Sunday, May 15, 2016

Estate Sales - 1920's Coat Brush

I had a pretty good week as far as junking goes. I hit one estate sale on Friday afternoon and then Mom and I went out to the Annual Columbia County Yard Sale at the Fairgrounds on Saturday morning and then hit another estate sale before calling a day and heading home.

I did not get to the Friday estate sale until late in the day. Some of the things I saw in the online ad were already gone but I poked around and still managed to scrounge up a bag full of stuff.

The little Santa house is adorable and made in Japan. The December and June girls were only a dollar a piece. June has a broken wing but she will be put back together and go to live on the misfit shelf upstairs. December will go into my vintage Christmas collection.





I collect old cufflinks and was happy to find a few plus some other bits and pieces. The fly fishing set is something I have never seen before. Thought they were kind of neat.






Two pottery dog bowls. One has a small crack but they were pretty cheap so now I have two dog bowls and no dog! 


Another perpetual calendar.


I also found a couple of books, I couldn't believe I found a Hans Christian Anderson Fairy Tale book that was the exact same copy as the one we had growing up. The illustrations in this book are the stuff nightmares are made of (and yes I am not kidding I had nightmares based on the illustrations in this book, I think my brother and I were both terrified and fascinated with this book at the same time). 







I also picked up a couple of 1930's, 1940's Childrens Prayer Books, the covers are toast but the insides are in very good shape. I will probably take these apart and sell the book pages. I think they would be very cute in a nursery.







This old Bingo set came home with me.



I didn't really get that much at the Columbia County yard sale but I do really like the few pieces that I did find. My favorite find was this little 1920's coat brush. Isn't she sweet (she does look a little grumpy though)!



I was excited to find another Petite Choses All Holiday Wreath. I have a larger one but this small one is really adorable. 







I also found this little Birthday candle holder set made in Japan.



The estate sale we stopped at on Saturday yielded me a sterling cake server and cake breaker, and a very pretty footed serving tray.


So it was a great junking weekend and I always enjoy having Mom along. Hope your weekend has been wonderful too!

Saturday, April 30, 2016

Estate Sale - Margie Ann Story Book Doll and other Fantastic Finds

I ran out to a sale at lunch yesterday thinking that it was going to be a bust, but I was pleasantly surprised at some of the junk I found. I got there a little late so I was sure the best stuff was already gone so I was happy to find a lovely little Margie Ann Story Book Doll in her original box with papers. She is really in great condition (her legs need to be restrung but other than that not a mark on her, oh yeah her hair is kind of wild and could use a little styling). An extra special surprise was the little gift tag still in the box! I haven't done any research yet but thinking maybe from the 1940's.






I dug around in the garage for a while and found a few things out there (but I did have to work for them). Don't you love it when you pick up a box just wondering what might be inside. I spotted a little vintage Christmas box (which I collect and use to display at Christmas) and it was quite heavy for such a small box. I thought there would be some kind of Christmas decor inside but it turned out to have three old rosaries tucked inside (one glows in the dark!).





I also found a few other vintage Christmas items hiding in the garage (to include a German wax Angel in pristine condition).


















I really like this old sign, it will be going up on the wall in my Etsy office.



And of course a bunch of other miscellaneous stuff.










It turned out that I brought home much more than I expected. I love it when that happens!!

 Hope you are having a great weekend!