Yay! On Friday morning I headed to my first estate sale of the year. It wasn't the best sale in terms of vintage but my unlucky streak has been broken! It was given by a couple of very nice antique store owners who buy out estates then rent a space close to their store to sell the goods. You may have remembered me mentioning them last Fall. They were the ones giving the sale where I got my Saxony/Tree of life casserole for $5. If you want, you can relive my excitement here. I almost always go to their sales and am happy to say that the dealers around must be deterred by the fact that the sales are being given by dealers too. I never have any of the regular competition when I am at these sales.
Most of you know that I have tons of these old soda crates. I have several Pepsi ones but none with this type of script. I have a certain price that I am willing to pay for these and will always buy one if it is in good condition and within that range. I love old cookbooks too. Especially ones with a county fair or somewhat similar theme.
Not too much in regards to kitchen stuff except for the dish towel, drinking glass, and two white Fire King bowls. The large white bowl is one of the Colonial ones and I would love to find the two smaller ones that go with the set, especially at the 50 cents I got this one for!
There was a large box peeking out from underneath one of the tables and this was on top of it. The whole box was full of Christmas stuff, some old and some new. I am in love with this Christmas card box. No cards but it did have some other fun stuff in it.
This old Santa cutout has the handwritten date of December 25th, 1923 on the back. There was also about 15 of these unassembled little boxes. I put one together so you could all see it. Here is one side
And here is the other side. The instruction say to add a hook and hang it on your tree. Does anybody know anything about these?
I was also able to find two boxes of ornaments.
The ornaments aren't in the best condition but I love the box and do you see the little spun head Santa? Totally worth the buck I paid for the box.
I got these for a dollar too which I think is pretty great because the original price was $1.19.
Not a ton but better than nothing, right? I also did a little bit of thrifting last week. Still pretty slim pickin's out there but I am keeping my fingers crossed that changes soon.
This set of Early American was purchased out of sheer desperation. I can't tell you how many times I've passed up these same exact bowls at various thrifts and estate/garage sales. In my defense though, these are in mint condition and the three combined cost me 8 bucks. I packed them away with my 4th of July stuff. I figured they can be my patriotic bowls. Now I just need to find the 442.
I took the photo of this before I cleaned it up and now it's in pristine condition. This makes 4 lime pie plated that I have thrifted now. They don't take up a lot of room so I just keep adding them to my stack.
I haven't found any vintage pillowcases in a while so I was happy to add these two to my collection. They were $1.99 each but the checker at Goodwill thought that was ridiculous so she charged me 99 cents each. At least some of the Goodwill employees recognize price gouging when they see it.
Now onto my absolute favorite find of the week. I actually took my time and Goodwill the other day and walked down every single aisle. Well look what I found in with the sports equipment. True, it is a bowling bag but wouldn't it make an even better purse or small overnight bag? It is in wonderful condition with the exception of one of the handles just about ready to detach. I found someone to repair it so soon it will be good as new. Have you seen the prices of tooled leather? I will take the $7.99 I paid for this beauty any day.
Things are slowly but surely picking up around here so no complaints from me! Hope you all have been having some good luck too!
Linking up with Sir Thrift-A-Lot, We Call it Junkin', The Nifty Thrifty, and Nifty Thrifty Tuesday.
Until next time...