Tuesday, May 9, 2017

Indiana 38 Yard Sale



It's that time of year again where the long yard sale routes are starting up!  We had our first one in Indiana this past Saturday.  I have found quite a few goodies in years past (2016, 2015, 2014)

First up: I bought this large collection of beer cans from someone.  I've had good luck selling these in the past.





It's hard to tell - but the stamp is a Pure Truck Stop logo.


I bought another collection of silverware trays.  I want to keep one of the green ones.  Which is your favorite?


I bought this collection of pencil tins.


It was a little dark by the time I was able to get pictures.

Ugh, this Ford sign!  It's part of an old tailgate.


I love these extra large locker baskets!


Well, that's it for now!

We close on our new house Friday!
My next junking adventure will be the US40 Yard Sale!


In more somber news, my dog Lacy, after 15 years with my family, passed on May 4th.  It has been tough and we've missed her a lot.  But, we're very thankful for all the time we had with her and the unconditional love she showed us.

Until next time!
Melissa

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Monday, April 24, 2017

Picking from Dealer Friends


Friday I attended an estate sale of a family member of one of my coworkers and the bi-annual sale of one of my dealer friends.  Her and her husband are in the real estate business.  So, they clear out a lot of estates.  Then somewhere along the way they opened up a couple antique stores to sell stuff they get from clearing out estates.  They store a lot of the stuff in a couple warehouses they've bought.  They hold a sale twice a year and I make a point to get there at least one of the three days.  I have been lucky enough to pick this warehouse before many times.  Here is what I got last April.

This pile may not look like much, but I picked up a bunch of new old stock stuff.  I love that kind of stuff.  Her and her husband cleared out a pharmacy that had been out of business for ages.

So, let's see what I got!


I'll start with the pile of salvage pieces.  I am collecting salvage pieces to build a chicken coop at our new home.  I had to have a touch of vintage.  I created a Pinterest board devoted to this coop, if you're into that sort of thing...


This will be the door.  I wanted a door that is a little shorter than your average door, because the chicken coop does not need to be super tall.


I picked up some salvage chippy wood. 


The piece on the left originally was a trim piece over a door.  I think I'll use it for the same purpose!


My favorite thing I got was this shopping basket display.  I already had one of the shopping baskets, so I added it to the display.  I intend for people to actually use it!


I also got this Scotch Tape display.  I thought it would be perfect to display some of the new old stock stuff I got...


I got lots of cards of pins and clips...


and boxes of talc.


They fit perfectly on this display.


Speaking of new old stock... I picked up the last box of Silver Par and five boxes of Hadacol (a dietary supplement).  I could've had a couple cases, if I wanted!


I can't go anywhere without some type of vintage Christmas following me home.  I settled for new old stock boxes of Christmas light bulbs.


I had bought some of these last April.  I did not buy enough!  So, I bought all she had left.


And finally... some Rosin, Flash Medicated Rub, a jar of ink and a tiny box of erasers


In today's weird junk: a tin container that frozen peas came in!  I liked it a lot, but decided that since we're moving, nothing new comes into the house.


I found two of these little notebooks in her warehouse.  Why oh why could I not have found a whole box?  I mean, the cute graphics PLUS Coca Cola advertising... how could I go wrong?

(PS - I just found a few lots of these on ebay and had to buy them!)


These would be cute in a 4th of July display.


2 metal items that are missing pieces, but who can resist them for a few bucks?


The green bowl is Bauer pottery.  Never bought before, but will look for closely in the future.  This pieces sells on ebay for $40-50.  Some crazy folks have it listed for more than that, too!  I love these Morton Pottery bulldogs (I have a green one).  I bought a bunch of them a few years ago.


Bought this collection of Fiesta from the estate sale for a good price.


A crock and a jug.


I don't buy a ton of Tupperware unless it basically looks unused.  I almost kept these pieces since I have the matching canister set from my great aunt.

Well, that's it for now.  I'll say it again, I don't know when I'll be back.  Hopefully it won't be long.  Wish us luck in getting everything packed up!

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Monday, April 10, 2017

Our New Home


Well, for awhile there I thought we were going to be homeless.  
There were absolutely no houses on the market that we liked.  
Then this beauty popped up.  


It might have been love at first sight.  Until we saw the inside.
It's not horrible.  Just stuck in the late 80s.
I can fix that.  I'll show you the inside as I fix it up.


I mean, think about all the junk I can store in here!!


And it came with 5.5 acres of this.


And fruit trees.


And some of this.


And a little of this.


More fruit trees.


Some pine trees.


Ahh, and the mini barn... also known as the soon-to-be chicken coop.

I know this is a deviation from my normal junkin' posts, but there will likely be a lack of those over the next month or so, due to this big move.

Thanks for visiting this week.
So many big changes are coming.
So buckle in for the ride.
Melissa


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Tuesday, April 4, 2017

Spring Cleaning


It is the annual spring cleaning of the northside booth.  
(You can view 2016 and 2015 spring cleans.)
No furniture was rearranged.  
I really couldn't figure a better arrangement than what I've already got.  
It was just wiped off and dusted.  
Every item moved to a new home.  
Wanting the booth to look fresh and old items look new again.  
This trick tends to work, so it is an annual tradition now, as this is year #3 of spring cleaning.  
I've rearranged a few other times during the year, but nothing this drastic!

So, come along for the tour, and I'll also attempt to point out new items I've bought recently too.

First - you can hardly tell, but there's a small set of petalware from MacBeth Evans on the tiny rounded corner cabinet on top of the giant wood crate where jadeite, milk glass, and pretty pale yellow dishes now sit. 


There's an 8+ piece setting of Currier and Ives bought recently.
Hard to see on the top shelf of the mint green shelf.



The "mantiques" shelf has finally been moved.
It had been the one constant over the years.
I hope the men can find it, since it moved a whole 4 feet to the left.


Some Melmac on the bottom recently acquired in a box lot.



Shh... don't tell anyone but behind the lovely green cabinet is where I store the less desirable stuff that doesn't fit my booth well.  That didn't change.  Oh well!

I tried to corral all the pretty juice glasses in one place on the light blue shelf.  There are 10+ new ones in there.


My very first sign still hangs over 3.5 years later.




The copper colored West Bend Bakery Bin is new.  I'd never seen one before!







Some red pieces have been added in here.




A new hanging item or two.


Oh geeze, I've forgotten what all I've bought, but I guarantee, if you look real close there a new piece in here somewhere...



Likely, the same rings true for this section!









Well, look, I know I brought in about 6 paper boxes full of new stuff, I just can't for the life of me remember what they are now.

On another note...


It's official (and why I've been so MIA lately)... my house is listed for sale. I say MY (instead of ours) because I bought this thing fresh out of college at 22. I lived here almost 4 years before I met my now husband. And it was another 2 before he moved in. It has served me well for nearly 8 years now... but it's time to get back to our country roots. We're looking for an old farmhouse on some land to call our own. We want farm fresh eggs and barn cats crawling around keeping away the mice. We want to know our neighbors but not live 5 feet from them. This house is minutes from downtown Indy, Broadripple, and Eagle Creek Park. Anyways, with all this said, if you're in Indianapolis and need a good Home (or know someone who needs a good home) - message me and I'll supply the details! 😘😘
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 Less than 24 hours after listing, we got an offer above asking on our home.  It's bittersweet (see story above), but we're happy to move on to the next chapter of our lives.  We close in mid-May and we haven't found our next home yet.  And boy, have we really been pounding the pavement looking at houses.  We may be living in The Beast down by the river.  You know I'll keep you updated.

Have a wonderful week!
Melissa


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