Before we sweep wholeheartedly into Christmas projects, I thought I would share with you a vintage estate sale haul I haven’t covered yet. This was a couple of months ago. I got there on the first day in the first hour, and though I found lots of great stuff, I missed out on a lot too. I saw vintage treasures going out that I would love to have found first, but that’s the way it goes. It was in a really old house in an old section of town.
Most of the treasures were in the basement. I wish I had taken a picture of how bad that looked! Sacks & boxes piled everywhere haphazardly. You literally had to scale a mountain of dusty plastic bags and boxes in the crawl-space basement, picking apart grimy sacks. Dealers were all over it like ants in a disturbed anthill.
Vintage Metal Dishpan…25¢. I’m really not sure whether this will sell or not. But I decided I wanted to keep it. It’s now my favorite dishpan!
5 Old Doorknobs…these should sell eventually…$1. AVAILABLE
Pair of old wooden fruit crates…$1/ea
The hubby picked these up, and I took them reluctantly. Might sell if I get really lucky. 10¢/ea AVAILABLE
Brass finish planter, which will look cute painted. Has claw feet, so hoping it will sell after painted. $1
Pile of old snapshots dating from the 30’s-40’s. People will buy old photos, so we’ll see if these are desirable. Like snapshots, many aren’t good quality, but some are interesting with old cars and old fashions. $1. See how I used a couple of them here.
Rusty old rake head…one thing you can do with this is turn it into a cute flower arrangement! 25¢
Old retro thermos with original label $1
Vintage Coffee Filters…the estate sale person was like, “Coffee filters???” The reason I picked these up is because I’ve sold similar before. They fit old percolators. Just have to wait for the right person to come along. 10¢ AVAILABLE
Toy red ladder…25¢. I’m “toying” with the idea of making a Christmas door decoration out of it if I get around to it this year.
These wooden embroidery hoops always sell. The larger one is gigantic. All for $1
Old metal soap dish…farmhouse style. I think I remember my Grandmother having one of these. 25¢
Turn it upside down, and you can use it to display old photos.
Loved this metal industrial basket! $2 AVAILABLE
A really pretty old light fixture….$2
Old first grade primer…25¢ AVAILABLE
Old wooden drawer….$2
Mid-Century Modern Magazine rack….$2. I promised myself I would never buy another magazine rack because they are slow sellers, but I couldn’t resist the design.
This is a real oddity. Gummed liquor labels dating from the 40’s. Supposedly you put them over the real label to hide that you have liquor in the house. Riiiight…..like that’s going to fool anyone, but it’s a 40’s novelty. 25¢ AVAILABLE
A couple of handfuls of old buttons…another thing I can’t resist. $1.10 (plus one other not shown)
2 sets old aluminum molds….$1
More little junky items….30¢. I used the wooden spools to display old photos here.
One of the few things found upstairs…a gigantic bedspread with embroidered design & 2 matching shams…$2
And a couple of odd embroidered pillowcases….$2
Vintage Raffiaware Mugs….$1. Sold
Add plastic funnel, rope, copper bottom 1 cup measure, 2 sacks ferris wheel beads (I used a few of those here), box of test tubes full of tiny beads, 2 vintage metal band-aid boxes, 2 glass Pyrex beakers, and an 1887 Devotional book…all for another $2.50, and there you have it.
Then a couple of yard sales yielded…
This is a “Bates Secretary” address book. Push the button at the bottom, and dial the letter on the side, and the address book flips open to the names beginning with the letter. These address books are hard to find, but I always grab it when I see it if the pages haven’t been filled out. $1 Sold
This cracker tin is from the 50’s with Spanish language on 2 sides. 50¢
I always pick up makeup mirrors $5
Found at a Thrift store recently…Pig Napkin Holder…99¢. Lots of this identical napkin holder on Etsy, so we’ll see.
I’m having a 20% store-wide sale in my Etsy shop through Dec 19. Pop on over to see if there’s something you can’t live without!