Monday, November 17, 2014

Estate Sale Finds 11-17-14

I haven't been out to any garage or estate sales in awhile and I was itching to paw through some junk.  Sometimes I'm like a junkie and I need my garbage fix.  So I did the next best thing - hit up a thrift store.  I was actually looking for an old cookie sheet for a project I want to make, and as I was digging around on the kitchen item shelves, I found this shoved way in the back, behind some crappy looking dishes.  I actually think somebody was trying to hide this and come back for it later because there was a whole shelf of just Pyrex bowls and this should have been sitting with that stuff.  Anyways, its a Pyrex Butterprint 502 and a 503, both in mint condition with the lids.  I did a happy dance.


On Saturday there was one lone estate sale listed and I dragged Louie and Chablis out to take a look.   They breezed through the house in about 10 minutes because the company running the sale had everything priced SO high that I was in shock.   In fact, hardly anybody walking through the house was buying anything.   I went down into the basement and found this old Ovaltine tin sitting in a corner.  It was really dirty and rusty and it's missing its lid.  It also didn't have a price tag on it.  I took it upstairs and I was actually going to offer the lady $ 3.00 for it and Louie hissed at me that it was a piece of crap and to only offer a buck.  So I went up to the table and showed it to the woman and said "It doesn't have a price tag, it's super rusty and it's missing its lid. Will you take a dollar for it?"  She hemmed and hawed and then reluctantly said, "Oh, all right."  I quickly paid and left.


Even cleaned up it's in pretty rough shape but I just thought it looked cool and I'll use it in my craft room to store supplies.  I found one similar to it on EBAY and it says it's from the 1920's, which it may or may not be, but I still like it.


And that was it for the past few weeks.  It looks like Goodwill and The Salvation Army stores will be getting my business for awhile.

24 comments:

  1. What great Pyrex! Makes you wonder about some sales when stuff is so high. That last sale I went to was like that-- even damaged stuff was high. Get real!

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    1. I think the people conducting the estate sales are getting ridiculous with their pricing lately.

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  2. You lost me at the Pyrex Butterprint! Oh, good for you - I love that style and have some of it! I'm drooling.
    Be a sweetie,
    Shelia ;)

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  3. I have the bowls in that pattern (I think) at our place in Florida that I got from my Mom's house! Nice finds!!

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    1. Cheri - we have so many parallels, don't we??

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  4. Love the Pyrex! I hate estate sales because they charge too much! Great find on the tin.

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    1. The tin is so cool, I just wish it was a little nicer, but that's the first one I've ever seen like that. Thanks for stopping by and leaving a comment!

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  5. Those Pyrex dishes are a great find!

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  6. I like your finds the Pyrex and the Ovaltine Can....Hopefully sales will pick up ..Spring will be filled with them....I love seeing what you find each time.

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    1. Thanks Dolly - it will be pretty dry around here until spring now. xo

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  7. I have learned to let the seller give YOU the price because usually they have no idea what they are selling! I was going to offer a lady $5 for an old iron pot with handle but asked her for a price....a $1! Garage and yard sales are pretty much done around here so I will rely on the local VOA's and Goodwills which is where I find my best stuff! Can't barter too much there though!

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    1. That usually works well around here except for the estate sales run by the companies - they always ask for too much. :-( Thanks for stopping by and leaving a comment!

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  8. What luck finding someone's hidey hole at the thrift! Thanks for bringing your Pyrex treasure and the rusty Ovaltine (LOVE!) to Make It Monday.

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    1. Thanks! I always enjoy coming over and sharing. :--)

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  9. What an adorable Ovaltine tin! I really like the way you position your treasures for their close-ups, Kim.
    I'm guessing your cool temps have lots to do with fewer estate sales?

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    1. Thanks Myra - I'm working on my photography skills. I don't have much room to work with so its always a challenge. LoL

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  10. Great finds, Kim...love the Ovaltine tin! I hate it when you go to a sale and everything is overpriced, too...hopefully they have a half price last day!

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    1. I agree. I try to go back for the last few hours but I can't always do that. Then I stand there and debate with myself on how badly I want something. LOL!

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  11. Some of my best finds have come from basements. Love your tin and the thrifty price tag too. Thanks for sharing at Vintage Inspiration Party.

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  12. Butterprint - my fav! I've got too many BP fridgies, but can never say no.

    Thanks for linking up to Thriftasaurus!!

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    1. I know - they are becoming an addiction for me. Thanks for hosting the party!

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