Thursday, April 14, 2011

Garage Sale Gold

None of the estate sales looked interesting today, so I decided to go to a few garage & barn sales. There were several frogs and only 2 princes -- I think this must be the weekend for the official Mom-to-Mom sales because there were a lot of those.

At the first sale I went to, I got this great wooden Bissell carpet sweeper. The instructions are still attached to the bottom panel and are dated 3-20-30!
I almost skipped the last sale, but I'm glad I didn't! I got lots of things there and didn't spend much.

Several tablecloths -- they each have some stains, but I think they'll come clean with some workI bought this tablecloth because it was such a strange print. It's really 'politically incorrect'; sort of a Charlie Chan chinese theme. It was hand hemmed and fringed.A box lot of Russell Wright dishes. Don't be fooled by the photo -- just about every piece has either a chip, a scratch or a crack. They're still great mid-century modern, though!An assortment of other stuff -- 2 Santa spoon rests and 2 Santa head mugs (to make into candles), a cocktail mixing glass, a Bakelite bullet-handled fork, a Corning cornflower shaker and some strange mushroom appetizer picks. I think my best buy at that sale was this fantastic 1950s or 1960s pink patent leather purse. The inside is immaculate and even has an unused matching coin purse! Isn't it wonderful?I'm certainly glad that yard sale season has begun again!
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7 comments:

De tout, de rien said...

Love the Bissel and the purse!

Into Vintage said...

That stack of Russel Wright makes me wish I had a complete service for 20 people (even though I never have 20 people for dinner) -- I've always loved RW. And that mushroom toothpick thing is the cutest! Great scores - now I'm off to some sales and I'm hoping they won't be mom-to-mom. :-)

~~Carol~~ said...

Amazing finds! That carpet sweeper is a real thing of beauty, and the tablecloths are yummy!

Jenn ~ Flea With Me said...

Great finds! How do you get the stains out of your vintage tablecloths? I always pass them up thinking they're ruined...

ILoveCollecting said...

Good stuff! That purse is awesome! I'm glad yard sale season has begun too!

crit said...

i. love. that. purse.

Twyla and Lindsey said...

Oh, wow, you found some really great things! The sales have just been pitiful in our area the last couple of years. I wish you much luck with future sales! Have a nice day! Twyla

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