Time for another vintage haul. I’m calling it The “I Splurged” Vintage Haul, which goes back a couple of months. Honestly, I’ve called a recent halt to attending estate and yard sales, as we’re actively downsizing in preparation for moving in a year.
Meanwhile, I’m plowing through cabinets, attic, garage, and basement to set aside lots of goodies for my own estate sale in a few months, so does it make sense to add to all the accumulation?
Yes! Uh no. I’m going through withdrawals, but I must be strong, LOL.
My “junk” starts from grandparents who lived in the 1890’s up to the present. I come from a long line of
junkers, pickers and cheapskates people who never threw anything away!
Estate Sale Finds
But here’s the latest…
80’s “Rotary Dial” push button phone. I feel sure this will sell. I’ve sold all the vintage and not-so-vintage phones I’ve ever had. (I even had an email recently from someone on Facebook looking for a pink phone with jewels on it. If you know where I can get one like that, please let me know!) Bought from my across-the-street neighbor having an estate sale. Available.
Vintage 60’s “Fat Boy” men’s adjustable razor. These sell well because they’re vintage and adjustable, and also very hard to find! Sold in just a few hours after listing.
I bought this ornate vintage silver hand mirror on the first day, and probably overpaid. Hoping it will sell even though there are others like it on Etsy. I need a better photo too. Lots of photos later, this was the best of the bunch! Available.
Bought on the last day, I thought this was an adorable sunhat. Being wide brim, hopefully will add to the appeal. It’s made in England, and would you believe it’s paper? Available.
I found these vintage flame-style Christmas bulbs also on the last day, and hopefully they’ll sell at the right time. Etsy has only a few, but not many. They look quite unique.
Paid $2.50 for all.
That’s all for the neighbor’s sale. Now on to the next. I way overpaid for this practically new clay machine,
but I’m buying it for me. Do you even believe that??? It was the first day of the sale, so prices are always high as a kite. I’ll probably sell it though.
A clay machine looks like a pasta machine, but you roll clay to flatten it, so sizes are uniform for projects.
This was the only item I bought at the next sale. All 16 of these vintage paper plate holders for $1. Available.
We went really far afield to the next sale, and frankly, after seeing what they had, I was sorry I made the effort, but that’s the risk you take. It can be good to go far afield, as you can see in this post. For my local readers, the sale was in Vincent, AL. However, I scored some good finds here.
I need to tell you about that house! They were mainly trying to unload their massive collection of el cheapo, run-of-the-mill figurines, which were literally stacked floor to ceiling in every available space….imagine 10 floating shelves in one room to hold some of the collection, but also mantle, tables, extra shelves just under the ceiling, & other rooms. Sad to say, no one was even looking at them. It was an unbelievable sight!!
Among all the figurines, I found some goodies:
1.7 yds Blue Toile fabric. Available
2 pieces Christmas fabric
Vintage Hook and Eyes
no extra charge
Vintage “Going to Grandma’s” boy’s suitcase. The case was in great shape, but they ain’t kidding when they call “Sharpies” a permanent marker. I couldn’t get that name off the front for nothing. I tried everything, but someone bought it anyway. It wasn’t the only one on Etsy either.
Box of over 200 brass letter stencils.
OK, I admit it, I caved when I saw this pretty vintage purse at an estate sale on the first day. I have a terrible weakness for vintage purses! Available.
So why did I buy a vintage stapler? They sell! Available.
And for the last sale, I went the 2nd day and got a 25% discount.
Here’s the 2nd candle lantern I’ve found recently, and for the time being, I’m keeping it too.
A wall mount key holder…not vintage…but it was cute, and I liked it!
I was tickled to death to find 4 of these ornate vintage switch plate covers…all made in Italy, and already sold.
An ornate vintage mirror tray
And another vintage beaded bag
Non-Estate Sale Finds
And now for 2 more vintage finds that didn’t come from estate sales at all.
This is a pair of vintage “atomic” over-bed light fixtures…already sold.
Vintage cabinet cards do sell, so I’m trying this family photo I found in a trunk in my attic. Available.
Isn’t that a stunning 20’s dress? I love the photo, and I know my mom and dad would turn over in their graves at the thought of my selling stuff like this, but this is my reasoning: I can’t keep everything; I have no one to pass it on to, and at some point, I have to get rid of all of it. Some will go in the estate sale.
This is a photo of my dad’s sister, Ruth, who died young from a burst appendix.
If you’re interested, I’ll post more photos of oddities, and old junk I find in my own house!
So what was your favorite find?
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