Tuesday, November 15, 2016

Finds from the Last Few Weeks

Guys, I have been swamped with the day job.  I had to spend a week in Florida... and I didn't even get to enjoy the nice weather!

So, these finds are from the last few weeks... some are from the twice yearly warehouse sale put on by a friend of mine that owns a couple of antique malls... some finds are from the Covered Bridge Festival  that I attended October 15th and 16th... some from an estate sale... and there was also one big find from a random parking lot sale at a small-town flea market.  

So... let me show you what I've bought recently!

A cute typewriter table!

I bought SO many bottles.  This is only half!  I think I got several hundred.  I lost count.

Look - even some cobalt blue ones!

And old laboratory ones!

Can you believe these were still at an estate sale on half price day?  They were such a good buy, even at full price!

Lots of smalls from here and there.

One of my favorite finds - all these old spice jars with original labels and lids!

I took a chance on these - they're parts of old wood crates.  I bought them like this, because I wouldn't voluntarily take apart a wood crate with great graphics!  I thought they'd be fun to hang on the wall or build a new crate with.  Surprisingly, I have sold a good chunk of them!

Architectural salvage pieces always sell!

CHEAP Pyrex and Fire King (and a spice bottle I forgot to include in the above picture).  Can you believe all the Pyrex bowls were 50 cents each?  The FK bowl was only a dollar, which is a good price since it is missing some of the graphics.

Smalls upon smalls.

More from the estate sale that were a great price.  Again, I couldn't believe how cheap they were.

Whenever I find old drawers like this, I HAVE to buy them.

I was very lucky to get so many drawers.
Plus a few wood crates.

Here's the big find from the parking lot sale at the flea market!
I can't believe what I paid for it and you wouldn't believe me if I told you.

Finally, along with the good, sometimes comes the bad.
One of the hinges on one of my doors on The Beast literally broke off!
Tried having it re-welded... and no go... wouldn't hold.
So, now I've gotta get an estimate to get this one cut off and a new one welded on.
It doesn't have to be pretty - just functional.
For now, I'm lucky that the door is latched in place and really doesn't need fixed, if I never want to use it again.  But, I will eventually need to.
It's always something, right?

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  1. Always fun to see your haul, Melissa. My last post has a typing table too - the wood ones are harder to find than the metal. Your metal table looks in great shape. My favorites are the graphic pieces of crates and the drawers. Love them all. Hate that about your hinge. One time I was shopping with my sisters and my door wouldn't stay shut - someone tried to open it while I was locking it, and broke the damn thing. I drove 300 miles with only a seatbelt holding it shut! $$$ expensive trip, that one was.

  2. Love the cobalt bottles, the drawers & the signs made from fruit bins! I can see why they are selling well! The last photo...is it a car door handle? I thought you were showing us a piece of architectural salvage...LOL!

  3. Great haul! Love the drawers and the crate ends. I bought a broken up crate and took it apart. I got 3 saleable wall hangings out of it. I have lots of old bottles dug out of the ground....any secrets to how you clean them?

  4. I can't believe all the great stuff!!!! That table is awesome and I love the old drawers! The price on the pyrex was great, I saw some at Goodwill the other day and they wanted $10 for a small bowl!!


  5. You scored with that enamelware table! Love the crate ends and cobalt bottles too! Blessings, Cecilia

  6. RATS!!! on the car door! But, Yay! on everything else. You found some really nice things. That large table is gorgeous! I always enjoy seeing what you come home with! Thank you for sharing!

  7. That table is amazing! Sorry about the Beast. Things break when you get older :)

  8. The green monster has overcome me once again, Melissa!! What amazing buys--loving the lanterns, spice jars, and the wood crate parts. I've been selling lanterns like crazy lately. Thanks for linking up with Vintage Charm :)

  9. Great stuff Melissa! Yes, love the drawers. The laboratory bottles are super cool! Thanks for sharing with SYC.

  10. Melissa, you always find the most wonderful stuff. The blue bottles caught my eye. Thank you for sharing at the Snickerdoodle Create~Bake~Make link party! I am featuring your finds today.


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