Hi there! It’s been a few weeks since I’ve shared any of my latest vintage farmhouse finds, and today I have fifteen for you. I find here in Upstate NY that farmhouse sells best for me–no Mid-century Modern, no pretty dishes or glassware, no Asian-influence. Oh, and quirky. Quirky sells, too, especially if it’s old and quirky.
This beautiful antique ash splint basket has seen better days, but one could nonetheless use it decoratively, putting the broken area to the back. It has a lovely with its double-wrapped rim, helping to date it to the early 20th century (cost: $3, value: $35-40, if in better condition, $80-100).
A wicker gathering basket with braided trim along the rim, wonderfully sturdy (cost: $2, value: $25). The extra wrapping around the handles is a nice touch, too.
A collection of yardsticks (cost: 50¢ – $1, value: $3-10). I usually keep yardsticks for projects, but will occassionally sell an unusual one at the shop. I’ll likely sell the metal yellow one (value: $10).
A representative handful of a large bag of vintage clothespins (cost: $1, value: $3.50 for 5). I sell them in bunches of five wrapped with a “ribbon” of primitive fabric. They sell especially well at the Shaker craft show I do every year.
A well-loved bread board (cost: $1, value: $20-30, depending on how well it cleans up).
A c.1960’s spice cupboard that’s destined for a makeover (cost: $3, value: $25 after makeover).
A vintage pine commode (cost: $10, value: $80-100). I already have it in my booth (photo on right) and have it priced at $85. It cleaned up SO nicely after an application of my small batch Wood Salve.
A vintage cheese crock (cost: $1, value: $10-12).
A cruddy old tool box (cost: $1, value: $15-20).
A pewter candle snuffer (cost: 50¢, value: $8-10).
A ceramic farmhouse rooster (cost: 50¢, value: $8-10).
A c. 1910-1923 Ball aqua canning jar with interesting (new?) lid (cost: 50¢, value: $10).
A shopping cart (cost: $4), with a cotton liner (cost: 50¢) that I stenciled (value: $25-35).
A wood-sided red wagon (cost: $11, value: $50-60). At my shop listed for $55. I was so tempted to keep it, but since I already have two wagons in my front yard, I decided to sell it.
That’s my fifteen farmhouse finds for now. I purchased each at either a garage or estate sale in my area, with the exception of the bread board, which I acquired at a thrift store. As always, I’ll be reporting soon which of these items has sold and for how much.
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