Yep, it was Lots of Vintage at the Jackpot Estate Sale last weekend when hubby and I went. It was in Eoline, a town even this Alabama girl has never heard of! In fact, if you want to see more fun Alabama names, be sure to read all the way to the end of this post!
We had a lot of fun getting out on one of the first balmy days this winter. I wrote last year about 5 Reasons I go Picking Out of Town and this met every one of the reasons! We got there an hour after it started, then had to wait in line an additional 40 minutes before we were allowed in.
That was not my favorite part…waiting in line to go into an estate sale that’s already started! In fact, it’s a big pet peeve. If there was a way to know ahead of time about those, I would probably skip them, but I’m glad I didn’t!
You see people coming out with stuff and wonder if there’s going to be anything left for you. Most of what I saw coming out were things I wouldn’t have gotten anyway, so I had hope. The estate of a doctor who never threw anything away…the best kind!
Here are my purchases…enjoy!
Western belt…isn’t this unusual with jackrabbits, bears and wolf embellishments? No maker’s mark anywhere, but it’s a size 30, so assuming this is a man’s belt. Bought for my Etsy Western shop, SquareDanceNWestern. $1
I feel certain these 2 strands of brass Christmas bells will sell later in the year $2
Now if you could just help me remember what these “clacker things” are called! 25¢
This is the back. Push the metal thing sticking up and it makes a loud snap sound.
Rusty Hanging Dragonfly $1
1906 “A First Reader,” book for children from a “Demonstration School.” The cover isn’t attractive, but the illustrations inside sold me on getting it. (See below…) $1
Since there aren’t many 1890 books still in existence, I couldn’t resist. $1
A modern book, of course, but do you know the history of the Navajo Code Talkers? They were hired for their communication skills during the WW2 era. The Germans didn’t understand their language. A keeper for us. 50¢
When I was growing up, we didn’t buy Dove or Camay because it was more expensive. So I love to find either when I’m estate sale shopping! (But especially Camay.) $2
To me Camay is…creamy, dreamy, and pink. Camay is a svelte, sophisticated woman removing her seamed nylons in her pink and white dressing room, drawing her scented bath, and wrapping herself in a huge fluffy towel. Camay women just sit around looking beautiful and smelling nice. Camay women probably don’t work, and if they do, they’re in a Department store behind the beauty counter, or they’re in a makeup shop, and the most strenuous thing they do all day is open their display cases. Ha! I have quite a vision of Camay.
I don’t often stumble upon a full box of Crabtree and Evelyn drawer liners! $2
Hubby liked it so we picked it up…decorative Brass Bowl…paid $2. It might sell.
I buy embroidery hoops because they always sell! 75¢
Booklet on 100 Houdini tricks. Most are card tricks, and it’ll be interesting to see if it sells. $1
Galvanized metal Lighthouse candle holder, cute and unusual enough that I think it’ll sell…$1
Pair of Left Handed Fiskar’s Scissors $1. I assumed I got these to sell, but hubby says “it would be nice to have a pair of those around.” Okaay, but neither of us is left-handed.
Would you believe this is a portable razor? I didn’t know what it was. See that little knob on the top? Pull it out, and it somehow activates the razor. It works like the pull string on Chatty Cathy doll necks. Made in France. Unusual enough that I feel sure it will sell. $1
Have any of you seen one of these before?
Pamphlet to teach students how to type on a 1916 typewriter. This might be a bomb. You just never know till you try. 50¢
This might be another bomb…a Masonic Apron, made out of white lambskin, dating from the 60’s. It’s a half apron, signifying the purity of new initiates. 75¢
The house had a wealth of books and sewing patterns. It would have taken an hour to look through all the patterns alone, but I found 2 possibles. Patterns this old have a good chance of selling. 50¢
A vintage wedding dress pattern~50¢
A sweet vintage cross-stitched table runner $1
8 Vintage monogrammed coasters. These are in great shape, and monogrammed ones do sell. $1
Hubby wanted this little black pouch to keep his hearing aids in, and up front during checkout, they were like, “what do you want this for??? It’s empty!” 25¢
Vintage 50’s Good Housekeeping Cookbook…$1
I was thrilled to see these 2 vintage scrapbooks still there…
Vintage scrapbook #2. Can you see the embossed dragon on the front? $1.
Earlier in the week, we picked this up off the curb…a Bissell Vacuum cleaner…not a thing wrong with it except it needed to be cleaned. It works great!
Do I need a vacuum cleaner? Noo. I’m just a born picker.
Tell me what you think and if you know what the name of those clacker things are, and if you’ve ever seen a razor like the one above.
As we left the estate sale, I saw this little country church, and stopped to get a photo. I mean no irreverence, but please note the name of the church! If you can’t read it…Haysop Baptist Church.
Wonder where they got the name “Haysop?” It always makes me think of other funny town names in Alabama such as:
Burnt Corn, Slapout, Smuteye, Bugtussel, Lickskillet, Arab (pronounced Aay-rab), The Bottle, Pine Apple, Hog Jaw, Beehive, Coal Fire, Normal, Slicklizzard, Brilliant, Screamer, Possom Trot, Frog Eye, Scratch Ankle, Chigger Hill, Scarce Grease, and Zip City.
Do you have any funny town names?
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