Tuesday, August 19, 2014

Friday Finds + Soggy Saturday Scores

 I'll get to Saturday in a bit, but first... Friday was supposed to be a work-at-home day for me, but I got restless around 11 and decided to call it a day.  I hit 2 garage sales and a thrift store.

 Pictured here: all my finds on the shelf I got in Nashville.

A chopper, canape/cookie cutters/ floral frog, mugs, steins, and old advertising.

2 canisters, McCoy planter for my collection, Pyrex store 'n' see, an opal 501, and old clothes pins.
The opal 501 will be heading to ebay this week.  I've done well selling opal pieces in the past.

I also acquired a 45 of one of my favorite songs of all time.
Such a feel good, happy song.


This was my view from under my umbrella at the auction Saturday morning.
It was pouring and delayed the start of the auction by an hour.
It also ruined quite a bit at the auction.  It was sad.

Here's what I ended up with.

Bar cart, matching scale, crock, and 4 ironstone plates.

There were a lot of box lots of pure junk.
This one was okay.  The figurine is marked Occupied Japan.

 I loved this carnival glass snack tray.
These 2 milk glass casseroles came with.

I took a chance on this lamp, since it had been rained on.
The bf made a few adjustments and it looked and worked great.

Last, I got this lot of orchard baskets.
They were full of dirt, birdseed, grass...
beetles, crickets, and brown recluse spiders.
I had to track down a cricket in my truck, too.
I think I need a pickup.

I'm linking up this week with:


  1. That lamp is awesome! Glad you were able to save it.


  2. The orchard baskets are my favorites. I once drove around for a week with two mice in my truck!

  3. I am so jealous! There is never any good stuff around here at the thrift stores or garage/yard sales. My list of thrift stores and antique shops is not exhausted. There is much to be disappointed with in Wilmington, NC, but I will keep looking! For now, I will live vicariously through you and the others I follow.

  4. Not too bad for a rainy day Saturday Auction. I love the orchard baskets and just in time for Fall decorating too. The crock and stoneware plates would be my pick too.
    Thanks for sharing.
    Audrey Z. @ Timeless Treasures

  5. You did pretty darned good for a rainy weekend. I had one of those utility carts many, many years ago...would love to find one now. Hope you got rid of all the spiders, they are mean nasty little buggers!
    Have a wonderful week, Melissa.

  6. Wow, what a nice haul. Love it all especially the orchard baskets. I might just chase a stray cricket for those too. Thanks for sharing at Vintage Inspiration Party.

  7. Calling by from Share Your Cup Thursday, you have got some lovely finds!

  8. I see so much fabulous stuff Melissa. Sad about the rain ruining some things. I collect scales and have yet to find a red one so that's my fav! Thanks for sharing with SYC.

  9. Oh, that bar cart and scale are amazing finds! And, thank goodness you were able to save that cool lamp too. What a shame so much was ruined at the auction. I'm sure the sellers were none too pleased about that.

  10. Great finds! You got a lot despite the rain:) Love the bar cart and scale!


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