Saturday, June 23, 2012

Night Pickin

I did not end up going out to any sales on this beautiful Saturday morning. Why you might ask, well because I did my pickin last night! There was an ad on Craigslist advertising an Estate Sale in Wrens GA for the 6th and 7th of July and the items that were listed made my head spin. I mean everything from old signs, pottery, old coke items, advertising pieces, old toys, door knobs, and old locks (I mean do I need to keep going). The ad said if you were interested in looking before the sale to call the number listed. So when I got home from work yesterday I called. I asked the guy if I could come out on Saturday morning and he said that wouldn't work but he happened to be at the location where all the stuff was and I could just come on over if I wanted. Well I of course I wanted to but I didn't want to go by myself. Mom is out of town, my brother was not available and my sister did not want to go. Wait a minute I have two sons upstairs, why not take them. I can't say that the were overjoyed to be making a 45 minute trip out to the country on a Friday night but they climbed in the Explorer and off we went. We arrived about 8p and I have to say the guy had some good quality junk but it was priced too high for me to be able to resell. However there were a few pieces that I wanted for myself (well actually there were a lot of items I wanted for myself but I had to stay within my budget) and I think I got a good deal on them. I did get one item that I think I can resell and make a profit. I think he under estimated the value of this particular item. So here we go, here is what we brought back from our night pickin trip:

Beautiful Old Locks (the one with key is my favorite)





Vintage English Bobby Whistle


 I fell in love with this little nail box


and this fabulous industrial factory cart




Jadeite Measuring Cup with Juicer



I kind of wish I could pick every Friday night, it was so nice to sleep in this morning!

I did go to a couple of Estate Sales on Thursday and Friday, but only found a few things (spent less than $10). You can go to our Facebook page here to see more pics of the items above and the other treasures I picked up this week.

Hoping you find beautiful things this weekend!

Sharing my finds with:
The Blue Eyed Owl - Thrift Score

26 comments:

  1. Hi, Verna
    Came over from Funky Junk to see what treasures you had found. Love the nail box and the cart. I saw the ad for Wrens and sort of planned to go, but have a reception to attend. Looks like you got what I would have wanted - saved me a trip!
    Distressed Donna Down Home

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  2. The old locks are DIVINE!!

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  3. Oh my gosh your locks are awesome! I am in love. Slowly been adding old skeleton keys to my home and what goes GREAT with keys??? LOCKS! And really cool old ones like yours. Nice find! Your juicer is pretty special too. Thanks for sharing at Cap Creations this week.

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  4. I LOVE the factory cart!!! What amazing finds! I am now following!

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  5. Sounds like tons of fun and you found some great things. I love those old locks and the little factory cart.
    Mary Alice

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  6. The locks are gorgeous. The one sort of looks like a heart. Great finds and got to sleep in - priceless!

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  7. Wow didn't know such a sweet jadeite set like that existed!!

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  8. I love the locks! I am a new follower from Nifty Thrifty Tuesday at Coastal Charm,
    Peggy @ The Painted Pear
    http://repeartreedesign.blogspot.com

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  9. Love Love all of your finds. Those locks are to die for and I too love that nail box. I'd have snatched that up as well. Found you via a blog hop and am now a new follower.

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  10. Such great finds - I love the jadite! It's funny, I don't really have a problem getting up early for thrifting but boy, it's hard getting up early for work LOL! But night-thrifting hadn't occurred to me before; I may need to check that out - LOL!

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  11. That cart was worth the trip for sure! I love it!

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  12. I would have bought everything I see here. Love it all, but my favorite is that old nail box.

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  13. That Friday night trip was definitely worth taking! Love the locks.

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  14. Those are all beautiful old finds! I really love that crate with the wheels, the locks and the nail box!
    Thanks for sharing them at Knick of Time Tuesday! I'll be featuring you next week and there will be an, "I Was Featured" button waiting there for you!

    Blessings,
    Angie @ Knick of Time

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  15. What a load of great items. I'm so glad you found each and every one of them. The locks are beautiful!

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  16. Love it all ... the locks are so cool. Have fun with your finds. Thanks for stopping by Timeless Treasures; becoming a new follower and leaving such a sweet comment.
    Blessings.
    Audrey Z.

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  17. Wow-wee...lucky you! I love it all :) Laurel

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  18. the locks are FABULOUS! Thanks for sharing pics of your awesome finds.

    TGIF!!

    :-)
    Kristy
    SAStudio.etsy.com

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  19. Oh girl, why do I not live by you so I could've went with you? I don't think your sons would have minded at all. I love everything! The locks, the nail box, the cart, and the jadite are all just fabulous! Thanks for sharing with Share Your Cup.
    Hugs,
    Jann

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  20. Wow, what a mother load. Congratulations. Lots of great
    treasures. Kathy Coming from Southern Hospitality Linky Party, drop by for a visit. Kathy

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  21. Great finds - the locks are amazing!!! Glad your sons made the trip!
    Kelly

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  22. Great finds! Especially love the old cart and locks! Well worth the drive to the country! :)

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  23. Such gorgeous finds!! I am a bit jealous!! :-)

    xo-Lisa

    p.s. Here visiting via Southern Hospitality

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  24. Just wanted to hop over and let you know that I will be featuring you on Share Your Cup this week.
    Hugs,
    Jann

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