Tuesday, March 21, 2017

Thursday Estate Sales

In my neck of the woods there aren't a ton of really good estate sales.  They're big on auctions out here.  And don't get me wrong, I love auctions... but nothing beats a good estate sale.  Generally most of the estate sales listed for my area are for just one day, sometimes two, and honestly I haven't seen a three-day-er in years.  Here's the post the references the last three-day-er.  I bought a big primitive cabinet from it (among other things that I never photographed).

So, the moral of the story - if it's an estate sale that runs for three days - you better be there for day one.  And I was.  Number 13.  For only having 2 hands, 2 giant Ikea bags and being able to make a small pile by the cashier, I was able to get all of this.  It was a good one.  Lots of people coming out with amazing stuff all around me.

So, let's take a look at what I got!

Was happy to find some plastic Easter items.  The few I had in my booth were snatched up the day I brought them in.

Lots of new old stock dennison labels and receipts.

A plethora of plastic clothes pins

All the vintage office supplies.  Tempted to keep that tape dispenser for myself.

A whole mess of swanky swigs (16) with cute animals printed on them.

McKee sailboat fridgie - small chip and no lid... but whatever.
Also, Hazel Atlas apple sans lid.  I thought I had one at home... it wasn't the right one!
And... can we talk about how stinkin cute the Libbey palm tree glasses are (I have a slight obsession with palm trees, flamingos, pinneapples, and cactus items at the moment).

These glasses are huge!  I could mix myself a nice big cocktail in these!

Cootie, Magnetic Mary Lou, and Coney Island Magnetic Darts.

A few Christmas items.  Like I'm gonna pass up these cute boxes.
I did pass on several boxes of Shiny Brites.
I was so proud of myself for showing restraint.

Cute little paint splattered step stool.

New in box (3 on the left still sealed) Corning Ware dishes.
I wouldn't normally buy corning ware... but NEW IN BOX, folks.

Random assortment of things.  I mean, if you dig, you never know what you'll find at an estate sale... 3 sealed packages of west highland terrier (westie) paper, 2 boxes of pretty paper napkins, a never opened bag of balloons, and a 1960s girl scout order catalog.

Statue of Liberty souvenir.

Sometime of VW tin.  Not sure exactly what it is, since it's in German.
Red handled spatula.

Gosh, there are more items I haven't photographed yet... hope to get to them soon.  Hope this will hold you over for now.  I went to a quick auction on Sunday and made out like a bandit.  So, I've got more goodies coming in.

I also hope to move into my new bigger booth either this weekend or next.  Stay tuned.  You can view before photos of the space here (scroll about halfway down).

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  1. Wow - you got a bunch of great stuff.

  2. Lots of treasures here. The paint splattered step stool is my favorite

  3. Its such a great feeling to score some great finds..but the stool is too cool!

  4. Melissa, you really scored. Lots of fun goodies!

    xo Dianne

  5. Hi Melissa, Great finds as usual! Love the vintage office supplies, especially the clipboard. Just curious, what is in the flat boxes on the bottom right side of the office supply picture? Kathy

  6. I love office supplies so much and you should keep that stapler. Thank you for sharing your vintage finds with us at Vintage Charm.

  7. You know I love the step stool - so prim! Great finds - love all the ephemera. We have estate sales here = 1 -3 days from 9AM to 1PM. If there are several it is hard to get around to them. I like to go the third hour and the very last hour.


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