Monday, July 21, 2014

Where Have I Been?

It seems like it's been quite awhile since I last posted about any vintage finds. Although it's only been 3 weeks since I've bought anything.  what have I been up to?  Well, I announced last week that I'm gettin' hitched!  And... my fiancee (that's weird to write, can I still just refer to him as the bf?) has been in the process of moving into my house, while we are on the hunt for the perfect home for us.  We've looked at quite a few, but nothing has struck our fancy yet.

Just wanted to show off my pretty ring and the bottle of Jameson (my favorite whiskey) that he used to propose again.  Thank you for all your kind words (here on the blog and facebook).  It has been a whirlwind of a week.  I'm hoping to have a few fun, vintage-themed wedding posts and Thrifty Things Fridays coming up.  What would you guys like to see?

Ok, so onto my finds from this weekend.  I attended one estate sale and an auction on Saturday and here's what I took home...

The mid-century bookshelf with sliding glass doors and the mid-century metal shelf came from the estate sale.  I have been on the lookout for new display pieces, because as of August 1st, I will be expanding my antique booth, because my neighbor at the antique mall has moved out, and the owner offered me the space at a discount.  Hooray!  And, let's be honest, I have SO. MUCH. STUFF.  I've been trying to make room for the bf's stuff.  I live in a pretty small house (1,100 sq. ft.) and I don't have a basement.  So, we have to make do with what we have until we find the perfect place.  So, also PLEASE don't judge these photos.  I took them in the garage, where they're stored in front of some of our extra stuff -  a mattress, a desk (in a few pieces), etc...

The rest of the stuff came from a SUPER-AMAZING auction.  I wanted everything.  However, it was so super-amazing that people traveled hundreds and hundreds of miles to attend it.  Some of the items I've only ever seen in books.  That is how rare they were.  Anyways, I took home this cute bread box, Fire King Tulips grease jar, and jadeite glass refrigerator dish.

The woman collected Bakelite like it was gold.  I really wanted the silverware, but I couldn't touch it with a 10ft pole, it was so pricey.  I did get to take home 8 Bakelite-handled creamer/syrup dispensers.

I'm thinking of keeping these green-handled ones.

I love the shapes of the 2 on the end.  I got first dibs at the large sized ones (I took them all) and first dibs at the smaller size ones as well.  I only picked one in each color, and left the remaining 20 (or so) to the rest of the auction goers.

So, would you like to see some pictures from the auction?  It's pure vintage eye candy.  I only captured about 10% of what was offered.

Where I'll be linking up this week:
Show and Share
History and Home
Ivy and Elephants
Vintage Thingie Thursday 
Share Your Cup Thursday
Junkin Joe


  1. I just want to rum my hands through those piles of bakelite silverware! It's possible I might have made some silly bids if I had been at that auction. Congrats on your booth expansion!

  2. I would be dying to see all that jadeite. I've been looking for an old breadbox for our remodeled kitchen. I have yet to run across one. I know what I want and I'm waiting patiently for it to find me. :-)

  3. I'm drooling over all the vintage, especially the jadeite. I really want to start going to auctions, but they kind of scare me. Haha. Great finds!

  4. How did you get out of there with money left!?! Great glory - the glassware. i would have taken all the syrups - they sell so well.

    BF - Best Fiancee!

  5. Incredible scores. Inspires me to schedule more estate sales into the future.

  6. I would have driven hundreds of miles for this auction and spent all the money I have :-) It's a good thing I didn't know about it!


  7. Congratulations on your engagement! Love the piles of the bakelite flatware. You scored some amazing pieces. Love the jadite and tulip jar.

    xo Danielle

  8. I wouldn't know where to look, so many beautiful pieces in one spot!!!

  9. Oh, my, walking away from some of this stuff takes willpower!


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