Hi everyone! I may have mentioned last week that I like to slow down my garage saling and thrifting during the warmest summer months, and that may’ve been true last week (mostly). But this Saturday dawned cooler with no humidity and the little town of Medusa advertised a town-wide garage sale. We’d never been to Medusa and we were up for a drive in the country, so I broke my “no-shopping fast” and off we drove. I think you’ll agree, we found some great vintage items.
Starting with these two cutting boards. After I clean them up and rub them with some mineral oil, I’ll keep the larger one for my “collection” (cost: $3.00, value: $12-15.00) and will sell the smaller one (cost: $1.00, value: $8.00).
These two masher-type pieces came from the same sale (cost: $1.00 each, value: $10-12.00 each). They’ll both need some cleaning and oil, too. The top of the larger one looks like a darner, but I’ve never seen one so long, and with a masher-type bottom. Maybe it’s for darning really long socks? Thoughts anybody?
This double-sided game board has nice, graphic appeal and would make great wall art, hanging with other game boards, especially. Manufactured by Milton Bradley, probably sometime in the 1950s, it can still be used for Chinese Checkers or
I actually bought this little printing kit to use–I thought the stamped letters would look pretty cool, but it would probably sell well also, particularly on Etsy, given the popularity of Mickey Mouse (cost: 50 cents, value: $20.00+). I have to do some research on this one. For some interesting info about Mickey, check out this Collector’s Weekly article: Mickey Mouse Collectibles.
I’m so tempted to keep these beauties for some kind of upcycling project, but I think they’ll sell quite well in my shop (cost: $2.00 each, value: $10-20.00 each, except the bottom one). I need to research the bottom plate a bit more. Check out this eBay Automobile License Plate Buying Guide for more info.
My camera had trouble focusing on the plate because of the lack of contrast, so I popped in one of my homemade flash cards. They’ve been selling quickly at my shop for a buck each. The ironstone platter is American made (cost: $1.00, value: $8-10.00). Be sure to check out my Antique & Vintage Ironstone Potter Price Guide for more info.
Flower frogs sell quite quickly from my booth (cost: $1.00 each, value: $6-8.00 each), as do garden tools (cost: 50 cents, value: $8.00). The planter was an impulse buy; I just love the green glaze, but it bears several chips around the top, so I’m not sure it’s sale-able (cost: $1.00). Check out: Decorating With Flower Frogs and A Cool Collectible: Flower Frogs.
This poor old bird cage doesn’t look like much, but I think once it’s cleaned up, the tray is painted, and it’s filled with some wonderful, vintage doo dads, it’ll look great (cost: $2.00, value: $25-30.00). Don’t you think?
Final Find: I know none of the rest of you could have passed up this beauty. She needs a lot of cleaning, but it will be worth it. I’m thinking about putting it horizontally on my mantle or on the hall wall connecting my foyer to the kitchen (cost: $3.00, value: $45.00).
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