In trying to get the estate sale groove again, I found two sales a few weekends ago to wet my whistle. Are the days gone where I’m setting my alarm clock to arise at dawn to get my night-owl, yard-sale-lovin’ non-morning-person, bloodthirsty self out?? Mebbe yes…mebbe no. Join me in seeing the latest finds…
As I’ve shared in previous posts, I try not to get my panties in a wad about getting there early, and may I admit I detest standing in line?
One was a downsizing/moving sale by someone I knew, but mostly newer stuff remained by the time I got there. I did find a few treasures.
Not old…a little plant stand chair. This is for me. At some point, I will paint it white, but not high on the priority list.
Vintage tape measure…paid $3…worth about $25.
Love the basket…perfect condition, and I plan to use that in some more Fall displays when the pumpkins start coming in, or it could be used to hold Christmas balls in season. The vintage galvanized bucket looks great in farmhouse displays.
This is not an old watering can, but the candlestick is vintage.
It’s 26″T…dwarfing every tall one I’ve ever seen! I would like to repurpose it …not sure what yet. Painting is a first step…after that, any ideas?
A pretty little metal tray…not old…keeping for the moment until I decide what to do with it.
Don’t you love it when you find something you really need? I had just told Gary we better stop and get some of this after the estate sale.
…AND it’s not dried up!
The next sale was unplanned. I happened to see the sign on the way home, so we stopped to investigate. Turned out it was a sale where the owner wasn’t sure what to collect, so they collected EVERYTHING. Packed full of stuff, run by the family, and very over-priced, but I did find a few affordable items.
Favorite find of the day~vintage kitchen bins from the ’30’s. Paid $20 for all 4. These have a great farmhouse look.
Vintage letter opener with a pocket knife and case…in beautiful condition. I have never seen this combo before, have you? I’ve sold a lot of letter openers in my time. See the 3 pretty hatpins? Just loved those ($2/ea). The vintage hats that were there were pretty, but at $10 each out of my budget!
To give you another example of high prices, a Waterfall chest of drawers, a dresser, and a bed for $3000! The Waterfall style is not too popular around here unless painted. They were probably going to be keeping that!
So did I get the estate sale groove or not???!
Let me know if you have any ideas for the tall candlestick!
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