Sunday, July 27, 2014

My Last Friday of Junking

I have so enjoyed working from home and having the freedom to go junk hunting every Friday over the past year but all of that is coming to an end. I have accepted a new job and will start on Monday and therefore no more junking Fridays for me! So wanting to make the most of my last Friday I set out to find some treasures. The only estate sale listed did not seem to be my kind of junk but I went anyway. I am glad I did because I found this old Tom's store display rack and I just love it! It will be great to use in my office or sewing room for storage. The shelves can be adjusted to sit straight or at an angle (notice the two bottom shelves are set at an angle and the top shelves are straight).

 I also picked up a couple of Calvin and Hobbes books (who doesn't love Calvin and Hobbes!).

The next stop was a rummage sale at a Church downtown. I was hoping for lots of good stuff to dig through but it was pretty sparse. The only purchase at this sale was an old ammo box. I will most likely use this in my son's room.

On a whim I stopped at a thrift store that I had never been to before and after poking around for a bit I found what I am calling the Doll Graveyard! Lots of doll body parts. Some very creepy!

An my last stop was the Goodwill, I hardly ever go in there anymore but I had a few minutes to kill before my hair appointment. I found some honeycomb bells and that was it.

So not the best junking day, but I was really happy to find the Tom's rack. I am not sure how going back to work full time outside of the home is going to work out with my blogging, Facebook and Etsy. I am hoping to keep things going but I'm sure I will have to slow down just a bit. I have really enjoyed the time I have had over the past year to devote to these things that I love so much but you gotta do what you gotta do! The Lord has blessed me with a wonderful opportunity and I am excited to get started with my new employer on Monday. I just know it's going to be great!

Hope you are having a fantastic weekend and found some wonderful vintage treasures!

Thursday, July 24, 2014

Howard Pierce Roadrunner

Last week when my brother met me at my house for a little junk outing, he picked up something that was in my dining room and said "wow, that's a nice piece". I looked over and he was talking about my Howard Pierce Roadrunner. I originally bought the piece to sell (over 7 years ago). I think they sell for somewhere around $100 and I paid a measly $6 for him so I thought it was a pretty good deal right? Well I think I often kid myself about resale (I have good intentions but sometimes it just doesn't work out, I just get too attached). The longer he hung around the more I fell in love with him. Now I just don't think I could part with this sweet little guy for anything!

Sunday, July 20, 2014

Estate Sale Finds

There was no shortage of estate sales in Augusta this weekend. I ended up going to one on Thursday morning where you just made a big pile and they gave you a price. I got there a little late and probably missed out on the best stuff but I did end up getting a few good pieces for a very good price. Here are a few of the things that I got at the Thursday sale:

I just really liked this piece and after doing a little research I think it was a really good buy.

I seem to be on a streak with these Angels, I have found several over the past month.

More Swizzle Sticks for my collection!

Really lovely coat in great condition.

I love this old photo, looks like the dog and cat are about to get into a fight!

My brother came over on Friday morning (Mom was unable to join us) and we hit three sales. I was happy to find a lot of vintage holiday stuff. Here are some of the things I bought at the three Friday sales:

Really love this vintage Swiss Dot fabric!

I think I am having buyers remorse on this purchase, but it is really a neat piece. It even come with two boxes of Sparklets refills.

Now if only I can find the shot glasses for this piece!

A vintage blinking tree topper and a box of old ornaments.

I normally don't buy a lot of hankies but this Christmas one was in perfect condition and it's really beautiful!

A vintage box of taper candles.

Angel head picks.

A box of vintage Easter floral picks.

More hankies, again in perfect condition and just too pretty to pass up.

Gurley Turkeys.

These glasses need a little cleaning, but I really like them. Have no idea who the maker is.

Sweet little trio!

I bought the doll for the clothes, unfortunately the doll's head was not salvageable, I did save the body and the eyes to list on Etsy. I can't tell you how gross it was to cut the eyes out of that nasty doll head.

This may have been my favorite find of the day, a honeycomb Santa!

Hope you had a fun weekend of junking and found lots of fabulous things!

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Saturday, July 12, 2014

Name Your Poison - The Estate Sale of Dr. Clyde Burgamy

When I saw the ad for the estate sale of Dr. and Mrs. Clyde Burgamy I knew that Mom and I would have to go to this sale. I worked at Doctors Hospital here in Augusta many years ago and knew both Dr. Burgamy and his wife. I can remember the smell of Dr. Burgamy's pipe lingering in the hallways and elevators of the hospital (yes in those days you could smoke inside the hospital). I did spot something in the online photos that I was going to make a beeline for in hopes that I got to it first. As soon as we stepped in the door I asked the estate sale lady where the bar was and she pointed to the left and off I went. I did get to them first and quickly wrapped them up and put them in my bag. There were several people right on my heels! If I had gotten to them a minute later they would have been gone! So here they are:

Cora Name Your Poison Glasses (complete set of 6)

I just can't tell you how fabulous these glasses are!

I also got a complete set of Georges Briard Frosted Crane Glasses.

Dr. Burgamy was an OB/GYN so I was happy to find some Storks, I think these would make great centerpieces for a Baby Shower.

I was delighted to find a ton of boys rompers from the 1940s, 1950s and some very vintage LaCoste childrens sweaters.

I also found this little vintage Christmas Angel (she needs a little cleaning but no cracks or chips).

We did hit a couple of other estate sales and I got a few other things, I couldn't believe that these vintage Christmas napkin rings were still sitting at the second sale we went to because we didn't get there until around noon.

I loved this chippy dresser tray and tin (also got a few pieces of jewelry, the basketball charm is engraved 1957).

I was very happy with my haul this week! I guess I will be spending the weekend cleaning all the vintage rompers so I can get them listed.

Hope you are very happy with your haul this weekend too!

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