Saying a giant hello to all my new subscribers to the blog! So glad you’re here!
And a big hello to everyone else! It’s been a long time since I’ve written, and I have lots to tell y’all. Just to catch you up, I’ve been downsizing for the last year, so I haven’t allowed myself to go to any estate or yard sales. How could I possibly add to the junk I already had???
We’re downsizing, yes, but since we decided not to move yet, I decided it was OK to go shopping again. I about exhausted all the treasures I could scrounge up out of the house. It was time!
You know I’m scraping the bottom of the barrel when I list things like my mom’s 1930’s Commencement Invitations in my Vintage Southern Picks Etsy shop (I found in my mom’s keepsakes), but you never know what someone may be interested in..for mixed media and art projects and stuff.
Anyway we went just a bit further afield that our usual stomping grounds because that’s where everybody else goes. In fact, in another post I shared 5 Reasons I Go Picking Out of Town. I tell you it pays off just about every time!
Don’t Forget to Stop and Smell the Roses!
Here’s another sale we enjoyed so much mainly for the beautiful weather and drive. On the way we discovered an unknown gem my local readers may like to know about…a Mennonite Bakery outside the small town of Falkville, Alabama called The Dutch Oven Bakery. They have every pastry and confection known to man; they serve lunch, and it’s all delicious…definitely worth a trip!
You’ll know you’re in the right place by that colorful line of metal yard art!
But Back to the Sale…
For all my local readers, this fabulous sale was in Forestdale, and I was thrilled to get all this for only $10!
I literally sloshed through mud to get there too.
Lovely Vintage Finds
Vintage Arpege eau de Lanvin Perfume
Vintage Brillantine Hair Pomade…
Just picture John Travolta’s hair in “Grease,” and you automatically know what this will do for you!!
Vintage Merthiolate Bottle.
You mean real Merthiolate that Mama painted my knees with when I was a kid, and it burned like fire??!!
Do people actually use this stuff? Yes they do!
I already sold 4 bottles of it I found in a vintage first aid box a couple of years ago. You can read all about those lucky finds right here.
As I understand it, the real vintage Merthiolate is no longer sold. What’s now sold is apparently made with a new formula.
There were concerns someone was going to get mercury poisoning from using the vintage kind. I mean, COME ON…ya really think anyone would get mercury poisoning from using 2-3 drops??
So all those school age kids that came up for decades through the ranks and grew up never actually got mercury poisoning, but the FDA took it off the market. Go figure.
So I was thrilled to find 2 of ’em.
Now there’s only a bazillion of these Vintage Glass Eye Cups on Etsy, so we’ll see.
Vintage Emeraude Powder Box…empty, but gorgeously papered.
Another gorgeous powder box, made of celluloid.
Don’t you love that pretty pearlescent lid? I’ve never seen one like it!
Vintage Evyan “White Shoulders” Powder (the person who lived here loved her powder!)
Vintage Hickok box, which is the kind of thing cuff links might come in & very collectible.
Vintage 40’s Sewing Pattern…cut and complete.
Vintage Injector Razor Blades
Razor blades! You gotta be kidding! Why razor blades?
I dunno, but men are particular about their shaves & blades. It would have been better if this were a name brand, but you take what you can get.
Vintage Bates List Finders are getting harder to find!
Another Bates List Finder in the original box.
So what are Bates List Finders? These are actually pop-up phone number & address files, likely dating from the 40’s-50’s era. People still use them.
Like I said, she loved her powder. This is an old Avon powder jar, holding Avon powder & puff.
Do people buy used powder? Yes they do. Not as quickly as that not opened, but they do.
4 Vintage Hoosier Cabinet style spice storage jars. I haven’t cleaned them up yet.
A vintage Evyan Gift Set containing “White Shoulders” fragrances
7 Vintage wooden coat hangers, some with ads
A satin peach quilted vintage jewelry box…
….and a matching peach satin covered glove or hankie box…
And lastly, a plastic basket full of extra large hang tags for the crafter who wants to make artistic tags out of them…so many things you can do with these.
All this for $10! What do you think?
I’d Love it If You’d Pin!