Hi there friends!
Back with another Vintage Finds update! Before I get too far behind, I decided to show you my “favorite weekend finds Montevallo” from 2 weeks ago. For those who don’t live here, the name “Montevallo” means nothing to you, I know. But I’m following my own advice again by picking out of town…see 5 Reasons I Go Picking Out of Town. I’ve found it to be successful 90% of the time. Pretty good odds, eh?
So let’s get started.
Weekend Vintage Finds~
We hit a sale close to our home right at the beginning, but I thought I was going to walk away empty-handed. I hate to do that, you know? The homeowners are standing there so hopefully. At the last minute I found these 2 glass globes, which I needed to complete a couple of oil lamps before I list them in my Etsy shop, and the price was right at 50¢ each.
On to Montevallo—about a 30-45 minute drive from our house. As we neared our destination, the neighborhood looked progressively seedier. I thought, “well, I’m not going to find anything here!”
This just goes to show you how pre-conceived notions can get you in trouble. Those people couldn’t have been nicer and more accommodating
Take a look at what I found~
Badly tarnished old piano lamp. Can you believe this was only $1? And it works!
I spent an hour polishing it. That elbow grease works wonders!
A cute chandy (chandelier) with glass prisms…only $3, and they offered to give it to me for free because they weren’t sure it worked! It has a few missing prisms, but it has enough to allow it to sell I think. And it does work.
A decorative cart…only $2. This is a keeper because it’s much too big to ship. (I don’t like to ship items this large…although it can be done.)
A nice white paint job would do wonders for this!
Now that was the kind of sale I like!!!
In the next community, I found these~
Vintage alarm clocks are hot right now, and it works $2 (it was $3, and I got them to go down)
Whoopee, a couple of blocks of florist’s foam for 50¢, but I need it for a project.
I sold one of these vintage in/out trays before, and this is made by the same company…a Globe-Wernicke tray, dating from the 40’s. It’s much better looking than the other one was. Keeping my fingers crossed. $2…Available.
Metal file box $3. As many of my followers know, I conduct lots of experiments. This is one of those. I’m taking a chance….don’t know if it’ll sell. They’re all over Etsy. (Don’t let that keep you from listing yours anyway.) I don’t know how many times I’ve said to myself….”they’re a bazillion of these on Etsy….mine’ll never sell.” But it usually does!
Industrial is hot. We’ll see. Available.
I couldn’t believe this was still there when I arrived! Probably a repro, but even repros are desirable…a vintage 60’s lucite box purse….$2. Available…I’m a sucker for purses!
Love at first sight…had to have it. Cappelli purse by Straworld. $2 This is mine!
Aren’t these cute? Package unopened Christmas cupcake liners FREE
There are lots of DIY things you can do with pretty cupcake liners…besides making a muffin prettier.
Sack of miscellaneous battery-operated Christmas tea lights….$2
Embroidery Hoops…these usually sell….sooner or later. I always list these together. All for $1. Available
We’re both a sucker for old books….
The Little Shepherd of Kingdom Come, c.1903…Civil War novel $1
The Circular Staircase, c. 1908…A Whodunit. $1
My husband, who doesn’t read much fiction, read this in an afternoon & raved about how good it was.
I was immediately charmed by this old children’s book, “Boys and Girls of Bookland,” c.1923. It’s a First Edition, but in bad shape. Still love it though, and hope someone else will. $1. Available
Just look at a couple of the old illustrations!
A beautiful afghan! $2
I believe this is wool, and such pretty colors. Very musty smelling, but a 2-day session hanging in the attic took care of it.
Hope you enjoyed the tour! Tell me what you liked!
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