Monday, September 18, 2017

Monrovia Festival Town Wide Yard Sale

Remember I recently moved out to the country? Well a small town near where I live has a 3 day town wide festival and along with that a town wide yard sale that actually goes 4 days (Thurs-Sun).

So, being so close to home, I wasn't going to skip it!  But, I wasn't able to go until Saturday.  Apparently I missed a lot of good stuff!

One of my first buys of the day was this cute Raggedy Ann and Andy chalkboard.

I plan to clean this up and paint it white.

I found this older military bag... but I'm not quite sure what it was issued for.  Any experts out there have any idea?

Isn't this cute? Tempted to keep!

A few unusual red handle tools I'd not seen before.

How cute is the mint green tray with the little Amish family on it?
I'm a sucker for anything in the original box.
Also, anyone else have a thing for older plastic pieces made to look like fancy glass?

2 Made in Japan strawberry stars and 2 Hazel Atlas apple jars.

A few vintage Christmas items picked up throughout the day!

A box of vintage doll pieces.

A Harold Gale santa in original box.
Also a couple odd pieces that were stuffed in there too.

Old unused analysis pads

Then there was this box. I saw the lady drag it out and I immediately said "How much for the box?" after I saw some Holt Howard peeking out.  The sold price was $20.  At this point I was a little skeptical on what I was really going to get out of it.  I knew I'd at least get my money back.

Took out the top layer.... lots of kitsch!

The top layer revealed all this goodness sitting on the bottom.

Including these 2 birdies that will stay with me!

I went out again on Sunday for about an hour to hit a few sales I knew were still dragging stuff out for Sunday's crowd.

One sale yielded this yard dart game in original box.

Kewpies + creepy baby dolls heads!

A few aprons & crocheted star doily.

Ah yes, more Christmas mystery boxes.

The tattered box was bought to save these small items

After all the shiny things were removed from the other box, I found all this hiding underneath!

Another clip on birdie to keep!!

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Tuesday, September 12, 2017

Friday Night Auction

About 2 weeks ago on a Friday night, my best friend and I decided to hit up a local small town auction, because they had advertised some really great stuff.  It started at 6pm and was still going probably well past midnight.  We left a little after 11.  I had never been at an auction that late before, but they had so much stuff and there were selling it piece by piece.

So, let me show you what I got!

A large 8 quart Dazey butter churn.

I fell in love with this jar and had to have it.
It got a little pricey, but I figured after selling the contents, I'd still make a profit.

Speaking of contents... I ended up keeping a few of them too!
The rest are already at the booth!

Another amazing vintage cooler!

Here it is among a few of my other vintage coolers.

Ah yes, and then there's this piece.
Here she is in my booth.
I wish I'd taken a before photo.
It was so utterly disgusting.

Under all the dirt and grime... original labels

I barely saved this one.

Here it is all full of vintage goodness.
Now I kind of want it in my own house.

And then there's ALL of this jadeite (and the fired-on green shakers/canister).

Lastly I picked up these pieces of enamelware, as a few were a more unusual pieces.

Then there's this box of 500+ vintage patches I got from an Instagram friend.
They're flying out of my booth at $1 each.

Not a bunch of stuff, like my normal auction hauls... but did you see how much stuff I bought on the 127 yard sale?

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Monday, August 28, 2017

127 Yard Sale: 2017 Finds

Well I finally did it.
I unpacked everything I bought during my 127 Yard Sale trip.
If you're interested in some trip pics click HERE.
Above are some of the bigger items I bought.
A few larger items I either missed, they're already in use or at the booth... like the roll down mapsChristmas tree stand, baked foods signbutter churn, RC Cola rack, cute little yellow shelf, and an old ladder.

*FAIR WARNING: this is a pretty picture heavy post!*

Ugh.  The rolling cart.  I've wanted one for ages.  Finally get one for $20!

Why are globes getting harder and harder to find at decent prices?

The stadium seats made me laugh a little... you never know what you'll find out there.
They were never used!

The mangled egg basket is no longer usable as an egg basket, but I thought would be fun decor for the chicken coop.  I'm picturing it half buried with a mum in it.

Here's a better look at the wood folding chairs.

I ended up with 16 of them.

Bushel basket lids and a very old broom.

Better look at the framed Lord's Prayer.

This would be super cute in a playroom!

Nice older fishing pole and a great shelf that will hopefully fit into my booth soon.

A bunch of spindles (the bucket was not from this buying trip).

The rest of this is all my 'smalls.' I played a game with my Instagram followers.  I took a picture of the box before everything was unwrapped so they could guess what was inside.  Then I'd show what was inside.  It was like Christmas all over again, to me, because I had honestly forgotten some of what I had bought!

Anyways, I believe the count got up to 36 boxes/crates/suitcases full of stuff... so yeah, there are A LOT more pictures coming.  Grab a cup of coffee, an adult beverage, or whatever your poison may be, and gear up for picture overload!

Box 1:

Scale count: 1

Box 2:

Trust me, there's more to this set somewhere...

Box 3:

Will I ever stop buying Siestaware glasses?  Probably not.
Also, never used (still in plastic) Anchor Hocking cocktail set? Score!

This might be one of my favorite finds from the trip.

Box 4:

I love when I find stuff like these cake pans with their original labels!

Cake pan count: 2

This canister set is filthy and grease covered, but it only set me back $1.

Box 5:

More from the mushroom set.
Also, you can't tell but the custard colored Fire King mug has it's original foil label!

Donkey/Cactus canister count: 3
Cake/pie pan count: 3
Grater count: 1

Box 6:

More from the mushroom set!

Cake/pie pan count: 4
Folding ruler count: 2

2 horse related items, that I think will make the perfect gift for someone's upcoming birthday!

Box 7:

Pink pyrex!
Cute little Tonka truck!

Box 8:

I love the graphics in old children's books.

The velvety dance case is too cute.

Box 9:

I think this is a keeper.

Shield your eyes.
The worst (best?) thing about this is that the naughty bits are raised out a little bit.
*insert cry laughing emoji*

Children's bakelite silverware!
Fun cookie cutters!

Yeast for Root Beer?

Box 10:

I like this box a lot.
Very colorful and cute.

I mean look at this colorful and cute birdie glasses?

Seriously, how cute are these?

Box 11:

It's never a yard sale without some vintage Christmas thrown in.
These were no exception.

I love this mirror!
Farmhouse style at it's best.

Box (Cooler) 12:

It's a keeper!
Plaid? Check.
Flamingo? Check.
Mint Condition? Check.

Box (Bag) 13:

I have never seen this many unused cottage cheese containers before at once!
Also, are these old beer light covers pretty cool or what?  Great man cave pieces!

Box (Bag) 14:

Love the little white corner shelf!
Also love the little child's dust pan!

Box 15:

Cake/pie pan count: 6
Grater count: 9
Scale count: 2

Box 16:

An awesome large yellow Coke crate!

Scale count: 3

New old stock Easter bunnies from a now defunct printer company in Cincinnati.

Cute little nut/candy cups.
I feel an Easter theme going on in this box.

I found the nut cups under a table in this old ice bag.
I couldn't just throw it away - look at those graphics!

Box 17:

A nice whiskey crate.
The kind my grandpa always drank.

Scale count: 5

Box 18:

Cool carrot crate.

Box 19:

Aqua Pyrex!

Should I keep this set since I'm now a chicken mama?

Really debating keeping the butter cover.
Also - can we all agree that lip injection Santa is good for a laugh?

I'd never seen a Crosley Shelvador fridge dish before.
So I bought it.
I may have found another... keep scrolling down!

Box 20:

A crate full of crates!

Loving the labels on these!

Standard cheese box.

And how cute is this little toolbox?

Box 21:

Cake/pie pan count: 12
Grater count: 10
Folding ruler count: 4

This is a favorite!

Box 22:

This crate is so awesome!

Aqua Pyrex!
A cute little sprinkler...
There may be another somewhere!

Box 23:

Cake/pie pan count: 14
Donkey/Cactus canister count: 4

Box 24:

Grater count: 11

I got 2 pairs of vintage Ray Ban clip on sunglasses.  Hopefully they are the ones on ebay that sell for $50+!  If not, it was a minor investment for both pairs - $1.

How neat are these?!  Each page says Buy War Bonds (since they were during years 1944-45)

Box 25:

I love this metal picnic basket!

Who needs a sliced dried beef box?

Box (train case) 26/27:

Sheesh check these out!  How cute are they?

My first Miss Priss (I think)!  And she's missing the top of her hat.
I think she'll still get snatched up pretty quickly.

Box 28:

So I dropped the Scooby puzzle a couple times.  I threw the pieces in random boxes.  Well, I missed one and I have NO IDEA where it's at now.  Bummer!

Also, I would've normally passed up the ugly Pyrex, but they were $1/ea.

I've got a few more of these milk bottles somewhere...

Box 29:

Donkey/Cactus canister count: 6

I left the price tag on for this picture, because I LOVE LOVE old lady pricing.  I always get a kick out of it.  This lady's yard sale had everything priced from a penny to a dollar.

How freaking amazing are these old fire place tiles?!

Box 30:

Forgot to take a picture of this crate, but it's a large red Coke crate, similar to the yellow one above.

The crock on the right will be a keeper!

Box 31:

One of my favorite boxes, I think.
The second little sprinkler has made it's appearance.
Look at the cute tin bank globes!
The final mushroom pieces!
The Libbey cocktail set was another old lady purchase.
Each glass was 10 cents and the pitcher was 50 cents.

#13 Ball Jar!  I have a few of these.  It is said that moonshiners broke their #13 jars, because it was an unlucky number.  So, because of this story, #13's are considered harder to find.  But, honestly, I think the only reason they're harder to find, is because people price them higher.  I have never paid more for a #13 than I have any other blue jar.

Thermos in original box!

Full mushroom set finally together!

Box 32:

I had not ever seen a CINCH soda crate before, so I took a chance on it for $3.  Well, I can't find sold listings on it, but I found 3 listed online for $50-85.  Woo!

This Colorcraft set is now all together!

This Siestaware set is all put together!

It's so funny, I had never seen this type of fridge dish before.  Then I find 2 complete ones.  I actually found a third, but it didn't have a lid.

Box 33:

Box 34/35:

I had to do these 2 boxes together...

Really cool crate.

I did these together because all the religious figures (and Campbell's kids) were bought together.

I bought all of the figures, because I felt like a bad Catholic leaving behind one for a broken neck or broken feet (middle and right).

Box 36:

You're almost there!

I bought all the little bottles, etc together at one stop.

Goodness this little deer cup is so cute!

Ending with Santa... because those of us in this business will be starting to prepare for Christmas now (if we aren't already)!  As of today I think we're at 119 days!

Thank you for making it through til the end! Can you believe you just looked at nearly 1000 different items?  I'm sure my count isn't exact, but I'm pretty close to 1000 individual pieces/sets bought.
If you are interested in any item shown here, please email me!
Many items have already sold, so let me know as soon as possible.

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