Wednesday, September 17, 2014

Hot Dog

I don't know a lot about skateboards so when I saw this one at the thrift store, I didn't immediately purchase it. I went home and looked it up on Ebay. One in mint condition sold for $135.06 at auction. Of course, I went back to get it. This one is in bad shape but I'm hoping someone will still buy it.

It is a longboard by Sears Roebuck and Co. I believe it is from the 60's. At one time, it said Hot Dog on it. It is wood with clay wheels. I'm pretty sure one of my cousins taught me how to skateboard on one of these in the late 70's early 80's. (yes, I'm well aware I revealed my age)

You can check out my listing here

Sunday, September 14, 2014

Treasure Sale Finds

One of our local churches had their annual treasure sale yesterday and today. I went yesterday with my sister. I ended up ruining my new pair of Nikes because I didn't think about the rain we got beforehand and the field it was held in was covered in mud.

It was hard to look at stuff with a 4 year old and my older child. They tend to wander. Ryker isn't too bad because he stayed by me but Robert is hearing impaired and quite fast. If you lose sight of him, it's not like you can call his name and he will come back to you. Anyways, I managed to miss a vintage Fisher Price circus train with animals and people. My sister spotted it and said "Don't you want this?" Of course I did. I have been collecting the play sets for Ryker even though some can sell for good money on Ebay. When he no longer has interest in them, I will probably sell them.

Here are some things I bought.

When I was paying for the penguin, some small boy came up to the table and said "I want the penguin" His dad said "No. Let's look for something else." To which the boy said again "I want the penguin." I was about to give it to him but the dad had already dragged him away.

I didn't get to really look at housewares because it was cold and I was afraid my boys would break something and I was ready to go. I don't do well with big crowds and I was done by then. We did go to 3 garage sales nearby but I only found one thing. I have never seen this toy before but some sellers are trying to get over $100 for their NIB one. It's called Baby Moppets Secret Nursery. The play set is hidden by the cloth for the bassinet. The seller showed me how it went together. She said she is 36 and it was hers from her childhood.

All these items are available in my Ebay store.

Thursday, September 4, 2014

Half Off Sale

The thrift store by my house is having a half off sale until Saturday. It rained most of the day but I managed to go for a hour while the rain stopped. I didn't find too much though.

Some stuffed animals

Ice Age 2 blanket

and a Curious George frame

A few days before I found another Henry dog. This is the 3rd one I found at that particular store.

a scentsy cat

and at another store I found a vintage child's suitcase. I think these are so cute. I would keep it for my son but he doesn't go on sleepovers.