Thursday, September 17, 2009

Treasure Seeking and FINDING !

OH my did I find treasures when mom and I were
out and about Wednesday! We went to a local college rummage sale that is and annual event and is is
HUGE~ Every year people stand in a line that snakes around
part of the college to attend this event that is filled
with used items and also new items that are donated
by local stores.
{they raise approx. $25,000 every year at this event
and use it for scholarships for needy young people}

The overhead doors open promptly at
9am and people just swarm inside.
It is so much fun~
I never know which department to look at first,
but you have to figure it out fast or you will
get run over by ~
Just look at all the goodies I found~ Bling, bling everywhere~
This tiara was my biggest splurge.
We stayed until about 11 am
purchased our goodies and then went to lunch. At lunch I decided I wanted to go back
because at approx. 1 pm
everything is 1/2 off~
So back we went. I had my eye on this pretty tiara
the first time around. The store price attached was 73.95,
but they had $20 on it. I just couldn't justify spending
even $20 so I left it there.
When we went back for the 1/2 off sale
it was still there so I think it was meant to be.
Snagged it for $10.00 ~
I found several pieces of antique lace~
these Madonnas~
Just to give you an idea of the prices...
The cream bottle brush tree...10 cents.
FOUR KD Vintage tinsel trees for 25 cents each! I priced these KD trees online when I got home
and a PAIR of them retail for $49.99 ! I had no idea!
But I do have a story...I had two 10 inch trees and two
17 inch trees in my sack. Well...when I got home and unloaded
it all there were only THREE . I was missing a 17 inch tree.
I have tried and tried to figure out what happened
to the other one to no avail. I had the bag the whole time
and I didn't think it could have fallen out, but who knows.
I guess someone else was meant to have that one. But I am still thrilled to have three of them!
Aren't they gorgeous ~
A vintage flower corsage ...10 cents~
Brand new bookmarks...10 cents each ~
Are you getting the picture about the prices?
NOW I need YOUR Help please!!
These next three photos are of a three tiered
round display stand that I purchased. I have seen this all set up in a past issue of a magazine with cream
bottle brush trees and I believe the cardboard glitter
houses on it. It is SO NEAT! But I need to find that
photo because I purchased the felt pieces in the Christmas department
{for 50 cents} and the round display discs were in a totally different
department {for $1.00}. The part that hooks them alltogether
is missing {probably was in yet a different}
and I need to see that photo so hubby can get this together for me.
I thought I had saved it, but I can't find it anywhere. I
think it was an ad in the magazine , but I am not sure.
Each one of these felt pieces fit over a wooden disk
and then the icicles drape over the edge.
Can anyone help me??
I hope you enjoyed my wonderful treasures! I missed this sale
last year because I totally forgot about it and was so bummed. I vowed that would NOT happen again...:)



Prulletje said...

Hi I enjoyed your story and all your new find treasures,wow that must have been a day!! Full of excitement, wish I was there...but in reading your felt like that! Thanx!Wish yyou a lot of fun with it...until next time, bye

The Feathered Nest said...

Such gorgeous goodies Sandi!!! And the prices sound like they were amazing....that's what I love! Seems like I've seen that photograph but can't remember ~ I can't wait to see when you display all of these things! And your bike is so beautiful, I love it! xxoo, Dawn

Holly- Girls At Heart said...

~ faint ~ what a lovely little haul! What a sweet tiara! I'm happy for you, Sandi! ♥

Sweet Old Vintage said...

The tiara and the Christmas trees are awesome.....

Deanna Joy said...

Oh, WOW! I don't think I have went to that since I was a kid, Sandi...sounds FUN! Ya know, I can see those glitter houses on the tiered stand in my head, but I'm not sure if it's because I have the magazine or just my imagination. LOL If I find it, I'll give you a hollar. :-)



Piney Rose said...

I am just sick because I couldn't have been there!! What a load of goodies - I can't believe that tiara was still there! The tiered display with the hanging iscicles - I definitely have seen it but I can't remember where. I did a google image search but no luck. I'm thinking it was in a magazine that sells cottage style items (similar to Tender Heart Treasures, but I can't remember the name). But I could be wrong. Sorry.

junkdreams said...

Wow...amazing finds. I am so J-E-A-L-O-U-S!!!! Can't wait to see the stand thingamyjiggy set up.

~~Carol~~ said...

I'm so jealous, but I just love seeing other peoples' treasures that they find! Those Madonnas are soooo beautiful, and that bling-bling? I don't even want to know how much that was! Glad your tiara was there when you went back!

blushing rose said...

Sandi,my friend ... you cleaned up! I love your treasures ... enjy!
TTFN ~ Marydon

Karen said...

Don't ya just love those kind of days? They seem to make my heart sing, what other people think is junk or cast offs Yes!

Miss Gracie's House said...

You were such a *good* girl for waiting...and now it is yours. Patience really is a virtue!
I love those bottle trees too-GREAT find!

June said...

Seriously Sandi, I think I'm a little covetous of all your great finds. But really I'm very happy that you scored so big. I love the bling and that sweet little corsage. I can't believe all the great stuff you got.

Stephanie ~ Angelic Accents said...

Wow, you found some beautiful goodies and such terrific prices, too! I think my friend, Shirl of Shirl's Rose Cottage has one of those 3-tiered stands with the felt icicles ~ you can visit her from my PRH Sisters on my sidebar ~ hope this helps!

Big TX Hugs,
Angelic Accents

sandy said...

Sorry I can't help with your three tierd stand but I DID enjoy your BFF story and your lovely new treasures.