I was on the hunt Saturday morning, not for vintage items or thrift finds, but for the newly released Skylander Legendary figure for my five year old grandson. For those of you who aren't aware of what a Skylander is I'm right with you because I don't know either. What I do know is that it's for a video game, and it is an extremely popular item.
So instead of standing in a queue waiting to get into the estate sale, I was standing in line outside of Toys R Us waiting for it to open. I am happy to report I was able to secure one Skylanders Limited Edition Legendary Trigger Happy figure for his Easter basket.
Our arrival at the estate sale was rather late, and everything was picked over. I wandered around the upstairs and basement before finding my sister standing outside on the deck just off from the kitchen. No one else seemed interested in the few items that were displayed on the deck except for my sister. She stood in front of a record cabinet with sliding wooden doors that were warped. Several items were displayed on the top of the cabinet, but that was not what my sister was interested in. She was unsuccessfully trying to slide open the cabinet doors. This cabinet, which was not intended for outdoor use, had endured a lot of damp and wet weather and those doors would not budge. As we struggled to open the doors, we attracted a few on lookers.
We could see that several items were inside the cabinet, but we had no idea what the items were. After several minutes of straining, pulling, and yanking the sliding door, it budges about six inches, just enough to pull out the mystery items within. We now had four people watching and waiting to see what the contents would be.
Here are the treasures that I pulled our from inside the cabinet...
Turquoise "Gold Tweed" pedestal vase/pot by Haeger.
Does anyone know what year this was produced
from the makers mark?
This Haeger vase measures eleven and a half inches tall.
I can't wait to display some lilacs or peonies in this vase.
This year my deviled eggs will be sitting
on this Indiana clear glass egg tray.
This tray is beautiful even upside down.
There were several more items inside the cabinet that we weren't interested in, some dishes, a Haeger Madonna planter, pickle jars, and some junk.
All of these items were extremely dirty and had no prices. We got in line, to get prices and pay for our treasures. When the man saw the dirt and grim he said "These must be from the garage everything out there is dirty." I paid $3.50 for all three items.
Moral of the story; always open doors and drawers, look under tables and inside boxes, because you never know what you might find.
Looking forward to see what everyone else found this week.
I am linking up:
with Her Library Adventures, Flea Market Finds
Apron Thrift Girl, Thrift Share Monday
Me and My Shadow, Magpie Monday