Tuesday, August 14, 2012

Muncie, IN Haul

I went to an auction that boasted 150 years worth of collection.  I don't know about that, but they had some rather great stuff.  It's not even autumn yet and the winter prices are starting to appear again.  Although, the day was rather cool and nice.  I'll take 70 and sunny ANY day.  But, regardless of the high prices, I did manage to bring a few things home...

Pyrex 1960 043 Meadow Promo

Pamco chopper


My VERY FIRST feedsack!  I paid a buck for it off some lady that had it in a bottom of a stack of linens she purchased.  There was an entire box of about 40 feedsacks, but that box went for $180.  Barbara is the queen of feedsacks, so I'm sure she could tell you if that's a good price or not.

Box of Christmas joy.

THIS and...

this were what was in the Shiny Brite box.
Not at all disappointed.
What did YOU bring home this weekend?
Melissa

Wednesday, August 8, 2012

Arcadia, IN Haul + Goodwill Goodies + Free Box + Garage Sale Genius

I attended an auction in Arcadia, IN last Saturday.  It was on a large farm, surrounded by cornfields.  Auction bliss! My favorite auctions are on-site in the middle of nowhere.  It was a beautiful day, not too hot, and the auctioneers wasted no time.

A glimpse of part of the crowd.

I wish I could've explored the insides of all
their beautiful old barns.

Onto the treasures from the auction...

Just wait... they'll be in my Christmas shop soon!

Had to buy all of this...

Just to get these.  Needed to plates to add
to my green enamel collection.




love the Barbed Wire Pyrex promo...

Now the Goodwill goodies...

Fire King McDonald's promo cups.

Cute canister set.  I have so many already.
But. Its. Yellow.

I have been dying for some Club Aluminum pans

And they are always ridiculously priced.

But, I hit the jackpot.  Thanks again whoever
donated all these to Goodwill.

Unmarked EARLY Pyrex 404

I was gifted this box of freebies a little over a week ago...

Fire King Wheat.  Will go nicely with my Pyrex
Autumn Harvest.  Perfect for fall.

Glasbake.  I have the bread loaf sized pan in this pattern too.

Lime Green 024.

FK Peach Lustre & Cornflower Blue

Finally, the same day I attended the auction in Arcadia, my mom and dad decided to stay local and attend garage sales.  My mom is becoming quite the picker for me out there.  She knows what I like.  She went to an estate sale run by the son of the woman who had owned the goodies.  Mom instantly recognized the Butterfly Gold Pyrex.


And picked up 3 casseroles.  She also recognized the "ugly mushroom pattern that nobody likes."  You know what I'm talking about...


And, I apologize for being out of order, but the cornflower blue FK casserole from above, was another purchase mom made at this estate sale.  She recognized that pattern too.  She asked how much, and the man said a quarter a piece.  I hope you were all as shocked as I was, considering how much folks jack up prices on Pyrex these days.  She saw one more bowl.  She had never seen the pattern before, didn't know if it was anything special, and so she bought it too.


For a quarter.  A QUARTER!  I have never seen a dots in the wild.  Part of me wants to go back to this house and demand he find the remainder of the set!  This bowl is absolutely perfect.  Not a scratch.  It's as if it was never used.  For now, this bowl is a display keeper, even though I'm a green gal, and spring blossom is my usual keeper.

Okay, so I had a pretty great week.  Still hoping Laurie at Magpie Ethel and Barbara at Oodles and Oodles will still send me some of those vintage Christmas vibes my way.... :)

Here's to another good junkin' weekend,
Melissa