after 36 hours in sickieville, i was ready to bust out and hit some estate sales with my mom. there were over ten sales this past weekend, so we chose the ones that interested us most in the same area of town. we had some luck and i found some cute things.
my findsat the second sale, i found this little manger with mary, joseph and jesus. it looks hand made to me. i love the nativity, as do my kids, so i had to take it home, and it was only $.50.
i know i am working backwards, but at the first sale, i had the most luck. i found these abc flash cards for $1. i love the graphics!
i also found these vintage christmas seals. i love, love, love them. i can't wait to use them on tags or a new banner.
isn't this book precious?? and, yes, the graphics are very rich (even with my iphone picture). i paid $3. i thought it was worth it because it was in excellent condition, was one i hadn't ever seen and was one i would use as a book to read to my kids.
oh, how i had to buy this book. just look at it!! i love the print on the cover. and, apparently i needed it. just look at what i found inside . . .
i still don't think you will find me using a pattern, but if anyone could change my mind, it would be betty and judy on the cover there.
i bought a few other school primers for $.50 0r $1.
then, my find for the day:it is a betsy mccall fashion designer light table! it is in excellent condition (even the light bulb worked, but we replaced it anyway.) it has almost 20 pages of traceables like you see on the table above and the portfolio to hold everything. i knew immediately this would be loved by my own little fashion designer, so i asked how much they wanted and he said $3! it is already receiving lots of love and attention at my house.
(and because i was curious, i googled betsy and found out she was released in 1961 and according to kovels was worth $45 in 1999.)