This Week’s Vintage Finds #94

Hi everyone! Today I’ll be sharing with you the rest of my finds from last week. But I hope you’ll join me again next week for some wonderful vintage finds I bought while visiting my husband’s family in Pittsburgh. As the fifth of six siblings, he’s the only one to move away from that area. So Grandma, PapPap, and all of the aunts and uncles and cousins from my husband’s side of the family live in the Pittsburgh area. I always enjoy shopping in that part of the country and am excited to show you what I discovered while thrifting and flea marketing. But now it’s time to take a look at today’s vintage finds.

back of vintage white chair
I almost walked out of one sale without buying this beautiful white chair, can you believe it? It’s perfectly aged, just in need of a bit of cleaning.

vintage white chair
Even if I just use it in the garden to set a plant on, as I have with other, white chippy chairs, it was well worth the $3.00 investment.

vintage side table
I think I caught the owner of this little side table putting it out to the curb for the garbage. Yes, she was having a garage sale, so when I asked her how much, she said, “$1.00, but it needs a little work.” It’s actually quite sturdy, but the top needs some TLC. I’ll be painting it sometime in the near future (value: $35.00 once painted). Take a look at a recently painted side table.

vintage shutter
Have you ever stumbled upon one of those sales where everything you see is so amazing and priced so well you want to buy it all. I found this stack of about twelve (I haven’t even counted them yet!) white shutters, each marked $1.00. Of course, I said I’ll take them all (value: $10-12.00 each). I gifted two of them to Constant Companion, Nancy for her birthday. Yes, she was very pleased.

vintage glass and wood door
At the same sale, I uncovered a stack of four decorative glass and wood cabinet doors. They also were $1.00 each, and yes, I took them all (value: $15-20.00 each).

antique document box
I do like old tin containers, like this antique cash box. Because it’s in pretty rough condition, I’m considering painting it (cost: $2.00, value: $10-12.00). What would you do?

linen table runner
Here’s a close up of a linen runner I couldn’t pass up (cost: 50 cents); it’s a keeper.

one way sign
Final Find: Street signs, like this one, make great decorations for teen bedrooms and college dorm rooms (cost: $2.00, value: $35-40.00). I never have trouble selling them. Are there things like this that you always buy because you know you’ll be able to sell them fairly easily? 

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  1. Don’t paint the cash box – it will lose value. Look at the hinges on the shutters! Love the doors. The chippy white chair is a keeper.

  2. Wow, your prices! As for the cash box, I am a numbers girl, have a couple of those, and my preference is ‘as found’ condition, especially that one, with the scenic image. Have a good week.

  3. Great finds Diana. Love the cash box. You know me I would paint it but it looks like someone said it would lose value. I think if you are going to sell it then don’t but if you keep it I would paint it for yourself. Either way it is cool.

  4. Great finds Diana! Love the table and shutters. I’ve been looking for shutters for my living room windows for what seems like forever. You were so lucky to find so many at once. That chair is sweet. I would have no problem painting the cash box if the value is only $10-$12 as you mentioned, but that’s just me.

  5. Just everything !!! … really select finds. Good that you bought all the shutters and those glass and wood cabinet doors. Quick sellers, for sure. Pretty legs on that cute little table. Thanks for sharing.
    Audrey Z. @ Timeless Treasures

  6. Hi Diana! 🙂
    Wow, best sale ever! I would have bought all the shutters and cabinet doors too!! 😉
    I wouldn’t paint the box…Donna is right.
    Love the chair too!

  7. Good stuff! Now you know I am wondering how you got it all home with you… 🙂 The hubby must be “OK” with your love for vintage architecture and furniture! Thanks so much for joining in with “Let’s Talk Vintage!”

  8. Oh yeah, the chair is fabulous! Glad you didn’t pass it up. You found such fabulous prices. Shutters and windows for $1 each? Unheard of around here. I would probably paint the tin box, but try and save the image. Thanks for sharing with SYC.

  9. My mother and father’s families live in Washington, PA, which is just south of Pittsburgh. I haven’t been there in a long time. What caught my eye about your story was that you referred to the grandfather as PapPap. I don’t think I ever hear of anyone call him that. We called our grandpap. I don’t hear many people say it, except for my family in PA. Wonderful memories. My grandpaps and grandmas have died and I miss them. Thank you for sharing your finds, too. I really like those cabinet doors, They would be a nice change from hanging shutters on the walls, but shutters are bad either! Also, I have my grandpap’s old wooden arm chair that he used to sit at the kitchen table. I can’t imagine how old it is. I’ll have to ask my mom.

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