Monday, May 11, 2015

Another Garage Sale Haul

In the spring/summer I fully expect there to be a ton more awesome auctions to attend.  This is my preferred avenue to buy vintage goodies.  However so far this season, I have yet to attend one.  It's only slightly disappointing until I log onto craigslist and see hundreds upon hundreds of garage sales within a short drive of my house.  I tend to narrow down the search using key words such as: estate sale (this is how you find awesome, cheap, family-run ones!), antique/antiques, vintage, collectibles/collectables, treasures, old, and a few other key words depending on what I'm looking for.  I usually search for midcentury/mid-century/MCM and pyrex.  Lately I've also been searching for wedding decor.  All of my wedding decor is going to be 100% authentic vintage, most people don't list it that way.

Anyways, enough of my rambling.  I'm sure you're here to see what I found this weekend...

Here's the group shot!

3 more wood tennis racquets.  Can't keep 'em in the booth and I have no idea why people are buying them.  Although, I'm starting to get a fascination with them...

More vintage Christmas!

Kneehugger family photo.  They look a little drunk here..

Chippy white metal plant stand that is holding a yellow Pyrex 503.  The horizon blue 444 has white crud on it that I hope BKF will take right off.  Also - more ugly Pyrex (Homestead), but when it's cheap, you buy it.  Also, a roll of vintage wallpaper.

More Pyrex and another cheap ugly one (Forest Fancies).  Also, always buy Ball jars when they're cheap, even if you have a million already.

 This guy to the left was my favorite find from Saturday.  It's a pixie playing a piano planter!  His face looks like he's whistling.  Plus 3 Americana pieces.

A midcentury metal plant stand holding an ugly Pyrex Early American 444.  Plus a Fisher Price "popcorn popper."  Think my 18mo old niece would get a kick out of it.  And some unused Yahtzee score pads.

Mom hit one sale on Friday and picked up all of this for like 2 bucks.  I kept the green handled cook cutter you see there.

Well, that's it for this week.  I'm back in school until June 17th, so if I'm a little silent around blogland, I'm sorry in advance.

Have a great week!

Melissa's Antiques

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  1. Having a bout of pixie jealousy especially the piano player! I sell a ton of the wood rackets to decorators who hang them as borders in man caves or create headboards.

  2. Lots of great finds again this week. I especially love the Horizon bowl. Horizon Pyrex is very scarce around these parts.

  3. I am so anxious to go hunting! Unfortunately sciatica pain and medications keep me housebound and sleeping like a cat!

  4. I love what you found. How much do you sell wooden tennis rackets for at the booth? I need to get my stash of them to the booth. Just make sure the Fisher Price popcorn popper goes home with the niece. I had one for the grandkids and it ended up driving me crazy! LOL!

  5. Love all the Christmas. I collect those old felt stockings and have never seen that one before. Better keep my eye out!


  6. I'm sure your wedding decor is going to look amazing! Can't wait to see it. You found lots of goodies this week. I haven't been to an auction since I had kids (13 years ago). They take too long...but I want to start again!

  7. You're so lucky to find plant stands! I need them so am looking

  8. SCORE! Wonderful treasures. Thank you for sharing at the Thursday Favorite Things blog hop xo

  9. Another fabulous haul. I never pass up blue ball jars either. Love your Americana pieces. Thanks Melissa for sharing at Vintage Inspiration Party.

  10. Wow, you always find such great stuff! My friends hubby is a tennis coach and they painted one wall green and hung rackets all over it. I love the aqua nut chopper! Can't wait to see your wedding! Thanks for sharing with SYC.


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