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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10 comments:

  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.

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

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

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  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!

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

    Erica

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  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!

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

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

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

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  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.
    hugs,
    Jann

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