Hi everyone! I had a super fun Saturday last week-end with my sweet friend, Nancy. We’ve been garage and estate sale buddies for over ten years, but have had to slow down the past two years because she went back to work. Sad for me, but great for her. So every now and again we’re able to meet up, and we always find some kind of vintage shopping to enjoy together. This time we hit one neighborhood garage sale and it kept us busy for hours. We both loaded up on some really great stuff. Very successful day all around. Ready to see some of my buys?
I’m absolutely in love with this fellow–isn’t he grand? He was handmade a few decades or so ago out of plywood (cost: $5.00, value: $35.00).
Botanicals are always popular (cost: $1.00, value: $25.00).
I especially like the frame on this one.
This Gibson girl-type print is sweet; they tend to be popular as well (cost: $1.00, value: $20-25.00). It has a nice, dark oak frame.
The artist, Jim Cassel worked extensively for Harper’s Magazine at the turn of the last century.
Here are two more pretty girls–Victorian era children, burned onto a piece of wood, a popular Victorian craft known as Flemish art (or pyrography). Hankie and glove boxes were quite commonly decorated in this style. This piece appears to be stand alone, meant for hanging perhaps (cost: 75¢, value: $10-15.00). Usually they came in kits with everything you needed to complete the project, including the design.
More sweet Victorian children, this time on a Christmas candy or card box (cost: 50¢, value: $12-15.00). Available here. [I bought more Christmas but I’m saving it for a special Christmas in July post.]
You may be interested in my Christmas Price Guide
or my post about Collecting Christmas.
This genuine fur, pillbox-style hat would be just the thing to wear for a day of ice skating on the pond (cost: $3.00, value: $35-45.00). Not sure if it’s mink? Rabbit?
It retailed locally at Uhlig’s of Schenectady (NY), a furrier that opened for business in 1943.
After a few hours skating, perhaps when you arrive home mother will have some special cookies waiting for you (cost: 50¢, value: $6-8.00).
So sad to learn that it’s missing the heart-shaped cutter. Sigh.
After a snack, it might be time to practice your subtraction skills (cost: 50¢, value: $8-10.00).
Or muliplication (cost: 50¢, value: $8-10.00).
Or some other kind of math with your Keuffel and Esser (K & E) slide rule, c.1940s, mint in it’s original leather case with instruction booklet (cost: $2.50, value: $35-45.00). This could make the perfect Father’s Day gift for someone you love. (SOLD Jan. 2017 for $37.00)
Remember to mention Father’s Day 20% discount
when ordering from my Vintage Blog Shop–good until June 19th!
Final Find: A Fee and Stemwedel temperature and humidity gauge with what I think is a Bakelite casing (sadly cracked at the bottom). Great industrial looking piece (cost: $1.50, value: $12-15.00, more if perfect).
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New merchandise added over the week-end!
Our vintage link party goes live again this Thursday at 8 am–