Tuesday, January 27, 2015

Junkin' Road Trip

I took Friday off from work and joined my mom and my aunt to go junking from my aunt's house 2 1/2 hours (about 150 miles) back to my parents house.  We got started about 9am, a little before most antique stores and flea markets open... hoping we would catch a few people opening early.  Luckily we did!  Check out what I bought below!


 It was a MAJORLY good day for Pyrex.  My best in quite awhile.


 Even though Early American is kinda ugly (sorry to those of you who like it) I will always pick up a casserole or fridgie if it has a lid.  I'll pick them up without lid only if they're REALLY cheap.  I only pick up the bowls really when it's a full set.

I truly love McCoy pottery.  The colors.  The patterns.  I just love it all.  I only collect the planters that look like actual planters.  I have my great aunt's cereal bowls that she used for years and years.  I really wanted to keep this one, but decided not to... for now.  If it's still there when I go back, I may have to get it.  Even though I don't need another collection that is getting out of control (ie: my McCoy planter collection).


Can you believe I found TWO Heinz promotional casseroles in one day?!  You guys don't even want to know what I paid for them.  The flameglo Pyrex is in absolutely mint condition.

Another piece of McCoy - this turquoise vase.  My second one I've picked up in the past several months.  The last one sold within a week of it going to the booth.


What do you do when a dealer is at their flea market booth and pulls out a ton of something (these 24 Price Albert tins)?  You ask "How much if I buy them all?"  I added them to the 10 or so I already had in the booth.  He also threw in these 3 cute enamel mugs.  I love having little things like these for the guys shopping with their wives/girlfriends/etc.  You don't see a lot of them buying Pyrex around here.  Although, I did sell the primary fridgie set to an older gentleman on Sunday afternoon.


This was another purchase from the same dealer with all the tins.  This will be part of one of the centerpieces at my wedding.  I'm picturing it filled with mums.  We're going to use stoneware crocks, oil lamps, ball jars with candles.  Any other suggestions you guys would be cute added to the centerpieces?  My goal is to make them all different and to mostly use stuff I already have.


Finally, here's my keepers.  This Hazel Atlas shaker joins it's missing mate in my Hoosier cabinet.  I also found these 6 brooches at our first stop on Friday.  Aren't the colors fabulous?

On Sunday mom and I decided we were going to rearrange all the stuff in my booth (besides the furniture, since we tried that last week and found this is basically the best configuration).  We also brought in everything I bought Friday and a couple weeks ago from the Greater Indianapolis Garage Sale.

Here's what the new booth looks like after a few hours of rearranging...


 Ok, so wedding season is coming up and I had enough letters for a Mr and Mrs.  I really hope a couple picks this up for their reception.  I want to do something like this for my wedding, I just want all the letters to be large like the M's.
















Here's what the old booth looks like after rearranging...
















That's all I've got for you this week.

This week I'm linking up at:

Tuesday, January 20, 2015

A Few Buys + A Little Change

Mom and I attended a small auction on Saturday morning.  It was over fairly quickly, so we decided to take everything I just bought up to the booths.  I didn't buy a whole lot, but I got 2 great pieces of furniture.  One I want to keep, but have no room for it until I buy a larger home.  So for now it will stay housed at the booth holding some of my wares.  We tried to squeeze the pieces in several different ways, but they just didn't quite work.



Here's the piece I want to keep.  The light green chippy paint is absolute perfection.  We tried it in several spots, but it only fit here.  We took out another, non-vintage piece and changed up this part of my old booth a little bit. 

 

Here's what the spot looked like prior to rearranging.



The other new piece.  I think it would be the perfect TV stand.  I took out the table that was here and moved a few things around to try and make this space work.  I didn't want anything took tall here, because then you couldn't see the stuff on the back wall.



Here's what this space looked like prior to rearranging.

Now onto the other buys from the auction...


This awesome lantern.


The blue/red lantern on the left.


This one, too.


All of these sewing machine drawers plus 10 more... for a total of 23!  I love buying in bulk.


Finally, these 3 grain sacks.  They're in excellent condition.  They would make great pillow covers!

Mom and I both had the day off work yesterday too and  we went to an antique mall and flea market.  I brought home a few things...


Unless I find a prettier one (or one of you out there in blogland has one) I will be using the above vintage wedding cake topper.  The find I was most excited about, however, were the 4 Hazel Atlas pink elephant (shot?) glasses.  I also kinda love the mini pink JAJ Pyrex bowl.

Everyone have a great week!
Melissa


This week I'm linking up at: