Hi there! How was your weekend? Mine was nice and relaxing. I spent some of it (1) catching up on some sleep I missed last week during “parents orientation” at my daughter’s college and (2) engaging in a little vintage shopping, of course. My sweet husband and I headed out on Saturday morning at about 10 am and within seconds found ourselves in the middle of a raging downpour, LOL. Fortunately, the first sale was under cover and the next two sales we attended were estate sales, both inside, as you might expect. Let’s take a look at some of my vintage finds, shall we?
I was very excited to find a couple of flower frogs while on my vintage shopping adventures.
This type, called a “hairpin” frog, is not as easily found at garage sales, but find one, I did (cost: $1.00, value: $15-18.00). It measures just over 3″ across the top.
Here you see a 2 1/2″ copper pin-type flower frog, cemented to the bottom of a heavy, green metal dish (cost: $1.00, value: $10-12.00). Read about collecting flower frogs here. Or about decorating with vintage frogs here.
This 4 3/4″ high olive green crackle glass pitcher dates to the 1960’s-70’s (cost: 50¢, value: $12-14.00). See my crackle glass price guide for more info.
I’m always attracted to nice assortments of metal “junk,” and the seller of this bunch presented it so nicely–trayed and in a resealable plastic bag (cost: 25¢).
These are the sorts of things that I use for various craft and art projects. The drawer pulls on the upper right will come in especially handy soon, I’m thinking.
These two drawer pulls were part of the mix, too.
This smaller sized cow bell makes a lovely “thunk, thunk” when rung (cost: $1.00, value: $15-20.00).
An old document box (cost: $1.00, value: $15-18.00).
I buy quite a number of tools, but have only begun to scratch the surface of understanding them. This “eggbeater” style manual drill–with the lovely red enamel drive gear and mahogany handle–spoke to me as it lay on a tool bench in the seller’s garage. Marked “Miller’s Falls” and dating to about the 1950’s, it’s quite collectible (cost: 50¢, value: $35-45.00).
I’m sure I’ve mentioned that I always buy cheaply priced, berry garlands and wreaths since they make nice accents in my antique booth (cost: 50¢ each, value: $5.00 each).
Likewise, this pair of gingham curtains will also make nice decorative accents (cost: 50¢).
Five ruby water glasses (cost: 25¢ each, value: $12-15.00 for the set).
I’ve been assembling together a few photographic related items that I plan to sell as a lot on eBay, this is one of them, an old light meter instruction booklet (cost: 50¢, value: $5-10.00).
A peek inside.
A Kodak guide filled with various charts related to f-stops, shutter speeds, and depth of field (cost: 50¢, value: $10-15.00).
A peek inside.
This extremely light weight baker’s rack was a real steal (cost: $3.00, value: $35-40.00 once it receives its makeover).
Final Fabulous Find: A lid from an “American Sugar Refining Company” barrel. The downside: I bought it in five pieces, but I’m hoping to glue them back together and hang it somewhere special. I think it’s amazing (cost: 50¢, value: $70-100.00 once reassembled). The typography and stenciled eagle could make this old girl swoon; I would date it to the turn of the [last] century. So tell me, what have you found lately that makes you swoon?
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