The DH was on furlough today so we hit a couple of estate sales. The first house appeared to be the home of someone who got rid of all their vintage goodies and replaced them with newer, cheaper junk (and not junk in a good way). I did find a 1953 medical book with some funny photos and illustrations and a baggie full of stick-on and iron-on lettering, and the DH got a small basket full of nuts, bolts and washers, and a couple of brackets.
At the second sale I hit paydirt! I got all of the glorius vintage Christmas bounty you see below, plus a few cabinet cards, a couple of postcards and a few doilies. For $6. Yes, $6. The ornaments were in a larger box marked "$1 per ornament" so I was expecting to have to pay a lot. I even left a dozen or so in the box because I thought my total was going to be much higher. Unfortunately, by the time I knew how much they actually cost someone had come along behind me and grabbed the other box. For some strange reason only the barns were open today and all the Christmas stuff was just laying out on the grass. The house will be open tomorrow and Sunday so we may be going back. Can you just imagine what all must be in there???