Monday, October 26, 2015

Estate Sale Finds 10-26-2015

We went to 6 estate sales on Friday and only bought stuff at the first one we stopped at.  Don't ya just hate it when stuff is over priced?  Another thing I can't stand is when you walk in and they immediately say "No deals today - full price only."  Honestly, wouldn't you rather sell this stuff than have it sitting there 3 days later?  Truth be told, when they do that, I silently think to myself "I hope that's still sitting here when your stupid sale is over."   :-)

So this is what we came home with this week.  Two packages of new paint brushes.  I go thru paint brushes like crazy, so we always snap them up.  7 whole skeins of yarn and a portion of another skein.  Added bonus - I liked the colors.  I'm making another blanket so I grab nice colors at estate sales whenever I see them.


An almost full can of Minwax and a 3/4 full bottle of Mod Podge.  A utility knife and a folding ruler.  The red handled scoop has some vintage rust on it and matches a kitchen fork I picked up a couple weeks ago, so I will list them together in my shop.  The green tin is a sewing machine accessory box.  I like to fill them with sewing notions and sell them in my shop as well.



Here's another shot of the sewing box.  After I cleaned it up it looked a little better than this....


A quilt rack to re-do....


Ok, I got totally skunked on this one.  So badly in fact that I am almost embarrassed to even admit it.  I found this in a stack of picture frames and got all excited about the hand stitched picture.  It was so pretty and they only wanted $ 2.00 for it.  The glass on the frame was broken, but I didn't care because I was positive the embroidered sampler was worth something....


Then we got it home and I took it out and realized it was a photo print.  Crap - it looked so real.  What an idiot I am.  Here I was thinking I had a BIG find and I got it stuck right in my butt.  LOL.  Oh well, at least I didn't spend much on it and I can re-use the frame for something.  I sure learned a lesson on that one.


Louie picked this up for the lake house...


And I picked this up for the lake house.  Aren't they cute?  I love Precious Moments and have quite a few of them...


LOVE the patina on these brass lion's.  I have no idea what I'll do with them, but for a quarter apiece, I took them.

I grabbed this to hold the bracelets and key chains that I make.  It works perfectly for that!


Some more hangers for my shop....


Full bottles of glue and the exact size and color belt that I needed for handles for the trunk we are currently refinishing.  Louie already has them installed!


And I saved the best for last!  This flag is from the high school I went to in Chicago,  It could possibly be from around the time I went there as it looks pretty familiar.  Louie actually saw it first and held onto it for me until I caught up with him in the room he was in.  He's getting a pretty good handle on the kind of stuff I like.  Go Eagles!!



On another note - here's a new bracelet I'm selling.  It says "Go where the wind takes you" and it's available here.  Don't forget, I do custom bracelets and key chains so get your orders in before the holidays.  I'm offering all my blogger friends a 10% discount on any item from my shop that is over
$ 10.00.   Just use the coupon code blog10 at checkout.    Discount is good until 12-31-2015.  Here's a link to the store.



Ok, I have lots of stuff coming up - a book review for Rizzoli Publishing as well as an author interview, and I have lots of pictures to share from our recent trip to Colorado and Wyoming.   We had an awesome time.   So, see you later this week.

24 comments:

  1. You found some neat stuff. How about that pennant? Cool! I have a similar sewing box that was my mother's; it's from the '50s. I went to one church rummage sale and bought one item. Whoo hoo.

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    1. That's the first time I've ever found a Taft item at a sale. It cleaned up nice too. Have a great week.

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  2. Great finds! Usually estate sales are a pain because the people selling want top dollar. Very rare to find one with great prices.

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    1. I agree, but I do like them if they are run by relatives and not by an estate sale company. That's when I usually get better deals. Thanks for coming by and leaving a comment.

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  3. Lots of great finds! Love that pennant!

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    1. Melissa - you're back! I can't wait to read about your wedding.

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  4. Wow what great things you have found! I'm so sorry about the needlework picture, those things do look real. I used to pick them up in the needlework shops around home and think they were so reasonable...but then found out so you are not alone!...Can't wait to see what you'll make..love the colors on the yarn so good for this time of year! Lions I love and for a quarter! Great post.

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    1. Wasn't that a great find on the yarn? And it doesn't smell - an added bonus. LOL.

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  5. More good finds! Can't wait to hear about your trip out west. Did you got to Yellowstone?

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    1. No, didn't make it to Yellowstone. I am pushing my husband for that for next year.

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  6. Awesome finds! That "stitched" piece does look real! It would have fooled me too. I have tons of stuff to put in an Etsy shop if I ever get aroud to it! I keep saying I am going to do it and use the money for a travel fund. One day! Have a great week!

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    1. It would be a nice fund towards going to visit Melissa. :-)

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    2. At it again - I had an old quilt rack like that

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    3. I like them. I buy them, re do them, keep them for awhile and then sell them.

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  7. Great finds Kim and I love the bracelets!

    Tania

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    1. Thanks Tania. They are fun to make and wear.

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  8. I'm in love with that quilt rack. Won't you show us its make-over?

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    1. I sure will. I'm finishing another trunk right now that I am in love with!! The quilt rack is in the shed waiting its turn. :-)

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  9. 6 estate sales, wow! Sounds like lots of fun!
    I love those lions and the sewing box!
    Your new bracelet design is so pretty, love the saying! Reminds me of being on a sail boat!
    Have a wonderful week! :)
    Kimberley

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    1. You're right - that's a great saying for sail boat lovers. It's kind of the way I feel about life. :-)

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  10. I wish there were 6 estate sales to go to! Sales have dramatically dropped off in my area. I am stuck with Goodwill who doesn't have anything right now! You got a lot of good stuff. Love the lions. I have had the same thing happen to me with things I think are worth a lot only to find a major crack or problem with them or find a Made in China sticker on them! They go in the donate pile.

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    1. I have a feeling this is the last hurrah for sales this year.

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  11. Great items and gosh, you just made me think of a ton more things I can add to today's blog post "Tools of the Trade for Vintage Sellers" !!!!!
    Thanks so much for joining in with Let's Talk Vintage!

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