Tuesday, February 17, 2015

Estate Sale Finds Feb. 17, 2015

We found a couple of estate sales this weekend and one of them was really fab!   I love a house that is crammed with stuff and the sellers are motivated to move, move, move their items.  I could have spent hours there with no problem.  Let me show you some of the great stuff I got.

A wooden pizza paddle.  I want to clean it up, sand it, stain it and stencil PIZZA on it with my wood burner. 2 Log Cabin syrup 100 anniversary tins -  Chablis has already snatched one for herself.  I have no idea what the small tin that says "Carborundum" originally was, but the tin is cool so I took it.  5 vintage belt buckles - some lead, some brass and all very nice.  I loved the pinking shears because they're in their original box and are in really good condition....


5 pants hangers, a Pyrex 2 qt. casserole in the Snowflake pattern - no lid tho.  A darling little tin pencil box and a wooden box with a sliding lid....


A Snickers tin - again, Chablis grabbed that one.  A super long rolling pin with Red handles.  I bought the brand new bread tin for myself.    And here's the book that was actually my favorite buy for the day.


 The cover is hard to read but it's the "Elements of English Composition" and it was published in 1902.  Oh...  so..... cool.   I don't know if I'll keep it or sell it, but there's just something so awesome about this book.  Plus the owner's name and Chicago address - from 1924!



A square yard stick...


6 assorted license plates.  I have no idea why I love them so much, but I definitely have a weakness for license plates.  I love the colors and the designs on them.   I already have plans for a few of them at the Lake House....

5 assorted leather belts.  Very vintage and very broken in.   I've already cleaned them and later I want to put some leather polish on them.  They are wonderful.  Some are hand tooled.


A nice assortment of trinkets and jewelry that I'll be selling - perfect for those of you who like to up cycle this kind of thing into new jewelry and odds and ends.


This plastic box is in rough condition, but I liked all the buttons and old clothing labels that were inside...



And that's about it for this week.  I have to say, I had a great time at the last estate sale - great sellers and so much stuff to go through.   If it wasn't so close to lunch time and I wasn't starving, we might have stayed a little longer.  But that's ok, I have a bunch of stuff to clean, photograph and list this week.  What did you find this week?

If you see anything that you like, most items will be listed in my shop sometime this week.

Linking up With....
Sundays at Home # 47
Vintage Inspiration Party # 177
Let's Talk Vintage # 19
Party in your PJ's # 43

32 comments:

  1. No sales around here. Bummer. Good sales are fun, aren't they? Your finds will keep you busy for awhile (and in out of the cold)!

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    1. I agree. And with the super cold temps this week, I'll be happy to stay inside.

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  2. Hi Kim! Again, you hit the jackpot! I'm all over that Pyrex! I have a bowl in that pattern and it's the blue color with the white snowflakes. You do find the good sales. We have too much snow right now to go much of any where! ;)
    Be a sweetie,
    Shelia :)

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    1. I was wondering if you got hit with that snow - stay warm and safe. You can send some of that snow back my way!! xo

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  3. Wow! I would have loved to been at that sale! Great finds!

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    1. Thanks - I think that's the best one I've been to in quite awhile.

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  4. The book is really cool! LOVE the rolling pin, and pizza board. You really hit the jackpot at this sale!
    Debbie
    xo

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    1. Thanks Debbie - I passed on a pizza paddle last fall and I regretted it ever since, so I snapped this one up. xo

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  5. That old book is really cool. It's fun to read books from the past.

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    1. I have it sitting on a shelf - I just like looking at it.

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  6. Great finds! I know your mind was ticking thinking about what to do with some of the finds....Can't wait to see what you do next.

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    1. Too many ideas and never enough time.... :-)

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  7. Jackpot!!! Can't wait to see what you do with all of the "stuff"!!

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  8. I googled carborundum and it looks like it is silicon carbide, probably used as a polish of some kind. Fun. I should turn you loose in my basement -- it would be a win-win situation for both of us, lol! I'd be one step closer to cleaning and organizing, and you would have stuff to haul away.

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  9. What great finds. No estate sales around here this time of year and It's too snowy out to get to any auctions this week. xo Laura

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    1. Thanks Laura - We've got below zero temps here this week but I have a tip on some estate sales so I'll be dressing extra warm.

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  10. So many fun finds! Love the Pyrex and license plates...two from Land of 10,000 Lakes! I've been finding a few treasures myself and plan on another Estate sale coming up this Friday! So much fun!

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    1. They never get boring, do they? You always find the best stuff.

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  11. Great bounty! Of course, I'm partial to that olden book. Have you ever stuck your nose deep inside the pages and inhale those curious aromas? :)

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    1. Well, I'll do that with my own old books, but not so much with any garage sale ones. ROFL!!

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  12. I love the kind of sales you went to! So much good stuff and they just want it out of there....good for us pickers! I just LOVE your license plates! I have had my best thrifting season yet, in the middle of winter! I have a great VOA and Goodwill near me and my new found warehouse place in the city. I keep telling myself I must stop pickin and catch up!

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    1. I have so much stuff and not enough time to research, photograph and list it all. And yet I just keep going and buying more stuff. I'm always afraid I'm going to miss out on something. :-)

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  13. Great finds! Love that box with all the buttons and the old wooden box with sliding top. I can't shop when I'm hungry either, lol. Thanks for linking at Vintage Inspiration Party.

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    1. Thanks Betsy. My daughter and I just sat and went thru all the buttons -we found some nice ones.

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  14. You have some great find! I very seldom find anything good at the estate sales around by me. They are so expensive. )-;

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    1. I've found that most of the sales in the Chicago area are way more expensive for the same type of thing I find when I'm in Kentucky. It drives me crazy. Thanks for coming by and leaving a comment!

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  15. Kim, that estate sale sounds great! I love when there is lots of stuff to look through and the sellers are motivated to sell it by having great prices. I love old books and usually snap them up when they are that old.

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    1. I think that book is one of my favorite finds ever. Wait until you see this weeks post and what I got this weekend. :-)

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