We went to a giant rummage sale on Tuesday. This is probably the biggest and best rummage sale around, that I know of. It lasts from Tuesday- Thursday, which while it seems like an odd time of the week to have a sale, is always very well attended. The prices are good, but not dirt cheap until Thursday, when they give you a paper bag and you can fill it for $5. But all the good stuff might be gone by then, so we went on Tuesday.
I ended up with a couple of vintage dresses for $2 each. One is a mid 60s knit that is a little snug, but wearable, and the other is a 1980s seersucker that is wayyy too big. If there was a place to try things on, I wouldn't have bought the seersucker dress, but that's the way it goes. I bought some other odds and ends, like a bag of vintage clothespins to feed my washline habit (two lines a day!) and some kid stuff.
But the winners of the week were a toleware trashcan for $2:
And a carpet sweeper for $1:
The trashcan is for my daughter's room- she has a vintage rose theme with a Depression-era bedroom set. In pink, of course.
The carpet sweeper is for my son- he is such a great helper around the house that I knew he would have a good time pushing this around. Even though it doesn't exactly get things super-clean, it at least picks up the crumbs! My grandmother had one of these (didn't everyone's? LOL) and I remember using it as a kid.