Without a doubt, my favorite find from this morning's estate sale was this old game.
The idea is to lob a ball at a bird, and if you hit it, it flips over, and you score points.
If I catch anybody throwing anything at it, however, there is going to be trouble. I think I like this so much because I was way outbid on one at the last auction I went to. This one was a couple of dollars. It might have been cheaper (cheep-er? sorry) because one of the birds was missing a beak. I replaced it with the tip of a golf tee. That also pleased me.
I really like this little cabin, too.
Want to guess what's in this tin?
You guessed right, didn't you?
I also came home with a nice old Union pumpkin lantern and some pretty velvet flowers.
A few pieces of Jadeite, but the measuring cups are the only pieces I'm keeping. I have almost too much Jadeite. If that's even possible. Perhaps it's more accurate to say I have about enough.
If you had been married in 1925, you would be by far my oldest blog reader, and you also might have a collection of really lovely old cards. They are so very pretty.
If you are wondering about the sailors in the title of the post, here they are. I stopped at a thrift store on the way home from the sale and plucked this old pattern out of a box of junky ones. The feedsacks came from the sale, and I think we know how I feel about them.
Especially this one. Sailors on shore leave, in pink. All in all, a good morning.