Monday, August 29, 2016

From a Family Friend

I have a family friend that had a relative that passed recently.  The family didn't want to mess with an estate sale or auction.  So, they were nice enough to let me pay them for stuff I wanted.  The relative's house is a couple hours away, so they sent me pictures and I picked out stuff from there.  They brought me back several boxes of stuff.  I hope to make a trip out to the house soon to pick up some furniture and anything else that catches my eye.

Lots of miscellaneous kitchen items.  The family friend said she remembers drinking out of the aluminum glasses as a kid.

West Virginia (or Blendo) pitcher and cups

I have NO idea what this cutting board/spool combination thing is supposed to be.
Do any of you out there have any ideas?

More kitchen items.

I saw these in one of the pictures they sent me and I knew I had to have them.
They were full of nails, screws, etc.
It took a little elbow grease to pry off the lids to remove the contents.

I'll never pass up enamelware.

The Pyrex was left from my 127 haul.
I bought them without lids and had to find some from my stash

The cutest laundry bags ever!

Do I need a FOURTH aluminum Christmas tree?  No.
But will I ever turn one down?  No.
Especially if it has the original box, paper sleeves, and instructions.

Aren't those little deer S&P so stinkin cute?

I sell a lot of dresser sets.

I've got more from this haul to show you, but I'll save that for another post.
I know I'll also have more to show you after I visit the house.

Thanks for visiting!

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  1. You got some very unusual items I have never seen before.

  2. Oh you lucky girl, so envious. I saw several goodies would love to have. We lived north of Bowling Green, KY from 1999-2004, still miss our property and house but climate didn't agree with arthritis, allergies, and asthma.
    Midwest and east coast are still better areas for finding great vintage goodies. We live on western side of Rockies now, about 18 miles west of Grand Junction out in rural area. I still miss finding so many treasures like you got. Found lots of good stuff when we lived south of Helena, MT (before KY). Enjoy all those treasures, can hardly wait to see what furniture you bring back.
    Where we live, not that many antique stores, several thrift stores but prices are high. Sure miss "worlds longest yard sale" every year in KY. Don't have antique shows here ever. Enjoy all of it. Happy week

  3. Oh my goodness what a collection.

  4. Skat hand soap is my favorite. Followed by the green pitcher set. Nice to help a friend out.

  5. Hahaha, you are to aluminum trees as I am to turkey platters. Nice set of Blendo! That scoop with spools looks like a make do - for what purpose, I have no idea.

  6. Wow, some really cool finds Melissa! I saw something in every picture I liked! One was that white camel candlestick where the deer S&P's were. Also liked the embossed aluminum canister and tray in first picture. Your lucky day again!

  7. It's nice that you were able to help them out and got some good stuff too. OF COURSE(!) you'll take that aluminum Christmas Tree! LOL

  8. The wood box that hangs on a wall would not have come with the spools. Someone added those. You would put whatever you want in the box--a candle, some little books, etc. Maybe someone thought the spools looked like two candles???

  9. How nice to get first dibs on an estate sale! Those Skat tins caught my eye as well as those cute deer. I started collecting porcelain deer figurines...I can't resist any of them!

  10. Wow how can you beat first dibs!!! Some great finds and I'd take the tree too!

  11. Good for you, Melissa! Love your choices--thanks for sharing @Vintage Charm!

  12. Well you did good girl! Always love what you pick. How fun is skat? thanks for sharing with SYC.

  13. First dibs are the best. You picked some fantastic stuff. Thank you for sharing at Snickerdoodle.


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