Hi everyone! My sweet daughter attended her Junior/Senior banquet this weekend to be followed this coming weekend by her high school graduation–so much excitement and so many emotions. I’m sure many of you can relate. But that doesn’t mean I plan to abandon my post, no, no, no, no. However, I’m reorganizing my blogging schedule (did you know I had one?) because on Wednesday, I’m introducing a new monthly feature. I and six other vintage DIY bloggers, calling ourselves the Thrifty Chicks, plan to hold a monthly, themed makeover event, and that’s scheduled for this Wednesday. So today, I’m sharing some recent vintage finds, and you’re not going to believe it, but I didn’t pay a single dime for any of them(!). Not too long ago, we ran into an estate sale late in the day, and while we perused the offerings, the organizer shouted out, “Everything is free now!” Be. Still. My. Heart. A junker’s dream come true. And of course, it doesn’t get much cheaper than free, right?
When the estate sale sellers said everything was free, they meant it, including this attractive tea and coffee service (cost: free, value: $55.00+). The back-stamp “Eales 1779 EPNS India” indicates the set is silver-plated. EPNS stands for Electro-plated Nickle Silver. I have a difficult time selling almost any kind of silver plate, so I’m considering breaking up the set because I think it will sell faster that way.
This interesting, over-sized safety pin measures about 5″ (cost: free, value: $5-6.00).
A brass hanging rack that I began polishing on the one end (cost: free, value: $12-15.00). Read about how I clean brass here.
A large brass tray (cost: free, value: $35-40.00).
A 1960’s amber crackle glass pitcher measuring about 5″ (cost: free, value: $10-15.00).
You can see the broken pontil mark on the bottom. Learn more about pricing crackle glass here.
An iridescent, purple carnival glass vase (cost: free, value: $18-25.00).
A men’s faux fur hat–love those ear flaps! (cost: free, value: $8-10.00).
An 80’s men’s valet sorely in need of a makeover, which I plan to happily give it 🙂 (cost: free).
Final Fabulous Free Find: An old, hand-made box with a brass closure and label holder. I’m not sure how I feel about the “Paint Sprayer” stencil and the top is in pretty rough shape. It may require a makeover (cost: free, value: $18-22.00 as is).
Thanks so much for stopping by and taking a look at my FREE vintage treasures. Happy hunting friends and here’s hoping you find some free goods yourself 🙂
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