Saturday, July 15, 2017

Estate Sales

I haven't really found a ton of stuff over the past several weeks. A lot of estate sales but not necessarily my kind of estate sales. I have accumulated a few things over the past month and thought I would save them up for one post.


Here are a few finds from June and July of 2017

Some lovely unused cocktail napkins, a few old patterns and some hankies









Mom and I took a little road trip to Millen and Statesboro GA in July. We went to an estate sale in Millen and I think that it was the worst smelling house I have ever been in. I could not stay in there very long, seriously I thought I was going to hurl! I did stay in long enough to grab this old Knox Fedora (which is still airing out on the back porch by the way).




We left the stinky smelling estate sale and drove over to Statesboro to shop at a few Antique stores, I found a few treasures at the 67 Antique Mall. Some really fabulous book plates (from the late 1800's), an old wood print black (hard to see but there are cherubs on it) and a sweet little wedding topper.







Yesterday I ran out to an estate sale at lunch and found a stunning piece of original art. Vintage Oil Nude I think from the 60's or 70's. I have been unable to figure out the signature yet. Should I keep or sell? Also found another vintage Christmas Card box and some cocktail napkins.





Hoping things pick up here in the next month!

Hope you are having a wonderful weekend!

Sunday, June 11, 2017

Estate Sales - Vintage Christmas

After last weekend's trip doing the Peach Tree 23 through SC I did not plan to go to any sales this weekend. However, I did spy one sale that looked interesting, I was on the fence about going but talked myself into riding over at lunch on Friday.

I'm really glad I did, I found some really great pieces for my Vintage Christmas collection.

Love the trio, they are not in the best condition but will still look lovely to display with the rest of my Vintage Christmas. The poor little boy looks like he has had a rough life - he has a hole in the back of his head but from the front you can't tell. The girls are in good shape. Not sure if there is any way to remove the dingy look from their robes. I am afraid to try, might damage them further so for now they will stay as they are.


The beautiful Angel also is in rough shape, she is missing her wings and her face is cracking a bit. But I will find her some wings and she is still beautiful to me. I have another one very similar to this one. I think she may be from the 1930's or 1940's.



And this sweet little Santa and some bottle brush trees.



I did get a few other things not in the Vintage Christmas category. 
Love this German Half Doll.


Adorable little pillowcase.


A few other odds and ends.





Hope you are having a great weekend!

Sunday, June 4, 2017

Peach Tree 23 - 44 Mile Yard Sale

Mom and I had a really fun day yesterday. We went to the Peach Tree 23 44 Mile Yard Sale. We have done this several times in the past but it has been a couple of years since we last attended.

Our trip started off in Edgefield SC and ended in Ridge Springs SC (where we got a scoop of homemade Peach Ice Cream - my favorite). I really wished I would have taken some pictures along the way but I was driving and too focused on finding some good junk!

Anyway here are some of the things I brought home with me:

I love these two stereoviews, the subject matter appealed to me. Love the little office and will probably keep one to display in my Etsy office and sell the other. Hmmm, which one to keep?




For some reason I have started collecting old Wedding Photos, I love to see the different fashions depending on the era. 


An old Pepsi Drink Carrier.


Love this Sterling Charm Bracelet, one of the charms says "Mad Money" and has dollar bill in it, another is engraved with a name and a date of 1950.




I don't know, I just liked it (it has the word FARM on it and it's all beat up - what's not to like). It appears to be some kind of historical marker.


So this cat - I know nothing about him but he was too cute to pass up. He looks to be Chalkware maybe? and is very tiny. Looks to be from around the 1930's to me based on style of the cat.



I love to buy these types of things for my desk. Really like this paperweight.


Can always use glass tops for apothecary jars.


Such a pretty pair!


So I guess this is the vintage equivalent of a fidget spinner.



Copper Letter Press.


The vintage card box was free! I will use as part of my Christmas Decor!


Sweet little Choir! Japan


Round Genuine Leather Box made in Italy and old Swank box underneath.


I thought these books were just beautiful. Great for displaying around the house.




I found 3 more vintage T shirts (I hope they sell as well as the others I listed a couple of months ago).




Some old Barbie and Ken Doll clothes.


I think my favorite find yesterday was this Dancing Chicken Painting by Ernest Lee (SC Artist) and I can't wait to get it up on my wall! Isn't she just adorable!




I had such a wonderful time and am so blessed to have the most wonderful junking partner ever. We had a blast and will be putting this on our calendar for next year.

Hope you are having a wonderful weekend!