Fortunately for me, there has been no shortage of junk finding around here this Summer. I've been really good about cleaning it up and getting it all put away in a timely matter. But blogging about it? That's a whole other story. Any spare time that I have had has been spent outside on the patio with my dogs, a glass (or three) of wine, and a book. I had big plans to post last week but Hanna beat me to it so I had to let her post headline for a few days. So now is the time! It's Sunday evening, Brian and Alex are gone, and Maddie is deep into yet another Rainbow Loom project.
I went to a small family run estate sale a few weeks ago. These kind of sales are always hit and miss with me. Either the family wants a million dollars for grandma's old possessions or they just want to get rid of it and will take next to nothing just to see it go. Fortunately for me, this sale was in the latter category.
A couple of years ago, I decided that I wanted this Taylor Smith & Taylor pattern to be my new dishes. I have since changed my mind. So I really had no business buying this stack of plates. But they were a dime apiece. I'll probably end up selling them at my own garage sale.
I bought these dishes, also for a dime apiece, because they were too pretty to leave behind. My long term plan is to make cake pedestals out of them to give away as gifts and to showcase just how crafty I am (I am totally NOT crafty).
Please excuse the tiltyness of this photo. I may have taken it after the aforementioned glasses of wine. Anyway, the Fire King bowls will be Mia's Fall dishes (yes, my cat has vintage dishes for all seasons. Doesn't yours?). The ashtray will likely be sold on eBay since I have sold one prior and made a pretty good profit.
A couple of years ago, Jill from A Little Bit of Everything, sent Maddie some vintage decals that were made in Canada. I found some at this sale so now I have my own! Everything that Maddie receives from our Blogland friends she immediately takes in her room so that I can't take it from her. Smart girl.
Woo-Hoo! I love finding old soda crates. Especially when they are $2!
I rarely pass up these old jars. Or Swanky Swigs. Or red, white, and blue stuff. Or anything, I guess.
Tiny little crafting bunnies? Okay, we've already established that I am not crafty but I can do some mean Easter decorating!
More bunnies and some bird cake decorations.
You know what they say about bunnies....
I once saw one of these old bushel baskets painted aqua and turned into a light. We will just add that project to the pile.
I make Brian turn these old buckets into hanging planters. I do not garden but I am really good at giving orders and having others create my visions. A couple of years ago, I bought this exact same Art Deco style jar at an antique fair. Since then, I have found two at sales. Doesn't that always happen?
I will end this post with the very first things I picked up when I walked into the sale. Do you all know how hard it is to find Jadeite anywhere but antique malls and shows? Well of course you do! We are all experts, aren't we? And Gooseberry is getting to be one of the harder Pyrex patterns to find. Finding both of these at the same sale? That's another rarity.
Linking up with The Cottage Market for Junkin' Joe, Melissa's Antiques for Thrifty Things Friday, How Sweet the Sound for Pink Saturday, and Jann Olson for SYC Thursday.
Hope you all had a great weekend!