Sunday, January 15, 2017

Estate Sales

I have not been to an estate sale in over a month, not much really goes on here during the holidays. Finally this weekend, there were four listed and I was more than ready to go. I actually only hit two of them and didn't really spend much (which is a good thing). I only bought one thing for myself and the rest to list on Etsy (which is a good thing). I often want to keep everything I buy but I tried to be focused on resale this time around.

Sale #1 had some really pretty things (that I wanted for myself) however they were more than I wanted to pay. So I picked up these treasures for resale.

My Dad loved to fish, I couldn't resist this photo for $1 of a man out in his front yard with his rod and reel.


The Coke thermometer sign (missing the thermometer) is a keeper for me. I will find some place to hang it.



 Lots of Doll stuff, the little leather boxing gloves are adorable.



Some Catholic Collectibles.



A closer look at the boxing gloves. They may be for the 1940's Candy Kid Doll but I am not sure.


Lots of old doll clothes, these are a few of my favorites.









And that was about it at sale #1. Sale #2 did not really have a lot of my kind of stuff, but I did find a lot of old pin backs. One is from the late 1800's.








And a tiny bit of vintage Christmas!



I guess it was enough to sustain me for another week, just hoping that things pick up here in estate sale land.

Hope you are having a wonderful weekend!

Saturday, December 3, 2016

Estate Sale - Greensboro GA

Mom called me on Wednesday night and asked if I wanted to take a trip over to Greensboro GA for an estate sale on Friday. Of course I did so I requested to take the day off so I could join Mom for a junking adventure.

My brother joined us for the trip and we had a wonderful time on the ride up, I love our crazy conversations. It took us a little over an hour to arrive at our destination. The house was really old, according to the people running the sale it was built in the late 1800's. The house was totally overflowing with junk (most of it was just that - junk). I did my best to look in every nook and cranny and root out the truly old stuff.

I didn't find as much as I would have liked but I did find a couple a really special things that I am pretty excited about.

I have been looking for a vintage seltzer bottle for years, well I finally found one and for a really good price. Ain't she a beaut!!


I also found this really special box, I picked it up because I loved the box and intended to add it to my Christmas collection. Thinking there were cards in the box, I was overjoyed when I opened it up to find all of these vintage tags and gummed seals. I think this was my "most happiest" find.


















I also picked up a little vintage book (from the late 1800's) called the Birthday Bible Book. After picking it up I noticed that it had some charming surprises hidden among the pages. The letter is just adorable.








AND I couldn't believe it but I found a piece of Augusta History in this little book


And a few other goodies, a 1930's Bulova watch box, a pair of cute Nuns, and a beautiful old heart shaped bottle.






I guess this trip wasn't so good for my Etsy shop, I only picked up one thing for resale. It appears to be a Bimini Cocktail Pick set.


We decided to hit another sale in Aiken SC, so we were all over the place yesterday. I didn't find much at this sale but did come away with a few things. I think my favorite thing from this sale is the 1930's Birthday Party photo. I also found the poison glass, the little angel, and vintage bottle brush tree.


 It was a fun day spent doing my favorite thing with my favorite people.

Hope you are having a wonderful weekend!