Thursday, June 27, 2013

Thrift Store Finds + Grandma's Stuff

Yesterday I stopped by one of the many neglected Goodwills that I rarely go to anymore.  Found several great things that I couldn't pass up, because I knew they'd be gone before half price day in a little over a week.

Here's what I bought:

Lots of Pyrex cups + a sugar bowl, 3 glasbake blueberry mugs (I love this pattern), lots of Fire King golden anniversary, a flamingo pink Pyrex pie plate, and I know you can't see the 2 bottom plates very well, but one is a pink Hazel Atlas moderntone dinner plate, and the other is a MacBeth Evans Petalware dinner plate (same pattern as this one seen on etsy).

Also, mom visited grandma last weekend.  Grandma found a couple of items that have been out of use for a long time.  She asked if I could sell them for her.  So here's what's up for offering from my sweet grandma:

Victor hand crank adding machine.
Works GREAT! :)

Late 60s grey Royal typewriter.
Needs a little work.
Happy Thursday.  It's almost the weekend.  Probably no junking for me.  I have class on Saturday for 4 hours.  But it's about marketing with social media.  I love how I get to pick out all of these cool classes for my MBA program! :)


Linking to:

The Thrifty Groove: Thrifty Things Friday

Tuesday, June 25, 2013

Barn Progress

First off, if you use Google Reader, I think almost everyone knows that it is shutting down as of July 1st.  A great platform for reading blogs is Bloglovin'.  Follow my blog with Bloglovin.

Anyways, remember that barn I bought?  Click the link to see the before pictures.  Here's the progress on the tear down 2 months later...

Not too bad, right?  We've sold plenty of wood and corrugated tin from the roof.  We've also sold some beams and the original door sliding mechanism.  If you're in the market for wood, tin, or beams, shoot me an email (off to the right hand side).  I'm in Indianapolis.

Happy Wednesday!

Monday, June 24, 2013

Sunday's Auction Haul from Alexandria, IN

I know I said something in Thursday's quick post about not going to any auctions or not thrifting this weekend.  I did stick to that Saturday and went kayaking.  Was a beautiful morning for it.  Soon after we were done, there were torrential downpours.  Sunday the power was going in an out for some reason, so going out to breakfast and a few errands led to an auction in Alexandria, Indiana.

The boyfriend joined me for his first auction.  I think he was skeptical, because he knows what I normally buy at these things.  But, as I said, the power was out, so there wasn't many options for things to do at home.  Plus, the building where the auction was was air conditioned.

We got there about 10 minutes before the auction started.  They were running 3 rings of stuff.  We just wandered around looking at the different things I wanted to bid on.  Then he spotted it... a few boxes of records.  They may as well have been the holy grail.  There was Zeppelin I, II, and III, Physical Graffiti, The Wall, Animals, and Ummagumma.  There were many other really great albums in there too.  So the boyfriend was like a hawk on them all day.  Then finally they come up for sale.  He tells me his max is $50 per box.  So we get to $50 and get outbid.  It goes much further than that.  The look on his face was of utter disappointment/heartbreak.  So we go back to the main ring and sit down and see what's coming up for sale next.  I tell him I'll be right back.  I go to find the man who won both boxes of records.  I give him my story about how the boyfriend really wants these 7 records.  I tell him I'll pay him $10 a record.  He was really nice about it and agrees.  So we go to his truck and I pick out those 7 records, hand over $70, and I bring them back in to the boyfriend.  I don't think I've seen him this happy.  And let me tell you, it's all I heard about for the rest of the day.

Zeppelin I

Zeppelin II

Zeppelin III
Physical Graffiti
The Wall



So, of course I got stuff for me too.  The theme of the day was fridge dishes, mostly.  You'll see.

More blue ball jars

clear fridge dishes with fruit embossed on top

Pyrex fridge dishes

Hazel Atlas cobalt blue fridge dishes

Town & Country Casseroles & a the big Daisy bowl

Pyrex Love calls the one on the left Garden Medely.  The
other 2 are Fire King.

2 folding drying racks and rolling pin.  Keeping the green.

I think I had some pretty great buys for a Sunday.  Will be showing you pictures of the barn progress soon.  Along with some of my grandma's items that she wants me to try and sell for her.

Happy Monday.

Linking to:

Costal Charm: Nifty Thrifty
A Living Space: The Nifty Thrifty
Sir-Thrift-a-Lot: Thriftasaurus
Joyful Treasure Hunting
The Thrifty Groove: Thrifty Things Friday
Apron Thrift Girl: Thrift Share Monday

Friday, June 21, 2013

Just a Quick Post

Hey all - wanted to share the few little things I brought home from the thrift store the other day.  No thrifting or junking for me this weekend.  Spending this hot and humid weekend on the water.  And next Saturday starts my summer class for my MBA program.

Just a cute little crock, a pink Pyrex fridgie (in mint condition -- to bad there's no lid), and some interesting (heavy) s&p shakers.  Going to try to do some research on these.

Everyone have a great weekend!

Linking to:

The Thrifty Groove: Thrifty Things Friday

Monday, June 17, 2013

New to Ebay

I listed some fun things in my ebay store yesterday.  Go ahead and take a look!

Happy Monday!

Sunday, June 16, 2013

My Vintage Market Booth

First off - Happy Dad's Day to all the wonderful dad's out there - especially mine.  My dad helped me out at the vintage market this weekend.  I think he's starting to get the hang of it.  He was a pretty good salesman.  Mom helped too - she's great at organizing and packing.  So you can see why I need them both!  I'm so lucky to have such supportive parents.

Anyway, I finally remembered (and had time) to take pictures about 5 minutes before the gates opened at 8am on Saturday morning.  Here's what we came up with in the 2 hours we had to set up.  Also, during set up is when the dealers usually shop, so there are a few in the pictures (and mom and dad).

I bought some a lot of linens off of one of the dealers who was destashing because she was trying to start her own sewing business.  It never hurts to ask, "How much for all of them?"

It was a beautiful day, I met lots of great people, and unfortunately this will be my last market until August, because I have a summer class I have to take for my Masters program (at Butler - Go Bulldogs!).  It meets on Saturdays, which means less auctions and junkin.

If you saw anything from above that you just have to have - please email me (melissasantiques AT gmail DOT com).  If you're local you can come pick it up.  If you're not, I can list on etsy and will ship to you.

Linking to:

Costal Charm: Nifty Thrifty
A Living Space: The Nifty Thrifty
Sir-Thrift-a-Lot: Thriftasaurus
Joyful Treasure Hunting
The Thrifty Groove: Thrifty Things Friday
Apron Thrift Girl: Thrift Share Monday

Friday, June 14, 2013


3956 South 575 East, Whitestown, IN 46075

Saturday, June 15, 2013
8:00AM - ??
Free admission and parking.
Food will be available

I'll be bringing all my goodies I've been buying for the past few weeks.  And remember that barn I bought?  Yeah, I'll be bringing LOTS of barn wood!

Can't wait to see you there!

Tuesday, June 11, 2013

What a Weekend!

**Side note: this is my 100th post.  Yay!  Should I do a giveaway soon?**

I had one of the best junkin weekends in a long time. If  you've been following my Facebook page, then you  already know all the great goodies I bought.

On Saturday I hit the town-wide garage sales in Pittsboro.  This is the town I lived in during middle and high school.  I know the town like the back of my hand, so I drove all the streets and hit every single sale.  Want to see all of my amazing finds?

I know it's a little chippy, but I
couldn't pass this 12gal crown
crock for $5.  Staying right there
on my front porch.

Aprons, aprons, aprons!

Beautiful kitchen linens.

Hand embroidered baby quilt.

Cookie cutters, jadeite shakers, and Boy Scout canteen.

Vintage tool box!  Sold already! :)

2 typewriters in one day!!

2 things I always sell out of quickly: train cases and cameras.

Bar cart, ironstone plates, kitchen
utensils, and cigar boxes.

Knife holder, casserole, Tang pitcher,
Ball jar rubbers, books (including a
prayer book from 1909), coke trays,
and heart shaped Bake King pans.

Box of Ball jars.  I sold out of all
the jars I had bought garage
saleing last month.

Milk glass vases, awesome mid-century chip bowl, oil lamp,
FK Grog mugs, old bottles, Pyrex Cookie Jar.

More jars that I'll mostly use for canning.

Vintage bed linens.

Canning stuff for me and a cake carrier.

So much pink depression and
a nut grinder.

Find of the day: brand new Louis Vuitton purse purchased
from the Paris LV store -- the woman still had the receipt.
Yeah, I paid $8.  Be jealous.

Lots of vintage cards.  These boxes are full.  Some
vintage Christmas too - including creeper knee huggers.

These may be too sweet to part with.

Amazing ornaments.  With the original box.

Never used vintage kitchen tools.

Now on Sunday I headed north to attend the estate auction of an avid crafter...

This is the back of my truck after I got home from the
7 hour auction.

Isn't this folding rocking chair

I love box lots!

And another...

How about some roller skates?  The boxes they are in
are pretty cool.  Also, this is a a new table for the flea.
Deal of the day for $1!

Old jars, ironstone bowls, FK casserole.

Vintage Pyrex baby bottles, old animal shaped bottles,
crock and mini s&p shakers.

Pyrex Blue Floral Promo, salts with spoons.

Tom's Peanut Jar.

 Metal picnic basket full of old sewing notions, Little House,
Nancy Drew, and Hardy Boys books, and lots of floral frogs.

Another metal table for the flea - $3!
Lots of vintage Christmas! And a
child's chair.

These goodies will be available at my booth at the Robin Eye Country Flea Market & Garage Sale this Saturday June 15th from 8am - ??.  Come visit me!  I'll also have barn wood available from this barn.