Tuesday, January 17, 2017

January Booth Updates


A cool sign I picked up at an auction on New Year's Day.
Let's take a look at my south side booth first!

(If you're curious where I've been the last 6 weeks... READ THIS!)


I left Christmas up at the booths for longer than needed, so it was time for a refresh and new items!  I didn't get time to take a picture of said new items (although there were many!), but I'll try my best to point them out.  



This seed sack is one new item.  They are great sellers in my booths.



Ah yes, sheet music.  I bought probably 1000+ 1920s-1930s pieces.  There were roughly 125 already packaged for me.  All I had to do was slap on a price sticker!  I hope they go quickly!

 

The medicine cabinet it not new, but is making it's debut (finally).
Bought HERE.








This shelf Beechnut display shelf was purchased at the New Year's Day auction too.  See below for a picture of it not loaded with stuff.


The perfect display...


...for some tiny...


...things!


Here are the Putnam Dyes and Beechnut displays from the New Year's Day auction.  I love them both and will have a hard time ever parting with them!





Dr. Ellis' Beauty Aids is finally making it's debut.  I have hoarded it for over 2 years (maybe 3?  I apparently have never photographed it for the blog before), thinking I'd use it in my bathroom one day.  Ah yes, one day... the junker's mantra.




Lots of Coke bottles from THIS auction.



Will someone please buy this adorable typewriter table and typewriter?  Please?
I didn't buy them together, but don't they look cute together?


This little printing press was a New Year's Day buy.


If you enlarge this pic there's lots of new little spice things that I got at the auction on New Year's Day.


I decided to leave some Christmas up year round at this booth, as it was a very good seller for me in November and December.  I mean, if I buy vintage Christmas year round, someone else out there does too!


Yeah, I got this shot of my northside booth after switching up the front displays - blue/white for winter and a little red for Valentine's day.  I need to get my valentine's decorations out.

This picture also reminds me that I left up my Christmas lights.  Oops.

I hope to be back soon with pictures of my buys from the 41st Annual Greater Indianapolis Garage Sale.  It's on my to-do list for this week.

Melissa

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I'm Back! - December Globtrotting Pictures

Where have I been?


Rome, Italy.


Venice, Italy.


Dubrovnik, Croatia.


Athens, Greece.


Palermo, Sicily, Italy.


Vatican City, Italy.


Pisa, Italy.


Marseille, France


And Barcelona, Spain.

How was your December?
I turned 30 on December 30th.
I'm still processing my feelings on this.

Well, Happy 2017!
Let's get back to our regularly scheduled program...

Melissa

Wednesday, November 30, 2016

Christmas at the Booths


This is how my northside booth looked prior to this weekend.  Lots of vintage Christmas goodies spread around.  It was hit VERY hard on Small Business Saturday!


Here is the southside booth prior to this weekend.


Lots more vintage Christmas treasures spread everywhere.


It was hit pretty hard this weekend too.


Lots of folks love this Santa head.  But he hasn't found his forever home yet.





I'll have to scour my house for my vintage Christmas goodies.  This booth has almost no Christmas left.  This weekend is Victorian Christmas in the small town where this booth is.  Usually the busiest shopping day in the store every year!

Thanks for visiting!  I hope you all have a wonderful holiday season.
I'll be out of the country for the rest of the year.

See you in 2017!
Melissa

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Monday, November 28, 2016

2 Auctions and a Flea Market


Boy, I haven't been to an auction in ages (seriously, it's been 6 months).  I figured it was time to get back into the game when I saw these posted in the auction photos of an outdoor auction on November 12th.  I bought most of them!  The crates and bottles are good sellers for me.  I waited in the cold (it was below freezing at the start of the auction) all day for these!


I also scored this awesome Coke cooler.  I need to fix one of the handles so that I can take it to my booth, just in time for a Christmas gift.


Here's everything I got minus the Coke crates full of bottles.  I haven't had the chance to get photos of everything yet.  But not pictured below will be: 2 typewriters, an enamel bucket, a box of raffiaware, and a box of old medicine cabinet odds and ends.


The house next door to the one where the auction was had been a hoarder's house.  It needed to be torn down.  The family was there selling stuff out of it to auction goers.  I just barely missed getting all the great architectural salvage.  I did pick these awesome posters.  I wanted to pick so many more things, but they were hard to get to.  One room of the house, the floor had caved in due to the weight of all the books and magazines stacked in that room.  There were some good ones too.  I just couldn't get to them.


A few odds and ends.


A large Pepsi crate that held all these goodies.

On Black Friday, I did the BEST kind of shopping - I went to the annual Black Friday Flea Market at the Indiana State Fairgrounds.


Here was my total haul!  I was NOT expecting to get this much good stuff.






These Heart Club bottles will be perfect for Valentines Day... if they last that long!


I love these miniature vintage kitchen toys.  The mixer was missing the bowl, but I found a little white vintage toy bowl in my stash and it fit perfectly... like it was fate!


This glass washboard!  How has it survived all these years?


I'll never turn down a cheap chalkware piece!  They're all so cute!


I saw these and INSTANTLY knew I had to have them.  2 were missing the hanger part - but I just took apart 2 hangers from the store and with the help of a little super glue, they were fixed!


This didn't make it into the above loot shot, but look how tiny and cute this cookie cutter is!  I almost didn't want to give it up.

Saturday I didn't have much planned, so I decided I would go to the local auction.  I was rewarded with some good stuff and excellent prices!


I am swooning over the child's toy dust pans and the little lunch boxes.
Oh, and those 2 canisters at the top have bakelite handles.  


Some good ol' mantiques came home with me too!


1960-61 Chevy Corvair hubcaps.


Fish reels and a stamp holder.


There was Pyrex.  The lids on all of them kind of suck... but the bottoms are in excellent shape.  The daisy lids are a little faded and the friendship pattern on the middle 3 has completely come off.


I'll NEVER pass up a cheap Ball jar.


I had to give a little more money than I would've liked to give... but I got a TON of great local ice cream advertising pieces here.


My favorite buy that I was tempted to keep - the American Flyer Typewriter.
I also got a whole rack of old Disney 45s.


Last, but not least -- 2 Ball jar stamps/molds and a bunch of milk caps.

I've got one more post scheduled for this week and then I'll be out of the country for the rest of the year.  I hope you all have a wonderful holiday season!

See you in 2017!
Melissa


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