I wanted to start showing you my National Garage Sale Day loot with something out of the ordinary for me. You other bloggers are having an influence on things I now notice when out yard and charity thrift saling.
Before this I would pick up ratty old towels and preowned litterboxes to use for the animals I care for, transport and foster. I am always on the lookout for OUIJA Boards and Tarot cards, cat or dog figurines and of course books.
I used to gravitate towards trivia games and gumball machines. Anything unusual, colorful and fun. Oh- of course Halloween decorations and novelties, plus I have brought home many a table and unmatched chair.
Did I mention anything with a Smiley Face?
That is a different post.
I have been influenced by items other bloggers find attractive and exciting. Things with a little more finesse… pizazz… maturity?
Things now considered Vintage, that I grew up with and used daily.
1960s vintage flower juice glasses.
Unmarked, at least Libbey quality, and they came in the white wire basket, less than 10 cents each.
A very beautiful and cheerful Golden Yellow Fire King soup mug.
In real life it looks larger than it does in this photo.
I wish there had been more than one but now I can either look for more or not feel bad sending it along to someone who needs a replacement.
This before-my-time early 1970s vintage carnival glass candy dish. Comparing them offered on ebay, would you describe it as leaf shape or flower shape?
How about butterfly or clover?
EDIT: I was advised by Kathy of Cat Lady Kate’s Elegant & Depression Glass (much more informed than I will ever be) that my iridescent little dish is part of the Doric pattern, early 1970s, by Jeannette Glass. They made this same shape in opaque blue, pink or teal during the depression than then re-issued it with the carnival finish.
Thank you Kathy for sharing your knowledge.
I enjoy learning from readers and bloggers. A little more research calls it Clover leaf shape.
One of my favorite finds of the weekend (also one of my favorite colors)
another unusual shaped candy or side dish which I believe to be older than I am.
Again I compared it to others listed on ebay and am very pleased with what I paid.
OK- I am ecstatic. The church ladies holding this sale were very good to me.
As for prices, my van was over half filled with boxes and bags and I had change from my $20 bill, well I did before I bought the home made peanut squares. No regrets there.
This was the first of several posts I will do from one wonderful weekend.