Well, the drought has ended. It seem like the last month was just terrible for garage sale-ing. Rain, storms, lack of sales -- you name it. Maddie picked up a few books, but that was the extent of it. Today it all changed! I stumbled across all this Frankoma at one sale. The woman who was selling it was a Frankoma collector and said she had picked up pieces here and there -- mostly at thrift stores. She was selling each piece for only $1. So $5 got me this great haul -- a canister (without lid, but not a problem since I want it to hold craft tools in my office), two different creamers and a couple of mugs. Sadly, one mug has a crack, but I still love them.
At the same house we found this little demitasse set -- Maddie had to have it and at $3 it was a pretty good deal. They had it marked $5, but I could tell it wasn't old because of the box and they were willing to bargain (I love that).
Now this may be the deal of the day -- a big stack of old postcards and greeting cards for $2. Quite a few of the postcards were actually mailed, so I have postmarks to date them by -- 1909, 1910, 1916! It looks like whomever owned these was a collector because prices are written in pencil on the back of about 1/2 of them. Considering they were purchased for for anywhere between $.25 and $3.50 each, I would say paying $2 for the stack was great luck!
Not too bad for one morning. I'm so glad things are improving, I was starting to lose hope!