Hi everyone! I hope your week is going well 🙂 Today I’m sharing the final installment of vintage finds from the huge neighborhood garage sale I attended a few weeks ago. You may remember that I filled my van from top to bottom. Yeah. It was that kind of a sale. Loads of great stuff at great prices. Woo woo!
Living in a formerly Dutch city (way back in the 1600’s), I buy vintage Dutch wares whenever I see them, like this Delft souvenir tile (cost: $1.00, value: $8.00-10.00).
Schuler’s Restaurant & Pub, located in Michigan, celebrated its 100th anniversary in 2009. Famous for their popular cheese spread, the restaurant has produced a variety of cheese crocks for serving their specialty, like the one you see here. I would date it to the 1960’s (cost: $1.00, value: $10-12.00).
The bottom is marked “USA.”
I’ve found a number of ironstone platters lately–this is my second rectangular one (cost: $1.00, value: $12-15.00). Because of all the pitting, I plan to stencil it, probably with “Gather.”
You may be interested in my Ironstone Collection
or my Ironstone Price Guide.
Manufactured by Maddock & Co, Burslem, Enlgand near Stoke-on-Trent, it dates to about 1906.
A newer cherub statue, actually made of concrete–I think, (cost: $2.00, value: $28-35.00).
A piece of Black Americana (cost: $2.00, value: $25-35.00?). It makes me uncomfortable to buy and sell this sort of antique, but I realize that they help us remember the horrors of slavery and racism. In addition, “they can also be an inspiring testimony to the strength of the African American spirit in the face of discrimination and racism,” Collecting a Troubling Past: Black Americana.
An old (lightly stained), striped flour sack, dating to the 1920’s or 30’s (cost: $1.00, value: $10-12.00).
I guess I could have cleaned this guy up before I went and photographed him, lol (cost: 50¢, value: $10-20.00? Will know more after doing some research.) I’ve bought and sold a few old lures before, but don’t know much about them, yet. His glass eyes make him more desirable, but that’s about all I know.
A Costcol-style step stool (cost: $2.00, value: $25-30.00).
A 1970 reprint of an old 1896 Marshall Field catalog (cost: $1.00, value: $10-15.00).
Despite “jewelry” being in the title, it contains precious little of it, but rather is filled with exquisite, finely detailed illustrations of beautiful objects, like those you see on these pages.
An interesting book published in 1964, The Films of Marilyn Monroe (cost: $1.00, value: $10.00), originally retailed for $5.95.
Another, Of Women and Their Elegance by Norman Mailer (cost: $1.00, value: $10-15.00). Marilyn Monroe appears on the cover and this 1980 book, that originally retailed for $29.95, is about her.
A lovely, large tole painted tray, dating to about the 1940’s in a Colonial Revival sort of style (cost: $3.00, value: $28-35.00).
A pair of antique door plates (cost: $1.00 each) that I’ll be using for a Christmas craft I came up with last year. Yes, you’ll just have to wait until November when I “reveal” the project, lol.
A large vintage bread board (cost: $1.00, value: $28-30.00). Learn how to clean and season your bread boards here.
A vintage, oak book stand (cost: $1.00, value: $15-20.00).
An antique faux bois (false wood) frame (cost: 50¢, value: $8-10.00). Read about how to frame like a professional here (and get a free download).
Final Fabulous Find: This little serpentine front chest of drawers caught my heart right away. It’s solid wood (mahogany or cherry, I think), but it’s pretty beat up, and in addition, I may have scratched it while moving it into the garage. Yeah, I know. Bummer. But a neat painting project, right? And I’ll clean up those brass drawer pulls following my instructions in this post.
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