Wednesday, February 10, 2010

Yard Sale Finds

Last summer a local antique store was having a yard sale from the left over stuff from an entire estate purchase. I wandered around the yard looking at random junk and was about to leave when they opened another storage pod and started bringing out more stuff. I saw this wooden box and knew I had to have it. When I tried to pick it up I discovered it weighed about 20 lbs.
Look at all the goodies inside...
20 lbs of craft wire... for $2.. I would have paid $2 for just the wooden box. Paid for it and took it straight to my car.. but I didn't leave I stuck around to find out what else was in that storage pod... A few miniutes later they set out 3 wine boxes (two were exactly alike with handles)
I knew I had to have all of them too. As soon as I opened the first one I was sold.
All three boxes were filled with vintage seed beads made in Japan and a beaded flower instruction book. $5 for all three boxes and a bag full of vintage sewing stuff that is now stored in the other wine box. Photobucket
Now I've just got to learn some bead stitching. I found some videos on youtube that help me alot with understanding the process but I haven't figured out what to make yet.
Thanks Casey and Tessie for inspiring me to get my beads out.

I spent $7 and brought home more supplies than I could ever use so if anybody needs some beads or wire let me know I'd be more than happy to share them.


Kim said...

HI! I popped over here from Deni's blog and I just had to say.....holy cow, what a great find!!! I think I might have fainted after I opened the boxes chock full of beads- wow!! Love all your minis too :)

Caseymini said...

Amazing find Anna!!! Love all of the goodies. I have the wine box with the rope handle. We are twins! Great bargains. Can you imagine what you would have spent for all of that if you paid full price???

Maia's Twinkle Miniatures said...

Oh what a wonderful wonderful find! I love the boxes but finding them with things inside is great! Are the tiny beads the really tiny kind or normal size?

Sue C said...

Wow, what a find. Smiles