The weekend's junking expedition started off with a fizzle. I had seen a sign saying a church rummage sale was set for Friday and Saturday. No surprise--it always had been on a Friday and Saturday before. So I showed up bright and early and . . . no line. What gives? Oh, they decided to hold the sale on THURSDAY, Friday and Saturday this year. Ha-ha! I bought a 25 cent bowl and left. The other three sales I passed on the way had nothing of interest. But I did have to pass the rummage sale sign again and low and behold, someone had hand written in THURS.
Saturday was better. One sale in particular, too. We have a Saturday circuit and we'd been to a sale at this barn a couple of years ago and everything was EXPENSIVE, so I had low expectations. Apparently there'd been a death in the family and they were eager to get rid of stuff, so the prices were terrific.
I'm a sucker for brown transferware, so when I saw this Old Sturbridge Village mug, I knew I had to have it. Any time you buy a souvenir these days, you can bet it was made in China. Not so my little brown mug. Ironstone, Made In England (which tells me it was probably purchased 20-30 years ago).
It just so happens, that several years ago my husband, parents and I made a trip to the old Sturbridge Village. It was a wonderful trip, but I didn't buy any kind of souvenir, so I was pleased to find this.
And here's what it says on the bottom of the mug.
Don't you just love it? And the cost? Fifty cents.
I bought more things at the sale--like a whole bag of doilies (12) for $1. Birthday candles (can you ever have enough of them?) and . . . brown craft tags (a big bag for 50 cents--they look like toe tags. Gotta think of something wonderful for those), earrings (for 25 cents a pair). I'm sure there was more, but I can't remember right now. No doubt about it, it was the best sale of the weekend.
Did you get anything good at the sales this weekend?