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Wednesday, July 16, 2014

An Unexpected Sale

Good morning!

A couple of weeks ago, I went to a sale given by a local auction house.  Holy moly the prices were super high!  I love these guys and Hanna and I had a blast attending one of their auctions last summer but I will most likely steer clear of their estate sales.  Example?  What I think was a Spring Blossom 402 bowl (so badly dishwashered it was hard to tell) for $14. 

Needless to say, I left that sale defeated and empty handed.  As I headed back toward home, I saw another sign for an estate sale.  I hadn't seen any advertising for this one.  It also started the day prior.  Since I didn't have anything else to do, I figured it wouldn't hurt to see what was left.

I found this awesome pink laundry hamper in the backyard (?).  It was filthy and I'm pretty sure wasn't ever used to hold actual laundry.

This unfinished apron is so dang cute!  Just needs the ties.  I think I should be able to handle that.  Okay, probably not.  But I bet I can talk my mother-in-law to doing it for me. 

Some pretty linens.  Loving the Jadeite color on the pillowcase.

Another pretty tablecloth.  Do you all see the photobombing German Shepherd?

I picked up this old soldering kit just for the case.  Obviously I am not going to be soldering anything.

There has got to be some sort of support group for jar addicts.

I found all of this pottery in the shed out back.  Just goes to show that you should always check every room and building at an estate sale.  I have found Pyrex in garages and outbuildings before!

Not bad for the second day of a sale plus it was all half off.  I asked the people running the sale if it was advertised and they said no, they just put up signs because that was the way they had always advertised and it always worked for them.  Well it worked out good for me too!

Linking up with Sir Thrift-A-Lot for Thriftasaurus.

Have a great day & stay cool!



  1. I always enjoy seeing your lovely finds!! That pink hamper is cute and different!! (: My mom has a yellow pottery planter just like that one out in her shed! (:
    Have a lovely day!! xo Holly

  2. Half off rocks and you really did score some amazing finds. I love digging in unexpected places for treasures. Love those pottery planters.

    PS. I can't believe how long it's taken me to get on board with following your blog. All my favorite bloggers are here too. Considered me officially following.

  3. Pretty good finds for Day 2! :)

  4. Unexpected is a good thing! Love that pink hamper. Hey, I saw on FB that Glory Days just got bought out my Colby Cottage...interesting little tidbit of news

  5. Ha! I love the photo-bombing German Shepard the best! And I think your next post should be all about soldering! lol ;)

  6. Yes, I see your German! :)

    Love the hamper!

  7. Your pottery is soooo cute! I love estate sales because I'm nosy :D

  8. That little apron is the sweetest - hope someone takes pity and finishes it for you!!

    I guess you do have big heat out that way - not here!!

  9. The thrifting gods were with you!!! Great finds for a half-price, second-day estate sale!! The pink laundry hamper is the best!!!

  10. The outbuildings are the best! Someone once told me "Always open the boxes" at estate sales and that has proven to work too. Love it when an estate sale is not advertised online!

  11. I like the flower pots and of course the linens too. Lucky you that you got it all for half off as well.


  12. "Hi my name is Kim, and I'm addicted to jars, tablecloths, Pyrex, Fiesta, aprons, hankies, quilts, garage sales, estate sales and vintage kitchenware!" I'd need more than one support group!!! I've been seeing a lot of high priced Pyrex lately too, luckily, I've found a few hidden gems at unadvertised sales. Love all of your finds!!!

  13. Haha photo bomber Bullet! What a haul, it seems like a lot of people put pottery/vases out in the shed. I've found quite a few that way! The hamper is really cool, and it cleaned up nicely too!