Back for another vintage Fall haul. People love to see the latest finds & these are from several recent picks.
Yard, Estate Sale, Thrift Store Finds
Decorative Bird Cage…Thrift store find.
I plan to fill this with Christmas balls & put in my booth next week.
Ceramic candle stand…thrift store find
I guess this looks blah, but when I find the right top for it, it’ll be a decorative stand!
Very nice vintage enamel chamber pot…yard sale find
Coca Cola push button phone…yard sale find
Cross Pen Pencil Set…yard sale find
Fill a bag with as much fabric as you can stuff into it for $5!
Yours truly is planning on making a crazy quilt…
when she’s not painting furniture for her booth,
and not listing things on Etsy,
and going to yard and estate sales.
Someday she’s going to fit in a crazy quilt too.
“Sewing Embellishments for the Fabric Artist,” as the package says.
These are what you decorate the crazy quilt with…AND you do it by hand.
That’s when you’re not painting furniture for your booth,
Listing things for Etsy,
Decorating for Christmas,
And going to yard and estate sales.
More gorgeous fabric.
Really, someone needs to yank me away from fabric piles.
Paid $6 for the rose one which is 5 yds. $2/ea for the others.
Found in a neighbor’s trash.
Well, I couldn’t leave it there, could I???
It just needs a little tiling repair.
Should it come before or after the crazy quilt?
Vintage Hollywood Regency trash can cover with liner. I hardly ever find the liner too.
Quilting How-to Books…these are for me. My dream has always been to make a crazy quilt using men’s ties.
Paid $4 for all.
Recipe Books and loose recipes…
in a free pile at a yard sale.
Novelty Tape Measure inside a Sewing Machine Figurine
Am I the only one who can’t see a glaring problem with something until after they get it home?
See all that white stuff on the front? That’s where paint has worn off. I swear I never saw it.
Until. I. Got. Home.
That’s why it was only 50¢.
But I have a plan for fixing it.
And it only cost me $10.99
I always wanted one of these tall candle pillar things.
Just picture it painted white with distressed brown showing through.
I can’t resist those either.
Vintage Powder Jar
I love girly girl things even though I’m not girly girl.
This is a wooden canister thingy with a handle. I’ve had it a while. Still don’t know what to do with it.
Twin Pair Nightstands
I’ve been working all week on these getting ready to take to my booth.
Customers at our store want only matchy-matchy, so that’s what I look for. (Nothing in my house matches.)
Paid $15 for both. I had to do a bit of haggling to get them down from $30.
Round Drum Table
Yard sale find
Planning on staining the top.
Tip: Using Oxalic Acid (wood bleach) or Bar Keeper’s Friend gets black water stains out of wood.
Long Dresser with Mirror
Downside of this is that it’s crackle finish. Hubby wants me to take it in as is, but I don’t like the crackle.
Question for furniture people: Is it totally out, or is crackle still desirable?
Tall Fern Stand we got at the same sale.
Just needs a paint job & it’s good to go.
Do I have a thing for fern stands, or what?
Cute Ladies’ Desk
I found this in Demopolis at a thrift store.
Paid $40, which was about 20 more than I wanted to spend, but whaddaya do?
I lucked up on this at a yard sale.
French Provincial Nightstand
Needs a makeover, and all that takes is time.
Found this on Facebook Marketplace
Paid $80, which was about $60 more than it was worth.
It was broken apart in every place it was possible to be broken and still stand up.
If it wasn’t for “handy hubby,” who fixed everything, I don’t know what I would have done.
But it is old.
I swear I didn’t see this damage either. Maybe I should have that cataract surgery after all.
Well that’s it friends. Don’t forget to answer my questions.