Wednesday, April 18, 2012

Yard Sale Finds

Good Morning!  We are finally getting some much needed rain in SW Virginia today.  It has been soooo dry. 

Last Friday I noticed an ad in the local newspaper for a yard sale in the "not so great" section of town.  I hesitated about going because this area is notoriously crime ridden but I did a drive by first and decided it looked fine and boy an I glad I went!

Did I ever tell y'all that I was a majorette?  Yep!  From about age 6 through high school I twirled the baton and competed in various pageants and baton competitions and also marched with my high school band.  One of these days I will pull out some photos and post them.  I told you that to tell you this.  I collect all things majorette.  I have several dolls, figurines, etc..  so when I saw this old majorette hat I practically broke out in a sweat!
When I asked how much and she said $5.00 I almost jumped for joy!


I can't take pictures of me I don't even know why I try!
I also got a few other goodies:

An adorable vintage dress pattern in my size.  I love the blue one in the background.  It looks so fresh and cool.

This is a corsage!  How cute are those little spun head Santas?

I made try and open this package very carefully and take these out to use at Christmas time.  Shoot, I might even wear it!
And these next items are soooo cute I could just cry.  I wish I had found them before Easter, but they will be fun for next year.
a bunch of vintage Easter picks.



some still in their packaging.

These are my favorite.  Little broken eggs with chicks peeking out.

Total cost for this delicious haul???  $8.00!!!!
So glad yard sale season is here!
Hope everyone has a great day!

Linda

5 comments:

Debby said...

I was a majorette in high school. How funny. I look back at what I had to wear. OH my......the shorts were so short.....I'd like to see some of your collection.

Little Susie Home Maker said...

I love you vintage finds. That Majorette cap is so pretty! it sure is nice when we can find something that is special to us. So good for you!
Blessings,
Susie
http://littlesusiehomemaker-lilsusiehomaker.blogspot.com

Jessica Cangiano said...

What thoroughly fantastic finds! I especially like the darling Easter picks.

Thank you ever so sweetly for your lovely comment on my post about Chronically Vintage's 3rd birthday, I really appreciate it. :)


Wishing you a beautiful Thursday,
♥ Jessica

retrorevival.biz said...

That hat is awesome! Looking forward to seeing your majorette pictures ~ don't be shy:)

~Cindy

Erica of Golden Egg Vintage said...

You have found such cute things! Boy do we have similar taste!
I'm pretty certain though, that your "santa corsage" is actually several individual heads that pull apart. They're package ties or decorations. It just looks like a corsage because of the way they're laying. They should each have a chenielle stem.
Maybe I'm wrong...but I think. LOL :)