Hi everyone! I have a few vintage finds to share with you today, just a few because I spent a large portion of my weekend working on a very important project–organizing my garage for winter. Yes, you heard me right, I gave up garage and estate saling for cleaning and organizing. Over the summer and fall, I’m usually buying so fast and furiously, that things start piling up like crazy. And I mean crazy.
Junk precious goods piled atop junk precious goods, shelving being blocked off by curbside finds like doors and scrap wood. Before winter comes on hard, I like to know what’s out there and have good access to it, so that during the cold months I won’t freeze to death while pawing through things. Not a fun job, but a necessary one, right? Without further adieu, here are the few items I picked up, along with some past finds I haven’t revealed yet.
I plan to stencil this little crate in the near future (cost: 50¢). On the far left is a indoor thermometer–metal and glass with an easel back–that I found very interesting (cost: 50¢, value: $8.00). The little ironstone bowl is a cutey (cost: 25¢) and went right into my ironstone collection. The mark on the pitcher, “APILCO,” indicates items made for William Sonoma, so not vintage, but a decent quality piece (cost: $1.00). It too went into my collection. Don’t you just love the stylized metal number “3”? The beige enamelware tin will go straight to the shop (cost: 50¢, value: $8.00).
Because wire baskets are so popular right now, I decided to pick up this small mammal trap (cost: $3.00, value: $15-18.00). If someone doesn’t buy it for some cool decorating purpose, then perhaps a hunter will!
At least one, probably both, of these hand-blown pieces were manufactured by Pilgrim Glass of West Virginia in the 1960s. You can read more about Pilgrim Glass History at the Antiquarian.
I rescued this ruby red crackle glass pitcher (6″) from the same sale as the cranberry glass (cost: $1.00, value: $15-18.00). I think I’ve mentioned in the past that I’ve had trouble selling crackle glass on Etsy, but not in my shop. And don’t forget, ruby red is one of the most collectible colors. Feel free to check out my Crackle Glass Price Guide.
Another item I have no trouble selling are aqua blue canning jars (cost: $1.25 each, value: $8-10.00). These clear glass, Presto brand, wide-mouth jars are new to me, but apparently sell in the same range as the aqua (cost: $1.25 each, value $8-10.00). I wrote about canning jars recently.
Can you believe all these flower frogs?! I bought them in two lots at completely separate sales over the same weekend (cost: about $1.00 each, value: $8-10.00 each). I’m saving the green ones to create a Christmas tree (I only have three so far). Read A Cool Collectible: Flower Frogs for more insights into these fun collectibles.
I had a photo of this lantern in last week’s finds, but didn’t mention that it’s a Dietz Monarch, railroad-style lantern (cost: $2.00, value: $18-22.00 due to rust). This model was designed in the early 1900s, but mine likely dates to about the 1940s.
Here are a few gadgets I picked up: three rotary tools (for leather work?) that I thought I might frame together, that gorgeous number “3” and almost equally gorgeous “5,” a twisted-handled tool (cost: 50¢, value: $6.00), and a brass hose nozzle (cost: 50¢, value: $8-10.00).
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