I went out to 8 garage sales on Thursday morning and had a little bit of luck. I didn’t go out Friday, just too much to do around here. Then I had to go to Dickinson on Saturday. Mom and I found a little time to get to an auction for 30 minutes, but not a lot that I wanted.
I picked up this green train case at a garage sale. Not sure if a green one will sell. I have sold other colors. This one screams 1980s to me, yet I think it is older than that. Guess I will find out if it sells or not. I think the make great storage boxes for toys, makeup, jewelry and craft items.
I found another Cram Imperial World Globe that was reasonably priced. I really love the beige with a blue/green color and nothing else. Set in a gold base, I think this one is stunning. It is pre 1989 since it still has the Soviet Union on it.
One of my early listing back in 2011 when I started my Etsy shop was the bicycle built for 2 from Homco. It sold pretty quickly, so when I saw this trio, called Time Traveler’s, I just had to pick them up. I think they would look amazing in a boy’s room that had vintage transportation in it.
I usually wiling to sell most anything I find, but this strong guy was hard for me to list. I bought it at a garage sale where proceeds were going for Relay for Life cancer benefit. I have always had a fascination with old guillotine paper cutters. I don’t know how old this is. I remember being a teacher’s aide when I was in high school. I would help grade school teacher’s out with paperwork during my study hall. I remember cutting lots of paper with one of these bad boys. I attended a small school so all 12 grades were in one school building. I graduating in a class of 27. At first I thought I would keep the cutter, but no, someone else can enjoy it. This is one item I will buy any time I see it.
Finally, here is a little Fisher Price riding toy. It is a little faded but that just tells me it was used and loved. I didn’t use this. I think this was after my time as a little girl. I just love how slender it is. It seems like most riding toys now are so bulky. Maybe just a little safer, but so rounded that they almost seem bigger than the toddler.
Did you own any of these items?