Hi there! How was your weekend? I hit a handful of terrific garage sales on Friday (I found a metal bar cart–woo woo!), and on Saturday my sweet husband and I drove to the Gristmill Antique Center to add stock to my booth. From there we drove to the Bershire Botanical Gardens for an inspiring ramble filled with the sights and scents of beautiful flowers and herbs. Follow me on Instagram and you’ll see some of
A funky black metal and copper owl (cost: 50¢, value: $10-12.00). Was it a wind chime? A jewelry holder? I’ve no idea…
I bought these bingo cards (cost: $1.00) without looking at them or might have left them behind. I use them for a craft that I sell at the Shaker Christmas Craft Fair, but they are a little rougher than I like. See the bingo card craft here.
A leather case of some kind, measuring about 12″ long (cost: $1.00, value: $25-30.00 once cleaned up).
A vintage L-square 90° ruler (cost: 75¢, value: $8-10.00).
A 19667 edition (5th printing) of Lost New York, a book filled with images of buildings that no longer grace NYC. Fascinating read (cost: $1.00, value: $15-25.00).
Trivets don’t tend to be great sellers for me, but I learned last year that they sell well at the Shaker craft fair (cost: $1.00, value: $10.00), and this is a pretty one. I’ll remove the rust as described in my rust removal post, and you can read more about collectible trivets here.
A metal measuring cup, likely for the shop or garage (cost: $1.00, value: $8-10.00).
Candle snuffers are great sellers for me, and I expect this silver plated one to be no exception (cost: 10¢, value $10.00).
Silver plated flat ware doesn’t tend to sell well for me, except for pretty, ornate serving pieces (or unusual sets, like iced tea spoons), like this one (cost: 25¢, value: $5-6.00).
Being a flower frog fan, I decided to snatch this silver plated one up, even if for the sole purpose of adding it to my post about frogs (cost: $2.99, value: $8-10.00).
Its appearance will be vastly improved by a good polishing.
A boxed roll of floral tape seemed like a good addition to the flower frog discussion (cost: 50¢, value: $5-6.00).
I always pick up interesting frames at the right price for various projects, including this 1930’s era example (cost: 50¢). Learn more about using old frames for new projects here.
I know there’s a pretty good market out their for smoking collectibles, especially lighters, but I don’t know a lot about them, so when I found this Bentley, made in Austria, lighter, I decided to pick it up and learn from it (cost: $1.00). I’m still in the learning process, so I’m not sure of its value yet…
A pair of Griffon scissors (cost: 50¢) to add to my “accidental” collection, which you can see pictured in my flower frog decorating post. Queer Sheers is an interesting blog all about scissor collecting.
A Lenox holly dinner plate, that would make a great hostess gift (cost: $1.00, value: $12-15.00).
A Lenox wolf figurine with gold decoration (cost: 50¢, value: $10-12.00).
A milk glass, hobnail-style, trumpet vase (cost: 50¢, value: $8-10.00). I love trumpet vases and have already used this one several times.
A cool, boho-style wind chime (cost: $1.00, value: $15-18.00).
Final Fabulous Find: A white yellowware bowl (cost: $2.00, value: $25-28.00). She was well-loved and has definitely seen better days, poor thing, but I love her.
Thanks so much for sharing in the joy of my vintage finds with me 🙂 So nice to have like-minded friends who can appreciate good “junk.” Happy hunting!
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