Thursday, July 24, 2014

Thrifty Things Friday #11

TTF @ Melissa's Antiques

Welcome to the next installment of Thrifty Things Friday!  I've decided to extend the time period in which you can enter links and I hope this helps so that more people can enter every week.

Would you guys be interested in participating in "vintage wedding" themed TTFs?  When you can post as many of your posts as you would like that relate to weddings?

Let me start with the featured post from last week's TTF:




Feel free to use this button on your blog if you've been featured.

So, let's get on to the party!  Let me kindly remind you of the guidelines...

Please...
  1. only submit "thrifty" finds/DIYs/furniture redos/recipes posts/articles.  Submit a direct link  (permalink) to the post/article.  Do not submit a link to your homepage.  Please only link up to 3 posts/articles.
  2. link back to the Melissa's Antiques home page or directly to this week's TTF link-up.  Feel free to grab the button above! Tell your readers where you party at!  Encourage them to join!
  3. follow my blog.  You can do that several ways: Google Reader, by email, Bloglovin', or any other platform.  I also have a Facebook and Pinterest.  I like to show different content than what's on my blog on these 2 platforms.
  4. go to the source of the photo to pin it to Pinterest, so that way the original author gets the credit.
  5. note that by linking your post, you give me (Melissa's Antiques) permission to share your pictures or content on my blog, Facebook, Pinterest, or other social media platforms.
  6. try to visit others who link-up to this post.  I will try to get to everyone's posts by the time for the next TTF.
If you do not follow these guidelines you will not be featured next week and/or your post may be deleted.


Monday, July 21, 2014

Where Have I Been?

It seems like it's been quite awhile since I last posted about any vintage finds. Although it's only been 3 weeks since I've bought anything.  what have I been up to?  Well, I announced last week that I'm gettin' hitched!  And... my fiancee (that's weird to write, can I still just refer to him as the bf?) has been in the process of moving into my house, while we are on the hunt for the perfect home for us.  We've looked at quite a few, but nothing has struck our fancy yet.


Just wanted to show off my pretty ring and the bottle of Jameson (my favorite whiskey) that he used to propose again.  Thank you for all your kind words (here on the blog and facebook).  It has been a whirlwind of a week.  I'm hoping to have a few fun, vintage-themed wedding posts and Thrifty Things Fridays coming up.  What would you guys like to see?

Ok, so onto my finds from this weekend.  I attended one estate sale and an auction on Saturday and here's what I took home...


The mid-century bookshelf with sliding glass doors and the mid-century metal shelf came from the estate sale.  I have been on the lookout for new display pieces, because as of August 1st, I will be expanding my antique booth, because my neighbor at the antique mall has moved out, and the owner offered me the space at a discount.  Hooray!  And, let's be honest, I have SO. MUCH. STUFF.  I've been trying to make room for the bf's stuff.  I live in a pretty small house (1,100 sq. ft.) and I don't have a basement.  So, we have to make do with what we have until we find the perfect place.  So, also PLEASE don't judge these photos.  I took them in the garage, where they're stored in front of some of our extra stuff -  a mattress, a desk (in a few pieces), etc...


The rest of the stuff came from a SUPER-AMAZING auction.  I wanted everything.  However, it was so super-amazing that people traveled hundreds and hundreds of miles to attend it.  Some of the items I've only ever seen in books.  That is how rare they were.  Anyways, I took home this cute bread box, Fire King Tulips grease jar, and jadeite glass refrigerator dish.


The woman collected Bakelite like it was gold.  I really wanted the silverware, but I couldn't touch it with a 10ft pole, it was so pricey.  I did get to take home 8 Bakelite-handled creamer/syrup dispensers.


I'm thinking of keeping these green-handled ones.


I love the shapes of the 2 on the end.  I got first dibs at the large sized ones (I took them all) and first dibs at the smaller size ones as well.  I only picked one in each color, and left the remaining 20 (or so) to the rest of the auction goers.

So, would you like to see some pictures from the auction?  It's pure vintage eye candy.  I only captured about 10% of what was offered.













Where I'll be linking up this week:
Thriftasaurus
Show and Share
History and Home
Ivy and Elephants
Vintage Thingie Thursday 
Share Your Cup Thursday
Junkin Joe

Thursday, July 17, 2014

Thrifty Things Friday #10

TTF @ Melissa's Antiques

Welcome to the next installment of Thrifty Things Friday!  I've decided to extend the time period in which you can enter links and I hope this helps so that more people can enter every week.

EDIT: I FORGOT TO TELL YOU GUYS THE EXCITING NEWS!  I got engaged last night!


If you look closely it says "Melissa, Will You Marry Me?" on the bottle of 12 year old Jameson.  He went all the way to their distillery in Dublin to get some of my favorite whiskey.  Apparently this was a first for Jameson.  They have never put a proposal on one of their custom bottles.

So, look for some vintage wedding planning in the future here at Melissa's Antiques.

Anyways...I can't believe we're already at #10!  Let me start with the featured post from last week's TTF:




Feel free to use this button on your blog if you've been featured.

So, let's get on to the party!  Let me kindly remind you of the guidelines...

Please...
  1. only submit "thrifty" finds/DIYs/furniture redos/recipes posts/articles.  Submit a direct link  (permalink) to the post/article.  Do not submit a link to your homepage.  Please only link up to 3 posts/articles.
  2. link back to the Melissa's Antiques home page or directly to this week's TTF link-up.  Feel free to grab the button above! Tell your readers where you party at!  Encourage them to join!
  3. follow my blog.  You can do that several ways: Google Reader, by email, Bloglovin', or any other platform.  I also have a Facebook and Pinterest.  I like to show different content than what's on my blog on these 2 platforms.
  4. go to the source of the photo to pin it to Pinterest, so that way the original author gets the credit.
  5. note that by linking your post, you give me (Melissa's Antiques) permission to share your pictures or content on my blog, Facebook, Pinterest, or other social media platforms.
  6. try to visit others who link-up to this post.  I will try to get to everyone's posts by the time for the next TTF.
If you do not follow these guidelines you will not be featured next week and/or your post may be deleted.


Thursday, July 10, 2014

Thrifty Things Friday #9

TTF @ Melissa's Antiques

Welcome to the next installment of Thrifty Things Friday!  I've decided to extend the time period in which you can enter links and I hope this helps so that more people can enter every week. 

Last week I won another blog giveaway from Deb @ Garage Sale Gal, celebrating her 6th blog-iversary!  Here's what it looked like when I opened the box:


Here's what it looked like after I unwrapped all the goodies:



Let me start with the featured post from last week's TTF:




Feel free to use this button on your blog if you've been featured.

So, let's get on to the party!  Let me kindly remind you of the guidelines...

Please...
  1. only submit "thrifty" finds/DIYs/furniture redos/recipes posts/articles.  Submit a direct link  (permalink) to the post/article.  Do not submit a link to your homepage.  Please only link up to 3 posts/articles.
  2. link back to the Melissa's Antiques home page or directly to this week's TTF link-up.  Feel free to grab the button above! Tell your readers where you party at!  Encourage them to join!
  3. follow my blog.  You can do that several ways: Google Reader, by email, Bloglovin', or any other platform.  I also have a Facebook and Pinterest.  I like to show different content than what's on my blog on these 2 platforms.
  4. go to the source of the photo to pin it to Pinterest, so that way the original author gets the credit.
  5. note that by linking your post, you give me (Melissa's Antiques) permission to share your pictures or content on my blog, Facebook, Pinterest, or other social media platforms.
  6. try to visit others who link-up to this post.  I will try to get to everyone's posts by the time for the next TTF.
If you do not follow these guidelines you will not be featured next week and/or your post may be deleted.


Thursday, July 3, 2014

Thrifty Things Friday #8

TTF @ Melissa's Antiques

Welcome to the next installment of Thrifty Things Friday and Happy 4th of July!  I'm extending the time period in which you can enter links and I hope this helps so that more people can enter every week.  We had our lowest turnout last week.  In fact, it was half as much as usually joins.  Don't know if it was a fluke, or what.  So, help me continue to grow this party!

Let me start with the featured post from last week's TTF:





Feel free to use this button on your blog if you've been featured.

So, let's get on to the party!  Let me kindly remind you of the guidelines...

Please...
  1. only submit "thrifty" finds/DIYs/furniture redos/recipes posts/articles.  Submit a direct link  (permalink) to the post/article.  Do not submit a link to your homepage.  Please only link up to 3 posts/articles.
  2. link back to the Melissa's Antiques home page or directly to this week's TTF link-up.  Feel free to grab the button above! Tell your readers where you party at!  Encourage them to join!
  3. follow my blog.  You can do that several ways: Google Reader, by email, Bloglovin', or any other platform.  I also have a Facebook and Pinterest.  I like to show different content than what's on my blog on these 2 platforms.
  4. go to the source of the photo to pin it to Pinterest, so that way the original author gets the credit.
  5. note that by linking your post, you give me (Melissa's Antiques) permission to share your pictures or content on my blog, Facebook, Pinterest, or other social media platforms.
  6. try to visit others who link-up to this post.  I will try to get to everyone's posts by the time for the next TTF.
If you do not follow these guidelines you will not be featured next week and/or your post may be deleted.


Tuesday, July 1, 2014

Back to Junkin'

Well, that whole "taking time off" from junking didn't last too long.  After not buying anything for a month, I was back at it this past weekend.  I also love that my new truck holds so much more stuff!  I'm not going to waste any time... let me show you the few things I bought.


Here's the trunk after 2 estate sales.


Forgot to get a trunk shot of these... but here I was cleaning up a 18-drawer parts cabinet and a stack of 6 2-drawer safety stack cabinets.


I dug both these crates and this crock out of a super packed and dirty barn at an estate sale on Saturday.  The mid-century plant stand came from another estate sale.


Here I am cleaning up all 18 of the drawers to the 18-drawer parts cabinet and 3 lanterns that I dug out of the packed, dirty barn.


Here's the parts cabinet all cleaned up and sitting in my booth, waiting for you to buy him.  Speaking of my booth - along with no junking for a month, I also didn't go to my booth for a month.  Well, ignoring it sure did work out!  Sales were phenomenal in June. 


Here's what the 6 piece safety stack parts cabinet looks like.  It comes apart and makes it really easy to move.  I think it would be really cool with a rustic, wood base and legs.


The crock I dug out of the barn, hiding under the table in my booth.  And I just realized how badly I need to clean this table since the last roof leak.  Luckily they have it fixed now.


Here's the plant stand on the table.  I ended up putting a typewriter on it.


One of the wood crates in a new display.


I can't believe I still have some suitcases left from the big ass suitcase haul.


And finally... here were the smalls I picked up this past weekend.  Trying to steer clear of buying too many smalls... I definitely have enough to stock the booth for quite awhile.  But, I was REALLY excited that these 2 vintage Halloween costumes with their boxes were still at the estate sale on the last day.  At half off, they were a steal!  I had to dig hard for what little Christmas I did find.  I was pretty excited to find the big bunch of chandelier crystals!  And also - yay for Pyrex!  I haven't found a friendship in awhile.

Well, that's it!  I am still hosting Thrifty Things Friday this weekend, but will be opening it earlier so that way people can enjoy their 4th of July.

Where I'll be linking up this week:
Thriftasaurus
Show and Share
History and Home
Ivy and Elephants
Vintage Thingie Thursday 
Share Your Cup Thursday
Junkin Joe

Friday, June 27, 2014

Thrifty Things Friday #7

TTF @ Melissa's Antiques

Welcome to the next installment of Thrifty Things Friday!  I actually bought a few things last Sunday, but I have been swamped with so many other things, I just haven't had time to clean them up and photograph them.  However, I made a pretty big purchase last week.  I told you I was selling off a lot of stuff because I had a big purchase on the horizon.  I guess I've been doing well lately, because here's what I was talkin' about:


I bought a new truck: a 2014 Ford Edge.  This is a lot bigger than my old truck (2011 RAV4).  I just needed more room for junk!  Apparently these are really popular right now, especially in this color.  This came from a dealership about 200 miles away.  Luckily, I was still able to deal with someone I knew at my local Ford dealership.  So far I'm loving it.  Really loving the Ford Sync and the satellite radio.  I don't think I've changed it from the Classic Vinyl station yet.  Anyways... let's get on to TTF!

Let me start with the featured post from last week's TTF:


I got a good laugh out of this one!  The lazy girl's guide to estate sales!


Feel free to use this button on your blog if you've been featured.

So, let's get on to the party!  Let me kindly remind you of the guidelines...

Please...
  1. only submit "thrifty" finds/DIYs/furniture redos/recipes posts/articles.  Submit a direct link  (permalink) to the post/article.  Do not submit a link to your homepage.  Please only link up to 3 posts/articles.
  2. link back to the Melissa's Antiques home page or directly to this week's TTF link-up.  Feel free to grab the button above! Tell your readers where you party at!  Encourage them to join!
  3. follow my blog.  You can do that several ways: Google Reader, by email, Bloglovin', or any other platform.  I also have a Facebook and Pinterest.  I like to show different content than what's on my blog on these 2 platforms.
  4. go to the source of the photo to pin it to Pinterest, so that way the original author gets the credit.
  5. note that by linking your post, you give me (Melissa's Antiques) permission to share your pictures or content on my blog, Facebook, Pinterest, or other social media platforms.
  6. try to visit others who link-up to this post.  I will try to get to everyone's posts by the time for the next TTF.
If you do not follow these guidelines you will not be featured next week and/or your post may be deleted.