Saturday, June 18, 2016

Estate Sale - Vintage Halloween

Mom and I hit a really fun estate sale yesterday. The sale was close to her house so we got there super early and secured a good spot in line. I very rarely find vintage Halloween, but after rummaging through some boxes under one of the tables in the garage (where a lot of people fail to look most of the time) I came up with these pieces. Most are not super old I don't think but I did find 3 old candy containers from the 50's 60's.

I also bought a ton of old doll stuff, I believe most of kitchen stuff is from Germany. I have no idea on the doll but I thought she was very pretty (she reminds me of the Furga Doll I bought a while back). Lots of research to do on this lot. I was also excited to find the toy stove, it may be a keeper.

A few other miscellaneous things! I love the vintage watch box, it's a metal and gold Art Deco Clam shell box. It's a great addition to my vintage jewelry box collection. There were several old suitcases at the sale but this one was the only one that snapped shut. I really love it and it will be a great item to display in my sewing room.

I am fighting the urge to go back over to the sale this morning and give it a second pass, but I think I better stay home and start getting some research done on the stuff I hauled in yesterday. Going to try to get some of it on Etsy this weekend. 

Hope you are having a wonderful weekend!

Saturday, May 28, 2016

Estate Sales - Kreiss Psycho Santa

I have been on vacation this past week and got to spend a couple of days junk hunting with Mom. We went over to the Antique Mall on Tuesday and to an estate sale on Thursday. I also made an Ebay purchase that arrived this week. So lots to share! 

The estate sale was a little pricey but there was lots of stuff to look through (most not really my kind of stuff). I missed out on a couple of old dolls but not sure I would have wanted to pay the price they were asking anyway. So no big deal. I ended up with a bunch of smalls and a whole box of vintage holiday die cuts, garland and two Beistle honeycomb pumpkins that would have been used in a classroom (I think most of them are from the 70's, 80's and a few 90's). 

A few more Holiday items. This first guy is a Kreiss Psycho Santa, a good find I think (still researching this particular one). Someone at the sale was trying to buy him from me before I left. 

I love the quirky little ghost on the pumpkin!!

And a few other misc pieces.

I was kind of like at kid at Christmas waiting on my Ebay purchase, if you remember a while back I purchased a lot of over 800 vintage postcards. Well of course I needed somewhere to house them so I bought an old postcard rack and I love it!

I am working on my sewing room and trying to get it organized and put back together. I still have a lot of decorating to do up there but thought I would share a few photos of the progress so far. I purchased the little baker's rack while mom and I were at the Antique Mall on Tuesday, I thinks it's just adorable! Pictures are not great and the room is not finished but here is where I am at with it at the moment.

That's all I got! Hope you have a wonderful Memorial Day Weekend!