Junk Sale

I always complain that there aren’t enough junk/thrift sales around here.  My husband emailed me an online advertisement for one taking place this weekend, so I had to go.

And, crazy woman that I am, I loaded up 8 children (yes, all 8 of them) and went.
I arrived on day two, and I was one of two, yes two, customers there.  I’m guessing that a lot of stuff went yesterday, but the advantage to going today was that most items were at least half of what they were yesterday, and all the things marked $5 were now $1.  All of yesterday’s $1.oo items were free today.

For $35, here’s what I scored:

junk sale finds

The “watch children” sign is at least 2 feet square.  It makes me laugh out loud!  Don’t you think that a woman with 8 children should have a sign like this?  I’m not sure yet where I’ll put it, but I believe it’s found an appropriate home.

vintage blue canisters

I got the set of vintage blue canisters for $5.  They’re in great condition, and they’re my color!  I also scored some vintage glass jars, most of them blue and one that is clear.  Two of them are really big, one of which came with a vintage metal lid on it.  The large ones were $5 and the other four cost only $1 each.  I’m so excited to clean them out and put flowers in them.

vintage glass jars

This set of vintage plastic letters was wrapped in saran wrap and I snagged them all for just $1.

vintage letters

They’re about 12 inches tall, and should be fun to use somehow.  I know I’ll use one of the J’s for sure, but because I have multiples of all of them, shout out if you see one you could use!  I’m serious here, I think that someone besides my two sisters reads this blog, so speak up!  In front of the letters is a vintage glass shelf that was in the “free” pile, so I snagged it.  It has potential, I promise.  Remember my pink mirror .  Hiding somewhere in all that stuff is a shelf and two candle holders that mount on a wall which were also free.   Paint can fix anything!

In addition to these things, there was a box of little glass medicine bottles with droppers.  They’ve never been used.  I grabbed it for $1, knowing there will be something great to use them for at some point in time.

vintage glass medicine bottle

Also from the “free” pile, I grabbed some old sports equipment: youth football pads, an old football helmet, a batting hat for baseball, an old football jersey, and an old hockey goalie mask.  I figure at the very least I can clean them and put them in the Halloween costume box, but I also think that the hockey mask might look cool in one of my son’s rooms.

old sports equipment

Just for fun, here’s a picture of some of the huge, cool old signs that were hanging in the building on this guy’s property.  They were fun to look at.

vintage signs

And thus ended my one hour thrifting spree with 8 children in tow.  Now I’ve got to get cleaning!  Hope you’re having a great Saturday!


  • Emily

    you scored! I love it. Especially the watch children sign. I need one of those in every room! ha!

  • Stephanie

    You found some awesome treasures! So fun!

  • I would love to buy a “J” from you. If you really have more than you need.

    P.S. I love your blog – I think you do a great job and you inspire me to be a better person so thank you!

  • Brent

    Hey just so you know the “Hockey Mask” is actually for baseball – a catcher’s helmet and mask. You got some really cool stuff. I wish I could have gone to see what they had. I’ve been thinking the same about the lack of sales. I’m kind of wishing it was summer so I could go to some garage sales. KSL is good too but not the same thing. I vote the sign as my favorite.

  • jennifer

    Thanks Brent! When I took it all down to the basement, I looked at it again and realized it was a catcher’s mask but forgot to correct it. I should have called you on Saturday. Sorry I didn’t think of it. If I hear of anything again I’ll call you first. Jen

  • jennifer

    Amber, thanks for your comment! I’d love to send you a “J.”

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