Hi there friends and new subscribers! Just want you to know I LOVE having you here, so I’m going to dig in to show you some of my latest finds.
Some of the latest are from thrift stores, and others from estate sales.
Estate Sale Finds
Below is a vintage gyroscope missing the string to spin it. I never had one myself, so I didn’t really know how it worked, but youtube solved that problem!
As soon as I saw this, I swooped on it…a vintage plastic sewing box with starburst design…very unusual and probably dating from the 50’s-60’s era.
From the same sale came a vintage cup and ball game. I’m sure you recognize these…the object is to flip the ball into the cup, but we all know it’s much harder than it looks!
A particularly pretty CUTTER quilt I found on the 2nd day at an estate sale. Full of holes and tattered, but I always buy these no matter the condition because they always sell at my price of around $20.
Vintage pop-up address file. These usually sell, even with the latest technology in vogue.
I happily acquired a bunch of Square Dance sewing patterns for a good price at an estate sale a month or so ago. I won’t show them all but here are 2 that sold.
I’ve found that January/February are good months for listing project pieces. What I mean is, right after Christmas, people are thinking about projects to start.
For more patterns, check out my Square dance shop…SquareDanceNWestern.
Initially I thought the sale disappointing for having driven so far to get there, but after knuckling down to dig through drawers and boxes, I found a few treasures.
For my local readers, this sale was in Pell City.
Check out 5 Reasons I Go Picking Out of Town and why it pays off almost every time!
Vintage mug holder from the 70’s era.
Pair of darling vintage lace gloves for a child, hand-crocheted and made in Italy
I have often admired these whimsical mail organizers in other people’s shops, and I finally found one! And isn’t he adorable?
Vintage money/coin compact.
Sweet vintage purse for evening.
Lion tiki statue. What do you suppose this is?
I always buy wooden in/out trays when I see them because they always sell.
Some months ago I went to an estate sale selling the records of a collector. There were so many, they were stored in a large warehouse! I just bought a few I liked. Most will go in my booth.
And my favorite which I’ll probably keep:
My most recent find are these 2 matching nightstands, which I got for $12.50 each.
Be still my heart!
I was delighted with this score! They will go in my booth when they get a refresh.
Thrift Store Finds
Vintage tissue box holder. Check out those ice skates in the corner! The fact that it was made in France sold me on buying it, but I think it was probably a mistake. It was cute anyway.
I found these 2 old gardening books at my favorite thrift store in Demopolis Alabama. Books are normally slow movers, but I took a chance because they were old (c. 1910). Available on Ebay.
Paid: 10¢ each.
Pair of Homeco oval bird pictures. I thought these were so pretty.
Paid: $1.99 for each.
Drip-Dry vintage clothes hanger/dryer.
You wouldn’t believe how hard this was to open! I struggled in the store, then brought it home because I knew hubby could open it right away. He struggled too, but found the trick.
These type things are all over the internet, but I haven’t seen one exactly like this, so we’ll see.
It’s hard to find chalkware that isn’t chipped or cracked.
Not sure what to call this, but I plan to make a planter out of it, and put it in my booth. Maybe repaint and stencil it.
What would YOU do with this?
Well, that’s all until next time. Thanks for reading this far!
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