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!!

Adventures, Antiquing, Cool Stuff, Success!, VIntage

Friday Haul

Boy, did we have a yard sale adventure today! First, we went to a sale in south Salem where I found these things:

Sewing Machine Attachments – 50 cents a box!
Ceramic hedgehog!
Succulent plant for Marnie!

THEN, we went out to southeast Salem in the country to the most awesome sale! It was the lady from Mama Roost vintage, and her husband is the guy who used to have Craig’s Camaro Connection in town, so I was having a super time collecting a pile of goodies and Greg found some good stuff too. There were bags of free things!!

My pile at the sale, and that wasn’t all! I had to guard it carefully, at least 3 people tried to raid it, ha.
The Hubs talking with Craig
More of the sale, note the gray ’65 Chevy pickup in the background.

Here are all the things I got:

Vintage Chenille Bedspread and Fur Collar
Chenille pieces, vintage European linen pieces, lace tablecloth pieces, wool blend pieces – all FREE!
Old suitcase for my suitcase stack and A Child’s Garden of Verses book
Vintage cotton blanket, Quaker lace tablecloth, tablecloth with ruffle, 3 vintage linen towels.
2 oval frames and 1 fancy frame with glass in it – that frame has little flowers on it
2 large bulletin board frames
Embroidery hoops and more chenille pieces
Very large frame — 24 X 36 for $5.00!
Vintage sign holder — I’ve been wanting one of these in case I ever decide to have a booth at a vintage show.
And the pièce de résistance — a giant old window for just $10! One pane is broken, but that’s ok!

Can you tell I was having a very good time at this sale? So many wonderful things! She had some denim jackets she had sewn vintage fur collars on, but none were my size so I didn’t get one of those. Everything was such a deal and I am very pleased! Most of these things will be living at my house and won’t be sold, unless I change my mind.

I had a nice time talking to Mama Roost and The Hubs enjoyed talking to Craig about car stuff, and he came away with a tool box, a metal bench, and a wheelbarrow (which he unceremoniously stuffed into my van – I will have to vacuum it again). We had to go home with the treasures in the van and take the big truck back to bring the window and sign holder home. Now I must get to cleaning everything and figuring out what I want to do with it all! I’m thinking of making some sort of banner with the fabric scraps. Or ten banners, there are so many! Wheee!!