Monday, March 13, 2017

March So Far


Guys! Last Sunday I hit up a pretty crowded box lot auction.  Well, it was getting down to the end and they sold it all for one amount.  Like I'm going to turn down that kind of opportunity.  For $20 I came home with all the boxes you see here (17 - 2 got cut out of the picture) and 4 good old quilts.  I have never spent to little and came home with so much.  None of it is big ticket items, but lots of great booth filler that should be quick and easy sellers.

Last week I played a game on Instagram where I showed each box and asked what you thought I would save.  For those of you who didn't catch it, I'll try to recreate it for you now!

PS - Excuse the garage sale stickers.  Apparently these box lots were all stuff some lady tried to sell at a garage sale and couldn't, so she brought them to auction.  Those are not my prices.

PPS - In the "what I saved" photos - the background is my favorite quilt bought from this auction.

Box #1: Before


Box #1: What I Saved


Box #2: Before


Box #2: What I Saved


Box #3: Before


Box #3: What I Saved


Box #4: Before


Box #4: What I Saved


Box #5: Before


Box #5: What I Saved


Box #6: Before


Box #6: What I Saved


Box #7: Before


Box #7: What I Saved


Box #8: Before


Box #8: What I Saved


Box #9: Before


Box #9: What I Saved







Box #10: Before


Box #10: What I Saved


Box #11: Before


Box #11: What I Saved


Box #12: Before


Box #12: What I Saved





Box #13: Before


Box #13: What I Saved




Box #14: Before


Box #14: What I Saved




Box #15: Before


Box #15: What I Saved



Box #16: Before


Box #16: What I Saved



Box #17: Saved Both Things!


Quilt #1 & #2


Quilt #3 & #4


 Things Bought From Instagram:


5 flour sample bags/envelopes


40lbs of old waxed bread wrapper
(I've got a quickie coming up using this!)

I also went to a quick auction yesterday and came home with a few things...


This "Candy Store" National Cash Register


18 windows!


1 suitcase...


2 suitcase...


And a stereoviewer!

That's it for March so far!

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17 comments:

  1. You find the best deals. I couldn't even buy ONE quilt around here for $20.00.

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  2. I agree. One quilt around here would be about $20, if you could even get it for that. Love all your other finds though! You lucked up...again!!

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  3. I love to see what you come home with!

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  4. Wow, you got so much!!! I am SO jealous! ha ha!!

    Tania

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  5. SCORE! You got a lot of great stuff. I love those sweet baby shoes.

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  6. That was money well spent. So much great stuff!

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  7. Melissa, What a deal! Love the plates with fashion ladies on them. The quilts look really nice. The stereoviewer is a really nice item. Is it easy to decide what to keep? Thanks for sharing. Sylvia D.

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  8. What a deal and what a haul! Love the quilts!

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  9. Wow, that's pretty good! An amazing day you had! Giving you a feature for Let's Talk Vintage today!

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  10. Well I'd say that you certainly got your money's worth! Fun guessing what you kept. I did pretty good. :) Thanks for sharing with SYC.
    hugs,
    Jann

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  11. Melissa, I continue to be amazed by each and every one of your vintage finds posts. You are the Antique and Vintage Queen! And $20--really? You're killing us all. The quilts, esp. your favorite (mine too) are A. MAZE. ING. Really. Thanks for partying with us at Vintage Charm :)

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  12. The sheer volume of your finds makes my head spin, girl! I love your enthusiasm could you bottle a little bit of that and send it to me??). I somehow overlooked this one, but was lucky enough to catch it with Sharon's feature on Vintage Charm #75. Way to go. You inspire me!
    ps - love the latest haul too. I visited, but will just leave my comment here.

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  13. I am interesting the the Halloween candy box. Any chance I could buy it?

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  14. You are my hero in all things vintage. Thank you for sharing with us at Snickerdoodle.

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  15. Wow! I love the Halloween Milky Way box! If you haven't sold it yet I would be interested in it! I love your blog!

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  16. WOW! What a haul. That's my kind of auction! Hope you have a dishwasher!!

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