Saturday, September 17, 2011

Thrifting at a Funeral Home

Lot of great sales today and a first for me, a rummage sale at a funeral home. I had to go it alone today. Mom had a dinner planned this afternoon for her husband and his family so she was stuck in the kitchen all day (bummer). The first sale I stopped at was fantastic. I could tell these folks were dealers of some sort (all their stuff was vintage) and was concerned that the prices would be more than I wanted to pay. Surprisingly the prices were really good. I bought the majority of my items for the day at this sale. Lots of lovely things, here are a few of my fav's.

Marked Calif USA

Dang, it has a chip!

I love the fabric!

Vintage Pillowcases

1946 Cook Book

Vintage 1950's New York Map and other Goodies

Sale #2 had quite a bit of stuff, most not my style but I did manage to find a few goodies. I felt sorry for the lady whose stuff was being sold. It appeared that her children were forcing her to get rid of some of her things and I don't think she was real happy about it. Anyway here are the items that I took home with me.

Tablecloth - isn't the fabric so beautiful

Mini Juice Pitcher

Shelton Picnic Basket

Sweet Vintage Baby Dress

And the last sale was the Funeral Home Rummage Sale (fundraiser). I got there late and had no idea if there would be anything left or worthy, but you never know. I did find a few things that I took a liking to.

I love the color of this basket

Polished up lovely

Yes, this was at the Funeral Home Sale
These are only a few of the items I came home with today. If you want to see it all, you can visit our Facebook page here. Hope everyone had a great weekend and found wonderful things.

Linking to:
Her Library Adventures - Flea Market Finds
Southern Hospitality - Thrifty Treasures 
Apron Thrift Girl - Thrift Share Monday 
Coastal Charm - Nifty Thrifty Tuesday


  1. WOWOWOWOW! What a haul. You found some great stuff!

    The Joyful Thrifter

  2. the first little terrine is my fave. so sweet.

  3. Gorgeous finds! I love the NYC bits and pieces.

    E :)

  4. Such great finds! And held at a funeral home, that would have definitely upped my curiosity the picture of the ladies in the long dresses from your FB page!

  5. Love the tablecloth print and the sweet picnic basket. x

  6. An apron, vintage pillow cases, great cook book, oh my, you found some wonderful items! You are very lucky to have so many sales in your area that have such wonderful items. Congrats.

    Did someone pick up the pretty pink birth announcements at your shop? They were so cute that I remember them fondly.

  7. Love the guide to the perfect funeral. Ironic that there are "deviled eggs" on the cover. He he he

  8. I love the shelton picnic basket only thing missing was Yogi and Booboo.
    Thanks for the thread.
    Beverley xx

  9. I love the picnic basket and the New York map and other bits- great finds.

  10. I love that book about hosting the perfect southern funeral. Too funny.

  11. You scored lot's of great finds. Love the soup tureen. I have been on the hunt for one - and scored two this week.

  12. Do you know what the glass rectangular container is for (the chipped one)? I bought the same thing at a sale yesterday but it had belonged to the guy's mother and he didn't know what it was intended for either. Just curious!

  13. I like it all, the New York stuff is really cool.

  14. I love that apron, and the book is a hoot!
    I have a basket just like that one (of course it came from a junk sale!) I worn if mine is a shelton, too?

  15. You did good! I also love that red flower print. It's amazing.

  16. I can't say that I have ever been to a rummage sale at a funeral home. You certainly found some great things.