Monday, September 18, 2017

Monrovia Festival Town Wide Yard Sale

Remember I recently moved out to the country? Well a small town near where I live has a 3 day town wide festival and along with that a town wide yard sale that actually goes 4 days (Thurs-Sun).

So, being so close to home, I wasn't going to skip it!  But, I wasn't able to go until Saturday.  Apparently I missed a lot of good stuff!

One of my first buys of the day was this cute Raggedy Ann and Andy chalkboard.

I plan to clean this up and paint it white.

I found this older military bag... but I'm not quite sure what it was issued for.  Any experts out there have any idea?

Isn't this cute? Tempted to keep!

A few unusual red handle tools I'd not seen before.

How cute is the mint green tray with the little Amish family on it?
I'm a sucker for anything in the original box.
Also, anyone else have a thing for older plastic pieces made to look like fancy glass?

2 Made in Japan strawberry stars and 2 Hazel Atlas apple jars.

A few vintage Christmas items picked up throughout the day!

A box of vintage doll pieces.

A Harold Gale santa in original box.
Also a couple odd pieces that were stuffed in there too.

Old unused analysis pads

Then there was this box. I saw the lady drag it out and I immediately said "How much for the box?" after I saw some Holt Howard peeking out.  The sold price was $20.  At this point I was a little skeptical on what I was really going to get out of it.  I knew I'd at least get my money back.

Took out the top layer.... lots of kitsch!

The top layer revealed all this goodness sitting on the bottom.

Including these 2 birdies that will stay with me!

I went out again on Sunday for about an hour to hit a few sales I knew were still dragging stuff out for Sunday's crowd.

One sale yielded this yard dart game in original box.

Kewpies + creepy baby dolls heads!

A few aprons & crocheted star doily.

Ah yes, more Christmas mystery boxes.

The tattered box was bought to save these small items

After all the shiny things were removed from the other box, I found all this hiding underneath!

Another clip on birdie to keep!!

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Tuesday, September 12, 2017

Friday Night Auction

About 2 weeks ago on a Friday night, my best friend and I decided to hit up a local small town auction, because they had advertised some really great stuff.  It started at 6pm and was still going probably well past midnight.  We left a little after 11.  I had never been at an auction that late before, but they had so much stuff and there were selling it piece by piece.

So, let me show you what I got!

A large 8 quart Dazey butter churn.

I fell in love with this jar and had to have it.
It got a little pricey, but I figured after selling the contents, I'd still make a profit.

Speaking of contents... I ended up keeping a few of them too!
The rest are already at the booth!

Another amazing vintage cooler!

Here it is among a few of my other vintage coolers.

Ah yes, and then there's this piece.
Here she is in my booth.
I wish I'd taken a before photo.
It was so utterly disgusting.

Under all the dirt and grime... original labels

I barely saved this one.

Here it is all full of vintage goodness.
Now I kind of want it in my own house.

And then there's ALL of this jadeite (and the fired-on green shakers/canister).

Lastly I picked up these pieces of enamelware, as a few were a more unusual pieces.

Then there's this box of 500+ vintage patches I got from an Instagram friend.
They're flying out of my booth at $1 each.

Not a bunch of stuff, like my normal auction hauls... but did you see how much stuff I bought on the 127 yard sale?

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