Recently I went to my first estate sale in 4 months…
I almost talked myself out of going because:
*I would be late
*I was tired
*All the good stuff would be gone
*Dr.’s orders: no stairs, and it’s almost a certainty there will be stairs when you’re in someone’s home.
*I’m vertical but don’t want to slow up other shoppers…
Have you ever been in line at an estate sale behind someone with a walker?? I’m thinking….lady, this isn’t the place for you to be!! Why are you even here?? OK, I wasn’t on a walker, but I didn’t want to be that frustrating person.
Perfect excuses, right?? RIGHT! Except I went anyway. And I was glad I did. It was an Estate Sale Humdinger! Yes, a lot of the advertised goodies were gone, but I found it refreshing for once not to be in such a hurry but to take my time looking more closely. Girls you know how we are at estate sales…scan the room, grab and run. I’m finally tired of all that. So if I miss the good stuff? I just don’t care that much.
Let me show you all the goodies I did find, and I was 3-1/2 hours late~
I thought this was pretty cool. I’ve never seen a brass candlestick like this before. It was one of my favorite finds and is in my Etsy shop now as a “Mid Century Modern Minimalist Brass Candlestick.”
A set of 8 vintage picnic plate holders. These turned into a sunny yellow from harvest gold after a good cleaning with soap and water. Unfortunately, a smoker had lived in the house, but most of the stuff I bought won’t be affected.
At one time, I wouldn’t have given these a second look, but I’ve found that the straw/wicker picnic plate holders sell for me, so these should too…hopefully. 8 for $1 was a price I could live with.
Several of these are first editions, and most were in the basement, where there was little smoke smell.
I love these two. The one on the left is a vintage 1933 Delta Upsilon Book of Songs. Delta Upsilon is still an active fraternity today. It’s in the Etsy shop.
Vintage perfume bottle and a little alabaster bird~
Silverplate trivet. I don’t see markings, but they may be buried underneath all the tarnish.
I rather like this for only $2. Not a thing wrong with it. Prices were cheap for an estate sale on the first day.
Vintage round sewing basket in my Etsy shop now.
These are so pretty and sealed in plastic, so no smoke smell!
There were about 4-5 packs of these mixed silverplate and stainless pieces of flatware…great for crafting….wish I’d bought more than one. Can be found in my Etsy shop.
These old ornate globes are hard to resist when the price is right. I usually see them anywhere from $10-20 at estate sales on the first day. At $4/ea, these were a great bargain.
And here’s a vintage kitchen gadget of some kind. I’ve never seen it before. Does anyone know what it is?
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