So my mom was browsing her county newspaper Wednesday morning pretty early before she left for work. I woke to a text message at 6:50A telling me about a family run estate sale that would start the next day at 7A. I looked on Craigslist and the big city paper but didn't find it listed. That's when I got excited. It meant that I would only be battling people who read the small-town county newspaper. It turned out that not that many people read it. Mom and I were basically some of the first people there. We got to pick out the good stuff.
Here's the pile I made, shelf included. I got all of this for $15. I love family-run estate sales.
These aprons look as though they were never worn.
When picked up the cocktail stirrers that daughter-in-law told me that her mother-in-law loved a good whiskey 7UP. I loved the canister set. I also thought the holder, which looks like what chalk would sit in at the bottom of a chalkboard. I just bought one last week... maybe I should sell them together?
So, I got one of these plaid thermos "picnic" sets on the 127 sale, but mine didn't have the plastic container in the middle. It had 3 thermoses. The new old stock box with "Your Formal Dress Shirt, Sir!" in it cracked me up. Wonder if it would fit the fiancee for our wedding in a few weeks? ;)
I don't sell a ton of depression glassware unless I mark it cheaply, which I will. I usually sell these sherbets for $2/ea. Will probably use the pink depression candlestick in my wedding decor somehow. It has a hairline crack in it, so I can't sell it. Plus, those are 2 spare Pyrex casserole lids.
A few kitchen more kitchen items... Jewel Tea pieces, 2 Glasbake Hottles with lids!!, a cute Made in Japan poodle, a decorated pill box, aluminum coasters, and bakelite cake breaker.
I love buying some odd stuff - which is why I bought the hot water bottle in it's original box. I also got a couple of old brushes and a spigot handle.
These were all in one box in the living room. I only got one camera, but I sell a lot of accessories, especially camera bags. Haven't tested the clock radio to see if it works, but I bet it does!
The last item from the family run sale were these earrings. I don't really wear a lot of jewelry, but I just can't resit these old earrings when I see them and they're a good price.
Sunday I just couldn't sit in the house, so after getting home from brunch, I headed to an auction. I got there about an hour after it started, but didn't really miss much except a bunch of tools. Above is all that I came home with (except the shelf, which was from Thursday).
A Remington typewriter with all the paper work and an awesome old chair on castors. I'll be using the chair in the photo booth at my wedding.
I also got some cub scout and girl scout uniforms. I think they're fairly old, just by looking at the tags, but not sure of exact dates.
My weird (but I think it's cool) buy was this funeral/grave basket. The color is perfect! I also got a chip clip holder that spins. I plan to use it for smalls in my booth such as post cards and other things that I bag up in cellophane.
The large wooden produce basket will be used at my wedding. I also brought home a ton of cigar boxes. I got a good deal on them, so plan on passing them along cheaply. They will all be in the $3-$8 range, probably.
More cigar boxes! And look at that Mohawk pillow cases box! It still has the pillow cases in it. I thought it was cool. I also got the wood handled ice cream scoop.
I love when crates have their original labels. I also love when someone adds a handmade handle. It would be perfect for holding 6 berry baskets when picking berries. Or it could hold 6 mason jars. And yes, more cigar boxes.
That's it for my buys from the auction. It's amazing how quickly $1 and $2 items add up at the auction. I spent a little over 3 times as much at the auction!
Yesterday after work mom dropped off these 3 old wood tennis rackets. She picked them up at a garage sale last weekend. I sell so many of these. I can't keep them in stock! Including these, I've bought 10 in just the past 4 months!
Well that's it for this past weekend. Thanks for stopping by to see all my finds. You should check out my vintage wedding bouquet I made for my wedding. I'm so happy with how it turned out.
Until next time...
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