As you know, I was on a hunt this past weekend for some great vintage finds that I could use in craft projects. I didn't have a lot of luck at the few yard sales that I went to but I did make some purchases!
Since the yard sales that we found were fairly small - or we were a little late! -, we decided to check out some of the antique stores in Pentwater, MI. Like usual, I was finding quite a bit that I liked but the prices were too high. However, I don't have a problem with holding out for a good deal.
Just as I was getting a little discouraged, I spotted one more store at the very end of a side street. I shuffled my feet over to yet one more store that I was pretty sure I wouldn't find a deal at and started looking around.
The first thing I found was a great board game with letter tiles called "Keyword Cross Word Game". I had never seen this game before but it was produced in the 50's. Since I had been looking for old Scrabble games, with no luck, I was thrilled to find something just as good if not better. The original price on it was $20 but that was scratched off for a lower price of $10. I looked through the box and discovered that it looked like some of the letter tiles were probably missing. Still, I wanted the game - just at a lower price. I hate negotiating and asked my husband to negotiate for me. He is always wanting me to try it and insisted I give it a try. This takes me totally out of my comfort zone but I gave it a whirl. To my amazement, the sales clerk said she would knock it down to $5 - oh yeah!!
I had also found a small drawer that I knew I could use. This was only priced at $4.50, so I took it. I was getting very excited because I had a plan! I previously purchased a heart shaped lock with key that I was going to put on some sort of wall hanging. Now I knew what I was going to do.
Here is the completed project of what I made from my great finds:
Rustic Crafts, for the craft tutorial.