Rummage sale or garage sale? It's a tough choice, especially if they're both good. But if I had to choose, I'll always pick the rummage sale, because that's where I tend to find more good old lady stuff (anything vintage) instead of bad old lady stuff (Anna Lee dolls, dollar store resine figurines and stretch pants.)
Case in point: This box that I found at a recent rummage sale. Yes sir, that's a whole box of vintage patterns for $2, which some old lady must have been saving since at least 1965. Let's look inside.
An abundance of blouses.
Impossibly skinny suits.
And skinny dresses. Did these women ever eat?
Only when they knew they could cover up with a skirt that took at least six yards of fabric.
A fun skating dress on the left, but frankly questionable attire for picking grapes on the right, which is what the gal in the checked dress is holding in her gloved hands.
Nightwear for mom and daughter.
And although this looks like a pattern for young buys, someone also saw it as a makeshift memo pad. It must have been a guy because no woman would write on a pattern that in 44 years might actually be collectible. For the love of Pete, get a real memo pad or a scrap of paper. And call Helen Dice.