Monday, April 24, 2017

Picking from Dealer Friends

Friday I attended an estate sale of a family member of one of my coworkers and the bi-annual sale of one of my dealer friends.  Her and her husband are in the real estate business.  So, they clear out a lot of estates.  Then somewhere along the way they opened up a couple antique stores to sell stuff they get from clearing out estates.  They store a lot of the stuff in a couple warehouses they've bought.  They hold a sale twice a year and I make a point to get there at least one of the three days.  I have been lucky enough to pick this warehouse before many times.  Here is what I got last April.

This pile may not look like much, but I picked up a bunch of new old stock stuff.  I love that kind of stuff.  Her and her husband cleared out a pharmacy that had been out of business for ages.

So, let's see what I got!

I'll start with the pile of salvage pieces.  I am collecting salvage pieces to build a chicken coop at our new home.  I had to have a touch of vintage.  I created a Pinterest board devoted to this coop, if you're into that sort of thing...

This will be the door.  I wanted a door that is a little shorter than your average door, because the chicken coop does not need to be super tall.

I picked up some salvage chippy wood. 

The piece on the left originally was a trim piece over a door.  I think I'll use it for the same purpose!

My favorite thing I got was this shopping basket display.  I already had one of the shopping baskets, so I added it to the display.  I intend for people to actually use it!

I also got this Scotch Tape display.  I thought it would be perfect to display some of the new old stock stuff I got...

I got lots of cards of pins and clips...

and boxes of talc.

They fit perfectly on this display.

Speaking of new old stock... I picked up the last box of Silver Par and five boxes of Hadacol (a dietary supplement).  I could've had a couple cases, if I wanted!

I can't go anywhere without some type of vintage Christmas following me home.  I settled for new old stock boxes of Christmas light bulbs.

I had bought some of these last April.  I did not buy enough!  So, I bought all she had left.

And finally... some Rosin, Flash Medicated Rub, a jar of ink and a tiny box of erasers

In today's weird junk: a tin container that frozen peas came in!  I liked it a lot, but decided that since we're moving, nothing new comes into the house.

I found two of these little notebooks in her warehouse.  Why oh why could I not have found a whole box?  I mean, the cute graphics PLUS Coca Cola advertising... how could I go wrong?

(PS - I just found a few lots of these on ebay and had to buy them!)

These would be cute in a 4th of July display.

2 metal items that are missing pieces, but who can resist them for a few bucks?

The green bowl is Bauer pottery.  Never bought before, but will look for closely in the future.  This pieces sells on ebay for $40-50.  Some crazy folks have it listed for more than that, too!  I love these Morton Pottery bulldogs (I have a green one).  I bought a bunch of them a few years ago.

Bought this collection of Fiesta from the estate sale for a good price.

A crock and a jug.

I don't buy a ton of Tupperware unless it basically looks unused.  I almost kept these pieces since I have the matching canister set from my great aunt.

Well, that's it for now.  I'll say it again, I don't know when I'll be back.  Hopefully it won't be long.  Wish us luck in getting everything packed up!

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  1. I hope there is nothing in the talc containers, especially the ones marked for baby, as it is not a safe product.

  2. I love the way you pick, display (those displays you bought!!) and sell. Yours is a unique style and you are a queen in how you purchase. Can't wait to see how your future picks are affected in working to fix up your new property. :)

  3. I still have my lime green canister set from long ago. I only have two, so I think two are missing. Somewhere along the line, I purchased the orange measuring cups. I thought it was a great price to resell, but I don't think it was. So, they are out in the garage waiting for my next yard sale. I am not a reseller at all, but I keep thinking about getting back on eBay or trying Etsy. Half of the things in the garage are priced from last year, so I just need to get my buns out there and go through the stuff on the other side!

    It sounds like you have so many options for picking up stuff for yourself and the booth. You're a lucky woman!

    Best wishes on getting yourselves into the new house.


  4. I love Bauer pottery! Your vintage stuff is such a score.

  5. Love it all! I think you did wonderful. Looking forward to your new house photos and of course the new chicken coop!

    xo Dianne

  6. I have the same problem trying not to keep what I sell in my Etsy shop!! Love your finds :) Rheta

  7. Great finds as usual! Love the Talc & the Scotch tape dispenser! Lots of cool finds. Good luck with your move, if I'm understanding that correctly.

  8. I love your new old stock stuff but did not know there was a market out there for it. Love the talc containers!

  9. I love both of your display racks! And anything with graphics steals my heart! Everything you bought is just fabulous! We have had quite a few Bauer bowls at the estate I am helping with. I know that they can sell for big bucks, but we need to move everything, so I have sold them for $10. Lucky people who bought them! Thanks for sharing with SYC.

  10. Wow what a haul! I love the displays and the baby talc cans! Thanks for sharing @Vintage Charm!

  11. Hi Melissa, just popping in to let you know that you will be featured at SYC this week.

  12. Melissa, you consistently amaze me with your wonderful finds. Love the SportMaster jug.Thank you for sharing at the Snickerdoodle Create~Bake~Make link party!

  13. I am featuring your fantastic haul at Snickerdoodle tomorrow.


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