On Saturday my sister Debbie, Sue (my picker), and another of my co-workers (Cathy) and I all met up at my house to go to an estate sale nearby. The ad made it obvious that the owners of the ‘estate’ had been long time collectors. I noticed that they had quite a lot of Disney stuff, which I knew would appeal to my sister, but they also had lots of vintage goodies for me too.
Oftentimes estate sale prices are just too high for me, but I found quite a few things at the sale on Saturday morning.
The sellers mentioned that they’d be open again on Sunday and everything under $100 would be half off. Since the sale was only a few blocks from my house, Debbie and I went back again on Sunday and I found a few more fun things …
There were two things I specifically wanted to go back for and one of them was the black wooden box.
The day 1 price of $25 was a bit steep for me, but $12.50 was much more palatable. I was happy to see that it was still there on Sunday morning.
The 2nd thing was a very lovely pink and white hand sewn quilt. Unfortunately that was gone. However, I did find this pretty blue and white one which I didn’t even see on day 1.
It has a few stains, but I’m hoping a good soak with some OxyClean will freshen it right up.
I’ve already given several of the items I purchased a little quandification.
The enamelware coffee pot now has a Prima Marketing Delicious Menu transfer added.
I also added a transfer from their Everyday Farmhouse set to this little pink enamelware pot.
Based on the shape, I would guess it was a chamber pot, but it’s so small. Even for a child sized pottie, it’s pretty tiny. Does anyone else have any guesses what this might have been meant for? Could it have been meant as a toy, sort of a doll sized pottie?
Well, regardless, it’s perfect for a plant now.
This galvanized scoop also got an Everyday Farmhouse transfer …
Some of the finds don’t need any added embellishment like this fabulously chippy blue scale.
I love the shade of green on these Bobbsey Twins books.
And how about this large ironstone pitcher?
And who could resist this adorable little Spode creamer for only $2?
I’m giving ‘find of the day’ status for Saturday to this giant flour bin.
It’s a little hard to tell in that photo, but this thing is over 2′ tall. It would make an awesome trash can for the kitchen or bathroom, but I plan to use it to hold all of my rolls of paper and vintage wallpaper.
Much more stylish than a plastic bin, don’t you agree?
For now I’ve got it out on the front porch next to my updated farmhouse table, but eventually I’ll probably move it into the q branch.
That photo does a better job of putting the size into perspective for you. Isn’t it fab?
I have to say, it was two times the fun going to this estate sale on both Saturday and Sunday. So tell me, which of the items I purchased is your favorite?