Monday, August 28, 2017

127 Yard Sale: 2017 Finds

Well I finally did it.
I unpacked everything I bought during my 127 Yard Sale trip.
If you're interested in some trip pics click HERE.
Above are some of the bigger items I bought.
A few larger items I either missed, they're already in use or at the booth... like the roll down mapsChristmas tree stand, baked foods signbutter churn, RC Cola rack, cute little yellow shelf, and an old ladder.

*FAIR WARNING: this is a pretty picture heavy post!*

Ugh.  The rolling cart.  I've wanted one for ages.  Finally get one for $20!

Why are globes getting harder and harder to find at decent prices?

The stadium seats made me laugh a little... you never know what you'll find out there.
They were never used!

The mangled egg basket is no longer usable as an egg basket, but I thought would be fun decor for the chicken coop.  I'm picturing it half buried with a mum in it.

Here's a better look at the wood folding chairs.

I ended up with 16 of them.

Bushel basket lids and a very old broom.

Better look at the framed Lord's Prayer.

This would be super cute in a playroom!

Nice older fishing pole and a great shelf that will hopefully fit into my booth soon.

A bunch of spindles (the bucket was not from this buying trip).

The rest of this is all my 'smalls.' I played a game with my Instagram followers.  I took a picture of the box before everything was unwrapped so they could guess what was inside.  Then I'd show what was inside.  It was like Christmas all over again, to me, because I had honestly forgotten some of what I had bought!

Anyways, I believe the count got up to 36 boxes/crates/suitcases full of stuff... so yeah, there are A LOT more pictures coming.  Grab a cup of coffee, an adult beverage, or whatever your poison may be, and gear up for picture overload!

Box 1:

Scale count: 1

Box 2:

Trust me, there's more to this set somewhere...

Box 3:

Will I ever stop buying Siestaware glasses?  Probably not.
Also, never used (still in plastic) Anchor Hocking cocktail set? Score!

This might be one of my favorite finds from the trip.

Box 4:

I love when I find stuff like these cake pans with their original labels!

Cake pan count: 2

This canister set is filthy and grease covered, but it only set me back $1.

Box 5:

More from the mushroom set.
Also, you can't tell but the custard colored Fire King mug has it's original foil label!

Donkey/Cactus canister count: 3
Cake/pie pan count: 3
Grater count: 1

Box 6:

More from the mushroom set!

Cake/pie pan count: 4
Folding ruler count: 2

2 horse related items, that I think will make the perfect gift for someone's upcoming birthday!

Box 7:

Pink pyrex!
Cute little Tonka truck!

Box 8:

I love the graphics in old children's books.

The velvety dance case is too cute.

Box 9:

I think this is a keeper.

Shield your eyes.
The worst (best?) thing about this is that the naughty bits are raised out a little bit.
*insert cry laughing emoji*

Children's bakelite silverware!
Fun cookie cutters!

Yeast for Root Beer?

Box 10:

I like this box a lot.
Very colorful and cute.

I mean look at this colorful and cute birdie glasses?

Seriously, how cute are these?

Box 11:

It's never a yard sale without some vintage Christmas thrown in.
These were no exception.

I love this mirror!
Farmhouse style at it's best.

Box (Cooler) 12:

It's a keeper!
Plaid? Check.
Flamingo? Check.
Mint Condition? Check.

Box (Bag) 13:

I have never seen this many unused cottage cheese containers before at once!
Also, are these old beer light covers pretty cool or what?  Great man cave pieces!

Box (Bag) 14:

Love the little white corner shelf!
Also love the little child's dust pan!

Box 15:

Cake/pie pan count: 6
Grater count: 9
Scale count: 2

Box 16:

An awesome large yellow Coke crate!

Scale count: 3

New old stock Easter bunnies from a now defunct printer company in Cincinnati.

Cute little nut/candy cups.
I feel an Easter theme going on in this box.

I found the nut cups under a table in this old ice bag.
I couldn't just throw it away - look at those graphics!

Box 17:

A nice whiskey crate.
The kind my grandpa always drank.

Scale count: 5

Box 18:

Cool carrot crate.

Box 19:

Aqua Pyrex!

Should I keep this set since I'm now a chicken mama?

Really debating keeping the butter cover.
Also - can we all agree that lip injection Santa is good for a laugh?

I'd never seen a Crosley Shelvador fridge dish before.
So I bought it.
I may have found another... keep scrolling down!

Box 20:

A crate full of crates!

Loving the labels on these!

Standard cheese box.

And how cute is this little toolbox?

Box 21:

Cake/pie pan count: 12
Grater count: 10
Folding ruler count: 4

This is a favorite!

Box 22:

This crate is so awesome!

Aqua Pyrex!
A cute little sprinkler...
There may be another somewhere!

Box 23:

Cake/pie pan count: 14
Donkey/Cactus canister count: 4

Box 24:

Grater count: 11

I got 2 pairs of vintage Ray Ban clip on sunglasses.  Hopefully they are the ones on ebay that sell for $50+!  If not, it was a minor investment for both pairs - $1.

How neat are these?!  Each page says Buy War Bonds (since they were during years 1944-45)

Box 25:

I love this metal picnic basket!

Who needs a sliced dried beef box?

Box (train case) 26/27:

Sheesh check these out!  How cute are they?

My first Miss Priss (I think)!  And she's missing the top of her hat.
I think she'll still get snatched up pretty quickly.

Box 28:

So I dropped the Scooby puzzle a couple times.  I threw the pieces in random boxes.  Well, I missed one and I have NO IDEA where it's at now.  Bummer!

Also, I would've normally passed up the ugly Pyrex, but they were $1/ea.

I've got a few more of these milk bottles somewhere...

Box 29:

Donkey/Cactus canister count: 6

I left the price tag on for this picture, because I LOVE LOVE old lady pricing.  I always get a kick out of it.  This lady's yard sale had everything priced from a penny to a dollar.

How freaking amazing are these old fire place tiles?!

Box 30:

Forgot to take a picture of this crate, but it's a large red Coke crate, similar to the yellow one above.

The crock on the right will be a keeper!

Box 31:

One of my favorite boxes, I think.
The second little sprinkler has made it's appearance.
Look at the cute tin bank globes!
The final mushroom pieces!
The Libbey cocktail set was another old lady purchase.
Each glass was 10 cents and the pitcher was 50 cents.

#13 Ball Jar!  I have a few of these.  It is said that moonshiners broke their #13 jars, because it was an unlucky number.  So, because of this story, #13's are considered harder to find.  But, honestly, I think the only reason they're harder to find, is because people price them higher.  I have never paid more for a #13 than I have any other blue jar.

Thermos in original box!

Full mushroom set finally together!

Box 32:

I had not ever seen a CINCH soda crate before, so I took a chance on it for $3.  Well, I can't find sold listings on it, but I found 3 listed online for $50-85.  Woo!

This Colorcraft set is now all together!

This Siestaware set is all put together!

It's so funny, I had never seen this type of fridge dish before.  Then I find 2 complete ones.  I actually found a third, but it didn't have a lid.

Box 33:

Box 34/35:

I had to do these 2 boxes together...

Really cool crate.

I did these together because all the religious figures (and Campbell's kids) were bought together.

I bought all of the figures, because I felt like a bad Catholic leaving behind one for a broken neck or broken feet (middle and right).

Box 36:

You're almost there!

I bought all the little bottles, etc together at one stop.

Goodness this little deer cup is so cute!

Ending with Santa... because those of us in this business will be starting to prepare for Christmas now (if we aren't already)!  As of today I think we're at 119 days!

Thank you for making it through til the end! Can you believe you just looked at nearly 1000 different items?  I'm sure my count isn't exact, but I'm pretty close to 1000 individual pieces/sets bought.
If you are interested in any item shown here, please email me!
Many items have already sold, so let me know as soon as possible.

Have a great week!

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  1. WoW! I am so jealous! I wanted to go this year but wasn't able. Maybe next year!

  2. OMG, Melissa!! If you didn't shop for another year, I think you have plenty of stock to keep you going in your booths. And multiples....good grief! I love those wooden deck chairs. The pelican cooler, and I rescue religious statues too (my sisters make fun of me). Those mushrooms were sold by Sears, and were extremely hot the year of my 1st marriage (1977). They also sold a green & white frog set - that's the one I opted for, and don't ever see it. Silicone Santa is just too funny - he should go for a premium, lol. All those medicinal tins and bottles should make a great display - maybe on that shelf.
    Your trip was a total success. Bravo.

  3. Hi Melissa... This is my wish list: Picture 17, Phillips Tablets; Pic 29 and 92 jointed wood yard sticks (price ? - not sure how many); pic 43 cookie cutters with red knobs; pic 56 electric fan; pic food slicer (lower left); pic 65 Band-Aid cohesive gauze (provided it's metal); pic 84 and 139 all Shelvadors with and without lids; pic 92 watering can; pic 130 2 small metal cobs, red-knob cookie cutters. If you could give me prices by the piece, I'd appreciate it, so I can eliminate if I need to. Thank you... Fonda email: Rush88888 at gmail dot com

  4. Holy cow, it must have taken a month to write that post! I can't believe all the awesome stuff you found!!!


  5. Melissa, I have just drooled all over my computer! LOL! You found amazing stuff and I didn't see anything that I wouldn't have bought. It would be hard to pick favorites but I do love the rolling cart and cowboy light fixture. I wish we lived closer because I know I'd buy stuff from you!! Thank you for sharing all these treasures.

    xo Dianne

  6. You got SO much awesome stuff!!!I can't imagine how long its going to take to price everything. WOW!

  7. Yeah the stuff is really adorable... Amazing collection...

  8. Wow, you certainly did score big much variety and cool stuff..Was there anything left for anyone else to buy?

  9. Oh.My.Word! I'm so jealous ;) I can't even choose a favorite! Thanks for sharing @Vintage Charm--pinning!

  10. What a HAUL!! You found so much wonderful stuff. You should be well stocked for a good while.

    1. Thank you so much for sharing at Snickerdoodle. Pinning and tweeting!


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