Sunday, November 24, 2013

A Major Thrift Haul & Beatlemania

The auctions looked bleak on Saturday, so mom and I did some MAJOR thrifting.  And we scored lots of goodies.  I'm going to get right to the pictures, if you don't mind...











Sunday is normally the day I got to my booth and rearrange it and bring in more goodies.  But, there was a last minute auction posted that I couldn't resist.  Here's what I got...









My favorite thing from the weekend was these records.  I am a huge Beatles fan.  I was so happy to add these to my collection.  I already had a few of these and will be posting them for sale on eBay soon.

I know, I wasn't super chatty this post - sorry guys - a lot on my plate - but I still wanted to show you all the awesome stuff I got!

Hope you all had a good weekend.
Melissa

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Thriftasaurus
Remnant
Junkin Joe
We Call it Olde
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Sunday, November 17, 2013

A Week in Review

It has been quite the busy week for me!  I had a midterm in one of my MBA classes and started a new one in the same night.  On top of that, I am trying to find time to get my thrifting in, oh yeah, and a semblance of a social life.

Wednesday on the way home from work, I stopped at one of my usual thrifts.  They finally brought the Christmas goodies out.  If you follow my Facebook page, you've already seen these.



I went to Bloomington, Indiana for an auction on Saturday.  It's the home of my (undergrad) alma mater.  Go Hoosiers!  I love visiting this town.  I miss it from time to time.  The auction was just down the street from where I lived my final semesters at IU.  After the auction I stopped in one of my favorite antique stores.  I saw (and bought) some great stuff.  The photo below is of a Fire King Jadeite tulip pattern bowl.  I have NEVER seen one of these in person.  I always assumed they were an urban legend.  Great piece!


Here's what I brought home from the auction and the Bloomington Antique Mall.


I thought this advertising mailbox was pretty cool!

This green depression batter bowl is huge!



Couldn't believe I was able to get 2 of these jadeite batter
bowls.  The pink HA plates were from the antique mall.

All from the antique mall except the cookie cutters.

These are adorable, but could get annoying rather quick
if they end up in the wrong hands.

Sometimes you have to pay up for pretty linens.  2 of the
Christmas tablecloths have already been claimed.

Today (Sunday) I knew I had to make my way to the booth.  I needed to bring more Christmas stuff.  I also had to fill in lots of empty spaces in my booth.  YAY!  I spent a few hours rearranging and pricing new goodies.  During this time tornadoes were hitting all around Indiana.  The sirens went off about 6 times while I was there working.  We got lucky and weren't touched.  I can't say the same for other surrounding cities.  I hope everyone is okay that was affected by the tornadoes today.

Please take a small tour through my space.  I'm loving it more and more each week!














This brings us to this evening.  On my way home from the antique mall I had a hunch to stop into a particular Goodwill store.  I love when my hunches are right.

Pink Texasware bowl, pink/red enamel bowl, FK lustreware
bowl, 3 orange/yellow FK mugs, cute pitcher, and a full set
of Pyrex homestead bowls.

What did you guys buy this weekend?
Melissa

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The Nifty Thrifty
Thriftasaurus
Remnant
Junkin Joe
We Call it Olde
Thrifty Things Friday

Sunday, November 10, 2013

There's Signs of Christmas and Refinishing Furniture in the Air

There weren't many options for auctions in my area this weekend.  I decided to go to a hoarder's auction that was only 20 minutes from me.  I was a little worried because all the pictures that were posted just showed junk.  So, I was hoping there were some buried treasures in there somewhere.



This first piece is in REALLY great shape, except for the top and edges.  They have a lot of white paint on them.  Looks like they tried to paint the wall without moving the furniture.  Also, as you can see, some of the finish is coming off in places on the front.  Although it will be a little work, I'm going to sand this finish off and re-stain it a nice dark color.  Then to the booth.  Or my house.  Would you refinish it or keep it original?


This is the second piece I bought.  A 24 drawer parts/file cabinet.  I freaking love this and again... after cleaning this up, I may keep up.  The top is a little rough and may need sand blasted and repainted.  The rest is in great shape.


I really liked this cute little ornate shelf.  It will look great in my booth once I had the space for it!  All it needs is a little lemon oil to spruce it up!


This piece is an amazing older piece... except for the fact that someone put crappy plywood on the back.  The rest is solid oak.  I think if the plywood is replaced with oak and the rest is sanded down and then stained a dark color, this will look really nice.  What do you think?

The auction ran several rings and all the junk was mostly sold it lots, so it went rather quick.  I knew I needed to visit my booth space and bring more stuff.


The "gone with the wind" style lamp was a purchase from the hoarder too.  I added a little Christmas tree with some vintage ornaments.  I definitely need to bring in more holiday goodies.  However, my Christmas etsy shop, Melissa's Retro Christmas, sells so much holiday stuff this time of year and need to keep my stock for this store too.  What are you doing to your booth space for the holidays?


The washstand with pitcher and bowl was also a purchase from the hoarder.  I think it is so adorable!  There were lots of empty spaces that I filled.  I am always trying to come up with new ways to maximize my space.  What would you do to your walls if they were pegboard, like mine, knowing you can't nail or screw anything in?

Hope you all had a good weekend!
Melissa


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Nifty Thrifty Tuesday
The Nifty Thrifty
Thriftasaurus
Remnant
Junkin Joe
We Call it Olde
Thrifty Things Friday