5 Reasons I Go Picking Out of Town:
- *Not as much competition, although there’s still a lot. More locals come out of curiosity. Fewer dealers and re-sellers.
- *Usually more vintage items
- *Enjoying the outing as well as the sale
- *It’s often better priced, (but not always)
- *You can hit off-the-beaten-path thrift stores which are usually a little cheaper
The 5 reasons I go picking out of town is a new thing for us. We enjoy the drive as well as the sale! I’m sorry I didn’t start earlier! First stop, an estate sale in Blountsville, Alabama, known as an early source of healing mineral springs, the site of a historic hotel, and several caves. One of the nearby caves, called Bangor Cave, was a nightclub at one time. Some remains of the honky-tonk are still visible, and it’s definitely off the beaten path.
So on to the estate sale. Arrived a bit late, but still left with some amazing finds!
I grabbed this vintage Hollywood Regency tissue box cover first. I know it looks awful, which is why it was so cheap at $1.
First a bath, then those nasty black water spots instantly disappeared with a little light spray of gold paint…good as new and sold quickly for $19.64!
I know you remember my other Hollywood Regency makeover…vintage trash can cover? Shabby Chic Makeover Hollywood Regency Trash Can Cover.
Old Bible…KJV…these do sell, but it was a bit pricey at $5. Sometimes Bibles are free. It depends on the people running the sale.
The basement was the real treasure trove!
Hubby picked up this oddity. Do you know what it is? I’m not going to make you guess. I thought it was a letter opener. If it hadn’t said “floating fish knife,”on the blade, I wouldn’t have known. $1
Question for all you fishing people out there…it just floats? That’s it? Is it for filleting/descaling while you’re still on the boat? You can tell I don’t fish, but I thought all that happened back on land.
Obviously, whoever lived there had been a fisherman. Here’s another fishing-related item…hot in farmhouse decor….a large galvanized minnow bucket $4.
A vintage kitchen scale $5….
Now isn’t this the ultimate in farmhouse kitsch? Made in Japan, so I know it’s vintage. A wooden spice set…25¢ Look at those painted faces on the spices! Isn’t it adorable?
And my favorite find of the day………………………………Vintage Bird Cage! $4. I know it doesn’t look like much now, but stay tuned for a makeover. It has a good bit of rust now, but wait to see!
Hitting a nearby thrift store yielded these items…..
Brown and aqua dresser drawer set. $3.99 I have a thing for boxes of all types! I just love those snazzy drawer pulls too.
Glass Christmas Tree Oil Lamp $3.99…notice the “crown” cap. This is a keeper for my Christmas decor.
These are all my weekend finds and hopefully you can see the 5 reasons I go picking out of town! Hope you took away some info you can use!