Monday, November 28, 2016

2 Auctions and a Flea Market

Boy, I haven't been to an auction in ages (seriously, it's been 6 months).  I figured it was time to get back into the game when I saw these posted in the auction photos of an outdoor auction on November 12th.  I bought most of them!  The crates and bottles are good sellers for me.  I waited in the cold (it was below freezing at the start of the auction) all day for these!

I also scored this awesome Coke cooler.  I need to fix one of the handles so that I can take it to my booth, just in time for a Christmas gift.

Here's everything I got minus the Coke crates full of bottles.  I haven't had the chance to get photos of everything yet.  But not pictured below will be: 2 typewriters, an enamel bucket, a box of raffiaware, and a box of old medicine cabinet odds and ends.

The house next door to the one where the auction was had been a hoarder's house.  It needed to be torn down.  The family was there selling stuff out of it to auction goers.  I just barely missed getting all the great architectural salvage.  I did pick these awesome posters.  I wanted to pick so many more things, but they were hard to get to.  One room of the house, the floor had caved in due to the weight of all the books and magazines stacked in that room.  There were some good ones too.  I just couldn't get to them.

A few odds and ends.

A large Pepsi crate that held all these goodies.

On Black Friday, I did the BEST kind of shopping - I went to the annual Black Friday Flea Market at the Indiana State Fairgrounds.

Here was my total haul!  I was NOT expecting to get this much good stuff.

These Heart Club bottles will be perfect for Valentines Day... if they last that long!

I love these miniature vintage kitchen toys.  The mixer was missing the bowl, but I found a little white vintage toy bowl in my stash and it fit perfectly... like it was fate!

This glass washboard!  How has it survived all these years?

I'll never turn down a cheap chalkware piece!  They're all so cute!

I saw these and INSTANTLY knew I had to have them.  2 were missing the hanger part - but I just took apart 2 hangers from the store and with the help of a little super glue, they were fixed!

This didn't make it into the above loot shot, but look how tiny and cute this cookie cutter is!  I almost didn't want to give it up.

Saturday I didn't have much planned, so I decided I would go to the local auction.  I was rewarded with some good stuff and excellent prices!

I am swooning over the child's toy dust pans and the little lunch boxes.
Oh, and those 2 canisters at the top have bakelite handles.  

Some good ol' mantiques came home with me too!

1960-61 Chevy Corvair hubcaps.

Fish reels and a stamp holder.

There was Pyrex.  The lids on all of them kind of suck... but the bottoms are in excellent shape.  The daisy lids are a little faded and the friendship pattern on the middle 3 has completely come off.

I'll NEVER pass up a cheap Ball jar.

I had to give a little more money than I would've liked to give... but I got a TON of great local ice cream advertising pieces here.

My favorite buy that I was tempted to keep - the American Flyer Typewriter.
I also got a whole rack of old Disney 45s.

Last, but not least -- 2 Ball jar stamps/molds and a bunch of milk caps.

I've got one more post scheduled for this week and then I'll be out of the country for the rest of the year.  I hope you all have a wonderful holiday season!

See you in 2017!

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  1. You are one of the best pickers in the world! There are quite a few things I wouldn't mind having. Have fun on your vacation!

  2. You sure had haul! Hope all sells fast!

  3. Wow! You found so many wonderful things. I have some of those mini cookie cutters which I think are actually kids toy kitchen items. I can't bear to part with them. LOL!

    xo Dianne

  4. WOw, wow, WOW - you certainly made up for lost time! Finding that much good stuff this close to busy holidays makes me a bit anxious because there ends up being so much organization that needs to take place in cleaning, pricing, storing and/or merchandising. But you are smart to snag it while you can!

  5. Oh my gosh, you scored big time. Love all the Coke goodies but I saw a wind-up metal boat that made my heart skip a beat. Thank you for sharing at the Snickerdoodle Create~Bake~Make link party!

  6. Is that a coffee percolator I see in green (pictured with the canisters)? What a great find! Either way, awesome lot of vintage kitchenware.

    This is a great post jam packed with nifty items. I just started a blog of my own on the topic of antique and vintage collectables. Hop over and check it out if you ever find a few free moments on your hand


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