Sunday, August 14, 2011

Estate Sale Finds

Anyone who really knows me, knows that I am NOT a morning person. I would much rather sleep in. However, given enough motivation, I am capable of getting up early. I got up a bit earlier on Friday morning so I could attend a couple of sales before I had to be at work.



The first sale was a true estate sale, and most of the prices were a bit high for my nature, but I still walked away with a couple armloads. The second sale was a garage sale advertising "antiques". Oh my word! We're talking antiques at garage sale prices!!



Roger has been buying old school desks and restoring them. They look great when he's done, partly because he still leaves the old marks and scars in the wood. The ones he has been working with are wood desks and seats with metal legs and bases. When I saw this old school desk, I knew it was special. I have never seen one completely made out of wood. I practically wrapped my arms around it and said, "MINE!" As the seller was loading it into my van, he told me that it had come out of a Black school house down in Mississippi.



I'm not much of a vintage jewelry expert, but I saw these two pins and bought them for their subject matter. So cute!



A dancing lady in a yellow skirt. Another thing that just caught my fancy!



An entire army of legs. Roger doesn't think I'll be able to sell these.



Thanks to some vintage savvy friends, I've identified these as the caps that were put on top of milk bottles back in the day when it was delivered fresh to your door. I now own an entire shoebox full of them! About a million of them!

What else did I find? Old rubber squeak toys, Betty Crocker kids cookbook, old brown bottles, Pyrex caraffe, Haeger pots, a wooden bowl painted with cherries and an old filing box. Great, great weekend!

See more great finds here!

10 comments:

circadee.com said...

I have never seen an all wooden deak like that. Good find!

Karen G @ It's Still Life said...

Sure looks like you had a successful hunt. I would love to see a refinished desk that your husband does.

Jackie K. said...

OOOooo those milk caps! (I know I'd have picked up the Betty Crocker kids cookbook too!!)

Van said...

Gorgeous finds! :) I've noticed prices have been too damn high all-around, but with unique vintage bits sometimes you'll pay a bit more for the history...

SixBalloons said...

Beautiful finds; I would love to see the pyrex carafe! I hear that pogs came about originally from kids trading those milk caps... neat huh?

craftedniche said...

Great finds! I would have snagged them too. My mind is racing with ideas for those milk caps. Man there is so much you could do! I don't think I could resist making magnets out of at least a handful of them. :-) How cute would those look on a fridge! ...and at a couple bucks a pop, they could be a huge hit/impulse buy in your booth!

Helen and her Daughters said...

Great finds, you be surprised who might buy the table legs, you could make candlesticks out of the larger ones.

Pam said...

The wooden bowl with cherries on it is cool. Oh, I think you'll sell the legs. I see them at antique stores all the time and people buy them just to display them - like in a crock or something. Looks like you had a good day!

Stela said...

Great finds! I love estate sale shopping.

Anonymous said...

Any info on the school desk. Trying to find any info I can as I have one also.