Hi everyone! Since I’ve been trying to cut back on buying, I’ve wondered if I might have to occasionally skip a week of Vintage Finds. But no, I don’t think that will ever be necessary, since I always seem to have older finds hidden away that have never been featured, and rarely does a week go by when I don’t actually buy something. So here I am today with a couple of new finds mixed in with some older ones. Hope you enjoy 🙂 [Have you been following the “Bloggers Over 50” series at Katherine’s Corner? Today Katie answers our questions — definitely worth a read!]
I like to stage merchandise in my booth on books, red ones in particular. Classics are good sellers if I keep the price low (cost: 50¢, value: $3-4.00). Flower frogs also sell well (cost: 50¢, value: $6-8.00).
You can find out more about flower frogs in this post:
“A Cool Collectible: Flower Frogs”.
Anything in miniature tends to sell easily, like this [made in Japan] basket with clothespins (cost: $1.00, value: $6-8.00).
Boxes of all kinds have a way of making their way home with me, as did this vintage oak recipe box (cost: $2.00, value: $10-15.00).
I talk a little about recipe cards in this post:
“A Cool Collectible: Cookbooks Part I”.
I both collect and sell cutting boards, so I’m not sure which category this one will fall into (keep or sell), but I found the curved top interesting and different (cost: $1.00, value: $12-15.00 after cleaning).
I don’t currently sell mid-century modern merchandise in my booth or my blog shop, but I’m thinking about adding it to my blog shop. I really enjoy some of the designs, like this lotus flower (ish) cutting board (cost: 50¢, value: $8-12.00 after cleaning).
A few bits and bobs–the thingy on the left has wire bristles on the back side. Not sure what it is, but I liked the look of it. Ditto the mini wagon wheel in back. Oil cans sell like block-busters, so I don’t expect this cute little copper one to sit around long (cost: 50¢ each, value: $6-10.00 each).
I’m absolutely in love with these rulers. I found them in a crock at an extremely over-priced estate sale. The miracle? They cost just a dollar each. We live in the Hudson Valley, so the 2nd from the bottom is pretty neat, as is the next one up–the American Lumber & Manfg. Company of Pittsburgh–my sweet husband’s home town (cost: $1.00 each, value: $8-12.00). [The Peanuts ruler is available here.]
Looking for a ruler craft?
How about a Junky Vintage Christmas Tree?!!
This music book with striking graphics (cost: 50¢, value: $6-8.00) contains some sweet children’s songs, including Dolly Darling, Fairy Bells, My Biddy, and Tripping Along.
I broke an identical vintage Pyrex 2-quart jug (#3520) last year and was so pleased when I found another (cost: $2.00, value: $12-15.00 if not faded).
Final Find: A late 1800’s piece of Meakin ironstone, likely part of a canister set. Too bad it’s missing its lid, right? It will make a fine vase (I’m thinking daisies or pink roses), and would also make a pretty good utensil holder (cost: $2.50). In any event, it’s going right into my ironstone cupboard.
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