Monday, April 23, 2018

An Auction and an Estate Sale

I hit up a very large estate auction the first weekend in April.  I was not disappointed!  Everyone came away with nice big hauls, some even bigger than mine!  First up was all this cool rusty crusty metal stuff!

Then books...

upon books!

There were so many more books, but I was selective with what I took home.

Lots of pretty quilt squares, tea towels, pot holders, and hankies!

You can never go wrong with some cookie cutters!

A hat and a wig box - both empty - just for display!

Some enamel bowls, great for corralling smalls at the booth.

Campfire coffee pot with original label!

I love these old safety goggles!

Oh yeah, I needed more jars and bottles (rolls eyes)

These glasses were ignored, because they were filthy.

a little soap and water and they're good as new.

Various shades of green and cream...

More stuff I just can't live without!  (can you sense the sarcasm?)
But, serious, I do love this stuff.

I've never seen the Instant Coffee canisters!  So cool.

Another item that was ignored at the auction.
Yes, I'll take them home and figure out what to do with them!

I needed more suitcases like I needed another hole in my head.
That mint green one though!

This will be a keeper!  It's a warmer plate.  No on/off switch, but great for parties!

I've seen lots of these West Bend canisters, but never a Snack Warmer with a plug.  It actually works too!

Finally - not super old - but a nice Nativity set from Sears.  It seems to bring around $50 when complete.

I also went to the second day of an estate sale this past Friday.  After getting inside and grabbing the remaining vintage Christmas, I was absolutely kicking myself for not making an effort to go on Friday.  Holiday was priced at 2 for $1.  And there were some GOOD vintage Christmas items.

I did grab these guys!  My hand is in the pic for size reference.

A few little odds and ends

I love buying old office stuff.

A load of candles.

A few odds and ends.  The trees are just someone's ceramic project, but I thought they'd fit in nicely with the larger light up ceramic trees.

Well folks, I think I've caught you up on all I've bought.  
I hope to be back with more soon, since it is now the start of garage sale season.

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Monday, April 9, 2018

Last Day of March Buys

On the last day of March I got up and left my house way before the sun came up.  I was halfway to my destination before the sun began to shine over the horizon.  I attended a very very large estate auction in the same town where Eddie has his flea market booths!  I planned to have enough time to visit them, but alas, the auction ran until nearly dark!

So, shall I show you what I got already??

First I bought a ton of player piano rolls!
These make great Christmas card holders.
See Pinterest for ideas.

Next, every issue of National Geographic from 1910s-1950s.  Nothing terribly valuable about them, except the ads.  Especially the Coke ads from the war years.

Old leather horse collar.  Would be cool just hanging on the wall.

A box of Grolsch beer bottles.  Not terribly valuable, but more and more home brewers are in search of these to hold their brews, as they can be reused.

The rest is random box lot stuff.
I love buying box lots.
I never dig through them all the way.
I figure for a buck or two, I can make my money back.
It's like Christmas when I dig through them, because I don't know what I'm getting.

"Grant me patience, Lord... but hurry!"

I love all these funky wall pockets!

Last buy: a box of never opened American Greetings and Hallmark invitations and cards.

Thanks for visiting!  I'll be back with more soon because I went shopping this past weekend too!


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