What a favorite junking finds weekend in Sylacauga! I’m following my own advice to go picking out of town, and it’s usually worth the extra time, gas, and getting up extra early. Blogging friend, Wanda Horton Craft, fellow Alabama girl, who blogs at JustVintageHome, and does estate sales on the side, Sentimental Suitcase Estate Sales, had been telling me about a fabulous upcoming sale in Sylacauga…about an hour’s drive, and starting at 8 am. I planned to leave & get there on time, but I overslept. Then I forgot about how bad early morning rush hour traffic was, so I arrived 30 minutes late! Horrors! Lots of stuff was gone, but I still found treasures I’m happy with. And I’m going to show you all of it.
One of the last finds of the day on the last pass through…pair of brass curtain tiebacks $5 SOLD $35
Vintage brass cricket boxes $1/ea
Vintage White Shoulders Cologne, still sealed. $3
Sweet vintage cabinet cards…(the one on the right was wrapped in plastic…believe this is a black/white photo of a painting.) But whatever, it is still very nice.
The vintage snapshot you can see a little clearer here….it looks like 1890’s to me. All 3 of these for $1.
2 Sweet little ring dishes…the one on the left is made in England, and has a tiny chip on the dish, not on the rabbits. Darn, I didn’t notice that chip until I got it home! $5.
The one on the right is a collectible pottery ring dish by M.A. Hadley… $3 SOLD $14
A couple of “man things.” We already have a full spool of fishing line, but no matter. 25¢/ea
Drum roll………..#2 favorite find of the day….collection of industrial junk pieces. $3. If I don’t think of a way to repurpose these, I’ll put them in my Etsy shop.
Drum roll and trumpets…….#1 favorite find of the day……
Ornate Silverplate footed butter dish by FB Rogers…..$8 SOLD $48
What I love about this is its hinged roll top lid with glass insert inside….
Silverplate usually does well for me, but I’ve only dealt in trays, so far.
Isn’t this a pretty box? I can hardly resist vanity boxes of any kind. It has a hard coating with a lot of small chips around the edges, which bothered me.
I touched them up using an artist’s brush and a mix of acrylic paints. It looks much better now, don’t you think? I posted this on Instagram recently, asking if you would buy it if you saw it….so would you?
I’m really happy with the favorite junking finds! What do y’all think? What is your favorite?