Before charity shops and car-boot sales there were Jumble Sales, they were the only place to find cheap children's clothes, toys and books and I was always there in the queue to get in.
They've almost vanished from the calendar now but Eye Scout Group still have one and I went to have a look - always good to support Scout Groups.
It was crowded and I avoided the clothes tables but had a good look through the books, toys and junk.
I didn't buy much. Just this bundle of Resurgence Magazines and the dinky little picnic basket.
That's a dear little basket. Assuming the lid hinges up, I'd probably use it to hold my 'working' yarn ball to stop it rolling around and escaping! xxReplyDelete
Yes both sides open - it would hold just a couple of small balls of woolDelete
It would make a sweet little foodie hamper birthday gift (jars of home made jam and chutney wrapped in CS teacloth)ReplyDelete
That's an ideaDelete
Fancy you buying the Resurgence magazine, I have only just restarted my subscription again.ReplyDelete
I've been reading lots of the articles - some are a bit too scientific and there are some good illustrations to cut out for my scrapbook!Delete
Several pages of book ideas too
I'm sure that dinky little basket (WHAT good value!) will come in useful at Christmas or as Joy suggested, for putting a ball of wool in to stop it running around.ReplyDelete
Enjoy your Resurgance magazines - they were good value too.
Some of the mags are a bit out of date now - science moves fast! but a few good articlesDelete
In our village when a child there were regular jumble sales, we had 2 churches, each had a sale every month. I loved them, I always got cheap books to read.ReplyDelete
I was always so glad to find childrens clothes at jumble sale and most of their toys and books too.Delete
Jumble sales were so much a part of life in childhood - often run by church or scouting organisations I seem to recall. They were such fun for us kids but I remember my mum rolling her eyes at some of our bargains!ReplyDelete
That little basket you bought is very cute.
Alison in Wales x
We used to have two a year when I was involved in Scouting and every other village organisation had one too and then more in the next village which was only a mile away. Saturday afternoons many weeks in autumn and springDelete
I miss that kind of shopping! Always an adventure. And the basket is wonderful - no idea how much 50p is but I'm guessing not a lot.ReplyDelete
50p is half of £1 and a small spend!Delete
Jumble sales are associated with churches to me. They come up in Barbara Pym, where the vicar's wife collects jumble and sometimes uses the excuse to satisfy her curiosity about someone's house!ReplyDelete
That's a nice basket, maybe for someone's Easter?
There aren't so many church Jumbles now - so few people go to churchDelete
every once in a agreat while I will see a sign in the US for a jumble sale and it is usually church sales. Looks like it was well attended.ReplyDelete
I took the photo on my way out when things had calmed down a bit - to begin with there was hardly room to move!Delete
I've not been to a jumble sale for years, I used to love them. That basket would make a lovely Christmas present for one of the granddaughters. Maybe filled with a little doll and it's layette, a little china tea set for a picnic or something similar.ReplyDelete
Not to say of course, that the boys wouldn't love something like this. My younger son loved playing with food related toys.Delete
There's another in the same place tomorrow . Young Farmers Club I think, not sure I'll be heading there again as I want to watch the Rugby on TVDelete
I thought Charity Shops had erased Jumblw Sales forever. Love the 'dinky' basket and at 50p a bargain.ReplyDelete
Just a few Jumble sales left around here - not like the "old days"Delete
We do not have jumble sales. Occasionally, a church posts a sign on the lawn announcing a "gently used" sale. Some churches have auctions where church members donate art, antiques, vacations at a member's beach house, ticket to a baseball game...They have an actual auctioneer and people make bids, the highest bidder wins. I went to one of these and did not care for it. I'd love your jumble sales. Your basket is nicely made and a great purchase. The magazines will provide some interesting reading. Again, you always do well at the sales.ReplyDelete
There are charity auctions over here too although I've never been to oneDelete
My friend and I hit some resale shops yesterday and I was happy to find cotton yarn, crossword puzzle books, birthday cards and some gift bags.ReplyDelete
They sure got a good crowd at the jumble sale you went to!
My photo was after the crowd thinned out a bit - it was very squashed before!Delete
They are called Rummage sales around here and very valuable to me when I had the three sons at home. They were 25 cents an item on the first day of the sale and $1 a bag on the second day. When the boys were older I would give them each a quarter (25 cents) with a theme of what they should find and buy such as the most useless item. Then they bought one of those bread slicing guides for bread machine bread. Their babysitter said she wanted one of them so it was immediately gifted to her and they went back to find something else useless. All three still shop at thrifts.ReplyDelete
We also call these Rummage sales and I love them. I find lots of craft items at them. You got a really lovely basket.ReplyDelete
I used to love a good jumble sale. I suppose nowadays most people give their things to the charity shops. Such a shame as they used to be a lot of fun!ReplyDelete
Love jumble sales agree we don't find many nowadays - bought an amazing dress in Oxfam this week. Looking forward to wearing it on Tuesday when a group of us are going out for pizza following various successes at Slimming World lol Yes ironic!ReplyDelete