a bag and literally went to town!!! Here in Minnesota, there are estate sales every weekend somewhere in the twin cities area. On the second day of the sale, they usually mark things down 50% off for anything under $50 and 30% off anything over $50. Then sometimes at the very end of the sale they let you fill a bag for a specified amount of money. I haven't been at a sale at the right time to do this for quite some time (years, I would say). Today was the day and it happened to be a sale with TONS of goodies. So I packed my brown, paper grocery bag to the brim, hoping that it wouldn't rip! Here's what I crammed in there.....all for eight dollars!!!



Believe it or not, I also fit a vintage silver teapot and creamer and a bunch of other little old knick knacks in there. What a day!!!!

34 comments:

Helle Greer said...

Oh my goodness you did good.
What treasures.We don't have those kind of deals out here in Cali.
Love all the china.
Helle

Merci-Notes said...

Oh how very exciting. I have not been to an estalte sale since leaving Michigan 13 1/2 years ago. oh how happy I am for you. The Forget Me Not cup and suacer is perfect. THe little scapes of wooden people are adorable. Thank You For giving us a glimpse into your Prize Bag!

Merci-Notes said...

I apologize for ALL of my typos. I forgot to proofread.

She Who Flies said...

Sounds like Christmas! No, even better! Well done Kari :-)

~Becca~Bluebird Rose said...

Oh what wonderful treasures! I am smiling just looking at them! I haven't been to an estate sale yet this year but hope to soon (they have them more in the warmer weather here). They never have the bag sales though! Wow!! All those pretty dishes you have! And that little cup is adorable!
Thank you for sharing; seeing all your treasures was truly a day-brightener! :)

Lilli said...

Golly, you scored bigtime! I'm sure your new treasures are happy to have an appreciative home :)

Sandy McTier said...

OMgosh!
I wish we had estate sales down here in my part of Georgia. Your bag was full of gorgeous items ~ I collect tea cups and saucers and you hit pay dirt on those!

oliveoyl64 said...

Excuse me while I wipe the drool from my lips. I collect anything w/roses and those cups and saucers are fabulous.

carlene federer said...

oooh, lucky you, what wonderful treasures!

Holly Stinnett said...

Whoooo hooo! I would be doing flip flops! You are so lucky! We just don't have these kinds of deals where I live! You must have been giddy! Congrats on some wonderful finds!

Heather said...

You are so lucky! That must have been a big bag! or else you are a great packer! What a lovely haul!!

Beth said...

ohhh....those are the sales that make your heart beat too fast and then you get short of breath.....THAT'S MY KIND OF EXERCISE !!!!!!

Bee said...

Oh my... $8? for all that lovely stuff? Wow. officially impressed here. Must have been a big bag to well stacked china!

Barb said...

Those teacups and saucers are so cute. Saw a cool project someone did with these types of cups and Scrabble letters. They attached the letters to spell an important word and dolled it up with some other vintage goodies.

Nerissa said...

Kari
You scored. The tea cups and saucers are to die for.
Nerissa

"Maggie" said...

What a greaat score, I especially love the demitasse cups and saucers as I have collected them since childhood and have a large collection.

PresentPast Collection said...

Speechless. Just speechless. Lucky you!

longnecklady said...

All I can say is WOW!

Good for you!

xoxo~
Sue

Vickie said...

How delightful. I haven't been to an estate sale where they did that. Looks like you hit the jackpot! If that's how you pack a paper bag, I'd like to see how you pack a box! I think I'm jealous:)

kim said...

You lucky duck! Lots of beautiful finds, that's for sure!
Love you blog. :)

nice-etc said...

hahaah I knew my mom would comment about the forget me not cup and saucer. That, as well as the yellow cup and saucer in the first photo, and the wooden people, are my favs! What a great beautiful bargain!

Laurie G. (morningk) said...

No Way! Score! I'm glad these wonderful treasures found a good home.

Andrea S. said...

I'm loving the Forget Me Not teacup. I have a small collection of teacups with sentiments on them. This piece is beautiful!! Lucky Girl!

Rose Garden Romantic said...

Wow- lucky lady!! You must have had the such fun!!!
Michelle

Lisa said...

I was just at a local antique market in out little town and one of those pink/gold tea cups were $24.00, I almost bought it. Cause it was so pretty. You scored big.. some very lovely things.
Lisa

dogfaeriex5 said...

oh my!! i adore those teacups!!
just beautiful!! what great finds!!!
xoxo~kim

BonnieRose said...

omg omg all for $8????
MY MOUTH IS STILL WIDE OPEN...
wow!!!!!!!!!

Katy said...

Wow - how fun! I love your great finds! Katy

The Polka Dot Pixie said...

Oh my!!!! That is amazing! What fabulous finds!!!!

MarilynH said...

wow--you hit the motherload!

Allison said...

Holy Cats Kari! I need to start estate saling with you. I love what you got - those teacups and saucers are dreamy...and all the little ornaments. Good job Kari!
Allie from Minneapolis
www.mycozyhome.typepad.com

HollyDoodleDesigns said...

You gotta be kidding me! That's probably the best $8.00 you ever spent, huh?! Wow. Love your blog. Come visit me at mine! Holly

Ulla said...

WOW! I'll have to come visit my inlaws more often! You really did score girl! time to party!!!

catsmum said...

I'm hyperventilating here just looking at all those cups and saucers... okay breathing slowly and deeply ... I'm back ...
girl you SCORED big time :]