Saturday, March 5, 2011

A Jump on Garage Sale Shopping

My husband Pete and I dragged ourselves out of bed this morning at 6:30 a.m. to scour a couple of garage sales, a flea market, and a few thrift stores for treasures.  We actually found a lot of cool things to dig through.  I guess the unseasonably warm temperatures we had in the last part of February have propelled some people into spring cleaning mode. So, thank you early spring weather for the opportunity to buy cheap, groovy stuff!  The group of things I have pictured above set me back a whopping $3.30, and it consists of...
1. As the backdrop, a shocking pink, 1960's smock.
2. A vintage photo of some ladies lounging on a lake shore.
3. Approximately 2 1/2 yard of brown calico fabric.
4. An early 1900's etched glass tumbler.
5. The Bloomingdale's Book of Entertaining-- full of tips from 1973 New York's social elite. In case you were wondering, yes, Geoffrey Holder (the guy in the 1970's 7-Up commercials) was included in this exclusive group.  Mr. Holder strongly emphasized serving rum at parties, however, he never mentioned the uncola in this book.
6. A copper colored, cast metal statuette of The Empire State Building.
By the way, Pete's find of the morning was the $5 scanner I used to scan the vintage photograph.  Thanks Pete, you always find the best electronics bargains!