This morning, I had big plans to go to a great looking estate sale. It was advertised as multi-generational with 50+ years of accumulation. The pictures had some pretty awesome stuff like vintage Christmas and an old pink radio. But when I went to get the address that they posted this morning, there were some factors that just made me not want to deal with the hassle. First of all, they said there was very limited parking which is never fun to deal with when there are 100+ people wanting to get into a sale. Then they said they were handing out numbers starting at 10:00 am and opening the doors at noon. So basically, I would have to get there around 7 am to get a good number then wait another 2 hours to get in then spend about another hour or so inside to get through all 3,000+ square feet. It would be an all day process!! Am I crazy to not go? Would you deal with the headaches?
I have been doing a little more thrifting than usual the past few weeks. The Christmas decorations are slowly staring to work their way into the stock so I like to check every couple of days. I found some awesome vintage stuff last year! I hope this season is a repeat.
I was super excited to find this Empire blow mold at Goodwill last week. It's the first vintage Halloween I have ever found at the thrifts.
I picked up this Fall themed pitcher and sweet cherry canister from one of my favorite antique malls. Got both for $8!
Our HVAC company is working on a 1940's house restoration. We've become good friends with the homeowner and he knows about my love for old junk. He found these underneath the house and set them aside for me. Isn't that so nice? He also gave me the old kitchen faucet for my laundry room remodel. I will show you all that once the project is done.
He also found this old jar for me buried in the back yard. It's HUGE!
I was still on my Halloween blow mold high when I came across this little haul at SVDP on Tuesday
Another vintage blow mold!! My faith in the thrifts has almost been restored. If they would just get some Pyrex on the shelves, I think it would be back in full. After reading Heather's tutorial on painting old rolling pin handles, I was inspired to find my own. Check it out on her Lark & Lola blog! I have a couple of these little elf mugs that I picked up last year and Brian & the kids bought me the matching pitcher for Christmas so I was happy to add another one to my set. Now, I know the shot glass is not vintage but I have a strict rule to never leave any Arizona items on the shelf. We are huge Wildcat basketball fans so I knew my family would appreciate this thrifted find.
Sister found me the sweet little honeycomb cat at her Goodwill recently so I was really happy to find this full set for super cheap on eBay last week. I'm not so hardcore that I won't resort to buying things online if I can't find them in the stores.
Which leads me to this purchase...
Pyrex Spirograph #475 2-1/2 quart casserole! I've needed this beauty for my turquoise collection and was tired of never finding it in person. What do you want to bet that I find it at the thrift or an estate sale now? I swear that happens to me a lot! Now a question for you guys.....Hanna told me that this also comes in the smaller 473 size but I can't find any information on it. Is this true?
Now a special birthday wish for my sweet girl....
Happy 8th birthday, Bailey Doodle!
Linking up with:
The Cottage Market for Junkin' Joe
Coloradolady for Vintage Thingie Thursday
Jann Olson for SYC Thursday
Enjoy your day!