Treasure Hunting in Littleton
Any time you spend 7 hours checking out yard sales, a flea market, and a store that sells the leftovers from yard sales, chances are good that you’ll find something fun.
This is exactly what happened to my parents, sisters and me last weekend. The above picture is a sampling of some things I picked up. Don’t worry, the painting is NOT becoming part of my decor. The frame, however, is.
It’s seen better days, but I only paid $5 for it. I’ll give it new life with a fresh coat of paint. It’s going to be beautiful.
This vintage set of eight silver plated goblets will be right at home with my collection of vintage silver. Later in the day I added a 9th to the mix for less than a dollar. The size is a bit off, but it fits right in. If I can find one more, I have enough for my whole family! I love the patina of old silver. So beautiful.
I scored the mirror for only $1.00. Again, paint will give it a whole new life. Please don’t ask me to explain why I can’t seem to leave mirrors behind. They just call my name, I guess.
I found a silver bread plate, a gravy boat, 4 napkin holders, 6 china butter pat dishes (for my little girls’ toy kitchen) and a couple more silver pieces for a total of $4.00. The card games were 10 cents each.
I am not a collector of vintage tin canisters, but every once in a while one gets my attention. I liked the green illustrations of different herbs along the bottom of this one. I paid 50 cents for it.
I also found a US flag on a nice wooden pole for $2, a pair of crutches for $1 (which my children haven’t stopped playing with yet), and a Littlest Pet Shop set for $2. I’d say that the best deal of the day went to my sister who found an awesome little dresser for $3. My favorite find of the day was also $3, but it deserves a post all its own. I’m excited to share.
It was a fun day full of surprises, good memories, and some fun finds. I’ll take shopping like this over the mall any day!