Monday, November 17, 2008

Dutch Treats

It's time, once again, for a yard sale report. This sweet little bavarian house is also... a musical jewelry box. Charlotte has already enjoyed dancing along with the ballerina to "Edelweiss". It cost me 25 cents. The music box sits atop a brand new, red felt Christmas tree skirt. I plan to embellish it with some type of embroidery. That was purchased for 50 cents.
Next up, four children's book at 20 cents each. (C is a book hound since she doesn't watch tv.) The red velvet vintage child's Christmas apron was scooped up for $1. (They're never too young to start the apron obsession, are they??) This pretty blue floral tea cup was a steal at 25 cents. (I bought that for my neighbor who has been under the weather.) Lastly, you'll notice the icky fake wood grain on my little dutch girl. She has a secret though...
the front plate swings away to reveal some type of hiding place. Well, I don't actually know what it is, but it will be a secret hiding place. It needs a coat of paint first. Grand total = $3.30.

Also purchased, more aprons for my shop, shipping supplies and an umbrella stroller. Our dog recently broke C's stroller, so I bought an identical replacement - in a different color - for $2.

Many folks were feeling generous this weekend. I tried to buy a wiffle ball for C to play with, but the man insisted on giving it to me. Also, the woman holding the yard sale with shipping supplies chit chatted with me about children and foot surgery. Before I left, she gave me an art set for my daughter, two Christmas placemats and a Christmas doormat - all brand new! Now that's a thrifty weekend :)

6 comments:

Jamie @ Baldwin Bungalow said...

Oooh, I think my favorite is the wooden box - that's really cute!

(thanks for the prayers - I appreciate it!!!)

The Queen of Fifty Cents said...

Now, those are prices that make an old thrifter proud! You go girl!

casch said...

I can't decide which I like the most! Good job shopping, too! I think I'll choose the umbroller. Yes, that's my favorite. good price for a handy dandy item.

autumn's darkroom said...

That little house is awesome and the little dancer!

Vintage Mommy said...

Too bad we don't live in the same neighborhood!

Mir said...

Awesome finds Diane. The Bavarian music box is great ...

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