Saturday morning I spotted an ad on Craigslist: We have a unique variety of Items. My grandparents had an estate sale, and what they didn't sale ended up in our garage. We have antiques, dishes, Christmas decor (old), clothes, fitness equipment, and more. The address was right here in my small town, so I Googled the address and it was 0.9 miles from me. So, I hurried around and went before we had to leave for the Kite Festival.
When I got there, it was a young guy, all bundled up shivering and cursing the cold. He told me that nothing was marked, but everything was pretty much a quarter, fifty cents or a dollar or two at the most. I thanked him and told him that I was here for the Old Christmas decor. He told me that he had already sold a lot of it (I purposely DID NOT ask what he had sold) so I started to think I was too late.
As we were talking, I spotted this bundle of Mercury Glass picks lying on the table and with that, I knew that I had found enough to make it worth stopping. Mercury Glass picks are one of my most coveted and hard to find items.
I gathered up a few items in a box and he quoted me a price of $3.00. I added a few things to it and told him I was doing it so that he could adjust the price accordingly. He said, "Well, the more you buy the less it is, so now you only owe $2.50." Alrighty, my kind of guy! I ended up spending quite a bit more than that, but I got some goodies.
Some of these photos just aren't that great - the afternoon sun is changing and I am having problems finding a good outdoor sop for photos. Plus, it was windy today and that was causing me troubles. Anyway - these old books are neat - the sewing book has it's cover, but the cloth cover is sweet with it's pink binding and scissors and spools on the front.
This set of books in in disrepair. All of the bindings are in the box, but they are off the books themselves. It is the complete works of Rudyard Kipling. But, there is something else - do you see it?
There is a swastika on each book. I know that symbol is from all times and all cultures, so I want to research it a bit. The books have color plates and are nice books. I wish they were in better condition, but what are you going to do, right?
I shy away from records and LP's, but these four old Christmas records caught my eye. Love the one on top with the Gurley Candle front and center. I think they would look great in a vintage Christmas Display (perhaps even one in my very own home).
When I got home, I discovered that one of the records is bright transparent red. Cool, huh?
I got all this old Delta Airline stuff from various boxes. The guy helped me find different things here and there. This will most likely go on ebay as a lot. It's interesting to see the things that they used to give you when you flew - a luggage tag, pens, a pencil sharpener, buttons, patches, etc. That all makes sense.
But, a Razor Knife? Can you imagine getting that in this day and age? Heck, you can't even fly with an Emery Board, can you? I got five of these and I will just keep them. They are pretty handy!
Several sweet children's hangers. I love using these to display baby clothes and doll clothes.
A piece of English Pottery, a dainty bone china teacup, Goofy Glass vase, Pottery vase, Cigar box (that still has stinky cigars in it....) and a bunch of vintage drink parasols. I'm keeping the parasols, cigar box (sans the cigars) and the English Pottery.
A sweet hand embroidered Scotty Apron. It's in need of a washing. It will go to the booth.
Vintage Dennison cutouts.
And now, POW, on to the vintage Christmas. It's all small stuff, but I was tickled to keep finding things here and there.
Lots and lots of gold stuff, which isn't really my forte. But, it was old and in good shape so I bought it.
More gold stuff, some miniatures, millinery leaves and other goodies.
The keepers including an old Submarine toy, an old harmonica box and the best of the Christmas.
It was fun to get to dig and hopefully it is just a glimmer of what is to come this Yard Sale season.
It's 11:00 and tomorrow is my first day at work! Yikes! Gotta go!
Hope you found some junk this weekend.