Somethings: 2 Estate Sales, 1 Garage Sale, a Broken Pitcher and a Trash Pick

It was a busy thrifting weekend. Up front warning, this will be a long post! Went to several sales near my house and got some gooood stuff. There are two clear favorites! More on those in a bit.

The weekend's finds:


Sale #1 was a very clean, organized, estate sale. Clean + Organized = Overpriced. Everything, I mean EVERYTHING had a price tag on it. Boo. I prefer collecting all the things I like and then offering one price at the end. I figured this sale would be a bust... until I went to the basement. The estate worker that was stationed down there was so sweet and gave me some good deals. Here's the loot:
2 turquoise trays
Little wooden stool - to be painted
Old suitcase
Vintage wallpaper
Corkboard. In process of being painted. More to come...
And here is one of my FAVORITE finds of the weekend. A bag FULL of vintage cards. They are soooo cute and are deserving of their own separate post. Stay tuned. 

Sale #1 included a few other items like a small ladder, a milkglass bowl, and some yarn & twine.

Sale #2 was also an estate sale, but mostly everything was being sold in the garage so I'm not sure what to call it. Everything was pretty picked over (from what I overheard) but I still found a few gems, including this retro metal tea cart that was buried under some blankets.
Tea cart. To be painted and madeover.
Chein Flour & Sugar Tins
Chein Coffee & Tea Tins
Vintage Wilson Racket. Used similar ones in C's vintage sports room. They are great for decoration. 
I also bought a cute vintage juice pitcher that was in perfect condition. It looked just liked this one...
Via MonDesirVintage
...until I dropped it on the floor.

Sad end to Sale #2.

Sale #3 was a garage sale. There was no one there, the guy had to come out of the house to help me, and there wasn't that much stuff. Eh, figured this one might be a bust. I couldn't have been more wrong... this sale provided my other FAVORITE find of the weekend.

First let's start out with some of the random stuff I picked up:
Rusty Metal Door Plate
Metal Roll-Up Tape Measure
House Numbers. Numbers like these are all over Pottery Barn and the like. 
Glass Jar
Little Pink Apron
And here is that other FAVORITE find I mentioned:


These are rolls of tickets (obviously) from the old Mayfield Theater in Little Italy. I honestly was just buying them to give to Connor to play with, but after finding out that the guy's grandfather used to own the theater and hearing a few of his amazing stories, these became 100x cooler! If anyone would like a few of these tickets, let me know, I'm happy to share.

And last but not least is a little something I plucked out of someone's trash. And just to clarify... I don't go driving around for the specific purpose of garbage picking. Not to say that I won't someday (what? I have to leave myself an opening...) I just happen to see this stuff while I'm out n' about. I do feel kinda weird taking stuff so I just tell myself I'm doing the world a favor by keeping it out of a landfill.

And that'll do it.

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15 comments:

  1. love EVERY find you have here--that tea cart?? I want it!!!

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    1. Thanks Laura! I'm torn... leave the tea cart as is or spray paint it a fresh new color?

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  3. you have such amazing successes. what great finds, i'm a little green with garage sale envy :)

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    1. Thanks! I just checked out your blog (and became a member :) ) -- so many great finds yourself! I love that yellow bed cover!

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  4. Really great finds!! Wish I had time to go to estate sales. :(

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    1. Well if there's anything in particular you are looking for, I'd be happy to keep my eye out for it :)

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  5. I had those exact same canisters back in the day when they were new! I'm thinking that I really like those numbers...too bad they are not 403 cause then I'd be tempted to try to persuade you to let me take them off your hands! Seriously good finds for you here!

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    1. Thanks Crystal! If I ever find more and they're 403, I'll buy 'em for you :)

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  6. I never, ever find that much great stuff!! You've got a great eye...

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    1. Thanks Lynn! I LOVE your blog and of course your farmhouse! I can't wait to see what else you guys do!

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  7. You found some great finds, my favorites are the numbers, tape measure, and I love that red box. I have a thing for numbers. I love that you got that out of the trash- that's something I would do. Thanks for pinning my DIY for rain boots. If you ever get to Columbus - there is a community garage sale in German village on May 19 th. They have great junk!

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    1. I did not know this! Calling my friends in German Village right now to see if I can bunk up. Thanks for the info!!

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  8. Stumbled onto your blog and just wanted to show you some blog luv! def enjoyed this post :) def LOVE the door plate and old roll of tickets! def some gr8 finds!! New follower Via Email

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    1. Thanks Ms. Composure :) Stopped by your bolg -- KUDOS to you for starting the club basketball team at you school. I played a club sport in college and have so many great memories from it

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