First vintage haul in a while. I don’t go to them every weekend anymore as I used to. I need to unload before buying more. I’m running out of room! In addition to that, we really need to start major downsizing! As in serious getting rid of stuff so we can move to a house with a smaller yard.
Many weekends I don’t let myself even look at the sale listings. I’ll be sunk if I do! I’m that much of a junkie, LOL.
These were found over a 2-day Friday/Saturday period a couple of weekends ago.
Five Estate Sales
Estate Sale 1
Avon Powder Box
Vintage Avon Powder box…I really liked this cute shape. It’s already sold.
Vintage Melmac/Melamine Sugar Creamer Set
See that cool, retro MCM lid? I loved this set on sight! Available
Vintage Tupperware Coasters
I knew these were Tupperware, but I wasn’t sure what they were! They looked too small to be coasters, but coasters they are! Made to fit the Tupperware narrow glass. They’re called a “Wagon Wheel Coaster Set.” Available.
Estate Sale 2
The next sale was in an old run-down section of town. The house had been trashed by estate sale pickers by the time I got there, so I was surprised to find these treasures, and I paid $10.00 for all of them.
Vintage Tissue Box Holder
Hollywood Regency Tissue Box Holder in great shape. Already sold. By the way, these are good sellers, so grab it if you see one. Even if it’s not in good shape, you can always spray paint it gold again. I’ve done that before.
Like this one…can you believe anyone would pick this up?
Good as new with paint…
So back to the sale,
Many times there’s no extra charge for Bibles.
Ceramic Christmas Tree
Here was the prize even though it had issues…probably why it was still there. Ceramic Christmas trees are getting very hard to find. They’re snapped up so quickly! The hubby can fix whatever’s wrong with it. The tree is much bigger than it looks and has missing bulbs, but I have a huge stash of those.
On the retail market, this tree is worth about $50.
Add to this mix a couple of rhinestone pins which I can’t find at the moment to photograph.
Estate Sale 3
The next sale was a disappointment because though large, it was mostly newer stuff. I had a hard time finding anything vintage until I ran across this lovely old basket.
Old Nursery Basket
A vintage wicker beauty, only 7/8″ thick, from the 30’s-40’s that once held little jars for a nursery. It has a natural chippy, crackle finish, and not the kind that comes out of a can. It has been suggested that I repaint it, but I couldn’t possibly cover up that old finish and patina! Available.
Agree, or not?
I have several remedies in mind for the stain. Let’s hope at least one of them works!
What are your pet stain removers?
Little Oil Lamp
This little oil lamp isn’t particularly old, but I liked it and think I might play with it for a while. It came with a full bottle of oil too.
Estate Sale 4
This was in the home of a heavy smoker…UGH! So you have to be careful what you buy in places like this. That smoke smell permeates lots of stuff, but I thought I was safe with the next items.
Vintage Beverage Warmer
Vintage Makeup Mirror
Always good sellers & no smoke smell!
Round Train Case
Also hard to find, in great shape, and didn’t have an odor. Available.
Box of 8 Glittering Rhinestone Buttons
Estate Sale 5
My friend Wanda from JustVintageHome, knows who I mean when I say these came from one of “Art’s” sales. I don’t care for his sales, and usually avoid them.
Art’s assistant priced these next two things for me. If I had been unlucky enough to encounter Art himself, the prices would have been over double. When I see Art taking up money, I suddenly find something else to do, LOL.
Vintage Perfume Bottle
It looks like a silverplate stopper, but I’m not certain. It’s still very pretty. Available.
Vintage Makeup Brush
Silver handle (?) ornate makeup brush. Available.
That’s it, and I still have thrift store and estate sale finds to show you from a trip to Tennessee, as well as those I found last weekend.
Thanks for hanging in.
As a surprise, I thought you all might be interested in an update. An Etsy customer of mine bought these 2 old door hinges from me recently…
And this is how she repurposed them for new uses!
With her permission, I’m showing you these, and while you’re at it, visit her at
Repurposed Door Hinges as Business Card Holders…
She added a fishing weight to the front to hold up the cards. Clever or what??
You may enjoy other posts on recent finds and what sold on Etsy last month ….
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