Monday, August 14, 2017

Garage Sale Finds 8-14-17

This past weekend was a good one for sales.  We actually started on Thursday and hit one jam packed estate sale!  Thursday was also my birthday and I couldn't think of a better way to spend it than digging around through old stuff.  This house had 2 floors, plus the basement and the garage.  I was in heaven!  Here's all the stuff we got at that sale....

A nice sled....


A cute pair of brown baby shoes and 10 assorted size doilies....


A brand new glue gun, 2 embroidery hoops and a 13 star flag....


I loved this trunk!  It's in excellent condition and the side flashing is all copper.  I doubt I'll do anything to this except clean it up and air it out...


The bottom of the trunk was lined in old newspapers...



Check out the date - I bought this on August TENTH and the paper was dated August 11th, 1955.  That is only one day off by 62 years.  Holy crap!


I love looking at the old ads and articles...





A couple spools of ribbon for an upcoming project and another picture frame....


More ribbon and a cookie press in the original box....


2 beautiful half aprons that don't look like they were ever worn and a crocheted pot holder...


 2 rolling pins....

A pair of embroidered pillowcases....


I loved this - a hand cross-stitched tablecloth.  It is beautiful!  Can you imagine all the hours that had to go into making this??


This is a numbered and signed watercolor by Pat Coffmann Huss.  I need to do some research on this one...



And my personal favorite - this blue and white quilt.  It's so pretty that I am almost tempted to keep it for myself.  I found the tablecloth and the quilt stuffed in the aforementioned trunk.  They are rather yellowed and musty smelling but I'm working on fixing all that...


I hope I can get this stain out...

The back is rather dingy, but we'll see what happens...


And how cute is this?  Nancy was the name of the old woman that everything belonged to.  She recently passed away and her kids were cleaning out the house and getting it ready to sell.  Her daughter in law told me that she was quite the crafter and did all the hand stitching on everything we bought.  I hope I find a good home for Nancy's things.
  

Fridays sales were slim and we didn't find much.  A set of Christmas themed napkin holders, some cookie cutters, and 2 vanity mirrors....




Saturday was another bonanza day!  We started off by going back to the sale we hit on my birthday.  We figured that since it was the last day we'd pick up some bargains and boy did we ever.  We grabbed another sled at a real bargain price...


8 Christmas tree napkin holders...


The lady loved us and threw in a box of ribbon for free!




A sock darner and several pants hangers...



Christmas themed paper..


A set of blue and yellow napkins.  I don't think either set were ever used...
  


Several pot holders.  I love the sun bonnet ones...



More aprons.... 


Loads of doilies, embroidered table coverings, napkins, pillow cases and tablecloths...













How adorable is this pillowcase????








And finally a set of rooster dishes.  I'm hoping these will sell well at the booth...



We hit one other estate sale and netted this awesome Sunbeam Mixer....


A chair, desk with hutch and dresser to re-paint....




A pink Fiestaware pitcher, a cookbook holder, another pair of baby shoes and a picture frame...


That takes us to Sunday but since I haven't taken any pictures of that stuff yet, I'll have to save that for another post.  In the meantime I have plenty to keep me busy for the next week as I wash and iron everything, and then catalogue and tag everything.  

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    1. Thanks Melissa. One of my best weekends lately!

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  2. I would be interested in reading that old newspaper. Your Mother and Father were married in 1955, not too long after that newspaper was printed

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    1. Ha, you're right - you were. I'll try to remember to bring it over so you can read it.

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  3. Oh My! What a wonderful stash! Love it all!

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    1. Thanks Dolly. I'm still sorting thru everything.

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  4. Happy belated birthday, Kim!
    Those sleds remind me of my childhood (WANT!) but were I to try them again I'd probably bite my tongue in half!

    I hope you find sweet homes for Nancy's things.

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    1. Thanks Myra - my birthday was a great day, topped off by sushi for dinner and playing cards with my son and his fiance'.

      I haven't been on a sled like these since I was a kid but I'd be tempted to try! LOL

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  5. So many hand crafted items! Pretty amazing, and I'm happy that you were there to honor Nancy's work.

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    1. Nancy made mountains of beautiful things. She was quite talented. I was happy I was there to rescue things from being tossed out.

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  7. Wow! You did great! Sometimes those estate sales are the best.

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    1. I love estate sales and this was one of the best I've been to in awhile.

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