Hi! How’s your week going? Mine’s pretty good; I’m busy pricing stock to bring up to my antique booth on Friday. Life has calmed down and I have time to focus on my business, now that prom, finals, and graduation are over. Today I have a group of vintage finds that came from a single garage sale I attended a couple of weeks ago. Driving to an appointment of some sort late in the day, I passed a sign advertising this sale. No doubt you assumed I would follow the sign–even though it was almost two o’clock, and the sale had been going on for nearly six hours already. I pulled up and immediately saw several items I found interesting. When I picked up the first item, however, I couldn’t find a price. Darn it. I really dislike unpriced sales, but I always ask for at least one price to see what kind of financial ballpark they sellers are in. I held up the champagne bucket and asked for a price. $3.00 came the reply. Sold came mine. After collecting a few more items and hearing the same low prices, I started a pile. It grew to the point that I needed help carrying my loot to the car. My total bill? Just $26.00 for all you’ll see below.
I’ve longed for a champagne bucket like this one for a while now, so I was extremely excited, as you might imagine, to find it at this low price (cost: $3.00, value: $20-25.00). These pieces look fantastic holding hydrangea. My biggest issue now is to polish or not to polish?
Marked “Leonard EPNS,” it was manufactured sometime between 1969 and 1978 when the Leonard Silver Manufacturing Company was in business. “EPNS” or “electro plated nickel silver” is another term for “silver-plate” which involves applying a thin layer of sterling silver to a base metal, like nickel.
This copper canister is the largest out of a set of four; I guess I felt lazy on photo-taking day and decided to leave it nested(!) (cost: $3.00, value: 25-30.00). They are pretty neat with French labels on each one.
Who can pass up reasonably priced ironstone? Not me! Even when it’s a new version like this casserole (cost: $2.00, value: $18-25.00).
A Portuguese company, Spal Porcelanas, has manufactured fine china since 1965. This pattern is quite a bit more traditional than most of their product line, so I wonder if perhaps they made it back in the 70’s with the American Bicentennial in mind?
A pair of vintage leather skates (cost: $1.00, value: $10-12.00).
With a colorful, flannel lining.
Mortar and pestles sell very well for me (cost: $2.00, value: $15-20.00).
I’m in love with this large wooden bowl, but I need it like a whole in the head (cost: $2.00, value: $25-30.00).
This is my second tole painted tray of the month, and I love the variety of flowers portrayed (cost: $2.00, value: $25-28.00 since it has some paint loss).
I’ll be passing on this basket, which I bought for the geraniums it holds. They’ll be good for decorating something in my booth (cost: $1.00).
I don’t normally include too many non-vintage items in my round-ups, but since I gave you my total spent, I thought I’d include every single item. I purchased three of these gorgeous, down-filled pillows for a crazy price: $1.00 each, and as you can see, they match my modern style family room perfectly.
A large oak splint laundry basket–in need of some rejuvenation (cost: $4.00, value: $45-50.00).
Final Fabulous Find: A half-melon willow basket (cost: $3.00, value: $40-45.00).
Thank you for stopping by and for sharing in my excitement over this week’s vintage finds. I hope you are fully enjoying the vintage shopping “season” and are finding some great deals, too. Happy hunting!
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Always adding new merchandise!
I’d love it if you’d pin me!