Hi everyone! Did you notice that this week I’m a bit off of my normal “schedule?” Typically I post my vintage finds on Tuesday or Wednesday, but somehow I got all discombobulated(!). So here I am today, rather belatedly sharing my finds. Did you notice that I also changed the title of today’s post from the simple “This Week’s Vintage Finds” to “My Cheap Vintage Finds [& What They’re Worth]? I’m trying to make things sound a bit more interesting and hone in on what I’m really all about–finding vintage goods at low prices and selling them at a profit.
First up is a very farmhouse tin cookie cutter (cost: $1.00, value $8-10.00).
I walked through an estate sale recently with my husband and this was the only item in the whole house that I could afford. I probably would not have bought it otherwise (though I do like old, cruddy tin things), but I guess I just didn’t want to walk out empty-handed that day (cost: $1.00, value: $4-5.00). It would make a nice pedestal stand, married with an old, wooden candlestick, right?
Next, another Red Cliff ironstone soup tureen to add to the one I already own (cost: $1.00, value: 10-15.00 if it had its lid). Red Cliff manufactured authentic-looking ironstone pottery in the 1970’s. It has the bluish tint you look for with older ironstone and the heavier weight. This piece even has a fair amount of crazing, but it dates only to the 70’s.
Looking for great info about ironstone? Check out these posts:
Ironstone Price Guide
My Ironstone Collection
You probably think I’m crazy, but I’ve sold a fair number of light bulbs in my day–all sizes, all colors. So, when I saw these camera bulbs at an estate sale, I decided to pick them up (cost: $1.00, value: $10-12.00).
Old storage jars (cost: $1.00 for the pair, value: $5-6.00 each).
Here you see some of the “seeds” (air bubbles) in the glass.
A vintage pitcher with pretty floral decoration (cost: $2.00, value: $18-25.00).
A Scottish cooking booklet published in 1972 and filled with some charming illustrations (cost: 50¢, value: $8-10.00).
I’ll never understand the love affair that the UK has with kidney(!).
Cookbooks have been selling well in my booth at the Gristmill Antique Center, so when I find them for a dollar or less, I grab them. The coffee table-sized Art of Culinary Cooking has 315 pages and was published in 1991 (cost: $1.00, value: $8-10.00).
And another, The Joy of International Cooking, published in 1983 with 630 pages (cost: $1.00, value: $8-10.00).
Final Find: Two sets of 100% cotton napkins (six each). I’m not much of a cloth napkin user these days, but they are such nice quality and I know I can sell them if I don’t end up using them (cost: $1.00 for each set of six, value: $8-10.00/set). That’s it for me friends–what did you buy this week?
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