Tuesday, June 28, 2011

Moomin

A few weeks ago I picked up these mugs featuring Moomin characters at a garage sale.For what it's worth, I've never been a huge fan of the Moomin books. I know, such sacrilege! But, I do think the characters are cute and I can appreciate the artistic talent and creativity that went into making the whole series. So, for 25 cents a piece, I snatched them up thinking that, at the very least, they'd be great for hot cocoa.

After a bit of research though, I realized that I'd be a fool to not put them on ebay. So, I snapped the above pictures and in five days I was $292 richer.

The moral of the story is: Always stop at garage sales. Even if the particular garage sale is in a snooty neighborhood. You may just stumble upon someone who doesn't know the value of their own possessions.

20 comments:

Anonymous said...

You lucky girl! You make going to garage sales into an art form!

Maria Rose said...

HOLY SMOKES! That is amazing! I have no idea who Moomin is...

Margaret (Peggy or Peg too) said...

WOW!!
See I wouldn't know they were worth anything.
Hmmm....you smart cookie!!
Wanna go through my stuff? I need money!

Tammie said...

peggy: well, you do have some vintage pyrex, right.......

Daphne said...

Holy cow. OK, that's it. I'm heading back out to the garage sales.

(those mugs are ADORABLE, btw -- I love the Moomin especially after living in Finland!)

Tammie said...

anonymous: if i could find treasures like this on a weekly basis, i could make it my job.

Margaret (Peggy or Peg too) said...

tammie - hmmm...my pyrex huh? Could pay for my root canal.
i need to look at things with a different eye i see.

red raven said...

Holy Eff bomb!! That is awesome!
Maybe this is your new career path.Or atleast a sideline.
PS I thought America is in a resession-who can buy mugs for this $$? But good for you!
PS I am looking for some snowflake pyrex...

Dysfunctional Mom said...

I'd have been the dumbass selling them for a quarter. I've never even heard of Moomin. You scored!

Jessie at LunaPacifica said...

Freaking score!

~ The Jolly Bee ~ said...

Are you kidding me?!! To heck with job-searching....You have found your calling.

sitting on the mood swing at the playground said...

I love stories like this--and am always hoping that I get lucky at a garage sale sometime. (That sounds wrong but you know what I mean.)

I don't know Moomin...

mandi said...

what the what?!?!?

first time to your blog. this post and your hilarious profile are enough to reel me in. seriously, i've never read a funnier profile in all my days!

Dani said...

Holy. Smokes.

****applause****

Visty said...

As soon as I saw them my eyes bugged. I know people get crazy over Moomins. Awesome yard sailing!

mandy said...

dude! i never think of checking ebay to see if things are worth something...but maybe i'll start!
and i'm trying to picture the person who paid that much for those and i'm coming up short.

Run Lori Run said...

No way!!!! I would have never spotted them, I don't know who Moomin is either!

Anonymous said...

way to go!

i just did a random google search on how much i hate elisabeth hasselbeck and i came across your blog. thank you for your post!

Mandy said...

Oh wow, so cool. I LOVE garage sales. Love those mugs, too :)

R.H. Ducky said...

LOVE those mugs! Great find! You have an amazing ability to find the coolest things at garage sales/thrift stores.