Hi everyone–I have so many vintage finds to show you! But, there’s only so much time in a day, so I’ll be showing you a [partial] mix of finds from my trip to Pittsburgh, as well as finds from this past week-end. My sweet husband and I hit a town-wide garage sale in near-by West Sand Lake and scored some great finds. I’ll share the rest with you all next week.
I bought these colorful British stamps–all with portraits of Queen Elizabeth–at a flea market I always shop at when visiting my in-laws outside of Pittsburgh. They’ll be fun to incorporate into various paper crafts (cost: 25 cents for all).
Also very colorful, this stately turkey planter will be snatched up quickly from my booth as they are quite popular (cost: 50 cents, value: $12-15.00). With Thanksgiving around the corner, I knew it would make my booth look more festive.
–This piece sat at the end of a driveway at the town-wide sale. My sweet husband pulled over for me to get a closer look. I called out to the owner as she walked down her back steps, “Is the chair for sale?” She said yes. I said how much. She said five. I said how about three. She said, “Sold!” I really love it and am hoping to incorporate it into our home. I’m just not sure there’s a place for it (cost: $3.00, value: $50.00+). It needs a good cleaning and spots of rust on the legs requires some attention. The seat back and the height are adjustable.
Often I find canning jars without lids, so whenever I old zinc, glass-lined lids present themselves, I scoop them up (cost: $1.00 each). Check out my recent canning jar post if you’re interested in learning more.
Bob, the owner of the Gristmill Antique Shop where I have my booth, always says, “Unique sells, but a unique antique sells even better.” Well this guy surely fits into the “unique” category, and while he’s not an antique, he’s vintage, right?. Made out of some kind of thin material (fiberglass maybe), he’s got a little hole over on the left, just above his farmer jeans (cost: $5.00, value: $50.00).
Final Find: This adorable wicker basket is both beautiful and functional (cost: $2.00, value: $25.00). Check out my Antique & Vintage Basket Price Guide to see more baskets.
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