Hi everyone! I hope your week is going well. I discovered a nice assortment of finds this past weekend that I think you’re going to enjoy. Finally it feels like the garage and estate saling season has begun!
All four of these finds came from the same garage sale: small whisk broom (cost: 65¢, value: $12.00), needle book (cost: 65¢, value: $3-5.00), and the tomato pin cushion with glass head pins (cost: 65¢, value: $3-4.00).
Antique glasses make especially attractive accessories when placed on a book stack or on a desk with some antique writing implements (cost: $2.00, value:$40-50.00). This delicate pair sports straight temples with loops at the end, perhaps to allow pinning to a wig or to attachment of string for tying at the back of the head to hold them on, particularly while working. Without having done much research at this point, I would guess that they date to sometime in the 1800’s.
A pair of calipers and a “JUDD” clamp (cost: 50¢ each, value: $6-12.00 for calipers, $5-6.00 for the clamp).
Spurs definitely fall into the “unique” category, and a “unique antique” would be even better. While they bear quite a bit of rust, in these days when companies manufacture rust with ease, it’s no guarantee of age. They are either an old, hand forged pair or a poorly made, newer pair for the tourist market (cost: $3.00, value:?). The seller mentioned that they Mexican, supporting my tourist theory. I suppose there’s a possibility that the silver is sterling. Haggle Alert: Since I know nothing about spurs, and the age is in question, I offered $3.00 for this item, which had been marked $5.00.
Just last week, when talking about the World’s Fair ladle that I picked up, I declared that “I try to avoid silver plate.” And yet, here I am today with not one, but two silver plated buys (and a freebie). This interesting, folding “box” contains a set of flatware.
Six place settings with four pieces each (24 altogether) in a 1940’s floral pattern called “Artistic” by Wm. Rodgers (cost: $2.00, value: $20-30.00) I made the purchase particularly because of the unusual, folding wrap and the cheap price. (Sale Pending)
It’s a pretty little pattern.
I bought this Wm Rogers, silver plated c.1950’s cranberry server because it came mint in the box (MIB) (cost: $1.00, value: $12-15.00). (SOLD to Kitsy a blog reader!)
With the box it would make a fun gift for a true, vintage lover.
Here’s the freebie–a silver plated baby cup I found at the bottom of a free box.
A nice, older stool (cost: $3.00, value: $18-22.00).
.A pair of US Army skis, white paint over oak (cost: $4, value: $30-35.00+). They would look terrific on a red barn, wouldn’t they? Haggle Alert: Unpainted vintage skis tend to sell in the $65-95.00 range, but I’ve never sold painted ones before. Therefore I was a bit hesitant to buy them and asked if the nice gentleman would take $4.00, which, for reasons which are hard to explain, made me feel better about the purchase.
I found this large cupboard curbside, knocked on the door and and made sure it was for that taking. I think I’ll have to paint it because of the large grease stain (I think) on the bottom. Bin should do the trick!
A large spool of thread, perhaps for an industrial machine? (cost: 10¢, value: $8-10.00)
Neat label on the bottom–American Thread Co.
Final Fabulous Find: I have a small collection of rattan covered wine bottles, and this one will fit in nicely (cost: $2.00, value: $18-20.00). I’ll decorate with this “accidental collection” for a while and then likely sell them off, making enough to retire on, I’m sure, LOL. Happy hunting out there, friends!
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