Sunday, May 22, 2011

Thrifty Acres - small price, big vintage fun

Hello! Went to a nearby estate sale yesterday. Alas, thought it started one hour later than it did, so I didn't get there right when it opened. Don't know what I missed, but for a small sum, still was pleased with the few things I got:

This is a set of ten vintage swizzle sticks; I paid one mighty dime for all. What else can you buy for a mere dime?

I paid a whopping 75 cents for this Sun, Moon, and Stars Stamps set produced by the Metropolitan Museum of Art. It's from 1996 and while I don't know what it sold for back then, I'm sure it was way more than that! (Looked on the Internet and didn't see it listed for anything lower than $12.95, though admittedly it was a quick search). This is a set of 16 rubber stamps, only three of which had ever been used. According to the pamphlet inside, these celestial images are based on items in the museum's collections dating from 1390 to 1624. I'm a big fan of medieval-era art, so I will love using these!

Another vintage item above, a bingo game from Warren Built Rite Games. I loved the graphics on the box. Not sure of the era, possibly the 1950's or early 1960's. 

Above you see another view of the bingo game, with the two types of bingo cards found in the box. The yellow and red cards are the ones that came with the game; I think that the beige ones are older. 

I like to use vintage bingo cards in various crafts - have altered them and decorated them in various ways and they've turned out well. Think of them as a mini canvas if you will. Oh, and the price? Fifty cents for the whole set! 

So, I spent a grand total of $1.35 for my entire purchase. Not bad at all for things I will enjoying displaying or using!


  1. Well, I didn't go to the Metropolitan Museum of Art, but do you like the souvenir I got you from the Smithsonian Museum of Air and Space?

  2. Yes, I did like it very much! Thank you so much for thinking of me.