Let me show you what I found. These were posted to Facebook already. Go like my page to get peeks at all my finds (sometimes days!) before blogland gets to see them! Some of the items made it to my booth before they were photographed.
The new stuff from this picture are: the license plates, door plates, and this card display (that I've been meaning to use for MONTHS now). I picked up the license plates and door plates at an architectural salvage place that I LOVE. They have over 10,000 square feet of goodness.
New in this picture are the set of rainbow aluminum cups that I picked up at a second estate sale I attended Friday after the hoarder sale.
New to this picture is the ironstone platter full of lots of old door knobs. Also picked up at the architectural salvage place.
New to this picture are the door plates from the architectural salvage place and the 15 Hazel Atlas souvenir glasses from the auction last Sunday. I promised you I would photograph them when I had time. Still working on digging through all the records and postcards. I have gotten through about 500 45s and have come away with about 150 good ones that are now in the booth. I've picked through a few of the Easter postcards to take to the booth.
Here's the rest of the stuff I got from the estate sales on Friday. PLEASE, please ignore the part of the photo leading to my
I love these santa mugs. I can't keep them on the shelves during Christmas. I hunt for them all year. 2 still have their original labels - they've never been used! Who can pass up a blue Ball jar, especially when they're cheap? I also couldn't resist buying the metal 45 case. It holds about 75 45s, I've found.
So, those things are all cigar boxes that are painted white and vintage handles are attached. They were stacked on a shelf in the basement at the hoarder auction. They held all sorts of nuts and bolts. I really just wanted the handles. Also got the 2 wood cigar boxes.
2 pieces of ironstone that I plan on listing on the Mustard Seed Pages. If you haven't checked out this cool marketplace that Miss Mustard Seed has created, do so immediately, especially if you like the same things she does! Also picked up this cute little box of vintage plastic holiday coasters.
One of the wood cigar boxes full of vintage drawer pulls that I dug out of the basement.
Last, but not least, I rescued these 2 little deer from the hoarder basement.
There were no prospects of any sales or auctions on Saturday, so I decided I needed to revamp the booth. The reason for the major overhaul is because my mall is having an event they call "Deal with the Dealer" Day. All of the dealers get to work their own booth space and make deals with the people wanting to buy things. I had not revamped my booth in over 2 weeks and it was noticeable. But, it's generally a good sign when you booth is noticeably picked through. So, here she is all prettied-up, just for you...
This is the new addition to the booth. There used to be a cool old washstand, but nobody else thought it was cool. Saving it for the flea market this summer. I used vintage wallpaper to back the shelf because the backing had been replaced at some point with wood that didn't match the rest of the shelf. Spray glue and vintage wallpaper were the quickest solution. This is one of the pieces of furniture I picked up at this auction.
I truly don't think I can get anything else in this space!
The start of "Project Make the Ugly Metal Roof Support Beam Look Pretty"
I added a little strip of magnet to the back of a clothes pin and decorated the front with some washi tape I have. Ahh, the many uses of washi tape! I have been working on dozens more of these to bring to the booth with me for Saturday's event. The event is from 11a-3p and there will be food and drinks.
Carmel Old Town Antique Mall
38 W. Main St.
Carmel, IN 46032
Dealer # 244 (upstairs)
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