Success!, Antiquing, VIntage, Yard Sales

Saturday Haul

Today we took Marnie’s daughter, Aryn, to a bunch of estate and garage sales so she could see how it’s done. We went to quite a few sales, but we started at one that was supposed to have been the estate of a lady who had once been an antique dealer. She had a lot of Asian art and things and Aryn found a beautiful kimono for a very reasonable price. Marnie got a few things too, and I ended up with quite a selection of goodies from that sale. And we all got quite a selection of goodies throughout the day!

One of the things I brought home from the first sale was a “grab box” full of random things for $5.00. After unboxing this box I wished I had bought all the other grab boxes they had as well! Here are the unboxing photos:

This is how it looked when I got it.

Here we go!

Red Mystery Tin

I poked it with my finger and I still don’t know what it is. The red came off on my finger, so ink pad, maybe? It seems to be Chinese.

Very cool stand-up magnifying glass for beadwork, etc.

Brand new rubber stamp shaped like a calendar.

Silver cord. I don’t know what it’s made of, but it would be great if it was conductive!

Brand new set of tiny 8mm letter stamps.

Brand new stamp pads, green and black.

Very handy file set.

Bondic. I think it’s a glue thingy? I will have to Google it.

Rub-On metallic colors. I can think of some projects I might use these on.

Scratch Removal Cloth – removes scratches from paint. Maybe I will try one on my van.

Yoku Moku tin. Probably originally contained cookies.
Kind of a tangle.
Besides the tangle of jewelry pins, a bag of jewelry pins, a nickel, a pushpin, safety pins, a tangle of gold wire, jewelry clasps, a necklace with knots in it (says “sterling” on the clasp) and some black cord.

Paint palette, I think.

Watercolor paints.

Pretty neat stuff, huh? The magnifying glass and files alone are worth much more than $5.00. If you know what is in the mystery tin, do tell!

The pièce de résistance of our day for me was this:

Finally, I got an old typewriter!! I’ve been looking for one for a long time that was in good shape and the right price. Yay!! (It’s still in the car because it weighs a ton and I need to clear a space for it before I have The Hubs bring it in.)

So a great day for estate and garage sale-ing! Success!!

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Treasures

Here are the little treasures I got this weekend. Marnie and I went to Blackberry Junction, a vintage and handmade goods show, in Albany on Friday. I found this green vintage ladle that matches my kitchen theme, and I will hang it on the wall. Then on the way downtown we stopped at a couple of garage sales and I got four of these white plates for 25 cents total, the salt and pepper shaker book, and the Moleskine notebook, still in its wrapper, for free! We went on to the antique mall and I found these green Tupperware measuring cups, which I will sell in my Etsy shop. Linda and I went for a walk today and found a garage sale where the lady was liquidating her collection of frogs, and I found the adorable toad! I’ve been wanting one like that for a long time. They have so much personality! Someday I may get a really big one for my garden. Linda went back to the garage sale with her money and bought a bunch of stuffed froggies for her doggies. They like to destuff the stuffies. Not as much of a haul as last time, but still pretty good!

Well, hello there!