Hi everyone! Did you see my Peek at the Adirondacks post yesterday about my week-end get-away to Lake Placid? In it I mentioned that my sweet husband and I learned, after our arrival, that neighboring Saranac Lake would be holding a town-wide garage sale. Yippee! Perfect timing, right?!! Saturday morning we drove over (through the rain) and arrived at about 10:30. [I seem to have given up rising early for sales because I continue to have good luck no matter what time I arrive.] The rain stopped by 11 and the sun even peaked through the clouds every now and again. Today you’ll be seeing most of my vintage finds from this excursion.
Isn’t this Buddy L truck just grand? I’ve been wanting a nice vintage truck for Christmas decorating, but the closest I had ever gotten, until now, was a 2″ Matchbox truck. This pressed steel guy, which dates to about the 60’s or 70’s, is a foot long and will look great filled with presents or bottle brush trees (cost: $2.00, value: $45-55.00).
I bought this trailer at the same sale and plan to use it at Christmas as well (cost: $1.00).
Two vintage tins (cost: 50¢ each, value: $5-6.00 each).
A tin pot (cost: free, value: $8-10.00 after some cleaning up) and a wire lamp cage (cost: 50¢, value: ?). I turned a different brand of lamp cage into a cool votive lantern, so I’m hoping I can do something similar with this one.
I bought this set of four cake tins to make a tiered hold-all (cost: $1.00). [Full disclosure: I have another set of three, still waiting after a year or so, to be turned into a tiered hold-all, too. Guess I better get with it!]
Looks like I’ve got a metal theme going this week. This cast iron fish is a bit rusty on the inside, but once hung, no one will ever know (cost: $1.00, value: $12-15.00).
I picked up this sterling silver hand mirror at an antique store for just $4.00 (crazy, I know). It looks like someone tried to clean it with steel wool, so I’m not sure it can be saved, but I’ll try! If not, I’ll sell it for scrap for a pretty penny (cost: $4.00, value: $40-60.00 if in good condition).
The sterling mark is on the reverse side.
At the same shop I picked up these pretty sterling bangles (cost: $3.00 for all three, value: $25-35.00 each?).
I may be holding onto these for a bit 🙂
This handmade nest measures about 12″ across (cost: $1.00, value: $15-18.00).
I bought this odd planter, made of some sort of paper composite, at the very first sale we stopped at (cost: $3.00, value: 15-18.00).
Nice large baskets sell well for me. This vintage wicker gathering basket is in great condition (cost: $2.00, value: $25-30.00).
This antique, wicker tray would originally have been unpainted. At some point in the 60’s, someone gave it a makeover. I’ll be doing the same, perhaps in green this time? (cost: $2.00, value: $25-30 if unpainted).
Final Find: I’m not really sure what this is (a broom part?), but I liked the look of it and think it’ll look even better after the wood gets a Howard’s Feed-N-Wax rub down (cost: 50¢, value: $8-10.00?). I’m going to thread some leather cord through the hole for hanging. Is it just me, or is this kinda cool?
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Today (Tuesday, July 12th) is the last day of my sale.
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